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#1 sergei_vishovski

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

Hey,

I just bought a used Ikelite setup for a Canon 7D and 2 Ike DS161 strobes were included with that.
Since I never owned one of these strobes or an underwater housing I had the following question:
When I turn the strobe on it makes a little sound for about 4 seconds. It almost sounds like a start up sound but I was just wondering if that is normal or I should sent it to Ikelite for diagnostics.

Many thanks

#2 Balrog

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

Yes, that's normal. Its the inverter working hard charging the empty capacitor. You can also hear it after a powerful flash.

#3 sergei_vishovski

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

thanks for the reply :)

#4 Stoo

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

Assuming you are referring to a high-pitched whine...

If you are hearing a clunk, bang or the sound of running water, that's another issue... ;)