Murray Applestein , Mar 28, 2003; 12:00 p.m.
Hi Tom ... I have an Ascorlight 1600 too. I bought mine in Manhattan about 20 years ago for about $200. It'a an excellent professional flash, very powerful, with a fast recycle time and quiet operation (without the usual whine). I still have the original battery, though it doesn't work any more. It's a 3.6 volt battery, which looks like it's pretty much 3 1.2 V rechargeable units end-to-end. Since I recently decided to try to get this working again, I probably am going to see if I can somehow adapt it to use 3 rechargeable C batteries (which are 1.2 V each). That should work fine electronically if it can be rigged physically. I hate to dispose of such a good unit due to lack of a power source. Please let me know if you've found another solution. email@example.com