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03-17-2017, 04:17 AM   #1
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Question regarding older studio strobes

I recently picked up an older Speedotron lighting setup. It came with the cable to hook into the PC Sync port on my K-1. I know there are known high voltage issues with speed lights that go into the hot shoe. Do I need to worry about this potential issue using pc sync? The power pack in question is a Blackline model 2403B if that makes a difference.

I guess the next question would be, if the voltage will be an issue, what's the best way to tackle / isolate the setup from the camera to prevent damage?

03-17-2017, 05:48 AM   #2
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My understanding is that the PC port is designed to be exposed to higher voltage. However the lack of reliable data on the limitations of this makes the risk of damage a concern. I personally would use a safe sync port like the one described in this article:

Trigger Voltage Limits with Modern Digital Cameras - Steve's Digicams Forums

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