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Fotobyte Pegasus and Flash trigger


tyronet2000

Link Posted 02/08/2018 - 18:24
I've obtained a set of "studio" type flash heads which are mains powered. I have a receiver via a sync cable which comes from the power supply and plugs into the flash head sync socket. The transmitter works ok on test and also when a sync cable is attached to it and my K-3 "flash on" set in the menu and the camera shutter button operated as normal. The transmitter has a centre pin hot shoe fitting and knowing nothing of this sort of equipment, I leave hanging from the camera by the cable. Would it be safe to have the transmitter in the hot shoe or could there be voltage which would damage the camera?
Regards
Stan

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smudge

Link Posted 02/08/2018 - 20:32
I'm not familiar with your unit but I have an old Courtenay Solaflash mains powered unit. I had to buy an add on accessory to step down the trigger voltage to make it safe to use with modern cameras. So I would proceed with caution.
Regards, Philip

tyronet2000

Link Posted 02/08/2018 - 20:51
Thanks smudge. That was was one of the reasons I was asking about this kit. The actual trigger is quite small so don't know if it would generate a high voltage the source of which is from the camera. It was the center pin I was vary of and was thinking perhaps of getting a hotshoe adapter with no connections and use that to hold the trigger rather than have it swinging about on the end of the sync cable.
Regards
Stan

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SteveF

Link Posted 03/08/2018 - 17:10
There's a web page listing the trigger voltages for many models of flashes, might be worth looking for something similar for studio lights?

tyronet2000

Link Posted 03/08/2018 - 22:25
Got a set of Godox triggers, for Pentax and other makes. Set them up and all seems well, no smell of burning etc. Attached Versa Trigger and that worked so fingers crossed it will be ok. It seems there is no manual for these flash heads. will have to experiment although I got some information from another source.
Regards
Stan

PPG
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