Battery pack on SB-800 with radio triggers ?

Started Sep 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
DafO
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Re: Battery pack on SB-800 with radio triggers ?
In reply to DafO, Jan 11, 2013

The "Is the PC Sync chord needed" question seems common amongst discussions about the SD-8A or other copies. For the Nikon version I found this:

https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16493

"The second cable has a flash PC connection, this should be connected to the Speedlights sync terminal found under the rubber flap on the side of the flash. When the Speedlight is triggered a signal is sent to the SD-8A via this cable to instruct it to prepare and start recharging the Speedlight as soon as possible. This method allows the SD-8A to recharge a Speedlight faster than other external power supplies, which are dumb and must wait until the Speedlight begins to the draw power."

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