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250 Full Power Flashes from a DS-125!


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#1 Ryan

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 06:51 AM

Ikelite has the replaced the DS-125 NiCad Battery Packs w/ NIMH Batteries in all new strobes, which yield an extra 100 full power flashes per charge... Way to go Ikelite!

The new batteries are the same price, but have a different part number (#4066.5).

Only the new wall wart style smart charger sold in the last year can be used w/ these batteries.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:35 AM

Sweet. I now know what is on my christmas wish list.
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Posted 12 July 2006 - 05:18 PM

That is awesome news Ryan!!

Order placed. Hanging out for new long-lasting light

This should be on the front page - once the Ike website gets updated. Thanks for posting Ryan!

Cheers mate.
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Posted 12 July 2006 - 05:49 PM

Ryan,

That's really great news!

Does that mean that all new flashes ordered will come supplied with the new battery & charger, or is there a transition period where the new battery has to be requested?

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:15 PM

Does that mean that all new flashes ordered will come supplied with the new battery & charger, or is there a transition period where the new battery has to be requested?


As of July 5 all orders shipped from Ikelite have the NIMH Batteries. From there, it depends on dealer stock. We are sold out of the Nicads now, only shipping NIMH.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 05:01 AM

Anyone know if Ike is offering a retrofit to the NiCad battery packs?
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 06:01 AM

No. But you can buy new battery packs inexpensively enough.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:44 PM

You sure, Ryan? I've gotten new batteries put in my packs by ike, hard to believe that you couldn't ask for nimh instead of nicad.