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07-24-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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How to power 540FGZ flash with Alienbees Vagabond mini II portable power?

What cable do I use to power my external flash?

Flash unit has an input which says 330V DC in which is a 2 pin socket.

This is the kind of cable used to attach flash to pentax TR3 power pack.
Quantum Instruments CN3 Flash Connection Cable CN3 B&H Photo

But I don't know what workaround I can use?

Please advise.

07-25-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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Errr.....you can't do it. The VML is *NOT* the same thing as a Quantum pack... :-P
07-25-2011, 07:17 PM   #3
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If I'm not mistaken, the Alienbees Vagabond mini II portable power gives you 120VAC. It is in essence a SLA battery and an inverter.

So now the question is how you can power the AF540FGZ from 120VAC.

Quantum has a product called Quantum Turbo AC (link) that converts from 120VAC to 330VDC. You need a Quantum CN3 cable to connect the Turbo AC and your AF540FGZ.

But why?

If you need to speed up the flash recycle time, get a Quantum Turbo.
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