Metz 45CT1


Hazza

Link Posted 16/04/2007 - 17:21
Hi, does anyone know wether an early metz 45 CT1 will work with a DS2 or will it fry the electronics? Don't want to risk my camera for the sake of getting a different flash.
Harry

MattMatic

Link Posted 16/04/2007 - 17:25
Try a Google search...
http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html
Could be up to a few hundred volts on the 45CT1.

According to this post, http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00JlFD , they say serial numbers below 534,000 are high voltage.

You can always measure it with a meter - across the outer shoe and middle pin (but DON'T TOUCH with your fingers )
Matt
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Hazza

Link Posted 16/04/2007 - 18:00
Thamks Matt, I will get hold of a meter and check it out. Don't know the serial no. as I am at work now. I'll let you know how I get on.
Harry

ChrisA

Link Posted 16/04/2007 - 23:54
MattMatic wrote:
(but DON'T TOUCH with your fingers

I second that.

The other day I got a painful jolt off my Dad's little Braun 260 BC (very basic, also pretty old - hence the 'BC', I guess) in the process of measuring its trigger voltage that turned out to be 210V.

Of course, holding the probes one in each hand.

In retrospect, it was a bit of a case of "well duh"!

Hazza

Link Posted 19/04/2007 - 17:34
Update: Checked the serial no. and it is 686*** so should be OK, got one of the electricians at work to check the voltage and it comes in at just over 7v. I emailed Pentax and was told that the trigger voltage should be no more than 30v, also emailed Metz who confirmed that the serial no should mean that it has a low voltage trigger of no more than 24v as per the standard. I am dead chuffed now
Harry
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