13 Best Camera Flash Battery Packs

List Updated April 2020

Bestselling Camera Flash Battery Packs in 2020


JJC Rapid Flash Fire Recycling External Flash Battery Pack for Speedlite Canon 600EX II-RT,580EX II,550EX,540EZ,430EZ, Yongnuo YN600EX-RT,YN560IV II, Nissin MG8000 Di866 Mark II for Canon as CP-E4N

JJC Rapid Flash Fire Recycling External Flash Battery Pack for Speedlite Canon 600EX II-RT,580EX II,550EX,540EZ,430EZ, Yongnuo YN600EX-RT,YN560IV II, Nissin MG8000 Di866 Mark II for Canon as CP-E4N
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • INCLUDES: PRO External Flash Battery Pack + Carry Case
  • FULL POWER SOURCE: A reliable power source that allows you to create an all-in-one system for extended shooting, fast recycle rates and quick recharging. Works with 4 or 8 AA batteries (also works with Lithium and rechargeable Lithium Batteries).
  • FAST RECYCLE TIME: Reduces flash recycling time to approximately 1/3 of the original value while the number of flashes increases approximately 3 times.
  • COMPATIBILITIES: Canon 600EX II-RT / 600EX-RT / 580EX II / 580EX / 550EX / 540EZ / 430EZ / MR-14EX / MT-24EX etc. Replaces:CANON CP-E4

Fomito Godox PB960 Portable Extended Flash Power Battery Pack Kit Dual Output for Canon 600EX 580EX II 580EX 550EX 540EZ 430EZ, for Yongnuo Flashes, for AD600 AD360 AD180, for Mobile Phone Orange

Fomito Godox PB960 Portable Extended Flash Power Battery Pack Kit Dual Output for Canon 600EX 580EX II 580EX 550EX 540EZ 430EZ, for Yongnuo Flashes, for AD600 AD360 AD180, for Mobile Phone Orange
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 4500mAh lithium battery, removable and replaceable battery module.
  • Dual outputs for powering two separate flashes without reducing recycle time.
  • Adding PB-CX cable for Canon 600EX, 580EX II, 580EX, 550EX, 540EZ, 430EZ and other flash model with same type of input power port.
  • Adding Y Power Cable DB02 for Godox AD600 AD360II AD360 AD180.
  • Adding PB-USB Converter Cable for Smart Mobile Phone.Warranty:The PB960 battery is free to replace within 6months.

Neewer External Flash Battery Pack CP-E4 Replacement for Canon 600EX,580EX,580EX II,550EX,540EZ,MR-14EX & MT-24EX, Neewer TT520,TT560,NW680, NW565,NW985 Speedlite

Neewer External Flash Battery Pack CP-E4 Replacement for Canon 600EX,580EX,580EX II,550EX,540EZ,MR-14EX & MT-24EX, Neewer TT520,TT560,NW680, NW565,NW985 Speedlite
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • As a professional power supply device, Neewer P-8 battery pack is designed to charge Speedlite with external power input ports, including on-camera flashes from Canon. With 8 AA batteries, it shortens the recycling time and gives more battery flashes between battery changes for flashes.
  • With the CPU circuit design, this device integrates software protection and hardware protection, ensuring higher safety and reliability.
  • Compact, portable, and easy to connect with speedlite
  • Secure and reliable with low-power and overheat indication
  • Faster recycling time and more flashes between a battery changes

Neewer Battery Powered (700 Full Power Flashes) Outdoor Studio Flash Strobe Li-ion Battery with 2.4G System(Trigger Included),German Engineered,3.96 Pounds,Vision 4 for Location Shooting,Bowens Mount

Neewer Battery Powered (700 Full Power Flashes) Outdoor Studio Flash Strobe Li-ion Battery with 2.4G System(Trigger Included),German Engineered,3.96 Pounds,Vision 4 for Location Shooting,Bowens Mount
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

