Question about Vivitar 285HV Flash
I bought Vivitar 285HV Flash and get it yesterday and I'm using four Energizer Nickel Metal Hydride AA batteries for it. I tried it yesterday by pressing the Open Flash button (the red button at the bottom of the flash) several times just to test it for I don't have my camera with me just to test if it is working. When I tried
the flash again tonight, I saw that it is no longer working. There is
no light (red/green) flashing at the back of my Vivitar 285V. I make sure that the batteries are arrange correctly and was in correct form as it
enters into the battery compartment, but Flash is still not working. I charge the battery and try it again and still does not wok. After that I tried the battery in my other flash (SB600) and the battery works there so it is clear that it is not the battery. I hope anyone would help me with regards to this
There is nothing wrong with your flash unit. The regular AA batters are 1.5 v volts each- if 4 batteries are used that is a total of 6 volts for proper operation. The rechargeable batteries are 1.2 volts each and 4 will get you 4.8 volts- thats 1.2 volts short and that is probably the root of our problem .
Try recharging you rechargeable batteries and put the im one more time- if the same problem happens you will have to stick with standard AA batteries. There external 6 volt packs that will work with your flash unit0 the are a bit of an expense at first but you will save on replacement batteries in the long run,.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
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