Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
Thread started 11 May 2011 (Wednesday) 23:36
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Quantum Turbo Battery Recharger

 
elguapo
Senior Member
348 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Texas
     
May 11, 2011 23:36 |  #1

What kind of charger does a Quantum Turbo battery use? Will a T-16, QT47 (Rapid Charger) or QT52 work? Is one better than the other? What are the differences between them?

QT47: http://www.adorama.com​/QTQT47.html (external link)

QT52 :http://www.adorama.com​/QTQT52.html (external link)

T-16: See them advertised on ebay with Quantum Turbo Batteries, such as here: http://cgi.ebay.com …20b83fdef5#ht_2​182wt_1031 (external link)


Love without truth is hypocrisy; Truth without love is brutality.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Wilt
Reader's Digest Condensed version of War and Peace [POTN Vol 1]
Avatar
44,607 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 3573
Joined Aug 2005
Location: Belmont, CA
     
May 12, 2011 00:18 |  #2

Which model Turbo? the original, the 2x2, the SC, the C, the Slim ???

From the Quantum Instruments web site:
Charger TRUS Replacement 100-240v charger for Turbo 2x2
Charger TCRUS Replacemen for 100-240v charger for Turbo Compact and Turbo Slim
Charger QT52 Charger US/Canada for Turbo Battery
Fast Charger QT47 Fast charger 115 VAC for Turbo Battery.


You need to give me OK to edit your image and repost! Keep POTN alive and well with member support https://photography-on-the.net/forum/donate.p​hp
Canon dSLR system, Olympus OM 35mm system, Bronica ETRSi 645 system, Horseman LS 4x5 system, Metz flashes, Dynalite studio lighting, and too many accessories to mention

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
elguapo
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
348 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Texas
     
May 12, 2011 22:13 |  #3

The original.


Love without truth is hypocrisy; Truth without love is brutality.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tetrode
I am a walking repository of thoroughly useless information
Avatar
3,776 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jan 2006
Location: New York
     
May 12, 2011 23:05 |  #4

elguapo wrote in post #12393697 (external link)
What kind of charger does a Quantum Turbo battery use? Will a T-16, QT47 (Rapid Charger) or QT52 work? Is one better than the other? What are the differences between them?

QT47: http://www.adorama.com​/QTQT47.html (external link)

QT52 :http://www.adorama.com​/QTQT52.html (external link)

T-16: See them advertised on ebay with Quantum Turbo Batteries, such as here: http://cgi.ebay.com …20b83fdef5#ht_2​182wt_1031 (external link)


If you want to stick with a Quantum-branded charger, it would be the QT52 for the Turbo battery. That said, if you want to save some money, you might want to consider a work-alike from Dasaga (scroll down the page to find it):

http://dasaga.com/quan​tum_battery.htm (external link)

I've been using one of their $24 QT40 clones for a few years with my Turbo battery.

Dave F.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
elguapo
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
348 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Texas
     
May 17, 2011 19:30 |  #5

I bought a used Quantum Turbo Battery (original) from EBAY and a QT-47 charger from KEH. The Quantum Battery shows the plug indicator light is on, but the charging status (pyramid light) doesn't come on. Is this normal? Does is it take awhile for the charging status light to come on? If so, how long does it take?


Love without truth is hypocrisy; Truth without love is brutality.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Wilt
Reader's Digest Condensed version of War and Peace [POTN Vol 1]
Avatar
44,607 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 3573
Joined Aug 2005
Location: Belmont, CA
     
May 17, 2011 21:18 |  #6

elguapo wrote in post #12429547 (external link)
I bought a used Quantum Turbo Battery (original) from EBAY and a QT-47 charger from KEH. The Quantum Battery shows the plug indicator light is on, but the charging status (pyramid light) doesn't come on. Is this normal? Does is it take awhile for the charging status light to come on? If so, how long does it take?

The Quantum owner instructions mention that the Charge symbol which looks like an AC plug turns on immediated when the adapter is plugged in. The Charge symbol which looks somewhat like a triangle flashes as the unit is charging, and the flash rate slows down near the end of charge (but the flash rate might not slow down on a newer battery).

The instructions also warn to NOT USE the QT-47 unless the Turbo has been upgraded. An upgraded unit has a star symbol and the word 'Upgraded' next to the star. No mention of the consequences of ignoring this advisory is provided.


