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Inon z-330 battery level indicator?

Discussion in 'Strobes and Lighting' started by athigunk, Jan 15, 2020 at 3:15 AM.

  1. athigunk

    athigunk BKK Divers

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    Hello, I have tried finding the answer to this on Google but no luck.

    Do you guys know where the battery indicator on the Inon z-330 strobe is and/or how to read it? Basically, I just want to know when I need to change my battery so it won't die in the middle of my dive.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross Barracuda

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    I seem to recall a review that mentioned that it was not all that accurate. NiMH batteries have a fairly flat voltage curve that drops suddenly when empty so it is rather difficult to estimate state of charge from any sort of voltage reading.
     
  3. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    No remaining power indicator on the Inon Z330 or on just about any other U/W flash.
     
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  4. davehicks

    davehicks Barracuda

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    I routinely shoot 300+ photos on a set of EneloopPro batteries on the 330. Most at 1/2 power or so. If I have the time, I'll swap the cells after 2 dives. Depending on the dive location, I probably average at least 100 pics per dive. But sometimes when around fast action like sharks or sealions I may shoot 250 pictures in an hour. I've never fully exhausted my Inon 330's.

    So track your shots, make sure you start every dive day with fully charged batteries. If there is any question you might need them, bring a second set of batteries to swap out.
     
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