5th Battery for SB-800


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Chlee

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Hi all,.....

not sure about this.... can i actually use an alkaline batt for the quick recycling batt pack while the flash is using rechargables??

Thanks in advance..... :)
 

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Not advisable. Either use all of them alkalines or all rechargables.

Again, why would you want to mix the batteries? Thinking of even faster recycling times?
 

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Actually, its all stated in the manual. :dunno:

There's a lot of warning on imporper battery usage.
 

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Used the same batteries . Do not mix the batteries your SB800 will haywire.
 

Chlee

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Hi all,

Thanks for all your replies....

I have read about all the warnings... just want to see if anyone has tried. Reason being I do not have extra rechargables at the moment, so just thinking of poping in an alkaline....... ;p

Guess I better follow Nikon's instructions..... :nono:
 

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I've tried it, 4 sanyo 2300 in flash and 1 energizer in the attachment. Whent the whole set of batteries run dry during a test wedding shoot, the alkaline batt was so hot that I dropped it from my hand upon removal. Something I will never do in future in case I screw up my SB800
 

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wheniam said:
I've tried it, 4 sanyo 2300 in flash and 1 energizer in the attachment. Whent the whole set of batteries run dry during a test wedding shoot, the alkaline batt was so hot that I dropped it from my hand upon removal. Something I will never do in future in case I screw up my SB800

oh..... thanks for the info...... :sweat:
 

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