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FAQ: Safe trigger voltages for EOS SLRs

Discussion in 'Canon Conflab' started by Benchista, May 5, 2009.

  1. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Info here courtesy of Chuck Westfall.

    It seems that ALL Canon DSLRs are safe up to 250 volts, EXCEPT the D30, D60, 10D and 300D, which are only safe up to 6 volts. The film EOSs are safe up to 6 volts, EXCEPT the 1, 1N, 1V and 3, which are all safe up to 250 volts.
     
  2. Larry Shone

    Larry Shone Well-Known Member

    Good stuff Nick! I also found voltage tests for various flashguns on another site and the flash I have, a Cobra 440AF, has a voltage of 3.6V. But altho its safe on the 10D I've been informed on here that it doesnt work on that camera, and I've not tried.
     
  3. moooocow

    moooocow Member

    Hi all . I wanted to use a very old Prinz flasgun on my 5D . Being worried about the voltage I bought a cheap trigger unit . Cost me about £20,is well made and works fine and also gives me the opertunity to place the flash off camera . Rex . P.S. It's branded 'ishoot'
     
  4. Ben Myerson

    Ben Myerson Member

    Last edited: Aug 14, 2011
  5. eagerbeaver

    eagerbeaver Well-Known Member

    Be careful. There is a difference between the PC socket and the hotshoe. Read the manual.
     
  6. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

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