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Old 03-11-2006   #1
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Default S2 trigger voltage.

Does anyone here happen to know the maximum flash trigger voltage acceptable with an S2? I want a back-up body and I use a Sunpak "potato masher" flash that has a trigger voltage of about 190 volts. The Oly E-1, Canon 20D and most all film cameras are good for 250 volts. I emailed Fuji but no answer.

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well first off the S2 is N80 based. so nikons have a max of 250V. Fuji lists the S3 max at 40v though. here is a lot if common flashes and their voltage.

http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

All the references for the S2 is at 250V, so i think you are safe there.
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well first off the S2 is N80 based. so nikons have a max of 250V.* Fuji lists the S3 max at 40v though. here is a lot if common flashes and their voltage.

http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

All the references for the S2 is at 250V, so i think you are safe there.
I have the trigger voltages of the flash guns but unfortunately they haven't compiled a list of the voltage limits for cameras?
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everything i have read points to 250v. which sunpak do you have? a lot of folks use the metz and the 622 potato mashers with the s2
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Kev.
I just received an email back from Fuji support stating that the MAXIMUM trigger voltage for the S2 is 6 volts.....got to look elsewhere for a second camera now. I know the Canon 20D is good for 250 volts.
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wow 6 volts. its amazing thats all fuji rates it at. its the same camera as the n80. the n80 is a lot higher.
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Whatever the voltage is, it's important to protect your camera. . . not the flash!

Play it safe and forget about whatever the voltage is. Get a Wien trigger shoe that will isolate your camera from whatever flash unit you use. There will then be no electrical path between the camera and the flash. The trigger happens via a small optical coupler in the isolator. . . it's essentiallty a burst of light.

It's about $45 as I recall and can be used with any camera and flash combination.


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