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Best batteries for ys-03 strobe and how to pack when travelling abroad

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea Society' started by Steve A, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. bvanant

    bvanant Loggerhead Turtle

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    The only thing they will do is lead to fewer flashes before the battery is exhausted.
    Bill
     
  2. rydog

    rydog Nassau Grouper

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    I don't mean to hijack this thread but my YS-90 flash duo and the owners manual says to use 1000mA OR LESS batteries. It goes on to say that toxic gas can be created with anything higher. Would it be ok to use the rechargeable 2400mA batteries I already own?
     
  3. Larry C

    Larry C Dive Con

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    I've used up to 2800ma batteries in my YS strobes. After charging, it's a good idea to let them cool before sealing the compartment. As far as longevity, I have to agree with the previous posters. Stick with Eneloops. I've only had one ever go bad and I've used them as long as two to three years on a set, diving every weekend. Some of the high output off brands, I've had fail to recharge even after a few weeks of sitting.
     
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