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METZ 60 CT-4 batteries and capacitors

I need new dryfit batteries, and also the capacitor. Are these parts still available? My Metz 60 CT-4 are about 20yrs old. Thanks.

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  • TimHu Nov 26, 2014

    The flash capacitor is custom part. It has a value of about 3000uF,360V to store about 200Joules. You could use any capacitor which will fit and has correct voltage rating but flash photo flash capacitors have higher current rating than normal capacitors and have high volume efficiency so life might be reduced. If the capacitance is lower than 3000uF the GN of flash will be reduced proportionately, but everything will still work. So for example with 1500uF, guide number would be half. The power units are available cheaply used nowdays if you can find a working unit. Sonnenschein still makes batteries that fit,and there are some ebay sellers who were selling LiFePO4 batteries that are much better than the original lead acid batteries that are drop in replacements and even charge with lead acid setting in unit.

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Although you can still get lead acid batteries from Sonnenschein (the original oem manufacturer) for the Metz CT60 units, a better choice are the Lithium ferrite phosphate or Lithium ion batteries, now available on ebay. For example sales8phd on ebay sells a drop in replacement 6 or 7Ah battery with a charger for ~$75. In general these batteries produce more flashes per charge than the lead acid oem batteries,particularly when shooting a lot of flashes in rapid sucession.

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There's a lot available on Ebay. Search for 'Metz 60'. Good luck.

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