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About Quantum Turbo 3

High-voltage ultra-fast recycling for up to 1050 full power flashes. In many situations, when using your flash in automatic / TTL mode, and where full power is unnecessary, you can expect several thousand flashes.

Turbo 3 works with most shoe- and handle-mounted professional-caliber flashes, and all Quantum Q-flash T-series, including TRIO/ PILOT portable flashes. Secure the new locking flash cables for Nikon, Canon and Qflash TRIO with the locking sockets of the Turbo 3.

Turbo 3 IS Quantum's highest-capacity battery. For that BIG assignment, or travel where recharging is unavailable, this is the right tool for the job. By using the latest in battery technology. Quantum has made the TURBO 3 remarkable small and light for such a powerhouse.

Quantum's "fuel gauge" lights indicate remaining battery capacity or charging status. Never be caught again without sufficient power to capture those important shots.

Turbo 3 has two outlets. You can simultaneously power your flash and digital camera, providing greatly-increased operating time for your digital SLR. Provides the capability to shoot extended video segments with the new DSLR's or,you can power two flashes.

Turbo 3 is rechargeable up to hundreds of times, depending on age and use. Save hundred of dollars on throw-away batteries, and help the environment.



The Quantum Turbo 3 is commonly used for Primary battery, Professional cameras and more.The Quantum Turbo 3 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Quantum Turbo 3 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Quantum Turbo 3: Consistent output, Durable, Easy to install, Easy to use, Fast charge, Fast recycling, Good power output, Good value, Lightweight, Long-lasting and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Long-lasting (10),Fast charge (9),Lightweight (9),Reliable (9),Easy to install (7),Easy to use (5),Consistent output (4),Durable (4),Fast recycling (4),Good power output (4),Good value (4),Versatile (3)
Cons:
Pricey (6),Heavy (3)
Best Uses:
Primary battery (11),Professional cameras (7),Photojournalism (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (7),Semi-pro photographer (6),Photo enthusiast (4)

Quantum Turbo 3 Features

  • Turbo 3: Unlike other types of batteries, the TURBO 3 uses nickle metal hydride batteries that have no "memory." You can "top off" your Turbo 3 at any time, or give it a quick charge to get a few more shots.
  • Secure the new locking flash cables for Nikon, Canon and Qflash TRIO with the locking sockets of the Turbo 3.
  • The Turbo 3 is supplied with a belt clip, and has fittings for an optional shoulder strap. It can also be conveniently mounted on a light stand or tripod, using the optional Quantum Battery Clamp (QBC).
  • Using the two outlets on the Turbo 3, you can simultaneously power a digital camera and a flash or two flashes.
  • A Standard charger (100-240 volts) is included with the Turbo 3. Chargers are also available for many other countries, and for your vehicle.
  • After long and/or frequent use, the internal battery can be replaced by Quantum Instruments at a nominal cost.
  • To check the Turbo 3 capacity when not connected, depress the "on" button until the "fuel gauge" LED display comes on, read the power level, the gauge will automatically turn off.
  • Electronic circuit breaker prevents damage to flash, camera or battery. Turbo 3 automatically shuts itself off, and cannot be turned on without a cable plugged in, preventing accidental drain of the cells.

Quantum Turbo 3 Specifications

Number of Outputs:
2
Full Power Flashes
Shoe Mount: 1050
Handle Mount: 750
QFlash: 600
Trio: 1050
Full Power Flashes w/Flash & Dig. Camera
Shoe Mount: 600
Handle Mount: 450
QFlash: 375
Trio: 630
Typical partial-power flashes
In automatic/TTL mode:
Shoe Mount: 1275
Handle Mount: 900
QFlash: 750
Trio: 1260
Recycling Speed (Seconds)
Shoe Mount: 1
Handle Mount: 1.1
QFlash: 1.9
Trio: 1
Recharge Time (Hours)
Standard Charger: 3 Hours
Dimensions
Length: 5.875 " (15 cm)
Width: 4 " (10 cm)
Height: 1.75 " (4.45 cm)
Weight
32 oz (900 gr)

Quantum Turbo 3 Reviews

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4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Expensive alternative, but worth it

This is an expensive alternative to the Canon (and Nikon) external battery packs for the respective Speedlites. But, if recycle time and capacity are important to you, it's well worth the money. The Turbo 3 can easily last an entire day of shooting for most people without breaking a sweat. (as a fashion shooter, I use it for micro-pop fill when reflectors aren't practical, and especially for hi-speed sync. The battery is well made, relatively light weight, with a modest (not rapid) recharge t...

