Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M4-P: Vivitar 283 or 285
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 17:47:43 EDT

I saw the battery holder/case and cords on closeout at a local old-line 
camera shop a few years back.  The owner told me the batteries were difficult 
to get, very heavy to lug around and potentially dangerous.  I believe they 
carried 510 volts.  The amperage was not considered high enough to be lethal 
in and of itself, but a careless user could get quite a jolt if he got his 
wires crossed, with possible injury as a result.
He talked me out of trying the rig.

Replies: Reply from Mark Rabiner <> (Re: [Leica] M4-P: Vivitar 283 or 285)