580 Mk.2/Quantum Battery info

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580 Mk.2/Quantum Battery info
May 30, 2007

Hi

As a long time Nikon used (25 years) who's about to switch to Canon I thought that this info I received from Quantum regarding compatability for the New 580 Mk.2 Flash might be of useful.

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We have completed testing the new Canon 580EX-II Speedlight and these are our findings:

The MB2 is correct module for the Canon 580EX-II and the QB1c, QB1 and QB1+ batteries.

The XB2 for the QB1c and Bantam batteries.

The + sign on the module should be in the lower left corner of the battery compartment.

The CCZ power cable for the Turbo Compact Battery

The CZ power cable for the Turbo, Turbo 2x2, Turbo SC and Turbo Z batteries.

Custom Function (CFn) # 01 should be set to " 1 ". This will prevent the Speedlight from going to sleep and disconnecting from the various Turbo batteries.

When powering up the Speedlight, follow this routine. 1. Connect everything together. 2. Turn on the Speedlight. 3. Turn on the battery.

To extend the life of the Alkaline AA's in the battery compartment, you should turn on CFn # 12. This will segregate the AA's from the recharge circuit in the flash.

The Qnexus is also compatible for use with the QF5d-R Qflashes.

Thank you for choosing Quantum.

Visit us at http://www.qtm.com for on-line product information, help and newsletter or catalog requests.

Cordially,
Gerald Kraus
Technical Support Specialist

Quantum Instruments, Inc.
Mail 10 Commerce Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788-3968
Email: quantumhelp@qtm.com
Voice: 631) 656-7400 x304
Fax: (631) 656 - 7417

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