Speedlite 199A flash and Ni-Mh battery - good or not ??

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Alicouscous, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Alicouscous

    Alicouscous Member

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    hello,
    I heard that Ni-Mh battery could cause damage to an old speedlite 199A ?
    Did you hear something like that before ? what is your experience with this matérial ? did you try this mariage ?

    Thank !
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Member

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    There is no reason your 199A flash could not use Ni-Mh batteries. They will charge the capicitor a little faster when they are fully charged but not last as long as Alkalines or Lithiums (very expensive for flash use). Keep in mind NiMh battiers will go dead all b themselves and should be charged up just before use.