Max trigger voltage for Olympus PEN series?

diesel604

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Is 6V the max trigger voltage for the hotshoe on the E-P1/E-P2/E-PL1 cameras?

If this is the case, I will need to buy a Wein Safe Sync to use older manual flashes with 6V+ trigger voltage.

I have two flashes that are below 10V ~ Sunpak 433D and 555 potato masher. I had no problems with direct connection to them via the E-300 pc cord or hotshoe.

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AFAIK most if not all modern cameras are rated up to 12V. I use my Vivitar 285 on my GH1, and it meters at about 8V. Can't imagine the E-PENs would have a lower voltage rating than 12V.
 

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Is 6V the max trigger voltage for the hotshoe on the E-P1/E-P2/E-PL1 cameras?
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Officially, I believe so. I have used my old Pentax flash which is about 7.5V and the world did not end. With most of these specifications there is usually a fair margin or safety so use your discretion. You also need to be careful that none of the minor pins connect as they may perform a different fuction. I made a small u-shaped piece out of some plastic card to solve that issue.

BTW, Nikon flashes are normally under 6 Volts. Flash tirgger voltages
 

diesel604

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Thanks for the info folks!

I do have a Nikon SB-27 - I will check the trigger voltage of it today. I guess to be safe for now anything above 6V will be on radio/optical triggers.


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