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Old Sep 19, 2002, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default Flash Trigger Voltage

Here's the thing . . . .

I'd like to use an off-camera flash unit with my C2100uz.
Specifically, I want to use my Sunpak 383 and my Vivitar 285 flashes.
I'm on the verge of buying the Olympus FL-CB04-PC synch cable and already have a suitable bracket.
But, I'm starting to hear stuff about the "flash trigger voltage" of some external units possibly damaging my UZI.

Anyone know anything about this? . . . specifically pertaining to the UZI?

Thanks,
Henry
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Old Sep 21, 2002, 7:00 AM   #2
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To be safe, you should have a trigger voltage of 6 volts or less. Some flashes can have 150 volts or more (as flashes are high voltage devices).

To read all about this (based on the Canon Powershot, but it's equally valid for Oly cameras), check out http://www.botzilla.com/photo/G1strobe.html and there's also a link at the bottom of that page to "Known Trigger Voltages" including your flashes.
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