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Issues/Problem with Sea&Sea YS D2 Strobe?

YSD2 YS D2 YSD1 YS D1 issues YS D2 YS D2 Problems YS D2 will not fire

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#21 ianmarsh


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:33 PM

Agree with all of the above


I purchased two YS-D2 strobes three months ago for a big upcoming trip. I am very apprehensive about even taking them... way to go Sea And Sea. What was I thinking?


Now they release a new version that is actually supposed to work properly. I agree. There should be a recall on all Black Sea and Sea YS-D2 and replace them with the new version, no questions asked.


I am toying with the idea of taking my old Nikonos SB-105 instead. I KNOW they work.



#22 maelstrom


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:08 AM

I have a trip coming up as well, but my one working(so far) YS-D2 is not going.  The problem is that Inon is no longer making the equivalent z-240.  This should be a golden opportunity for Retra to break into the market, but they are not shipping yet.  I decided to have my old Inon 240-zs refurbished.  They are over 10 years old with more than 1000 trouble free dives on them.  They have lost some power, which was the reason I am replacing them, but some power is better than none.  Backscatter tells me they should work like new after the refurbishment.

Edited by maelstrom, 05 October 2017 - 07:15 AM.

#23 tangfish


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:44 PM

I bought a pair of Z-240s in a panic midway through a dive trip during which my Sea&Sea strobes failed. I’ve got to say, though they aren’t quite as bright at max power they have been rock solid dependable thus far.

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