Battery pack on SB-800 with radio triggers ?

Started Sep 10, 2012 | Discussions
DafO Regular Member • Posts: 279
Battery pack on SB-800 with radio triggers ?

Recently bought the Pixel TD-383 battery pack for the SB-800 which is the copy of the Nikon SD-8A.

Used it for a couple of weddings and it's great.

However something I didn't realise/think of when purchasing - in addition to the power connector at the front - it needs to be connected to the PC synch connector. This is the same on the TD-383 and SD-8A.

When using my SB-800's for location shoots I prefer to set to manual and fire using my radio triggers (Elinchrom skyport) rather than CLS - however if I want to use these battery packs - these are now connected to the PC Sync connector which I'd otherwise use for triggering.

So I was wondering if anybody has used such battery packs and triggered in such a manner ?
I know I can use CLS - but there are several advantages to using radio triggers.

On asking Nikon if I could use a PC sync splitter I was told:

In theory it would work, however, I cannot advise to use it this way as it has not been designed to be used this way and we have not tested it this way, so unfortunately I cannot say what the results will be with regards to damage incurred to equiptment.

So just checking before I blow up my SB-800/batteries/etc.

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Lifer
Lifer Senior Member • Posts: 1,810
Re: Battery pack on SB-800 with radio triggers ?

You might get more responses to you question if you posted this in the D300 or D4 forums. This forum is for P&S cameras & doesn't usually get many responses to questions such as yours. Even though I use SB-800s, I don't have an answer for you.

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OP DafO Regular Member • Posts: 279
Re: Battery pack on SB-800 with radio triggers ?

Ah yes. thanks for the pointer.

I thought it was more a generic Nikon forum and would be suitable for speelight questions.

Question re-posted here :
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=42460590
Please answer there instead

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