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I should have stated this in the beginning but the flash is a disposable camera flash and the idea is just to make a high speed photography trigger with the parts available at www.allelectronics.com. What parts would I need? I was thinking of using this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8_dAgaBBdI
but I cant find a Opto Isolator at All Electronics that works.
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I cant seem to find that at the Allelectronics website.
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http://tinyurl.com/4xdy2ne
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I know how to use google. I want to get the optoisolator from All Electronics as it is 5 minutes from where I live.
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Maybe they don't stock such useful items, and you'd have to spread your seach a little wider.
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What are the specs that I need on the optoisolator for this to work. I will go to all electronics today and compare the selection to the specs and buy a few. All Electronics has the following on there website:

NPN transistor output. 6 pin DIP package.
NPN darlington output. 6 pin DIP package.
Would any of these work?

When I went there previously they had a few more in store than they had online.
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Opto triac, or opto-transistor plus external triac or thyristor.
An optotransistor by itself isn't going to work at flash trigger voltages.
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Jul 24, 2011, 10:47 pm Last Edit: Jul 24, 2011, 10:49 pm by Carnyworld Reason: 1
By searching that I found a Triac-output, 400V optoisolator. 6-pin DIP package at allelectronics: http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/MOC3022/OPTO-ISOLATOR-TRIAC-OUTPUT/1.html

That will work right?

Datasheet here: http://www.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/pdf/27237/TI/MOC3022.html
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A MOC3022?
Yes, I think that's close enough to a MOC3020.
There's a very subtle difference, can't remember what is is - maybe the datasheet will make it clear.
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I will get it. When I do get it though is there a chance that I could fry my arduino?
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Jul 24, 2011, 11:04 pm Last Edit: Jul 24, 2011, 11:10 pm by AWOL Reason: 1
Not if you wire it up right.
I use MOC3020s to fire 20-odd year old flashguns, plus some home-brew devices.
One commercial unit has a voltage of around 180V across the terminals.
Another, with the same model number, but about 5 years younger, has about 6V.
Just make sure that all the output terminals of the isolator are connected to is the flash.
Nothing common, hot-side.
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Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.

Thanks! I will post back here if I run into any problems.
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Don't forget to add a current-limiting resistor to the input side.
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Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.

Got it, Thanks again!
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