BLADEZ ION 450 Instruction manual

DS160 Strobe
Instruction Manual
Please read all instructions before using this product.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IKELITE DS160 STROBE ..................3
Specifications ......................................3
Introduction ..........................................4
Starting Out..........................................4
Strobe Compatibility ............................4
Strobe Power ......................................4
DS160 Strobe ......................................5
Overview of DS160 Features ..............5
OPENING AND CLOSING ..................6
Opening the Strobe..............................6
O-ring ..................................................6
Closing the Strobe ..............................6
Opening and Closing (Illustration)........7
LI-ION BATTERY PACK 4067 ............8
Charging the Battery Pack ..................9
Storage ................................................9
Warnings ..............................................9
Using NiMH or Ni-Cad Battery Packs ..9
SMART CHARGER 4067.1 ................10
Specifications ......................................10
Includes................................................10
Usage ..................................................10
Warnings ..............................................10
FLASH DIFFUSER 0591.3 ..................11
Using the Diffuser ................................11
Diffuser Installation and Removal ........11
ARM SYSTEMS/STROBE MOUNTS ..12
Ikelite Arm Systems ............................12
Ikelite Mounts ......................................12
STROBE CONNECTION ....................13
Strobe Connection (Illustration) ..........14
USING AS HARD-WIRED STROBE ..15
USING AS HARD-WIRED STROBE
WITHOUT TTL ....................................15
AIMING THE STROBE........................16
SWITCHES / FUEL GAUGE ..............17
On/Off Switch ......................................17
Fuel Gauge ..........................................18
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Confidence Signal................................18
Firing Mode Switch ..............................18
STROBE READY LIGHT ....................19
Strobe Ready Light and TTL Housing..19
Camera Ready Light ..........................19
Triggered via Sync Cord ......................19
RECOMMENDATIONS........................20
Visual Inspections ................................20
Insurance ............................................20
Tips ......................................................20
Lubricant ..............................................20
MAINTENANCE ..................................21
Cleaning and Storage ..........................21
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................22
Strobe Will Not Fire..............................22
AIRLINE TRAVEL ..............................23
TECHNICAL SUPPORT ......................23
LIMITED WARRANTY ........................23
PRODUCT REGISTRATION ..............24
IKELITE DS160 STROBE
DS160 SPECIFICATIONS
CE - Compliant with applicable EU directives
Complies with FCC part 15, subpart B, Section 15.109 for Class “B” Products
Specifications
Battery Pack ............................................Li-ion module, 7.4v, 3900mAh
Weight ....................................................2.5 lb (1130g)
Size..........................................................9.6 cm dia. x 17.9 cm (3.75 in dia. x 7 in)
Depth Rating............................................90m - 300 feet
Strobe
Energy Rating..........................................160 watt-sec
Recycle Time ..........................................1.4 sec
Angle of Coverage ..................................90 degrees....... 100 degrees with diffuser
Guide # (ISO 100) feet ............................76 surface - 38 underwater
Guide # meters ........................................24 surface - 12 underwater
Color Temperature ..................................4800 degrees Kelvin
Full Power Flashes ..................................450 flashes per full charge
Firing Modes............................................TTL, Full, 9 fractional powers
Modeling Light
Modeling Light ........................................5-watt LED
Switch Lock
Fuel
Gauge
TTL
Full
Toggle
Test
-2
O
-3
On
On
w /Lite
Li-ion Battery Pack
3
-1
-4
2
Ready Light
1
160
DS160 Strobe Head
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IKELITE DS160 STROBE
(continued)
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing an Ikelite Strobe. Ikelite brings over 50 years of underwater
photographic and lighting experience to the strobe market. Ikelite Strobes are designed
and built in the USA by Ikelite to suit both the professional and the amateur photographer.
The purpose of a strobe is to illuminate the subject and assist the camera in taking vivid
pictures. The Ikelite DS160 Strobe is equally suited for general and wide-angle
photography, covering up to a full 100° angle with a diffuser.
The contents of this instruction manual are subject to change at any time without prior
notice.
STARTING OUT
Before using the Ikelite DS160 Strobe, please read this owner’s manual thoroughly and
retain it for future reference. Fully charge your strobe’s battery pack prior to your first use.
Ikelite recommends becoming familiar with the features and functions of the Ikelite DS160
Strobe above water before trying the camera and strobe in the water. And, if you have not
yet done so, it is suggested that you read your camera owner’s manual as well.
STROBE COMPATIBILITY
The DS160 Strobe is compatible with all Ikelite TTL systems and current digital cameras,
as well as all older TTL film cameras including the Nikonos system. A variety of sync
cords, sensors, and TTL adapters are available to connect to almost any camera system
currently on the market.
STROBE POWER
The DS160 recycles in a quick 1.4 sec from full discharge. When fired at a fractional
power — whether in TTL or manual mode — the strobe recycles virtually instantaneously.
