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Old Jun 24, 2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I thought it might be of interest to other Pentax users to know that I have had an email back from Pentax UK technical support regarding the maximum safe trigger voltage on the *istDL2 camera.


My original email to Pentax:
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I have a Pentax *istDL2 digital SLR and would like to use a manual non-dedicated flash unit on the hotshoe. What I would like to know is what is the maximum safe flash trigger voltage that will not damage the camera.

Many thanks

Russell Spearing
....and the response from Pentax UK
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your enquiry.

The maximum voltage that the camera can handle is 30v.

I hope that your question has been answered to your satisfaction.
Should you have further questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

When replying, please make sure this email is included.

With kind regards,


Jim Reinders Pentax
Digital Camera Support Team
I hope this is of help to others.

Russell
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 3:06 PM   #2
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Nice to have something official! Thanks for posting the answer you got.
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 3:14 PM   #3
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mtngal wrote:
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Nice to have something official! Thanks for posting the answer you got.
official!????
straight out of a pentaxUS techs mouth to me was 300v. needless to say i've been using the EU response of 30v.

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Old Jun 24, 2008, 4:08 PM   #4
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robar wrote:
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mtngal wrote:
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Nice to have something official! Thanks for posting the answer you got.
official!????
straight out of a pentaxUS techs mouth to me was 300v. needless to say i've been using the EU response of 30v.

roy
Well, that's the current exchange rate for you, we get 300 of your volts for 30 of ours:lol:

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Old Jun 24, 2008, 9:50 PM   #5
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Ouch! Too true and funny to boot, but ouch! :-)

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Old Jun 25, 2008, 6:50 PM   #6
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robar wrote:
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official!????
straight out of a pentaxUS techs mouth to me was 300v. needless to say i've been using the EU response of 30v.

roy
One of those is obviously a typographical error. Shocking. Positively shocking! :G
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 2:56 PM   #7
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Hi Roy,

Wel you can do a simple test by putting one of the older flashes on your camera and give use the results......:O The 300 volts could be a shocking end to the test and camera... :shock:

Personally I would think the 30 volts would be more inline than 300 volts...

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