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Old 13th March 2018
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Re: Is this Flash unit safe

I do not have this particular gun and one problem with an 'own brand' supplier such as Jessops, is that their items may not always be sourced from the same supplier and may, therefore, not all be identical.

I notice that there is one of these for sale by Heritage Cameras and they state "This is an excellent flash unit for most Canon EOS film cameras (but NOT the 300x or any digital models). It has a bounce, swivel and zoom head, twin flashes and has a low (safe) trigger voltage." which sounds encouraging.

If you know someone with a voltmeter, it is easy to check the voltage on the central (trigger) pin. If it is around 6v or less, the gun can be regarded as 'safe'.

I have an old Vivitar 283 flashgun and my particular example has a 'safe' trigger voltage but some models made under the same designation have more than 230v on the pin, which is far from safe! Sadly, there's no hard and fast rule, unless you can make your own measurement.
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