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Batteries for strobes

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Hi,

 

I couldn't find a conversation about this so please point me in the right direction if there is one so that I don't duplicate threads.

 

I use a YS-110 and YS-110a strobe.

 

I was wondering if anyone had any info on batteries to use.

 

I have 2600 mAh for one and 2000 mAh for the second.

 

Does anyone know how many discharges I should get from the batteries when the strobe if fired when used on full power mode?

 

The reason I'm asking is because I have a dive trip coming up where I'd be doing multiple days a day and I'm trying to work out how many spare batteries and chargers to bring along with me. I usually only do one dive a day when at home in Sydney..... so haven't ever run out of power.

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Hi,
get two sets of Panasonic Eneloops per strobe and you will be fine.
I use the white ones, not so "strong" but more cycles....
And a charger per strobe ;-))
Normally you will get two dives out for sure, but the third can get to much...
Have fun,
Wolfgang

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Hi,

get two sets of Panasonic Eneloops per strobe and you will be fine.

I use the white ones, not so "strong" but more cycles....

And a charger per strobe ;-))

Normally you will get two dives out for sure, but the third can get to much...

Have fun,

Wolfgang

Agreed. I swap strobe batteries after each dive. The spare set is charged by the time I surface.

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Get a Maha 8 battery charger. Best charger i've found and more convenient than 2 chargers when fighting for sockets. Bring 2 sets of eneloops for each strobe plus 2 spares. I've had batteries die on trips, and a single dead battery was enough to stop the strobe.

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stop fighting for sockets and bring an extension cord !

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It is very important to use a charger that can charge each battery equally. There have been issues with some strobes where each has not been charged equally. I had issues twice due to this. So i now use this charger :

 

https://www.jaycar.com.au/12vdc-240vac-smart-battery-charger-ni-cd-ni-mh/p/MB3551

 

Eneloops are your best bet Pro's or the white ones.

 

Diggy

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