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Vello HSA-PVU Hot Shoe Adapter with Safe Voltage Conversion

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Vello HSA-PVU Hot Shoe Adapter with Safe Voltage Conversion
Key Features
  • Compatible with Flashes up to 60V
  • Protects Camera's Circuit
  • PC Terminal
  • Battery Check Button & Indicator Light
Use an older-style shoe-mounted flash unit on a modern digital camera body with this HSA-PVU Hot Shoe Adapter with Safe Voltage Conversion from Vello. It works with voltages up to 60V and reduces it to less than 6V to protect the delicate circuits of your camera system. This adapter also offers a PC terminal for connecting the camera to another flash or studio light. Additionally, it runs on a CR2032 battery and has a battery check button with an LED indicator light that lights up when the adapter is working.
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Vello HSA-PVU Overview

Use an older-style shoe-mounted flash unit on a modern digital camera body with this HSA-PVU Hot Shoe Adapter with Safe Voltage Conversion from Vello. It works with voltages up to 60V and reduces it to less than 6V to protect the delicate circuits of your camera system. This adapter also offers a PC terminal for connecting the camera to another flash or studio light. Additionally, it runs on a CR2032 battery and has a battery check button with an LED indicator light that lights up when the adapter is working.

UPC: 847628587915

Vello HSA-PVU Specs

Power Source1 x CR2032 battery
Dimensions1.4 x 1.5 x 1.8" (3.6 x 3.8 x 4.6 cm)
Weight1.2 oz (34 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.55 x 2.8 x 1.65"

Vello HSA-PVU Reviews

It works!

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-22

My old strobes haven't annihilated my new camera. So, I'm happy with it.

Stevo- Hot shoe and Vivitar 283 Flash

By Steven
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-23

I bought a couple of these, because i have 2 Vivitar 283. I've used these flashes on my Canon F-1's, and my Hasselblad 500 CM without any problems. I've tested the flash and never had a discharge higher than 5.5 volts. I bought the flashes in the later half of the 80's and I hear that the later ones didn't have a discharge problem, only the year early models, but no one can give you a serial number when when the problem was solved. But I still won't use the 283's on my Canon 5d Mk2, have a canon 430EX2 for it. I bought one of the Vello Flash Triggers and will use it if I attach a 283 on it.

Hoping not to have to buy again.

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-07

This is great for the old on camera flash unit's. Haven't tried with studio lights.

Doesnt Work

By Philip
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-04-25

I bought two and neither one works.

Works for me

By Louis
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-19

Enables me to use my Vivitar Zoom Thyristor 3500 with my Canon EOS Rebel T6i. Good for the sale price.

Hot Shoe To PC Adapter.

By Ray R.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-20

Great service from B&H Photo as always, one of their techs that I chatted with recommend this because I was going to use an older Osram BCS44 studio flash on my Nikon D750. It works very well and I am really glad I got the old Osram flash doing it's job again. Great product and great service.

Works Great

By Craig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-03

I have a real variety of older studio strobes with varying trigger voltages. Using this gives me some flexibility in grabbing whatever lights I need for a situation without worrying about frying some modern camera gear.

Works Great

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-10

This unit now allows me to use my old Vivitar flash with my new triggers. They worked great!

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This unit runs on a battery. My question is, if the battery fails in the middle of a shoot, will it make it impossible to fire the flash from an older power pack? Or will it still fire with potential damage to the camera?
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According to Vello, they state that if the battery dies, the HSA-PVU Hot Shoe Adapter would still provide voltage protection for your camera. However, the PC sync terminal may lose the ability to trigger the flash or power pack connected to the adapter, depending on the voltage needed to trigger the unit. So the short answer is if the battery dies, your camera remains protected, but the flash connected to the adapter may not fire.
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Date published: 2018-08-26

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I have an OLYMPUS T 10 Ring flash with an OLYMPUS T Power Control from my Film SLR days (OLYMPUS OM2 Camera). Would the Vello HSA-PVU Hot Shoe adapter with safe voltage conversion allow me to use this ring flash on my Nikon D800, D750 & D7000 DSLR Cameras without risk to the camera electronics? I realise that this would probably only work in Manual and not TTL metering modes
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That flash is on the older side and it might be a bit safer to use a safe voltage hotshoe adapter that is rated for more like the Wein Safe-Sync.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Will this hot shoe adapter work on a Vivitar 283 ...

Will this hot shoe adapter work on a Vivitar 283 on any camera?
Asked by: Gary
Yes, it is compatible with the 283 flash on a hot shoe camera.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-09-16

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Can I use my Nikon SB800 on my Olympus mod e-5 with this converter
Asked by: julie s.
Yes, you can use a SB-800 on an Olympus E-M5. The flash will only work in manual. It does not support TTL on the Olympus.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I have a Vivitar 283 strobe, which I realize can be fired on my Nikon D700 using this Hot shoe adapter. Can my TTL quenching work with this system in the same way it does with Nikon strobes?
Asked by: Stanley
No, the 283 should be shot in manual, E-TTL will not work with this strobe.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I am unfamiliar with this kind of product. Could I use it to connect my new Fujifilm x2 camera to either my 5yr old Pentax flash (for digital camera) or my 20yr old Pentax flash for my old LX film?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can use this product for both flashes.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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What is the warranty on this product?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Vello HSA-PVU Hot Shoe Adapter with Safe Voltage Conversion includes a limited 1-year manufacture warranty.
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Date published: 2018-08-26
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