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Recycling time I have a Metz Mecablitz 60CT4 . The recycling time from a full power flash is 14 seconds. I replaced the battery with a new one and still the 14 second recycling time. Isuspected that the the capacitor is defective.I called Bogen immaging . they said a new capacitor was $160.00. I dont want to spend that much money. Is that my problem and can I use a generic capacitor if so which one. Is there anything else I can do to repair tis problem.

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Is it fixed?

Posted on Jul 24, 2008


Buy any capacitor with same rating and with or higher working voltage.

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