Shocking Strobes

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by TheProf, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. TheProf

    TheProf TPF Noob!

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    Hi has any one ever experienced this:

    Im using self contained strobe heads and am getting a shock through the x syc cord. Ive been using this with a 4x5 and have felt the shock (or electrical current) through the shutter release cable when the cam is pluged into the stobes. Now With the 4x5 im not really worried cause the is no electronics involved. But I want to use these strobes with my D70 but fear frying my cervo. I just used them with my friends Elan and everything seemed ok (thank god) But im terrified of destroying my new cam.

    Any suggestions?

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  2. markc

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    Are the stobes plugged into a grounded outlet? I take it they are a three-prong. Even if the socket has three prongs, the ground may not be hooked up.
     
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    My flashes came with an adapter because apparently not all cameras us the same polarity. You might try that.
     
  4. TheProf

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    Well they are European 2 prong 240. I have them going to a power strip.
    You might be right unfortionatly I dont think my outlets are grounded. In fact I dont think any are in this Country pfff!

    Walt what kind of adaptor are you refering to. I never heard of strobes having Polarity?
     

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