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#1 oscarramirezphoto

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:10 PM

Hello everyone,

 

Does anyone have input in regards to the best batteries for a pair of YS-D2 strobes? I have heard good things about the Amazon Basics, Eneloops, or Eneloops Pro.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Oscar Ramirez.



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Posted 25 November 2018 - 11:33 PM

I’ve been using the regular Eneloops forever and am very happy with them in strobes and dive lights. I’ve got a couple dozen AAs that are maybe 6-7 years old and still going strong after an average 50-60 dives a year.

I have read that the Amazon batteries are the same, so perhaps worth a try, but the price difference is small. I see no reason to use the Eneloop Pros for my casual diving.

#3 TimG

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 11:42 PM

I agree with troporobo and have had similar very good experiences with Eneloops in Nikonos and a Inon strobes. They’re excellent.

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 11:42 PM

Have used Eneloops, eneloop pro and now amazon basics. The Amazon are the same as the eneloop so go for them, i have had no issues.

 

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:09 AM

Hello everyone,

 

Does anyone have input in regards to the best batteries for a pair of YS-D2 strobes? I have heard good things about the Amazon Basics, Eneloops, or Eneloops Pro.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Oscar Ramirez.

I am using IKEA's LADDA batteries, 6 euros 4 pack - same characteristics as eneloop, they are probably made by the same factory... So i would totally recommend them, but i guess amazon basics are the same - so whichever is easier to get.



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 09:12 AM

I have used eneloops and mahas in 240 z for a long time. Both work very well!


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#7 Larry C

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 07:06 PM

In ten years of using them, I've only had one Eneloop ever go bad.  I've had the same set in my strobes for about 3 years.  I keep one spare set of 8 for recharging between dives on liveaboards if I'm diving more than twice a day.  Usually only change them when they start showing signs of corrosion from sea water on my hands.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:59 PM

I use the Eneloop pro as Retra recommended them for my strobe and i find they are fantastic.

I have just come back from a weeks liveaboard they were partly charged before I went and I had to charge them once, nearly 600 pictures. 







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