« on: June 22, 2012, 08:51:44 AM »
I run a couple of 580's off a Quantum Turbo T3 with the twin outputs. This is an awesome battery which has enough grunt to get through long demanding events still showing fuel left in the tank. There may be alternatives, but Quantum is the Gold Standard. I recently retired an original Quantum Turbo after 15 years and only two cell replacements and it still delivered respectable performance. Amazing. The plugs & switchgear worked like new, the leather casing had just about disintegrated from years of sweat, dirt and rough handling and was held together with gaffa tape.
I also use a compact Quantum Turbo SC when I use a 580 remote from the camera. It's a very handy little performer too. Does it sound like I'm sold on Quantum? They are a zero stress option, totally dependable, long lasting and (gulp!) reassuringly expensive.
Surely you can get on the www and order from somewhere. How about B&H? Or there will be plenty of suppliers closer to Norway. UK for example. Don't buy aftermarket cables. They'll end up costing you at the worst possible time. I bought a couple of eBay cables. The plugs were just slightly wrong-sized. In a big hurry, I forced it into the 580 and smashed the flash. The battery end was sloppy and wouldn't hold a connection. Moral of the story? Stay with genuine.