Elinchrom just released a new lithium battery for the Quadra, and it is very impressive. Why? How about 1 inch shorter, over two pounds lighter and 170 more full power shots than the original battery! That means I go from 150 full power shots using the lead acid battery to 320 full power shots using the lithium. All that in a 400 watt pack that weighs just over 4 pounds.
The battery comes with its own charger. One thing to note is the new lithium battery’s remaining power is displayed on the side of the battery with 4 small green LEDs lights. Just touch the button beside the LEDs to see the remaining charge.
I just did a shoot this morning with the new battery, and I lost count at around 200 full power shots. This battery just keeps on going. Slinging a four pound pack over my shoulder hardly even registers, the weight reduction is significant. I am putting in my order for two more on Monday, these batteries really boost the performance of the Quadra. The battery is $375, and the battery/charger set up is $499.