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    Mine triggers up to 230V which will fry a modern camera. I have a rule of thumb that I use my Viv 283 only with my mechanical (a.k.a no batteries) cameras. I use it mostly as an optical slave anyway.

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    I've got a multimeter somewhere, but I haven't seen it in so long that I actually don't remember if it's digital or analog. I'm not terribly worried about it as I do have alternative flashes; I'll get around to checking the voltage on the 283 at some point and see if I can use it as a compact travel flash safely, though.

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    If you are like me you might find it a bit of a challenge to find specific pricing information for voltage protection on Paramount's website. Using their search function didn't seem to do it. I finally found it due to blind luck - here is the link (see the bottom of the page):

    http://www.paramountcords.com/vp.asp
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    The voltage reduction cord on this site has a 30mm jack plug on it meant to connect to studio strobes, and would be useless to connect a flash gun to a modern Canon SLR that has no sync. socket.
    P.S the Vivitar 283 is safe to use with the Canon AE1 it's from the same era as Matt writes, and the trigger voltage won't be an issue with it , but I wouldn't risk it with a T90 or EOS camera.
    There are 42 different tips to combine to at least 1462 different configurations: combinesd with any type of cord and +/- voltage reduction. I would expect one of the combinations to work; at least male hotshoe to female hotshoe.
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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