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Information On A Kalimar 173a Flash?
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Oct 30, 2012 20:22:57   #
Asuyuka
 
I picked this up at a thrift shop, cheap, mostly for the flash cable. My sister pointed out and said I might want to know the actual ohms on it, before hooking it up to my Kodak? Any help for a camera newb? :lol:

All it came with was flash, cable, and a small note packet, which doesn't have this on it.

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Oct 30, 2012 20:50:15   #
GoofyNewfie (a regular here)
 
Have you tried Googling it?

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Oct 30, 2012 20:52:34   #
Asuyuka
 
GoofyNewfie wrote:
Have you tried Googling it?


Yep, nothing really comes up, save eBay auctions that neglect this information. :)

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Oct 30, 2012 20:59:49   #
hangman45
 
Asuyuka wrote:
I picked this up at a thrift shop, cheap, mostly for the flash cable. My sister pointed out and said I might want to know the actual ohms on it, before hooking it up to my Kodak? Any help for a camera newb? :lol:

All it came with was flash, cable, and a small note packet, which doesn't have this on it.


I was not able to find any info on the 173a but the 171a and 175a both have to much voltage

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Oct 30, 2012 21:00:54   #
Asuyuka
 
hangman45 wrote:
Asuyuka wrote:
I picked this up at a thrift shop, cheap, mostly for the flash cable. My sister pointed out and said I might want to know the actual ohms on it, before hooking it up to my Kodak? Any help for a camera newb? :lol:

All it came with was flash, cable, and a small note packet, which doesn't have this on it.


I was not able to find any info on the 173a but the 171a and 175a both have to much voltage


Alright, thanks. What is the voltage, then? Just for reference. :)

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Oct 30, 2012 21:03:54   #
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Oct 30, 2012 21:05:31   #
Asuyuka
 
hangman45 wrote:
http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html


Thanks for that. At least we have the cable. :)

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Oct 31, 2012 00:46:39   #
BHC
 
Google

kalimar 173a flash

And you'll get hundreds of hits, including your original UHH post.

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Oct 31, 2012 00:54:54   #
BigDaveMT
 
You may still be able to use the flash, but it will have to be fired by a remote trigger.

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Oct 31, 2012 01:04:33   #
Asuyuka
 
Mogul wrote:
Google

kalimar 173a flash

And you'll get hundreds of hits, including your original UHH post.


I know. The only thing I was missing was voltage information, provided by someone else. But thank you. :)

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Oct 31, 2012 01:34:39   #
sloscheider
 
Your Kodak what? It could be that your Kodak is perfectly fine with a 300 volt flash...

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Oct 31, 2012 02:09:38   #
BHC
 
Asuyuka wrote:
Mogul wrote:
Google

kalimar 173a flash

And you'll get hundreds of hits, including your original UHH post.


I know. The only thing I was missing was voltage information, provided by someone else. But thank you. :)

Could you please share with us the information you have regarding the trigger voltage of the 173A?

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Oct 31, 2012 10:04:26   #
GoofyNewfie (a regular here)
 
Mogul wrote:
Asuyuka wrote:
Mogul wrote:
Google

kalimar 173a flash

And you'll get hundreds of hits, including your original UHH post.


I know. The only thing I was missing was voltage information, provided by someone else. But thank you. :)

Could you please share with us the information you have regarding the trigger voltage of the 173A?


In the handy link provided by hangman45 above:
4-5V measured by Michael Meissner,
but 183V measured by Derek Misener...

Not real consistent!

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Oct 31, 2012 12:38:39   #
PhotoGator
 
Asuyuka wrote:
hangman45 wrote:
Asuyuka wrote:
I picked this up at a thrift shop, cheap, mostly for the flash cable. My sister pointed out and said I might want to know the actual ohms on it, before hooking it up to my Kodak? Any help for a camera newb? :lol:

All it came with was flash, cable, and a small note packet, which doesn't have this on it.


I was not able to find any info on the 173a but the 171a and 175a both have to much voltage


Alright, thanks. What is the voltage, then? Just for reference. :)
quote=hangman45 quote=Asuyuka I picked this up a... (show quote)


You can still use it off camera.

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