a. Changing battery.
Change the flash unit battery before and after each use. Also
charge the battery whenever it takes more than 30 seconds for the
ready light (figure 123) to come on again after flashing.
(1) Insure that the battery ONOFF switch on the flash unit is set at
(2) Insure that the AC/charge unit VOLTAGE SELECTOR IS SET FOR THE AC
line voltage available.
(3) Plug the AC/charge unit into an ac receptacle.
(4) Connect the AC/charge unit cord to the flash unit.
A full charge should take approximately 1 hour; variations in
charging conditions may cause full charging to take up to 1 1/2
hours. You will get an average of 65+ flashes after the unit is
On the average, you will get eight flashes from 5 minutes of
charging and 20 flashes from 15 minutes.
(5) Charge unit until charge termination indicator (figure 123) glows.
Unplug AC/charge unit when the AC/charge unit is unplugged from a
power source. Failure to do so will allow the flash unit battery to
b. Forming capacitor.
The capacitor in the flash unit must be formed (electrically
activated) whenever the unit has not been used for 30 days or more.
Do this after the battery has been charged.
(1) After the battery has been charged, leave the AC/charge unit
connected to the flash unit, and slide the ONOFF switch to ON.
(2) When the ready light comes on, fire the flash by pressing the open
flash button (figure 123).