Power Pack PS 8

Power Pack PS 8
External Power Booster for an Electronic Flash Unit
POWER ON
CONNECTING THE BATTERY
Power Pack PS 8
Make sure the batteries are correctly inserted in the flash
unit while switching on the power pack. Without the
batteries in the flash, the flash will not work.
The power pack will not be able to switch on if the power
supply cable is not connected.
Select the power output , such as “Low”, “Mid” or "High".
(Fig .11)
Make sure to switch
off the Power Pack
PS 8. (Fig .3)
OPERATION MANUAL
Nissin Power Pack PS 8 is an external power
booster for an electronic flash.
Nomenclature
Pull out the ‘LOCK’
Buttopn and Put the
battery inside the
power pack main
body. (Fig .4)
By using this Power Pack PS 8 together with
the regular power source in the flash body,
the recycle time to charge up is reduced to
1/4 compare to that with the regular power
source only. Futhermore, the maximum
number of flashes is increased significantly.
Low Power
Fig .4
Push the “LOCK”
button and make
sure it is locked
safely.
(Fig .5)
Two power supply sockets are provided so
that two flashes can be used together at the
same time.
Before using the Power Pack PS 8, please
read this operation manual and refer to your
flash owner’s manual carefully to get a better
understanding of proper operation to enjoy
flash photography.
Nissin supplies different kinds of power supply cables
according to the brand of flash that you are using.
You must have the proper cable for your flash to
connect to the Nissin PS 8. Please pay attention to the
following combination chart.
Cable with plug C for Canon type flash unit:
Nissin Di866 Canon, MG8000 Canon, MF-18 Canon
Canon 600EX-RT, 580EXII, 580EX, 550EX
Cable with plug N for Nikon type flash unit:
Nissin Di866 Nikon, MG8000 Nikon, MF-18 Nikon
Nikon SB910, SB900, SB800
With your Power Pack PS 8 you have received one
cable of the desired kind of your flash unit. If you need
another one or two cables of the other kind, you can
purchase them from your dealer seperately.
SAFTY INSTRUCTION
This safety instruction refers important information to
use the product safely and properly. Please read the
following instructions before using the product.
※Upper Control Pannel
Power Supply Cable
Battery
Soft Case
Rainproof Cover
Strap
AC Adapter and Power
Cable for AC Adapter
REMOVING THE BATTERY PACK
※Please make sure that the power pack is turned off.
① Pull out “LOCK” in
the bottom of power
pack.
①
CAUTIONS
This sign refers to a damage or defect.
Do not leave or store the power pack at temperature over
40 °C/105°F such as in an automobile.
The power pack is not water resistant. Keep it away from rain,
snow and humidity. Do not use in wet places, such as
bathrooms or in the rain.
Do not use benzene, thinner or other alcoholic agents to
clean the body and the leatherette case.
Use Nissin’s original battery only. Do not use other batteries
(battery cluster), otherwise it may damage the generator
circuitry.
Since the PS 8 power source is stronger than the regular
battery source in the flash, repeated flash output beyond the
limit of the flash, may damage the flash. Some flashes
provide a special circuit to protect from a potential
overheating problem. Before using this power pack, read the
safety instruction of the flash carefully and follow its directions
MUST-READ
1. Do not shoot more than 20 continuous full power
flashes, which may damage the flash circuit.
Interrupt the shooting of flashes for 10 to 15
minutes after such continuous shooting.
2. When using one flash power supply cable only,
the open socket is to be capped since it carries a
high voltage at its contacts.
PS8_Rev1.0
3. This power pack is effective only when the flash
unit is operational. Do not remove the batteries
in the flash unit.
4. For safety reason, the power pack can be
switched on only when the flash power supply
cable is plugged into the socket on the power
pack main body.
5. Using two flashes together requires more energy
from the batteries and this may result in a longer
recycle time than using one flash.
6. The oscillating circuit is automatically switched off
for safety protection when the power pack main
body circuit is overheated. The flash is then
charged by its own batteries in the flash unit only
and the recycle time becomes longer. The
oscillation is suspended to cool down the power
pack main body circuit for about 4 to 5 minutes
and it returns to the normal operation
automatically.
② Pull up “OPEN” at
side of power pack
to unlock.
③ Pull out the battery
from the main body.
Turn off the power when not using.
Fig .6
CONNECTING THE POWER SUPPLY CABLE
Make sure to switch off both the Power
Pack and the flash unit.
Use the compatible flash power supply cable for your flash.
Hold the connector of the flash power supply cable in front
of the socket with both
guide marks on the
connector and on the
socket coinciding and
insert it into the socket
straightly. You can
plug the connector
into either socket 1 or
socket 2. (Fig .7)
Fig .7
③
Connect the plug at
the other end of the
power supply cable
to the flash unit.
