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Vivitar AP1 Battery Holder for 285HV Flash

B&H # VIVAP1 Mfr # VIVAP1
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The Vivitar AP1 Battery Holder for 285HV Flash accepts 4 AA batteries for powering the 285HV flash unit.

Vivitar AP1 Battery Holder for 285HV Flash
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    VivitarAP1 Battery Holder for 285HV Flash
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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            • Quality oriented (5)
            • Primary use:
            • Personal (4)
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No (6)

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          5.0

          Handy Item

          By Chemnig

          from Newnan, GA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Pack And Carry
          • So Handy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Vivitar Flash

            Comments about Vivitar AP1 Battery Holder for 285HV Flash:

            These Vivitar battery packs make good backup for those days when you are using a lot of flash. Pop the old one out, new one in!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Don't Get Stung with a holder that doesn

            By dmperry24

            from Stamford, CT

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable Construction
            • Vivitar Manufactured

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Having Around The House

              Comments about Vivitar AP1 Battery Holder for 285HV Flash:

              I like to shoot my photos with multiple flashes connected to a series of Pocket Wizard triggers. To accomplish this, I need many Battery holders to accomodate the number of batteries I keep on hand for my Vivitar 285 Flash units. Unfortunately these battery holders are easy to misplace, so I ordered this product from B&H for backups to hold four rechargeable batteries at a time. These are Vivitar products so they fit properly in the flash unit, and work beauifully to deliver the charge to the flash. I had purchased some battery holders from a company that said they work on the Vivitar 285, but they wouldn't slide into the flash properly, and were usless. Those units were not manufactured by Vivitar, but sold at several photo equiptment shops. Moral of the story, stick with the Vivitar manufactured battery holders or toss your money out the window!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Sort of important

              By KevincPhotos

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Vivitar AP1 Battery Holder for 285HV Flash:

                    I got an older 285HV from an auction site, and it arrived without a battery holder. No reason to toss a perfectly good flash just because I couldn't mount batteries. Nice that there are still the parts available for the workhorse 285HV.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Keep your 285HV working!!

                    By Nikons since 1978

                    from Virginia Beach, VA

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Durable Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High-End Equipment

                      Comments about Vivitar AP1 Battery Holder for 285HV Flash:

                      Great alternative to when you go to AA batteries as a back-up to loss of primary power packs.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Pleased to find AP1 replacement

                      By Bob

                      from Massachusetts

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fine for my veryold flash

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vivitar AP1 Battery Holder for 285HV Flash:

                          I've had my 285HV Flash for about 25 years and many years ago, a leaky battery corroded the AP1 battery holder. I was able to sand off the corrosion, but that would last for a short time before I had to do it again. Recently I found that I could order a new AP1 battery holder. The new one fit my 25+ year old 285HV perfectly and solved the corrosion problem once and for all.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works on Other Flashes

                          By CHESSIEMIKE

                          from Hampton, VA

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Works well for me

                          Cons

                          • None that I have found

                          Best Uses

                          • Replacement

                          Comments about Vivitar AP1 Battery Holder for 285HV Flash:

                          You know the old battery holder that came with your flash needs replaced. For a few bucks I extended the life of several flashes. This option was a lot cheaper than buying a new flash. Mine are 3700s, so check to see if it will fit yours even if it is not a 285HV flash.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good for a quick change

                          By Perry

                          from Detroit, MI

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy
                          • Fast

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                          • Flash photography

                          Comments about Vivitar AP1 Battery Holder for 285HV Flash:

                          You can have replacement batteries ready. Slide spent battery holder out, and slide the fresh battery holder in. That simple!!

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