You need to give me OK to edit your image and repost! Keep POTN alive and well with member support https://photography-on-the.net/forum/donate.p​hp
Canon dSLR system, Olympus OM 35mm system, Bronica ETRSi 645 system, Horseman LS 4x5 system, Metz flashes, Dynalite studio lighting, and too many accessories to mention

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
elguapo
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
348 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Texas
     
May 17, 2011 21:26 |  #7

The charging symbol is not coming on at all. The QT-47 has a red sticker with a star on it that says upgraded. Is it the Turbo battery that has to be upgraded or the charger? Can you provide a link to the advisory? I have another charger coming in the mail soon, so I will try that charger also.


Love without truth is hypocrisy; Truth without love is brutality.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Wilt
Reader's Digest Condensed version of War and Peace [POTN Vol 1]
Avatar
44,607 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 3573
Joined Aug 2005
Location: Belmont, CA
     
May 17, 2011 21:33 |  #8

Which Charge symbol does not come one?

  • Charge symbol which looks like an AC plug The
  • Charge symbol which looks somewhat like a triangle


Re-reading the advisory, it is the QT-47 which has the Upgraded mark (or not). You have the upgraded unit.

You need to give me OK to edit your image and repost! Keep POTN alive and well with member support https://photography-on-the.net/forum/donate.p​hp
Canon dSLR system, Olympus OM 35mm system, Bronica ETRSi 645 system, Horseman LS 4x5 system, Metz flashes, Dynalite studio lighting, and too many accessories to mention

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
elguapo
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
348 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Texas
     
May 17, 2011 23:03 |  #9

The charge symbol that looks like a triangle does not come on.

The charge symbol that looks like a plug does come on.


Love without truth is hypocrisy; Truth without love is brutality.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Wilt
Reader's Digest Condensed version of War and Peace [POTN Vol 1]
Avatar
44,607 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 3573
Joined Aug 2005
Location: Belmont, CA
     
May 18, 2011 00:54 |  #10

Do you have any idea how old the battery is, in the Quantum Turbo? Perhaps it is not accepting charge because the battery is too old?!


You need to give me OK to edit your image and repost! Keep POTN alive and well with member support https://photography-on-the.net/forum/donate.p​hp
Canon dSLR system, Olympus OM 35mm system, Bronica ETRSi 645 system, Horseman LS 4x5 system, Metz flashes, Dynalite studio lighting, and too many accessories to mention

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
elguapo
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
348 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Texas
     
May 18, 2011 18:33 |  #11

The Dasaga charger I purchased came in today so I decided to try it, and now both the plug and triangle symbol on the Quantum Turbo are lit yellow, but the triangle is not blinking. Is it suppose to start out solid then start blinking?

I purchased the QT-47 from KEH. I sent them an e-mail explaining the situation and told them I wasn't sure if it was the charger or if I was doing something wrong. They sent me an e-mail saying to send it back to them for a full refund and paid for return shipping. I will not hesitate to buy again from KEH.

I hope the battery charges and holds a charge now!


Love without truth is hypocrisy; Truth without love is brutality.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Wilt
Reader's Digest Condensed version of War and Peace [POTN Vol 1]
Avatar
44,607 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 3573
Joined Aug 2005
Location: Belmont, CA
     
May 18, 2011 19:10 |  #12

elguapo wrote in post #12436254 (external link)
The Dasaga charger I purchased came in today so I decided to try it, and now both the plug and triangle symbol on the Quantum Turbo are lit yellow, but the triangle is not blinking. Is it suppose to start out solid then start blinking?!

It has been so very long since I started with a near-exhausted battery, that I don't recall the charge light indicator's behavior at the beginning of a charge.


You need to give me OK to edit your image and repost! Keep POTN alive and well with member support https://photography-on-the.net/forum/donate.p​hp
Canon dSLR system, Olympus OM 35mm system, Bronica ETRSi 645 system, Horseman LS 4x5 system, Metz flashes, Dynalite studio lighting, and too many accessories to mention

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
elguapo
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
348 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Texas
     
May 18, 2011 21:21 |  #13

Thanks for all you help, Wilt and everyone else. I'm hoping someone can answer the question. I unplugged the charger and the green power level lights are lighting up, so it may take awhile for the pyramid light to flash.


Love without truth is hypocrisy; Truth without love is brutality.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

4,562 views & 0 likes for this thread
Quantum Turbo Battery Recharger
FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is dannykastle
1139 guests, 214 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.