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Mar 24, 2010 07:50 |  #1

i have decided to buy the battery pack from PixelHK (Pixel Flash Battery Pack TD-381) instead from FlashZebra. Any thoughts why i shouldnt do it? Love to hear comments if any.

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Mar 24, 2010 08:14 |  #2

I have two of the SF-18 packs as well as one TD-381.
Recycle times are similar. The one benefit the TD-381 offers is a dual circuit design. This means that 4 batteries can be used. The intend is not to save batteries but to ensure at least some power, even if a battery goes bad.

I don't plan to replace the SF-18s but if buying new packs I would lean toward the TD-381.

Its cloth case is not as well made as the one with the SF-18. The packs themselves are very comparable in construction.


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Mar 24, 2010 08:50 |  #3

dmward wrote in post #9860504 (external link)
I have two of the SF-18 packs as well as one TD-381.
Recycle times are similar. The one benefit the TD-381 offers is a dual circuit design. This means that 4 batteries can be used. The intend is not to save batteries but to ensure at least some power, even if a battery goes bad.

I don't plan to replace the SF-18s but if buying new packs I would lean toward the TD-381.

Its cloth case is not as well made as the one with the SF-18. The packs themselves are very comparable in construction.

thanks... the dual circuit design is one of the main reason why I am interested. just the idea knowing i can only use 4 batteries and not just 8 is a plus. ya, I did noticed the case looking different then the SF-18s


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Mar 25, 2010 15:50 |  #4

wouldnt mind picking one up myself, but alas, i cant see them anywhere in the UK.


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Mar 25, 2010 16:13 |  #5

I think they are only available from a cadre of eBay stores.
Just do a search there for TD-381


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Mar 25, 2010 17:36 |  #6

Nice one mate. Thanks
I searched on ebay and couldnt see it earlier.
Just purchased one :)


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