Number of flashes per full charge will increase dramatically in most cases when using in
TTL mode with a compatible camera system. The powerful DS160 is adjustable in 10
half-stop increments for precise control over your exposure when used in manual mode.
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IKELITE DS160 STROBE
DS160 STROBE
(continued)
The Ikelite DS160 Strobe combines high intensity output and wide coverage angle
in a compact, versatile design. This strobe features 160 watt-sec. intensity and covers
a full 100° using the diffuser. Special soft-lite reflector provides rich reds, oranges, and
warmer flesh tones.
The DS160 is pre-flash compatible and operates with both traditional film cameras and
digital still cameras. Multiple firing modes are featured, including TTL/Auto exposure.
The DS160 electronics are safely sealed separately from the battery pack. The industrial
grade Li-ion batteries recycle in an incredible 1.4 seconds and the Li-ion battery pack is
easily interchangeable with a spare unit. When in the “Batt w/Lite” position, the fuel
gauge references the remaining battery capacity. Aim the DS160 and illuminate your
subject's colors with the built-in modeling light / night diving light.
OVERVIEW OF DS160 FEATURES
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Separate power and firing mode switches.
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LED fuel gauge approximates the remaining battery capacity.
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Interchangeable battery pack features industrial grade Li-ion batteries.
Visual ready light indicates when strobe has recycled.
Female Ikelite bulkhead connector accepts different camera sync cords and the
EV-Controller 4100.6.
Exposure guide label references recommended exposure settings.
Separate diffuser provides softer lighting and wider coverage angle.
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OPENING AND CLOSING
OPENING THE STROBE
Turn the strobe OFF, and place the strobe face down on a flat surface.
Slide the locking lever out by either grasping the sides of the lever and pulling it out OR
use your thumb to apply slight pressure to the top of the lever and slide it out.
Flip the lever up and then rotate the lever counter-clockwise 90°. The internal spring
automatically pushes open the strobe. Lift the rear section off of the strobe front (See
illustrations on page 7). The rear section is the battery pack for the strobe.
The battery pack does NOT remain waterproof when removed from the strobe.
Therefore, we suggest keeping the open portion of the battery pack pointed down while
removing to eliminate the possibility of water droplets falling inside. The Li-ion batteries
remain permanently secured inside the Li-ion battery pack.
The front section of the DS160, which houses the main electronics, is safely sealed
separately from the battery pack. The front section will remain waterproof when the
battery pack is removed. However, avoid salt-water contact with the battery pins.
Damage/corrosion can cause a short circuit.
O-RING
The o-ring is located on the inside rim of the battery pack. Keep the o-ring and the
sealing surfaces clean. DO NOT stretch the o-ring when cleaning. It is not necessary to
lubricate the o-ring. Never use spray lubricant because it may crack the plastic.
CLOSING THE STROBE
Make sure the power switch has been rotated to the OFF position.
Place the front of the strobe face down on a flat surface. Check that the o-ring and
sealing surfaces are clean; make sure the o-ring is positioned properly inside the rim of
the battery pack. Place the locking lever in the open position (slide the lever out, flip the
lever up, and rotate the lever counterclockwise 90 degrees until it stops).
Align the front and rear sections of the strobe. Lower the battery pack onto the front
section of the strobe. Proper alignment of the two sections is extremely important to
avoid possible damage to the internal components.
To seal the strobe, simply press down slightly on the rear of the battery pack and rotate
the lever clockwise 90 degrees until it stops. Flip the lever down and then slide the lever
into the locked position to properly seal the strobe.
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OPENING AND CLOSING
INDPL
S IN U
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UN
LOC
K
(illustration)
INDPL
S IN U
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UN
LOC
K
OPE
N
Flip Up
R
C
D
Pull Out
Rotate
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LI-ION BATTERY PACK 4067
The 4060.1 DS160 Strobe includes a Lithium Ion (Li-ion) battery pack and smart charger.
The battery pack requires Smart Charger 4067.1 (page 10).
Li-ion Battery Pack 4067 is compatible with Ikelite's DS125, DS160 and DS161 Strobe.
The battery pack must be attached to the strobe head for use in or underwater.
Additional battery packs are available through an Ikelite dealer.
The battery pack does NOT remain waterproof when removed from the strobe.
Therefore, we suggest keeping the open portion of the battery pack pointed down
while removing to eliminate the possibility of water droplets falling inside.
The battery pack is factory sealed and contains no user-serviceable parts other than
the O-ring. Do not disassemble the battery pack.
Li-ion Battery Pack 4067
Charger Socket
O-ring
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LI-ION BATTERY PACK 4067
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
(continued)
Requires Ikelite 4067.1 Smart Charger Li-ion. Do not attempt to charge the battery pack
with other chargers. Use of an incompatible charger is a safety risk and may cause
irreparable damage to the battery pack.
