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PocketWizard announces new Nikon power cable

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PocketWizard announced a new Nikon power cable for use with the MiniTT1, Plus III and MultiMAX radio triggers. The price of the cable is $19.95.

Press release:

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So. Burlington, VT – June 19, 2013 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, announces the immediate availability of a new Nikon Power Cable (PW-DC-N10) for use with the PocketWizard MiniTT1 Transmitter, the Plus III and MultiMAX (version with USB port) Transceivers and any Nikon Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera equipped with a Nikon 10-pin remote terminal. The new cable provides a PocketWizard radio, mounted in the camera’s hot-shoe, the power it needs to operate from the camera.

By using the tidy (6-inch long) power cable, Nikon users ensure that their PocketWizard radio is ready when they need it because the camera keeps the Transmitter/Transceiver always awake for the fastest reaction time. And, since these PocketWizard radios use very little power, it has almost no impact on a camera’s battery life. This is especially helpful for users of the MiniTT1, whose coin-cell battery can be hard-to-find when needed.

The Nikon Power Cable (PW-DC-N10) is available now at an estimated retail price of $20.00. Additional information about this new cable and other PocketWizard accessories can be found on the PocketWizard website, here.

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  • gtanaka

    As someone who has had my pocketwizard mini die on me mid-wedding, I am buying this ASAP

  • lorenzo

    Sure! That will give Nikon a very good excuse to justify their typical fall of the 10-pin connector inside the body, void the warranty and charge us for the repair.

  • Doug B

    Hmmm, that Pocketwizard cable does not look like it would work really well for photographers using their pocketwizard to trigger their Nikon camera by using the 10-pin socket, which is what I’d want it for. :(

    It is a LOT easier to replace the battery in a trigger on a local camera, it is a LOT HARDER to replace the PW battery on a remote mount/remote trigger camera, where that cable would REALLY be helpful.

    • Michael Sloan

      Solmeta makes Y splitters for the 10 pin connector; you can have your cake and eat it too!

  • John

    You kind of wonder why pocket wizard didn’t place the hole on the other side of the device, closer to the 10 pin connector…

    • Aldo

      I don’t think they foresaw their cool little battery be a little inconvenience to some photographers..

      • Graham

        Because it would then get in the way of the camera settings dial

  • Aldo

    too late… sold it and just got another flextt5… didn’t take me long to realize that little battery was gonna get me in trouble.

    • Ken Elliott

      Exactly.

      “… especially helpful for users of the MiniTT1, whose coin-cell battery can be hard-to-find…”

      Which makes it a risk for shooting in the field, and getting sued by the client. I’ll stick with Flex TT5′s and old-school PW Plus II’s.

  • Alberto T.

    This is going to save me a lot of hassle not having to change batteries. I have my Plus III mounted on my D3′s left side using an RRS mini clamp attached to the D3′s L-plate, and changing batteries is time consuming with that setup. Price could’ve been a little friendlier.

  • Alberto T.

    Thinking about it some more, PW could’ve “knocked two birds” with a single cable for power AND sync/remote.

    • autofocus

      I agree. Now you have to choose between the two.

  • Sahaja

    Wish Nikon would just figure out a way to build a radio trigger into the camera – so we wouldn’t need these wires and gizmos.

    • Matthew Fleisher

      Um…I think they do.

  • Jon

    A great backup to have in the bag, if my battery goes just plug in the cable. Just ordered two of them. I get the coin battery by the dozen from Amazon about a buck each.

  • Carlos

    Are there adapters that fit later bodys that don’t have the 10 pin terminal?

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