CHARGING THE BATTERY
Be sure to use Nissin’s original battery.
Connect the power cable for AC adapter to the AC outlet
and plug the other end to the AC adapter. (Fig .1)
Connect the AC adapter to the socket of the battery.
A red lamp on the charger turns on and this indicates that
charging has been started. (Fig .2)
The battery will be fully charged in about 4 hours.
The red lamp turns green when the battery is charged up.
Disconnect the socket of the battery from the charger.
Remove the charger from the outlet when not in use.
Fig .9
You can use two flashes together at the same time.
These two flashes can be either the same brand, or two
different brands mixed, as far as the power supply cable is
compatible to those respective flashes. (Fig .9)
Battery
When the battery level is less than or equal to 30
percent, the LED lamp turns from "green" to "red".
When the LED begins to "flash red", the battery is
nearly discharged. Please replace the battery
with a fully charged battery, or recharge the
exhausted battery at this time.
DISCONNECTING POWER SUPPLY CABLE
※ Make sure the Power
Pack has been
switched OFF
Hold the connector of
the flash power supply
cable as shown and
pull it off. (Fig .12)
Fig .12
Power Source
Nissin Power Pack Battery 3000
Battery Life
200 times of charge/discharge
Battery Charing Time
4 Hours , approx.
USB Output Voltage
5V (2A)
Flash Recycle Time
0.5~0.7 sec, approx. (full power output)
Number of Flashes
550 full flashes per charge (Full Power)
Dimenstons (Body)
180(H)x 100(W)x 40(D)mm
7.1 (H) x 3.9(W) x 1.6 (D) inches
Weight
794g / 28 oz(With Battery & Power Cable)
Prior Notice
WARRANTY :
In case of the following reasons of a defect, the
warrantee may be void. For details, please look up
the respective condition on your warranty card
because it may vary from country to country.
1. The product has not been used in accordance with
the instruction of the owner's manual.
2. The product is been repaired or modified by
somebody else other than an authorized repair
service center.
①
AC
Adapter
BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR
※Design And Specifications Are Subject To Change Without
Using two flash units simultaneously
For connecting both of the cables, please follow the
instruction as given above (Fig .9) for one flash unit only.
Connect the plug of each flash power supply cable to the
corresponding flash unit. (Fig .10).
②
※Beware for the power switch. Switch remaining ON
for long period of time, may cause over discharge and
damage the battery.
SPECIFICATIONS
Fig .8
②
“ Hig h” Power
It is recommended to use this mode while connected to a
Nissin MG8000, or when two flashes are connected in
order to optimiz the preformence.
Cap the open socket
with the socket cap
strapped at the
socket.
This sign refers the danger or serious damage.
“Low” Power
“ Mid ” Power
Using one flash unit only
Before Use
Hig h Power
Medium power output. This helps to prevent the flash
from overheating. It is recommended while charging one
flash only.
Return the power
pack main body into
the soft case and
close the flap.
(Fig .6)
Power Pack Main Body
Power Switch
LED Indication Lamp
(Power ON / Power
Level)
Socket 1
Socket 2
USB Socket
Mid Power
Minimun power output, battery saving mode.
Fig .5
WARNING
This power pack contains high voltage electric parts. Do not
try to open or rework the power pack. Keep the power pack
away from small children.
Should the PS 8 become damaged or broken, do not touch
any parts which may be exposed. Return it to the repair
service station or the store where you bought it.
Do not use the power pack nearby flammable gas, chemicals
or such liquids. It may cause fire or electric shock.
Do not touch the power pack with wet hands. The power pack
carries high voltage inside and it may cause an electric shock.
Plug the battery firmly to the charger’s sockets. Plugging the
battery in loosely can cause exothermic heat.
Fig .11
Fig .3
3. The product has been used with the flash unit not
applicable (not compatible).
③
4. Fault or defect has been caused by fire, earthquake,
flood, public pollution and such natural disaster.
Fig .1
Fig .10
Connecting to the USB device
Plug the USB Connector (Type A) to the Power Pack
PS 8 USB socket and switch ON the Power to start
charging.
5. The product has been stored or used in moisture,
dust, extremely high temperature or such poor
conditions.
6. Scratch, blemish, crush or other sign of wear by
violent use or treatment.
7. Guarantee card without dealer’s name and
address, without date of purchase and dealer’s
stamp, or no guarantee card at all.
Unp l u g th e US B c o n n e ctor wh e n t h e ch a rg i n g i s
completed.
Fig .2
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