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Pistnbroke
30th December 2014, 07:44 AM
Has anyone seen an official statement relating to the voltage capability of the M10 flash shoe.
I understand fully about the old guns having 300v on the pins and the new ones about 5 but may cameras can be used with the 300v guns . can the M10 thats the question.

Daveart
30th December 2014, 03:44 PM
Hi, you can if used with a cube voltage protector, they isolate the high voltage down to 5 or 6 volts, don't attempt to use an old type without one or a wireless trigger unit.

Dave

Pistnbroke
30th December 2014, 04:01 PM
I have e mailed Olympus so we see what they say ..Its all a question of what the SCR thats doing the triggering is rated at ..300v I hope

Ross the fiddler
30th December 2014, 10:10 PM
I have e mailed Olympus so we see what they say ..Its all a question of what the SCR thats doing the triggering is rated at ..300v I hope

I wouldn't be using any high voltage flash without one of these. Amazon.com : Wein Products W990560 (SSHSHS) Safe-Sync Hot Shoe To Hot Shoe : Camera & Photo@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41pLmz15PkL.@@AMEPARAM@@41pLmz15PkL
Why risk your camera being fried & I think Olympus will take the same approach.

Pistnbroke
30th December 2014, 10:15 PM
That costs more than a flash gun !!! Nikon is rated to 250v so lets see what Olympus have to say..not too bothered its only a holiday pocketable camera .
got the big guns for everyday use.

Graham_of_Rainham
31st December 2014, 11:37 AM
I use these for my HV Guns as well as other slave applications:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SYK-3-Hot-Shoe-adapter-Remote-Optical-Slave-Flash-Trigger-For-Nikon-Sigma-Pentax-/351269501031?pt=UK_Photography_Flash_Adapters&hash=item51c94b3867

They work very well and are very cheap

*chr

Pistnbroke
1st January 2015, 02:11 PM
Found it on the on line manual ...25v

Ralph Harwood
1st January 2015, 05:27 PM
I use these for my HV Guns as well as other slave applications:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SYK-3-Hot-Shoe-adapter-Remote-Optical-Slave-Flash-Trigger-For-Nikon-Sigma-Pentax-/351269501031?pt=UK_Photography_Flash_Adapters&hash=item51c94b3867

They work very well and are very cheap

*chr

Hi everyone!

I use these as well, they work really well with all but one of my flashes, the trigger voltage must be just too high with fresh batteries as it will flash randomly when it had been ready for a while.

Cheers,

Ralph.

Pistnbroke
1st January 2015, 10:23 PM
The SCR in the unit can be triggered into conduction by excessive voltage without damage and that is what you are experiencing.
Just had a letter from, Olympus and it rated at 250v

Thank you for your email regarding your OM-D E-M10 camera.

I can confirm that the maximum voltage of the hot shoe of this camera is 250 v.

Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be more than happy to assist you further.

Kind regards
Edita Warlopova
Technical Care Specialist

Pistnbroke
16th January 2015, 10:03 AM
Put a few notes on this in the flash section