Nissin BM-01 Battery Compartment for Di466 & Di866 Flashes

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 Nissin BM-01 Battery Compartment for Di466 & Di866 Flashes

The Nissin BM-01 Battery Compartment exclusively fits their Di466 & Di866 flash units, and is cleverly designed to be easy to use even in poor light.  Having a spare set of fresh batteries ready to go makes a big difference when shooting on a job.

All the batteries insert into this magazine compartment in the same polarity direction; having all the 'male' parts of the battery facing towards the battery door's a heck of a lot easier to remember on location in a dark room.  The batteries themselves are pushed into the clip in exactly the same manner; you don't have to push down on a spring with the blunt end of the battery to wedge the battery past a narrow spot.

They've also designed the battery compartment to prohibit accepting incorrectly-oriented batteries; you'd have to push it in there by brute force, and the fact that it wasn't going in would alert you to the problem.

The Di466 accepts alkaline, lithium, NiCad, and NiMh batteries.

  • Spare compartment for Di466 or Di 866 flashes
  • All battery points face the same direction
  • Batteries are loaded in from aside the slots, as opposed to having to push down upon a spring which could cause the battery to drop to a dark floor
  • Will not accept the batteries if facing incorrectly

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Dagenham GB Very keen amateur photographer
The whole point of this bit of kit is the ability to quick-change batteries when necessary. It fulfils that purpose with no problem, eliminating the need to fiddle individual batteries into the speedlites.
It also allows the user to keep rechargeables together in sets of four, which is hugely important.
The tabs which hold the batteries in place are a bit weak, resulting in them breaking off after a while. As it is necessary to take the batteries out of the magazine to charge them, this is quite an important issue that Nissin needs to address.
Confirmed purchase: 09 January 2019
Published on: 19 January 2019

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