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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.
Operates on four or eight AA Alkaline, Lithium or Ni-MH batteries.
The SD-9 is an external high performance battery pack that shortens recycling time and increases flash capacity.

The Speedlight must have batteries in place for the SD-9 to operate.
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Very Useful, Yet Somewhat Frustrating I chose the SB-9 because all my other equipment is Nikon. The SB-9 is light and compact and slips onto my belt for convenient usage. It really does recycle my SB910 quickly for multiple, consistent flash bursts and I use it all the time. My only negative is the build quality of the internal battery holder. I've had to send mine back twice in three months for under guarantee repairs. The plastic battery holders inside my SB-9 shear off when inserting the batteries, meaning the AA size batteries are loose inside the holder. Maybe Nikon should use better quality plastic or use another material as the plastic is under stress every time the batteries are removed and replaced. Apart from this, I'm really pleased with the performance of the SB-9. November 6, 2012
Versatile & Easy To Use By itself, on or off camera, it is powerful and easy to use to handle most situations with ease. The iTTl feature works well in quickly changing atmosphers/lighted subjects (Such as Wedding Reseptions and Events). Pair it with one or more 900's with the Remote or Master setting, and let the creativity begin. Would be 5 Stars, but the high temp shut down feature is a catch 22 (Can be avoided by use of the SD-9 Battery Pack). December 3, 2011
sd 9 I have only used this pack a few times but i am suprised how much easier it makes my experience. the flash works when its needed and the extra weight is fine. it may be a bit pricey for a piece of plastic but what isn't? March 12, 2011
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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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SB-800

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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.
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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?

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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?

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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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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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