JJC FB-1 External Flash Battery Pack for Canon 600EX-RT 580EX 580EX II 550EX 540EZ MR-14EX MT-24EX YONGNUO YN-560IIISpeedlite Flash Units

JJC FB-1 External Flash Battery Pack for Canon 600EX-RT 580EX 580EX II 550EX 540EZ MR-14EX MT-24EX YONGNUO YN-560IIISpeedlite Flash Units
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • The pack can be loaded with 8 AA-size batteries - alkaline, lithium, or Ni-MH
  • Total minimum flash recycling time can be as fast as 1seconds when used with AA Ni-MH batteries. JJC FB-1(II) replaces CANON CP-E4.
  • Compatible with: Canon 600EX-RT, YONGNUO YN-560III, 580 EX II, 580 EX, 550 EX, MR-14EX, MT-24EX.
  • One (1) External Flash Battery Pack (batteries not included),
  • One (1) Carrying case

Godox Propac PB960 Flash Power Battery Pack - External 4500mAh for Canon 580EX II, 580EX, 550EX, Nikon SB-900 SB-800 SB-80DX, SONY HVL-F58AM HVL-F43AM, Metz Flash, Godox Wistro - Black

Godox Propac PB960 Flash Power Battery Pack - External 4500mAh for Canon 580EX II, 580EX, 550EX, Nikon SB-900 SB-800 SB-80DX, SONY HVL-F58AM HVL-F43AM, Metz Flash, Godox Wistro - Black
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Dual flash outputs: designed for powering two separate flashes without prolonging the recycling time
  • Removable and replaceable battery module: double your flash capacity by carrying one more module
  • Battery: Lithium battery 11.1V/4500mAh, Charging Time: Approx. 3 hours, Cycling Time: Within 1s (at full power), Number of flashes: Approx.1800 times (one Flashs)
  • This PB960 Battery Pack need a PB connect cable compatible with your Flash.
  • Package Contents: - 1 x Black Godox PB960 Battery Pack for Flash, - 1 x AC Power Recharger Cable, - 1 x manual (PB Connect Cable Not included)

Godox PB960 Rechargeable lithium 4500mAh Power Battery Pack for Camera Flash Speedlite(Single Battery) +CONXTRUE USB LED

Godox PB960 Rechargeable lithium 4500mAh Power Battery Pack for Camera Flash Speedlite(Single Battery) +CONXTRUE USB LED
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • 4500mAh single battery pack(just pb960 single battery)
  • All have through strict quality control before send.
  • Other Pb960 Battery pack accessories including Q-type Bracket,Db-02 Cable etc
  • Approx. 3 hours Battery charging time

Godox PB960 4500mAh External Battery Pack for Camera Flash Speedlite Black

Godox PB960 4500mAh External Battery Pack for Camera Flash Speedlite Black
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • - Large-capacity lithium battery (11.1V/4500mAH), supporting about 1800 times of flashes;
  • - Dual outputs for powering two separate flashes without reducing recycle time;
  • - Battery chamber replaceable and removable from the entire unit, supporting up to 3600 times to flashes if you buy an additional battery chamber for replacement;
  • - Concise LED display panel, easy and fast to control;
  • - Optimized MCU circuit design, more efficient energy conversion and more flashes.

AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48 Count) - Packaging May Vary

AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48 Count) - Packaging May Vary
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Pack of 48 1.5V AA Alkaline Batteries
  • Improved anti-corrosion components and new zinc composition resulting in 10-years anti-leakage shelf life
  • Designed to provide reliable and lasting performance for both high and low drain devices
  • Unique Japanese technology that enables better performance after storage, over-discharge, and high temperatures
  • Works with a variety of devices including digital cameras, game controllers, toys, and clocks; do not attempt to recharge

JJC Rapid Flash Fire Recycling External Flash Battery Pack for Camera Speedlite Sony HVL-F60M, HVL-F58AM, HVL-F56AM, Minolta 5600, replaces Sony FA-EB1AM

