X for Nikon™
The Lumedyne “X” is able to double (or more) the flashes per charge of the flash’s internal AA’s while also cutting the recycle time of all settings about in half. The Lumedyne model number that fits the Nikon™ style flashes is the VXNA. All chargers and charge cables are included. No additional cables, brackets or adapters are needed.
Once you connect the “X” to your flash, then turn it On, the flash simply recycles much faster than with the AA’s alone. The flash will perform all of its normal functions the same as before. The “X” Flash Recycle Accelerator will help with the recycling after every flash. When you are finished, just turn it Off and unplug it from your flash. Recharge it later from your home or vehicle.
The Nikon™ brand flashes have a high voltage connector on the front of the flash near the bottom. It is covered with a small plastic cover that can be removed when used (and conveniently lost quickly so you won’t worry about it anymore). The Nikon™ brand flashes that have a similar high voltage connection include the (SB-11, SB-24, SB-25, SB-26, SB-27, SB-28 although the connector shell size is different than later models) as well as the modern Nikon™ flashes; SB-28 Euro, SB-28D, SB-28DX, SB-80DX, SB-800, and the new SB-900 and SB-910.
Some other brands of flash use a very similar connection including the Triopo™ flashes for Canon™ or Nikon™, model numbers 980 Canon™ or Nikon™ versions both use the Nikon™ style HV jack. These may also have their flash accelerated by using a VXNA in the same manner. The high voltage connection is low on the front of the flash and is also covered with a plastic cover that gets lost easily. There are other brands of flashes that have also emulated this connection. As they are tested and evaluated, they will be listed separately, however, it is very likely that they will also work fine. If you have one of these other flashes and have already tested it, please let us know at the factory by phone or email.
The Nikon™ compatible Nissin™ flashes model numbers Di866II, and mg8000 for Nikon™, may also have their flash accelerated by using a VXNA on the side of the flash. The high voltage connection is up on the side of the flash and is covered with a rubber cover that fits closely with the design of the flash. The “X” will have the battery display and power button pointing downward on these models but performs similar to the other brands.
You want the flash to be able to recycle normally with good AA batteries, then you also want the “X” to assist it and thus make it recycle faster. The AA batteries in your flash will automatically last longer, because, about half of the recycle work is done by the “X”.
Click here for GENERAL INFORMATION or DETAILED INFORMATION about the “X”. For pricing and availability of the VXNA Nikon™ style Flash Accelerator in your area go to the SHOP ONLINE page where you can also buy it now. For more information that is not featured here or for direct questions regarding the VXNA, email Lumedyne directly.
If you want to have even faster recycling and more flashes per charge with your Nikon™ style flash (or other brands), check out our HV Cyclers at our main website and use a VCNE HV Cable or Quantum™ Turbo™ CK Cable to connect any of a wide variety of Lumedyne Cyclers to your flash. Older Nikon flashes listed above use the VCNN cable for a better fit. Even though the Cyclers are all larger than the “X”, they have over 25 years of reputation for high voltage recycling, very high performance standards and very long term warranties.