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Trying to find the capacity in microfarads & the operating voltage of capacitors for a metz flash an older version with a metz code of 502/108 (B1) A2 and a siemans cade or part numberB43405-SO317. Any help in identification would be of great assistance

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  • Big Spring Dec 31, 2007

    Main capacitor,one of two. Dimensions10 long,5 wide,2.5 deep all in cms.

  • Big Spring Jan 07, 2008

    The flash unit is a 2 part unit with a separate power pack joined by a lead to the flash unit./ The unit is grey & predates the 60 series flashes,the guide number of the unit is 110 in fett for 100ASA film.THe capacitor is one of two identical ones & is 10 cms long



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Modern portable Metz flashes are 330V, while the CT60 series which is the succesor model to 502 model are 360V. Early potato masher flashes from Metz used 500V. It is possible the 502 was a 500V unit. Remove the old flash capacitor and connect a small 600V rated cap in its place and you can measure the voltage with a voltmeter when you switch on the inverter.

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Maybe I can help.

Is it the main capacity?

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

  • Alexander Lee Jan 01, 2008

    Big Spring,

    Give me more information and can you send me photos?

    Make and model. You said make is Metz.
    Can't help you much unless you can give us as much information as possible.

    That like telling a doctor that I have a tumor, can you take it out?

    Is that 10cm long that's on the head, next to flash tube?

    Is this Metz 45ct, 60ct or what?

    You're are right those baby(cap.) do go bad.

    Together we can get the flash working again.

    Please forward to my email.



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