Kako Auto2500S

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  1. farmerj

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    Just curious if anyone is familiar with the Kako Auto 2500S flash enough to know what the trigger voltage might be?

    And would it be compatible with a Cactus V4 trigger

    The V2 says something about 12V trigger, and I thought the V4 said something about a 300 V trigger.
     
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    The V2 is capable of handling up to 200V, however the new V4 can handle 300. Apparently a different model Keko flash hit 210V, so just to be safe, I'd use the V4.
     
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    From the D90 Manual....

    I seriously want to get an SB600, but I already OWN the Kako Auto2500S.

    Mounted off camera using the Cactus V4, I would be more than comfortable figuring this out.

    Reading the D90 manual, this flash should be compatible if it's only a 210 V trigger.

    Again, it goes back to what is already owned VS what is wanted.

    This flash is from the day when dad used it on the Yashica FR electronic film camera.
     
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    Flim cameras are typically much much much more capable of handling high voltages. However digital cameras typically cannot do the same. While you maybe able to fire a high voltage flash, you may also fry the circuits inside your $900 camera.
     
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    Well, the Nikon D90 says it can handle up to 250 volts.

    The Kako flash I took and measured with a Voltmeter today. 211 volts.

    While it SHOULD work. I don't think I will risk it.

    For $90 or less on ebay, a person can get a Vivitar 285HV which is 6 volts.
     

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