JJC Rapid Flash Fire Recycling External Flash Battery Pack for Camera Speedlite Sony HVL-F60M, HVL-F58AM, HVL-F56AM, Minolta 5600, replaces Sony FA-EB1AM
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Works with a vast array of different flashes (including Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax)--just change the connecting cable for the correct flash
  • Option to use 4 or 8 AA Alkaline, Lithium or Ni-MH batteries at a time
  • Greatly increases the number of flashes and reducing recycling time
  • With 1/4-20" screw to attach the battery pack to your camera bottom or other places
  • Includes a carrying case ;Compact and lightweight

ENEGON Replacement Battery (2-Pack) and Rapid Dual Charger for Canon LP-E8 and Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i, T5i, EOS 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, Kiss X4, X5, X6, LC-E8E Digital Camera

ENEGON Replacement Battery (2-Pack) and Rapid Dual Charger for Canon LP-E8 and Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i, T5i, EOS 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, Kiss X4, X5, X6, LC-E8E Digital Camera
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Neewer Rechargeable Li-ion External Flash Battery Pack for Canon 600EX/580EX/580EX II/550EX,Nikon SB800/SB900/SB910,Neewer TT560/NW985/VK750II Speedlite and More Also Power Pack for Nikon MB-D12 Grip

Neewer Rechargeable Li-ion External Flash Battery Pack for Canon 600EX/580EX/580EX II/550EX,Nikon SB800/SB900/SB910,Neewer TT560/NW985/VK750II Speedlite and More Also Power Pack for Nikon MB-D12 Grip
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • The pack includes: (1) Rapid Fire PRO External Flash Battery Pack, (2) Flash Power Supply Line, (1) Power Adapter, (1) Carry Case, (1) Quick Hook
  • Increased charging efficiency: The recycling time of charging can be reduced to 1/4 of the original value, compared to that with the regular power source only
  • Extended flash shooting: Highly create more flashes while working with the flashlight battery
  • Great Compatibility: 1250mAh Power Pack for Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip for Nikon D800/D800E/D810/D810A)
  • Comprehensive power source: Compatible with Nikon Flash SB800, SB900, SB910,561,562,660III, Neewer NW910/MK910, MK900, NW670/VK750 II, NW690/MK950II, NW580/VK750 Canon 600EX,580EX,580EX II,550EX,540EZ,MR-14EX & MT-24EX, NeewerTT520, TT560, NW680, TT660II, NW565, NW985

LP-E10 ENEGON Replacement Battery (2-Pack) and Rapid Dual Charger for Canon LP-E10 and Canon EOS Rebel T3, T5, T6, Kiss X50, Kiss X70, EOS 1100D, EOS 1200D, EOS 1300D.(100% Compatible with Original)

LP-E10 ENEGON Replacement Battery (2-Pack) and Rapid Dual Charger for Canon LP-E10 and Canon EOS Rebel T3, T5, T6, Kiss X50, Kiss X70, EOS 1100D, EOS 1200D, EOS 1300D.(100% Compatible with Original)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

External Camera Flash Unit Guide with Reviews

This article provides tips on how to select an external flash unit for your camera, and provides reviews of several flash units, along with a comparison of external flash units to built-in flashes.

Connection:
Most flashes either use a hot shoe - a square metal socket about 3/4" wide - or a synchro cable to connect to your camera. Hot shoes are more common, especially on less expensive cameras. Some flash units are designed for specific cameras, like the Canon T50, and may not fit on your camera's hot shoe even if it appears they would. If there are more than one metal parts sticking out of the plastic hot shoe mount on the flash, it is more likely to be a camera-specific flash. Flash units which have an adjustment wheel on their hot shoe cable or mount are more likely to fit securely on your camera.

Recycling Time:
The recycling time is how long it takes your flash unit to be ready to fire again after it has been fired. This can be important if you want to take multiple photographs of the same subject in a short period of time. Flash units vary significantly in their recycling times, which usually range from two to fifteen seconds.

