silvrr wrote in post #7780922
Somewhere on this board there was a battery test done using flashes. I would contact that person to see how the flash was after a lot of pops. I think it was up around 20,000
Actually, it was only 6,560 pops, and with some cooling time after 20 pops in order to preserve the flashgun's health... It's in as good a condition as when I first started.
However, there was someone who fried his Nikon flash doing a similar test as mine, but that's because he just kept on popping without any cooling time in between. And that's one of the reasons why I don't like to buy a used flash from a stranger whose flashing habit is unknown to me. I just don't know how much the unit has been "abused." If it still fires, then most likely it will continue to fire -- just don't know for how long. Like with any used electronic item for sale, you just have to take a chance and have some luck on your side.