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Old YS-02 losing power

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea Society' started by hankypank, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. hankypank

    hankypank Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Melbourne
    Hey everyone.

    So I have been using a YS02 for the last 5 or so years. It was used in combination with a G12 and was perfect for easy travel usage. I had been noticing a few problems with the strobe for the last few dives with the power not lasting long but it really escalated on my last liveaboard trip.

    So i started unpacking the gear on the boat. When I turn the strobe on with brand new batteries inserted, the startup buzz sounds stuttered and very slow and the strobes would last anywhere from a few shots to a whole dive so it was a complete luckydip in regards to getting any nice shots on any dive. It has never had any leaks before, but has seen a lot of action. I'm wondering if anyone has something similar happen? I hope it will just be the battery cap that needs replacing but am looking into sending it off for a service (if possible for an old model) or cutting my losses.

    By the way I ordered the strobe when living in europe and am now living in Oz so I sent an email to the Oceania distributor for advice.
  2. northernone

    northernone Great White Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Currently: Cozumel, from Canada
    I don't have those strobes. However, sounds like a bad connection somewhere, added resistance slowing the capacitor's charge rate. Hopefully just the battery cap?

    Good luck,
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