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Putting more than 4.8/6 volts into a SB-800


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adrianaitken Registered since 19th Mar 2004
Mon 11-Dec-06 12:18 PM

The SB-800 lets you put in 4 NiMh (1.2 volt) and normal AAs (1.5 volt). It has a '5th' battery option taking it upto (potentially) 7.5 volts.
Has anyone tried putting more power in through the battery compartment - say 12 volts ?
I'd only expect the recharge cycle to shorten, not for more power.
Just wondering if there is any sort of voltage limiter inbuilt into the SB-800 or if things would fry internally.