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Old Aug 3, 2003, 8:01 PM   #1
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I have a couple of little Britek AS-36 strobes, they work fine with my Canon FD series and EOS series bodies. I've been trying to measure the trigger voltage on them unsuccessfully to determine if it is within the safe levels for my digital p&s.

Anyone used them successfully? Or any suggestions on how to properly meassure the trigger voltage?
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Old Aug 3, 2003, 10:26 PM   #2
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... Or any suggestions on how to properly meassure the trigger voltage?
1) use a high inpedance voltmeter ( a digital , or an analog with higher than 20 kOhms/volt)
2) the flash/strobe must be ready to fire
rem: the reading should be steady and the measurement should not make the flash fire (the voltage then drop down)

see also here :
http://www.botzilla.com/photo/G1strobe.html
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Thanks, good link too...
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Problem turned out to be a toasted multi-meter, I bought a new one and the tested trigger voltages on my units are:

Britek AS-36 strobe-1 5.30v
Britek AS-36 strobe-2 2.50v
Vivitar 3700 with canon FD adapter 8.80v
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