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 Post subject: Baby slave hack
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:30 pm 
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First off, I'm not responsible for shocks or other misfortunes that may happen while hacking/using this flash

remember these are 1.5 volt units do not connect them to 6 volt controllers in the standard way


To test it you pop the battery in and press the little tab on the front, this will charge the cap. Be careful not to touch anything that might shock you. The neon bulb doesn't always light up all the time. That has to do with the cap not being used for a while, that flash will actually get a tad brighter after you use it for a week or so. After it charges for about 10 seconds the first time touch the two wire ends together (the loose wires are the trigger wires) and it should flash. It will charge quicker after the initial charge.

To hack the flash:

- discharge the cap to be on the safe side
- mark the positive and negative battery clips on the board and remove them and solder a wire in their place. I would suggest doing them one at a time to avoid confusion.
- I like to remove the trigger wires and put new longer ones in the same spot, you could just solder longer wires to the short ones but new wires soldered to the board will give you better contact. All the boards are slightly different but most that I have seen have the positive trigger wire on the right side closer to the edge of the board.
- un-solder that charge tab and put a jumper wire in it's place going from where the base of the tab was soldered to the board to where it made contact when pressed it down, this will allow the control board to control the charging.
- remove the neon bulb

To connect to the slave control board either hook it up standard and use a lm317 voltage regulator to reduce the voltage from 6 volts to 1.5 volts between the board and the slave unit or connect as follows:

Use a six volt power source to power the board and connect all wires as normal EXCEPT take your 1.5 volt power source for the baby slave and run the negative wire to the board in the same spot where your 6 volt power supply negative connects (you will have two wires connecting to the board at the same location, the 6 volt board power supply negative and the 1.5 volt slave power negative) Then take your 1.5 volt positive wire and connect it directly to the positive wire on the baby slave. The wire or solder point on the slave control board that normally runs your positive power supply to the slave flash unit is NOT used.

The rcdavis slave control board can only be run on 6 volts
The slavemaster and slavepro1 can be run on 6 volts up to 9 volts if you wanted to. Only use 6 volts if using the lm317 regulator.

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 Post subject: Re: Baby slave hack
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:35 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:46 pm 
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Hey JDH How long do these usually last before battery changes?


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 Post subject: Re: Baby slave hack
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:03 pm 
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Looks good JDH just finished one up!!!

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hightechredneck wrote:
Hey JDH How long do these usually last before battery changes?

I was running one on 4-aa's and I didn't keep track but I would guess around 400 pics and about a month out. That was with crappy kodak batteries.

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jjkscf wrote:
Looks good JDH just finished one up!!!

How's it working?

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Works just great really quick and and a fast recovery time! Hooked it up to a Rdavis controller and they work good together!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:03 am 
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Right on guys!

Nice work!

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So the spot on the slavemaster where the orange and green wires go that run from the slavemaster to the slave flash board are not used at all??? No need for the .47ohm resistor anywhere?? Got me a couple and gonna build some A503's IR with them. Can't wait!!!!


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So the spot on the slavemaster where the orange and green wires go that run from the slavemaster to the slave flash board are not used at all??? No need for the .47ohm resistor anywhere?? Got me a couple and gonna build some A503's IR with them. Can't wait!!!!



Connect the green wire to the baby slave negative wire like normal. The orange wire is not used. You just take the positive wire from your 1.5 volt power source and run it directly to the baby slave positive wire.

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