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AC Power Supply for Metz 45 ct5

Can you tell me what voltage the Metz 45 CT 5 Flash Gun requires at the socket on the side of the grip - to use as a mains powered device. (studio) 
Presume it is DC and more than 7.2 Volts!
Do you have pin connection data for polarity.
I intend to make my own psu if possible.

Many thanks

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  • daf4 Mar 01, 2009

    Would you be prepared to email a copy of the circuit diag for the 45Ct 5 Mecablkitz ??

  • daf4 Mar 02, 2009

    That would be brilliant scanned in bits which i could patch together.
    I don't know of a secure way to pass you my email address either!

  • Fernando Cabrero Santos

    I have a metz 45 ct5 and want to connect to metz power pack 5, You can send me the wiring diagram polarity ct5 metz 45 c & power pack 50,



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Hi daf4,

I have a circuit diagram for the 45CT-5 and the flash unit as well. The voltage is 360V DC, which goes straight across the flash tube. The top pin is positive, when the notch in the socket is on the right hand side, i.e. towards the back of the flash.

I'm also looking for a circuit diagram for a 45CL-4, if you know anyone who has one.



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  • Neil Mar 01, 2009

    The circuit is A3 size. I could scan it, but any smaller and it would be hard to read.

  • Neil Mar 02, 2009

    I'm new to this site. I don't know how to contact anyone, apart from leaving messages here.

  • jmlees3 Aug 03, 2011

    I am also looking for a circuit diagram for a 45CL-4 digital but the 45CT-5 woulddo for starters.
    John M.lees

  • Neil Aug 04, 2011

    I suspect all the 45 series power sections would be the same, just the interface sections would be different. I read somewhere that the 45CL-4 standard and digital versions are the same, just the digital one gets its extra settings from an external unit on the hot shoe.
    Metz in Australia are now only in Melbourne and they won't give circuits to anyone, nor will Metz in Germany.
    If I can post my email address on here, you, daf4 and I can talk, but I'll check if I'm allowed to first.


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Hullo Any one have both an operators manual and a service Manual for metz45ct5 CT 5 has an Additional Infared port ???

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    Laszlo Kalmar Feb 04, 2015

    Metz 45CT5 definitely does not have any infrared ports. It is an old flash from the eighties of the past century, on top of that representing a dead end of Metz line in terms of dedication to analog film cameras.However, Metz 45 series flashes are still useful power stations in the hands of a knowledgeable photographer.



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