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07-08-2016, 08:48 PM   #1
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TR POWER PACK 3 FOR AF-540FGZ - DIY or alternate

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Has anyone made a DIY version of some sort of external hi-capcity battery for their flash?

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https://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157603251201052/?search=battery+pack+DIY

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07-08-2016, 11:00 PM   #2
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Why not just buy extra sets of good rechargeables like Eneloops or Powerex? Less than $25 and foolproof.
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Why not just buy extra sets of good rechargeables like Eneloops or Powerex? Less than $25 and foolproof.
Event shoots. Don't want to be changing batteries; also external packs are faster cycle time.
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I have two of the JJC FB-4(II)I use with my AF540fgz's. So far I have found they have worked really well using re-chargable AA's. The recycle time is around 1 sec or possibly less, I haven't timed them I just know it's a heck of a lot less than the 540's alone. Even though they can be mounted on the bottom via the tripod screw I find that isn't very convenient so if I am using one on camera I either attach it to my belt or my vest, off camera to a light stand. I will say they are much cheaper than the Pentax TR lll but difficult to find now. You might try Cowboy Studio (around $40) or the JJC web site if your interested.


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Not sure where to souce JJC FB-4(II) online to Australia. Googled and eBayed without luck.

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QuoteOriginally posted by CypherOz Quote
Not sure where to souce JJC FB-4(II) online to Australia. Googled and eBayed without luck.

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Two possible links;
Flash Battery Pack replaces Pentax TR Power Pack III. - JJC
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QuoteOriginally posted by CypherOz Quote
Event shoots. Don't want to be changing batteries; also external packs are faster cycle time.
If you want an external battery back for the faster cycle time, it'll have to be a high voltage power supply, not a 4xAA 6 volt DIY solder and gaffa tape job that connects to the battery compartment contacts.

I also recommend the JJC power pack, from personal experience.

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