A Practical Power Source For Underwater Photography

A Practical Power Source For Underwater Photography

Underwater photography enthusiasts seeking a reliable power source for their gear often turn to rechargeable NiMH AA batteries for their practical benefits. In this article, we explore the positives of rechargeable NiMH AA batteries and why they offer an optimal solution for capturing the endless beauty beneath the waves.

Reliability and Safety: Trusted Performance

Nickel–metal hydride (NiMH) batteries are renowned for their reliable, tried-and-tested performance and ultra safe battery technology, making them an optimal choice for powering the Retra Flash Pro Max.

NiMH batteries are also preferred in industrial and consumer applications due to their environmentally friendly technology, low maintenance and cost. Additionally, NiMH batteries stand out for their safety and resilience to high temperatures, ensuring consistent performance and longevity even in challenging environments.

Furthermore, NiMH batteries can withstand full discharge without suffering irreversible damage, prolonging their lifespan and usability. Typically, rechargeable NiMH batteries have a cycle-life (reuse after charging) of 5 years and can be recharged hundreds of times, potentially allowing them to be equivalent to hundreds of alkaline batteries in total, over their lifetime.

Thus, NiMH batteries have a long-standing reputation in the market and ensure consistent performance without compromising safety.

Worldwide Accessibility: Power All Around the World

Whether you're exploring a bustling city or a remote dive destination, NiMH AA batteries are a cheap and reliable power source that is readily available in shops worldwide. You can find them in electronics and photography shops, gas stations, and even smaller non-specialty stores. Additionally, when in a pinch, borrowing replacements from fellow photographers on a diving boat is also feasible.

Thus, the wide-spread use of NiMH AA batteries ensures that if you ever need replacements for your Retra Flash Pro Max immediately, you can easily find them wherever you are located.

In Case of Disaster: Practical Replacement Solutions

In the event of water leakage or battery malfunction before, during, or after a dive, NiMH AA batteries offer a practical solution for quick recovery.

If a rechargeable NiMH AA battery starts malfunctioning or has reached the end of its life cycle, only the affected cell needs to be replaced. This makes NiMH AA batteries a practical and cost effective solution for powering your strobe.

Additionally, the Retra Flash Pro Max features a battery compartment that is water-sealed from the rest of the electronics inside the strobe. This provides an additional safety measure against battery malfunction or water leakage and ensures that your Retra Flash Pro Max remains safe even in such unfortunate circumstances.

Powerhouse Strobe: Booster Configuration

The Retra Flash Pro Max features a new and improved battery compartment that allows you to choose between an 8x AA or 4x AA battery configuration to customize the performance of your Retra Flash according to your needs.

Using the Booster, you can set up an 8x AA battery configuration without the need for an additional battery compartment. Just load your batteries into the Retra Flash, screw on the Booster cap and you're ready to go.

By implementing the Retra Flash Pro Max & Booster combination (8x AA), your strobe transforms into a powerhouse of illumination that can light up any wide angle scene beautifully, even when shooting against strong ambient light, like the sun. 

And with the 8x AA battery setup, even less powerful batteries deliver commendable performance and autonomy, ensuring photographers can capture stunning images without interruptions.

Lightweight Mobility: Classic Configuration

For underwater photographers prioritizing mobility, the 4x AA battery configuration offers an ultra-lightweight option, ideal for situations where agility and ease of movement are crucial, such as exploring shallow reefs or navigating tight spaces or caves.

In summary, rechargeable NiMH AA batteries provide a widely available and reliable power source that is cost-effective and safe in terms of use and sustainability. Their reliability, accessibility, safety and ease of replacement make them an indispensable choice for the Retra Flash Pro Max.

The Package Combo + GIFT 

For a limited time, with every purchase of the Retra Flash Pro Max & Booster you get an additional 2x USB Battery Chargers for FREE.

Enjoy a travel friendly USB Battery Charger for 4x AA batteries (NiMh) that is compatible with either USB-C or USB-micro cables. 

You can plug the USB Battery Charger into any USB power outlet that you use for your smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc. It even works plugged into your laptop!

Fully discharged AA Eneloop Pro batteries are recharged in approximately 5 hours with a maximum charging current of 500mA per battery.

Discover your new underwater lighting companion and experience the power and versatility of the Retra Flash Pro Max.

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