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Hot Shoe voltage ?

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.
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Re: Hot Shoe voltage ?

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.

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Re: Hot Shoe voltage ?

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
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Re: Hot Shoe voltage ?

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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 Amazon.com : Wein Products W990560 (SSHSHS) Safe-Sync Hot Shoe To Hot Shoe : Camera & Photo


Why risk your camera being fried & I think Olympus will take the same approach.
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Re: Hot Shoe voltage ?

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.
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Re: Hot Shoe voltage ?

I use these for my HV Guns as well as other slave applications:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SYK-3-Hot-...item51c94b3867

They work very well and are very cheap

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Re: Hot Shoe voltage ?

Found it on the on line manual ...25v
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Re: Hot Shoe voltage ?

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I use these for my HV Guns as well as other slave applications:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SYK-3-Hot-...item51c94b3867

They work very well and are very cheap

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,

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Re: Hot Shoe voltage ?

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.

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Re: Hot Shoe voltage ?

Put a few notes on this in the flash section
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