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SD-9 High Performance Battery Pack

Shortens recycling time and increases flash capacity. The SD-9 is an external power source. It can hold up to two sets of four R6/AA-size batteries, ensuring a stable power supply for the SB-900, greatly increasing the number of flashes, and reducing recycling time.
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Batteries in or out?

Do I remove the 4 x AA batteries from the SB-900 before I attach this, or do they stay in the flash while its in use?
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No, the 4 in the flash itself are always needed, regardless of external power
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Batteries must be in the flash as well in order to work.
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What is the sequence for battery use when there are 4 batteries in the SB900 and 8 in the SD-9?

Will the 8 batteries in the SD-9 get used first and then the 4 in the SB-900, or are all 12 batteries drained equally. I ask because I want to know what the overall effect is when I put 8 new batteries into the SD-9, but leave the 4 in the SB-900 unchanged.
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I believe the batteries in the SD9 are only powering the flash capacitor while the four int the speed light are only powering the on board computer. As long as its attached, the batteries in the pack will drain first under heavy use.
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They are use equally. The use of the external power source provides a stable power supply, increases the number of flash firing and shortens recycling time.
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Does this SD-9 battery pack help the sb900 not overheat as quickly?

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No it actually makes it worst. I got 2 units last week to use for an event and my assistent had to switch between speed lights as they were overheating much faster then they normally did the past, some times the speed light would stop working after 4 shots!
So if anything they made my life worst and now I need to find someone to buy them off me since all they do as add dead wight.
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The SD-9 is an external high performance battery pack that shortens recycling time and increases flash capacity.
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The lights on my sd-9 don't flash when I install new batteries. What's up?

How do I know if the sd-9 is working if it doesn't flash or flicker
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Each of two ready-lights (A and B) lights up for each circuit.

• When the SB-900’s power is on, the SD-9 starts to charge the power in sync with the SB-900, and the ready-light lights up in red. The ready-light goes off when the power charge is completed.

• The ready-light blinks in red when there is danger of the SD-9 overheating because of its repeating flash operation (power charge does not start). It stops blinking when the SD-9 is cooled down to normal temperature (power charge is available).
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Sd-9 and Sk-6

Can you use the Sd9 with the SK-6 flash bracket? I noticed the front power plug on the front of the SK6 but didn't know if it would be able to utilize the Sd-9. I just wondered before I bought it.
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No, they utilize the same front port.
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what are the dimensions in mm

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Approximate 7 inches x 2 ¾.
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7" x 2-3/4" x ? (thickness)

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approx 3/4 inch.
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sleeve/holder accessory

I own the SD-9 battery pack (love it) and can't find the sleeve (holder) that the pack fits into. Is it possible to purchase separately?

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Please get in contact with the Nikon Parts Department
7AM - 3PM (Pacific) Monday - Friday
310-414-8107
Fax- 310-322-6979
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How long is connection cable?

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Approximate 2 ft.
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When cabled to the SB-900 how is the SD-9 carried? Is there a clip for belt use or a strap for shoulder carry?

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SD-9 has a case with a Velcro belt loop.
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Does speedlight have to be attached to the camera when using SD-9 battery pack?

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No, it's only function is a power supply.
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What is the estimated improvment on the recycle time for the SD-9 High Performance Battery Pack?

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In order to better assist you, please click on the link below:
Answer Title: How to ask or update a Technical Support question
Answer Link: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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SB-800

Can I use SD-9 with SB-800 Flash?
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SB-900 or 910
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I shot a wedding with the SD-9 last night and the SB900 still overheated. A lot. Any ideas why and how I can prevent this?

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Please make sure that you the latest firmware update for the SB-900.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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What is the output voltage of the SD-9? When using the SD-9 how long do the batteries in the flash last?

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Please verify the user's manual for your flash (SB-900 or SB-910), regarding external power source.
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Can the Nikon SD-8A high performance battery pack be used with the SB 900 or SB 910 flashes?

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Works with both.
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same type batteries in battery pack as flash?

Is it o.k. to have rechargeables in the battery pack, and alkaline in the flash?
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No, Nikon recommends that you do not mix the batteries. Use the same brand and type of battery in the speedlight and the Battery Pack.
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what do you turn on first, the flash or battery pack?

SB 910 and sd 9
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It makes no difference as the SD-9 is on all the time, just plug it in and fire away.
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Can this SD-9 Performance Battery Pack be attached below Phottix Battery Grip for Nikon D7100?

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Nikon cannot speak on the compatibility of the SD-9 High Performance Battery Pack and a third party product, please contact the manufacturer.
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