Voltage of Batteries for C4 cube flash accessory

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In the 'Batteries for C4 cube flash accessory'-thread, Martin mentioned that the C4 does not need precise voltage and that it would be OK with 3V. What is the real voltage now that the two V825PX had stacked up? I have found a (Varta) battery Type CR 2450 Lithium battery that is the exact same size as the 825. It's 3V a piece though (=6Volts stacked together). Will these work in the C4-flashcubeholder??

-- Uwe Salaschek (Jeck34@gmx.net), January 30, 2000


Uwe, the Varta 825 was a 1.5 v cell.

6 volts seems too high, twice the required voltage.

Use at your own risk. Think about what happen when you plug a 110 v light bulb into 220 v socket.

It is always a good bet to stay close to original voltage.

-- martin tia (martin.tai@capcanada.com), January 30, 2000.

If you use a 6V instead of orginal 3V for the flash, then there will be excessive current passisng the flash sync contact of your Minox camera, increase the risk of contact burn out or fuse up( even though you may get away with with it).

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), February 05, 2000.

BC flash is not the same thing as cube flash

BC flash was DESIGNED to take 15V battery

C4 flash was DESIGNED to take 3V battery

Increase voltage from 3v to 6v makes a big difference in POWER, the power is quadrupled.

You may use any voltage any battery higher then the designed range, at your own risk and on your own camera.

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), February 05, 2000.

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