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How do I prevent power saving?


Colin Smale Avatar
Colin Smale 20 580 1 England
4 Jul 2021 11:31AM
I am using an old Jessops360AFDC with another flash (Vivitar) but after 3 minutes the Jessops turns off, a power saving notion. I don't want it to turn off/power save but there are no instructions on how to disable this feature. Any ideas?
I am powering both flashes off a 6 volt scooter battery.
wsh Avatar
wsh Plus
5 85 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2021 1:51PM

https://griffp.wordpress.com/tag/360afdc/

This may help. Found on google.
Colin Smale Avatar
Colin Smale 20 580 1 England
4 Jul 2021 2:40PM
Yes, thanks for that my friend. I too found this same instruction manual but it only states that there is a power saving facility, it doesn't say how to switch it off. Frankly I doubt that it will let me do so. I think I will have to find another Vivitar.
wsh Avatar
wsh Plus
5 85 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2021 5:36PM
Strangely enough, I have gone through bags of old camera equipment and found that I have the exact same flashgun. I have tested it today and there are no problems at all with it whatsoever, I upgraded to a Speedlite and have never used the Jessops flash since so it is as good as new even though I bought it second-hand. I don't actually recall any power-saving options, mine stays on until the batteries are flat.

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EddieAC Avatar
EddieAC 18 3.8k 2 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2021 7:31PM
I found a PDF manual Here

The link to download is further down the page. There does not seem to be a way to disable it like in the first link unless I missed something.
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Colin Smale 20 580 1 England
5 Jul 2021 8:21PM
If I switch mine on and leave it for 3 minutes it switches off automatically as per the manual, there is no way around this. Problem solved anyway, I found another Vivitar, same model as I have on eBay and that will fix the job. Thanx all for your help guys.

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