Top-Mounted or Handle-Mount:
Flashes which mount on the top of your camera, usually through a hot shoe, are top-mounted, whereas handle-mount flashes screw into your camera's tripod socket with a metal or plastic bar, and connect to the hot shoe with a cable. Handle-mount flashes stand to the side of the camera rather than being on top of it. Handle-mount flashes are brighter and often have a faster recycling time, but are generally larger and heavier than top-mounted flashes. Top-mounted flashes are compatible with more cameras, because they don't require a tripod socket.

Flash Unit Reviews:
All of the flashes reviewed here are non-adjustable, top-mounted units.

Meikai DI-4379...This is a relatively small, lightweight flash unit which has a hot shoe mount with adjustment wheel, test button, and ASA chart on it. It runs on 2 "AA" batteries. It fit securely on each camera I tried it on. I counted about 12 seconds between when the flash was fired and when it was ready to fire again. This flash unit shouldn't be confused with the Meikai AR-4378, an older flash unit which is similar but has a combined ready light and test button, smaller ASA chart, and a larger power switch.

Unomat Polo...This is a very compact and especially light flash unit. The hot shoe mount doesn't have an adjustment wheel, but the mount is fairly small so it easily fit on every camera I tried. However, it can be a bit wobbly on some cameras, but not too badly. Like many flash units, it runs on 2 "AA" batteries, and has a test button. The ready light is brighter and larger than that of most flashes. Despite being smaller than most external flash units, the size of the actual flash is not much smaller than those on many larger units. It has sockets for a synchro cable, if your camera uses on of these instead of a hot shoe. The battery compartment can be somewhat difficult to open if there are batteries in it. The recycling time was about ten seconds when I tested it.

Benz-Gant Flash...This flash unit is usually sold with Benz-Gant cameras, but can be bought separately on occasion. The Benz-Gant external flash unit mounts directly on your camera's hot shoe. It is of fairly small size, and weighs little. It does not have an adjustment ring on the hot shoe mount, which can make it more difficult to remove or install on some cameras. I found that it easily fit on the Benz-Gant camera it came with, along with one other camera I tried it on. However, it was rather difficult to mount on another camera. This flash unit takes two standard "AA" batteries. It has a test button and a ready light. I found that it took about 11 seconds for it to be ready to flash again after it was fired.

Countless other flash units can be purchased, made by a wide variety of brand names including Vivitar, Sunpak, Ouyama, and Sakar.

Generic Handle-Mount Flashes:
Handle-mount flash units (described above) with no brand name marked on them are fairly common. I have used a couple of them, and both had a number of similarities. They both were bright, had ASA charts, test buttons, and fast recycling times. However, the older one was a bit more compact, seemed to be of higher quality, and had a better appearance. The newer one did have an improved battery cover. This type of flash unit is worth considering, but only if you don't mind the larger size, and your camera has a properly-located tripod socket as well as a hot shoe.

Compared To Built-In Flashes:
Built-in flashes have some of disadvantages when compared to external flash units, but are not entirely worse. They are more difficult to replace or repair, and they aren't as bright. However, cameras using built-in flashes are more portable, and in some cases use less batteries. When testing the recycling time on a Vivitar 35mm point-and-shoot camera's built-in flash (which uses 1 "AA" battery), I found that it was fifteen seconds.

Shopping For Flash Units:
A number of websites sell camera flash units, and many can be found on internet auction websites. You also might find a used flash unit at a yard sale, thrift shop, or used merchandise store if you are lucky. Including shipping and handling, it is likely that you will be able to purchase a new top-mounted flash unit for under $15 or a handle-mount unit for $15-35, unless you desire a more expensive brand name or a flash unit designed for a specific camera.

Overall, when choosing a camera flash unit - or deciding to use a camera with a built-in flash instead - you should keep in mind the factors of brightness, portability, compatibility, and recycling time to make sure you select what is best for your purposes.

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