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    Default Lumix L1 flash voltage

    Got a reply from Panasonic re max flash trigger voltage. It is 20 volts- so my Vivitar 285HV (at 8 volts) is ok!

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    Default Re: Lumix L1 flash voltage

    Wow! at 20 volts just about any modern flash unit should be safe. I don't think any of them go over 12 -14 volts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenbarrington View Post
    Wow! at 20 volts just about any modern flash unit should be safe. I don't think any of them go over 12 -14 volts.
    I would imagine most modern flashes are under 6 volts, since a lot of Canon's specify 6 volts maximum. However, the ISO standard for flashes specifies that a camera should be able to handle up to 24 volts. The killers were the older Vivitar 285's and 283's that had hundreds of volts.

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    Indeed! The most useful thing about my Wein SafeSync is the ability to convert a hot shoe to a standard PC connection!
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    Default Re: Lumix L1 flash voltage

    just to be completely safe, if you can access a multi-meter
    go here for instructions
    http://www.botzilla.com/photo/g1strobe.html

    "How to Check Trigger Voltage"
    Riley

    Olympus User, Pro Photographer since 2003

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    Default Re: Lumix L1 flash voltage

    The problem with some flashes in not a too high trigger voltage, but too low. The FL-36 has a trigger voltage of only 4.4V, and that's why the triac in the eBay radio triggers will not fire (there is a special model where they replaced the triac with a transistor, and that model works fine with FL-36).

    Moshe

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