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Magnum164 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jun 2011Fri 23-Nov-12 04:13 PM
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"SD-9 Battery Pack"


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I have trouble pulling the trigger on this unit since I really need at least 3 for each speed light I use. It's nothing more than a battery tray for 8 batteries so it should be easy to duplicate.

Does anyone know where you can buy a replacement cable? I could use that to go in a case you can get at Radio Shack real cheap.

There are a few cheap cases out there as well, but they require the use of a PC cable for the flash which not all of my flashes have.

And yes, for those that will sa I do realize I could damage the flash unit, but I only have one SB-910 I use for on camera for off camera and where I would want to use these are cheaper flashes (hey, they all generate bright light) so the risk is lower.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 24-Nov-12 02:52 AM
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#1. "RE: SD-9 Battery Pack"
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Hi Randall,

Why would you need at least 3 Battery Pack for each Speedlight.

What Speedlights or flash units do you plan on using the battery packs with?

With Manual flash units like the Vivitar 285HV it would be easy to build a cheap battery pack and wire it to the flash via the battery compartment via dummy batteries.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Magnum164 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jun 2011Sat 24-Nov-12 03:19 AM
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#2. "RE: SD-9 Battery Pack"
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That should have been worded to say I need 3 packs for the 3 speedlights I have, not 3 for each one. The flash brands vary, but they all have the same Nikon connector as the SB-900 and SB-910 for commonality.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 29-Nov-12 07:23 AM
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#3. "RE: SD-9 Battery Pack"
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Hi Randall,

Quantum makes the MKZ9 (DIN type plug) and SKZ9 cords that have Dummy Batteries SB-910 and SB-900 Speedlights.
The External Power Port on Nikon Speedlights is wired directly to the capacitor and requires high voltage. I suspect that the same would be true for any third party Speedlight that uses the same plug.
The CKE and CKE2 Cords for the Turbo Batteries will fit the External Power Port.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Magnum164 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jun 2011Thu 29-Nov-12 11:21 PM
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#4. "RE: SD-9 Battery Pack"
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Marty.. Thanks for tracking that down for me.

I decided since I am shooting a wedding Saturday that I needed something real quick. Ordering some cables from a new company Flashzebra I noticed they had a unit for only $66. I figured why not give it a try.

An added advantage is it can be used with 4 cells or 8 cells and it also comes with a nice carry case. I have played with it some and I never have to wait for the flash except on high power (manual) at 150mm zoom. Then its about 1 second for recharge. That is with 1.2v rechargeable batteries with 1.5 volt Alkaline you could probably get away with faster cycles.

http://flashzebra.com/products/0267/index.shtml



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Bravozulu Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2012Fri 30-Nov-12 09:51 PM
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#5. "RE: SD-9 Battery Pack"
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Go to the website for Al Jacobs. He makes an industrial strength rechargeable battery pack for Nikons in several sizes. One is small enough to fit into the jacket pocket of a Tuxedo for wedding scenarios.

You'll save money in the long run. Click on the tab for "Wedding Equipment" on his site. I've got a genuine Nikon SD-9, but though you've got a few extra batteries in it, you can't shoot forever. Maybe a factor of 2X or 3X in terms of power. A big advantage in recycle time, though.

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Magnum164 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jun 2011Sat 01-Dec-12 01:02 AM
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#6. "RE: SD-9 Battery Pack"
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Thanks, I looked at his site and to be honest didn't like the box or batteries.

And true you can't shoot forever unless you are using 2500-2700mah batteries. But I have a different route I want to go and will be lighter and last a lot longer but I needed something for a wedding tomorrow - so the box I got will work. Just wanted to make sure I had one flash that would last all day.

Then I will look at the cable and see what I can come up with.... Who knows maybe I will market my idea:)

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