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    Just visited eastgear and ***********, reddot sells for 140, eastpack sells at 150. i also asked reddot if they can change the batteries to the newer model, they should reply by tmr.
    Batteries are evil and expensive. I hope the charger can charge GP batteries.
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    BBB virus... Ha-ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangerine View Post
    BBB virus... Ha-ha.
    An evil virus from the start of civilizations...

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    hahaha.. battery also got BBB ah?

    the powerex charger that i bought charges 2 batts in 1hr and 4 batts in 2 hrs.. someone please tell me my batt can last a year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tangerine View Post
    1hr quick charge will shorten life of battery a lot. Get the newer charges where you can change setting to quick or normal charge. If not in hurry use normal 8hr charge and prolong life of battery.
    Quote Originally Posted by zane80 View Post
    U are right, just saw this article, a great faq on batteries


    But I have 5 sets batteries, wont that take 40 hours to charge all? I saw maha/powerex 8 cell smart charger with individual monitoring which also comes with fast and soft charging. It says soft charging only needs 2 hours, super quick rite?
    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Photogenic View Post
    hahaha.. battery also got BBB ah?

    the powerex charger that i bought charges 2 batts in 1hr and 4 batts in 2 hrs.. someone please tell me my batt can last a year...
    Batteries are very affordable now. Even if you use a quick charger & your batts last for a year is still worth it.
    If you have 5 sets, on your off day, you can charge them in 10 hrs

    Lets say if you are shooting an assignment & your batts go flat, you put in spare ones & still can charge the other 4 during the assignment in 2 hours, provided you brought along the charger . No need to wait 8 hrs. Probably you'll be fired by then..........................

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    Last edited by madmartian; 8th July 2011 at 10:40 PM.
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    Just saw the link provided which sells the Eneloop batteries. However, they don't seem to sell the charger? Where can I get it and which charger is good? I don't need to have the quick charge function as photography is just my hobby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eedwinn View Post
    Just saw the link provided which sells the Eneloop batteries. However, they don't seem to sell the charger? Where can I get it and which charger is good? I don't need to have the quick charge function as photography is just my hobby...
    Yes they do. 4th part on the Eneloop section
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    Have you check the voltage with a multi-meter?
    Hi, nope, I didn't check it and I have no idea how to check it too. I did what chiangkxv suggested - trying fresh alkaline batteries. It still stays at red. So i guess it's my unit that's faulty already? Hai.. so what's the solution for now? Bring it down to the service centre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
    Some eneloop comes wif charger or batts alone. If I hv a gd NiMh charger, u can use it to charge the eneloop batts.
    More worth to get rechargeable batts
    Yup i have rechargable batteries, I guess the problem is with my flash now. Geez, it's my first flash purchased and i have this problem..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kym2609 View Post
    Hi, nope, I didn't check it and I have no idea how to check it too. I did what chiangkxv suggested - trying fresh alkaline batteries. It still stays at red. So i guess it's my unit that's faulty already? Hai.. so what's the solution for now? Bring it down to the service centre?
    May I ask what do you mean by its staying at red even with fresh alkaline batts?
    My flash also stays at red. If fired at full manual output, the pilot goes to green then red.

    Can your flash fire at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
    May I ask what do you mean by its staying at red even with fresh alkaline batts?
    My flash also stays at red. If fired at full manual output, the pilot goes to green then red.

    Can your flash fire at all?
    Hey thanks for replying. Hmm, ok. I list down the steps:

    1. I put in the fresh alkaline batteries
    2. I pressed the power button
    3. Pilot lamp turns red

    And it stay at red, flash couldn't be fired.

    I just check RDP forum, exact same problem as the threadstarter

    http://www.***********.com.sg/forums...=5939#post5939

    I guess I need to send it down to the service centre already...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kym2609 View Post
    Hey thanks for replying. Hmm, ok. I list down the steps:

    1. I put in the fresh alkaline batteries
    2. I pressed the power button
    3. Pilot lamp turns red

    And it stay at red, flash couldn't be fired.

    I just check RDP forum, exact same problem as the threadstarter

    http://www.***********.com.sg/forums...=5939#post5939

    I guess I need to send it down to the service centre already...
    Just asking, flash head at 90deg? How about other angles? Manual at different power outputs? TTL? Mounted on camera & off, same problem?
    If all fail, then should bring back & exchange. Warranty still on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
    Just asking, flash head at 90deg? How about other angles? Manual at different power outputs? TTL? Mounted on camera & off, same problem?
    If all fail, then should bring back & exchange. Warranty still on?
    Yup, i've tried all sorts of stuff, mount on camera, twist the angle, change the modes, and the problem persist.

    My warranty is unfilled, i bought it 3 mths ago only. the address is different from it's own website though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zane80 View Post
    U are right, just saw this article, a great faq on batteries
    http://www.gpbatteries.com/html/faq/index.html

    But I have 5 sets batteries, wont that take 40 hours to charge all? I saw maha/powerex 8 cell smart charger with individual monitoring which also comes with fast and soft charging. It says soft charging only needs 2 hours, super quick rite?
    But no point charging it so fast unless u need it urgently. Just slot in the batteries and leave it charging overnite. When u wake up, viola! Charged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kym2609

    Yup, i've tried all sorts of stuff, mount on camera, twist the angle, change the modes, and the problem persist.

    My warranty is unfilled, i bought it 3 mths ago only. the address is different from it's own website though..
    Still have receipt ? They shld know that the set is from them by the serial numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
    Still have receipt ? They shld know that the set is from them by the serial numbers.
    i think i've lost it.. but the warranty card clearly states it's a local set..

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    By right, warranty is only valid with original receipt. But there is always by left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiangkxv
    By right, warranty is only valid with original receipt. But there is always by left.
    Sometimes by centre, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiangkxv View Post
    By right, warranty is only valid with original receipt. But there is always by left.
    haha i hope so, but i don't have the time to go down, it's open during office hours, weekends are closed..

    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
    Sometimes by centre, lol
    nissin flash csc is schmidt marketing right? there sole distributor ba i guess, from what i've googled.. haha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kym2609

    haha i hope so, but i don't have the time to go down, it's open during office hours, weekends are closed..

    nissin flash csc is schmidt marketing right? there sole distributor ba i guess, from what i've googled.. haha..
    But the shop should honor the purchase. Ask them to dig out the receipt for u.
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