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Flooded strobe

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea' started by MMM, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. MMM

    MMM Giant Squid Staff Member

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    I flooded my S&S YS-01 a couple of weeks ago. However, I didn't notice it until two days later. At which point I cleaned it out as best as I could with rubbing alcohol. I bought a new battery back which arrived today, but it is still not working. So I guess the little connection points for the battery must be too corroded. Is there anyway that these can be replaced to make it usable again? Or is this a paperweight now?
     
  2. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

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    If flooded, especially with power on, chances are it is a paperweight. Did just battery compartment flood? If so is battery compartment sealed off from electronics?
     
  3. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That suck.

    I sent mine off to . . . Reef's? Reed's? In SE Florida?

    If you give up on it, I'll pay the shipping for it! I might need parts. :D
     
  4. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Aww, darn, I cannot find the dealer info! It was some five or more years ago. They are a Sea & Sea dealer.

    Maybe they aren't in business anymore.


    EDIT - see below
     
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  5. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    I am not familiar with the ys01, but a standard S&S design is to provide an isolated battery chamber.

    A battery flood will not affect the internals of the strobe. Unless you have enough acid and nasty stuff to eat all the way through the posts in the battery compartment.

    There are only a few things that can fail in the battery compartment:
    - surface corrosion of the contacts leading into the internals of the strobe
    - surface corrosion of the spring contact linking the 2 "middle" batteries
    - total corrosion of the middle contact
    - total corrosion of the 2 contacts linking to the internals of the strobe

    I suggest you take a few pics of the battery compartment and post them.
     
  6. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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  7. MMM

    MMM Giant Squid Staff Member

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    It was hard to get close enough to show the contacts and still get light on them...
     
  8. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    I forgot about the battery cap. What kind of shape is it in?
     
  9. MMM

    MMM Giant Squid Staff Member

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    Oh, it's toast. I tossed it and received a new one today. Backscatter (or maybe some other site, I forget which) said they can't be reused once the battery case has been flooded.
     
  10. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Offer stands. I love taking things apart.
     

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