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Metz 60-4 flash takes much longer than normal for the ready light to come on to allow me to take another photo.

I read a similar post but my flash still has issues. My Problem I have been using a Metz 60-4 flash with dryfit battery for a few years and recently began having a problem. With the flash set on TTL the flash takes much longer than normal for the ready light to come on to allow me to take another photo. I replaced the SCA 3000C and SCA 3402 modules/adapters on camera (Nikon F100 and Nikon N90) and also purchased a MZ 5320 replacement battery.My next step is to send it to Metz but I was hoping there was something simple I overlooked. Any suggestions?

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The battery itself may be packing up. Try borrowing a good one and see if this solves the problem. Next try to replace the capacitor in the battery pack. Also do you know of a decent wide angle diffuser for the Metz 60 ct 4. Regards
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Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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It is likely the capacitor in the battery pack. If they are not powered up every month, they dry out resulting in long power up and recycle times. You'll need to get it replaced to rejuvenate your 60 CT-4 to its original spec.

Posted on Apr 11, 2007

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I have two Mecablitz 60 CT batteries. They are about 10 years old and have not been charged since March, 2004. Should I dispose of them or can they be repaired for a reasonable cost?


The couple of dryfit batteries I've looked at have been shot. I don't know how old they were. Take a decent modern battery charger (the ones at WallMart are good enough) that will handle 6 volt and AGM batteries. Clean the contacts and jury rig a way to connect the charger to the battery terminals. If the charger doesn't register anything, it's likely the batteries have died. They will actually completely dry out inside, becoming inert. I've used $20 AGM batteries from Batteries Plus and they seem to work fine (though you either need to make a battery adaptor, or cut out the side of the battery pack to get them to fit.

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A new dryfit battery is delivered fully loaded. So you will not have to charge it the first time. My 5 year old dryfit battery still is holding enough energy to help me through the darker moments. I have it charged now once after an average of 400/500 flash pictures (when do you need full power with this flash?), which is every two to three weeks (normal hobby use).

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Having trouble charging the dry fit battery for the mecablitz 4. Any sugestions.


Make sure the contacts on both the battery and charger are clean. To clean them, use a rubber pencil eraser to shine them up. Do not use any cleaning fluids or abrasives like sand paper as this willonly cause them to corrode more.

After a period of time the dryfit battery will wearout and willstop taking a charge. If you battery is more than 2 years old than it may be time to replace it.

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Hi Tom,

The battery is Metz Accu 60-38 4.5Ah at 6VDC
VRLA Battery 100 20 4010


Any Pb battery at 4.5Ah or higher will do.
Toy & Us sells some of them for kid cars.

eltroman
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Oct 10, 2008 | Metz Mecablitz 60CT4 TTL Flash

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The Metz 60CT-4 uses Accu 60-38 4.5Ah @6V Pb battery.
Charging system is difference from NiMH battery.

Beside the voltage is only 1.2VDC per cell on NiMH battery.
Four cells will have a total of 4.8VDC.
If you got five (5) cells: 1.2 X 5 = 6.0VDC. Do not charge these cells with Metz. Use NiMH Charger for NiMH battery.

Alexander
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Are you still having problem with the flash not flashing? Use a DVM (digital volt meter) to measure the battery from the pack. Take the 6 volt battery out from the pack and measure it. A reading of 6vdc or greater is good. Also the for amp. of the battery. Alexander atdlee@netzero.com

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