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This is an expensive alternative to the Canon (and Nikon) external battery packs for the respective Speedlites. But, if recycle time and capacity are important to you, it's well worth the money. The Turbo 3 can easily last an entire day of shooting for most people without breaking a sweat. (as a fashion shooter, I use it for micro-pop fill when reflectors aren't practical, and especially for hi-speed sync. The battery is well made, relatively light weight, with a modest (not rapid) recharge time. One might also consider buying the Quantum Trio Basic as wel (I did), which for many things is a worthwhile replacement for a Canon or Nikon Speedlite. But as with the Turbo 3, this is NOT inexpensive.

Reviewed by 17 customers

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy this product again.

By

from Sarnia Ontario Canada  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this battery for adding fill light in bird photography. When the sun isn't out this battery pack provides instant recycling of the flash to add the catch light in the birds eye. Without the catch light in the birds eye the bird appears dead.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This battery pack is packed with full strength whenever I needed, it will delivers. This product packed with so much strength and quick delivery time that my flash can't keep up when fast multi-shots were taken.

 
5.0

Excellent battery for multi-shot sports

By

from Harrisburg, PA.  -  Pro Photographer

Pro sports photographer that covers indoor basketball, wrestling, ice hockey, night time soccer and football. The Turbo gives my flash fast recovery time for multiple sequential shots. It also has great staying power for all day wrestling tournaments. In the last 10 years this is only the second Turbo that I have needed. Looking forward another 10 years with this one. The only downside is the weight.

 
4.0

I've only used it twice. great so far

By

from NYC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

used at wedding and appreciation sevice, and graduation.

 
5.0

What a Great Product!

By

from Rockhill Furnace, Pa.  -  Pro Photographer

I am a photographer at our local dirt tracks. I can't believe that it took me this long (5 years) to purchase this battery pack. I use it with my Nikon SB-910 flash and what a difference it has made in my flash photography. It cycles super fast so I never miss a shot. I couldn't be happier!

 
5.0

This battery does what I needed it to do

By

from Celestun Yucatan Mexico  -  Semi-pro Photographer

My flash would not keep up with shooting 10 - 14 fps even at fill flash settings. Used the turbo battery yesterday shooting some hummingbirds, and with full flash setting got reliable flash at high fps rates. I am pleased with the purchase.

 
5.0

Great product. Highly Recommended.

By

from Aurora, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

To power 580ex ii and 7d during events.

 
5.0

Unbelievably GREAT!

By

from Rhinebeck, NY  -  Pro Photographer

I was using a Quantum Turbo for the last 15 years and it was a good power supply. I have changed the battery once and it lasts for about 400 flashes of average power. Now I purchased a Quantum Turbo III and I am simply amazed. It lasts for more than 1000 flashes. In fact, I recently used the unit three days in a row without recharging at all, took close to 2000 flash photos (fill flash for most) and at the end of the third day of shooting the Turbo III showed that it was still fully charged! WOW! This is a terrific unit!

 
5.0

A Power House

By

from Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I used this battery to shoot a wedding last weekend and it performed without any problems. If you have to have an equipment failure you don't want it to be a power source go down in the middle of a wedding, before now that's what happened to me and I was totally sick inside luckly for me I had a backup plan and the interruption was a minor one. Just having the peace of mind not having to worry about if my flash will fail was worth the price of this unit.

 
5.0

TOPS

By

from Chicago  -  Pro Photographer

The quick recycling makes it ideal for quick shooters in any field.

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JAMES L  Great supplemental power for your Speedlite - extends the life of the flash during your shoot and most importantly allows for a much faster recycle time. It powers up to two units at the same time.
Robert N  does it come with the cable to connect to an SB800?
JAMIE W  No it does not come with any cables to connect to a flash. You need to buy them separately.
Rudy K  will it power a Nikon D800 Camera?
RICHARD Y  Rudy K, I have not been able to find an interface cable for the D800. I don't believe Quantum has released it as of yet. I wasn't able to get through on their phone line today. Sorry. :( Their phone number is (631) 656-7400. Hope that helps....
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