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External Flash Power Pack

Has anyone used one of these.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-f...item416657b968

I am thinking of purchasing one but some advice before hand would be great.
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Re: External Flash Power Pack

Have you seen this review

http://www.dougjacksonphotography.co...pac-review.htm

Do a Google on
Propac P8 820

quite a few references.
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Re: External Flash Power Pack

Thanks very much for the link. Having googled it as suggested I was surprised at how many pages came up. All seemed to give this pack the thumbs up so I think I will be making a purchase very soon.
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Re: External Flash Power Pack

Having looked at the link I'm not sure where you get the cable to connect to the FL50R from? Have you found them anywhere?
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Re: External Flash Power Pack

Hmm, it's given me an idea!

I've got one of these which I might see if I can use:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-12V-650...item4609d47310

Being lithium it is much lighter and has a higher energy density the NiMh. I just need to get a lead. The 5V setting would be OK as 4 NiMh cells will only give 4.8V and at the claimed 15000 mAHr it's over 7 times the capacity of the Propac one. It's also much cheaper!

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Re: External Flash Power Pack

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Having looked at the link I'm not sure where you get the cable to connect to the FL50R from? Have you found them anywhere?
As the advert states that the Nikon and Canon leads aren't supplied, it seems to imply that an Olympus one is.

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Re: External Flash Power Pack

I assumed it would come with leads etc but just to confirm I have messaged the seller who is located in Germany funnily enough though it does say the item will be delivered from Exeter within one/two days.
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Re: External Flash Power Pack

I enquired about a lead from Luton Cameras, and they quoted 38.99 + 3.50 P&P for the HV-1 lead. This would add considerably to the cost of an external power supply if it's not supplied with the Propac.

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Re: External Flash Power Pack

The HV-1 might not be the right lead anyway. My understanding is that the Oly external power pack which it belongs to supplies high voltage AC - I vaguely remember reading something like 300+ volts - so in affect it bypasses the charging circuit in the flash and charges the capacitor directly. I'm not sure what the output is of the one you have found, from reading the description I thought it would be a nominal 6 volts DC and act as a replacement for the normal batteries.

Definitely worth checking, if you can find anybody to check with!

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Re: External Flash Power Pack

I see Amazon have the external flash power supplies cheaper than on Ebay:

Amazon Amazon

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Re: External Flash Power Pack

The ad doesn't mention leads and the only cables listed on the godox site are canon and nikon.
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Re: External Flash Power Pack

I receive a reply from ATecCity regarding a flash cable for the Olympus, but they say that it's not supplied, so it's a bit misleading for them to state that the power supply is suitable for an Olympus if a cable's not available!

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Re: External Flash Power Pack

After lots of messaging to this seller and receiving some misleading replies it turns out they do not provide a cable for any type of camera. I got that fed up trying to get some sensible answers from these people that I never bothered to ask if they actually sell a cable that connects to the FL-50R. So if anyone finds a cable supplier please post as these power packs seem to be pretty good according to all the reviews I have read.
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