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My Metz units have sat a long while. I now need them again and and have fresh batts but I guess my capacitor is going it takes about 14 seconds to recycle from discharge to full power on manual. I would like to replace the capacitors but they have no stats on them. all I see is "Frako, Kapazitatskonstant, 333 39 0010-1, 87 26" can some one tell me a suitable replacement? or what the V and uf was for this capacitor? Thank you Dave

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About 8 seconds is normal. Metz actually instruct owners to discharge the flash at full power every month to preserve the capacitor, which you haven't done. I confess I don't always do that either. But just fire it off till the battery goes flat, and then recharge and try again. This has always improved the performance when I have done it. Basically, they like to do heavy work, and like muscles, get better for it. That sounds silly, but it is true. There is an electrochemical explanation. As you are not sure what capacitor to use, I would recommend taking the unit to Foto Reisel in Sydney if it is near you. They can get the unit serviced for you. You can also send an email to Metz. They understand English, and if servicing the unit is difficult in your location, and you sound capable of fixing it yourself, they may sell you or tell you an equivalent part. BE CAREFUL THOUGH. THAT THING CAN EASILY STOP YOUR HEART!

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Capacitor is no longer available or being sold.

The people that designed this great flash have retired and passed away.
I am one of the few that's still around.

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