Typical recharge time is approximately 5 hours.
STORAGE
Do not store a depleted battery pack for extended periods of time. Charge the battery
pack to at least half full prior to storing. Always place the power switch in the locked OFF
position. Store in a cool, dry place. We suggest storage of your strobe with the locking
lever OPEN to allow any hydrogen/air mixture to escape.
WARNINGS
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Always turn off and lock the battery power switch or disconnect the battery and store in
a cool, dry place when not in use.
The battery pack is not waterproof when removed from the strobe.
Do not disassemble the battery pack.
Do not expose the pack to heat.
Do not use lubricant, cleaners, or any chemical on the o-ring or battery pack.
NEVER use or charge a water damaged battery pack. Flooding may cause a short
circuit and lead to overheating.
Do not discard, crush or incinerate. Check local rules and regulations on electronic
waste disposal and use an approved recycling facility.
Do not ship or travel with a flooded or known defective battery pack.
USING NIMH OR NI-CAD BATTERY PACKS
The DS160 Strobe head also accepts both 4066.5 NiMH battery packs and 4066 Ni-Cad
battery packs in good working condition. Do not use a battery pack with dead or water
damaged cells. If you intend to use an older battery pack on your new Strobe, please
reference the notice dated 6/22/09 on the following web page:
http://www.ikelite.com/web_pages/important.html.
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SMART CHARGER 4067.1
SPECIFICATIONS
Compatibility ..................................................Ikelite 4067 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Input ..............................................................100-240 Volts AC, 50-60 Hertz, 0.6 Amps
Output ............................................................8.4 Volts
Operating Temperature ..................................32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
Storage Temperature......................................-4°F - 185°F (-20°C - 85°C)
INCLUDES
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Smart Charger Li-ion with US plug flip out blades
European plug adapter
Australian plug adapter
United Kingdom plug adapter
USAGE
Use only with compatible Ikelite lithium-ion battery
packs. Charge a battery pack to at least half full prior
to storing for extended periods of time. This charger
features flip out blades for use with US plugs.
Additional plug adapters are provided. Close the flip
out blades and slide a compatible plug adapter on
until it snaps into position.
Charging indicator LED:
Adapter Prongs Closed
CAUTION:
Attached
CAUTION:
OFF ..................Disconnected from pack
FLASHING ......Charging Mode
SOLID ..............Full Charge
DO NOT attempt to charge or connect a battery pack that has flooded or leaked. Electrical
shock, injury or fire could occur. Make sure the battery pack is turned off and are
completely dry before charging.
WARNINGS
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It is safe to leave the charger connected to the battery pack when charging is complete
or when charger power is off. To conserve energy, unplug the unit when not in use.
Operation of the charger with battery packs other than those intended is dangerous
and could result in damage to the battery or charger.
Model numbers and ratings are shown on the rear label of the charger. This charger is
intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor plug socket.
This charger is for indoor use only.
Use only in dry locations.
Charger contains no user-serviceable parts. Do not attempt to open this product;
replace if damaged.
Keep the charger away from fire and other sources of heat.
FLASH DIFFUSER 0591.3
USING THE DIFFUSER
The white diffuser can be secured to the front of the DS160 Strobe when softer lighting or
a coverage angle of 100° is desired.
The diffuser reduces the DS160’s light intensity by one full f-stop.
DIFFUSER INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL
1.
Position the Diffuser Cut-outs over the DS160’s Diffuser Retention Tabs.
3.
Rotate the Diffuser Installation Posts either direction until the Posts stop
against the strobe’s Diffuser Retention Tabs.
2.
4.
Press down lightly until the diffuser is flush against the strobe face.
Reverse process to remove the Diffuser.
A lanyard or string can be attached to the diffuser by threading it through the two
Lanyard Holes near its edge. Attach the other end to the strobe to prevent
accidental loss.
DS160 Strobe
Flash Diffuser
Diffuser Retention Tab
Installation Post
Diffuser
Cut-outs
Lanyard Holes
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ARM SYSTEMS / STROBE MOUNTS
IKELITE ARM SYSTEMS
Ikelite offers several arm choices compatible with the DS160. The arm and strobe mount
are NOT supplied with the strobe. For additional information go to www.ikelite.com
Caution: Ikelite arm systems are designed for underwater use. Be careful when
transporting the system above water since some camera trays and arm adjustments may
be unable to support the weight of the strobe(s) above water.
IKELITE MOUNTS
An optional paddle-type or ball-type mount can be mounted to the underneath side of the
strobe. The mount slides into the strobe base and is secured with a screw (supplied with
optional mount). Make sure to slide the mount into the strobe base until it stops. Be
careful to not cross-thread the screw when tightening the mount. The DS160 Black
Shroud can be rotated slightly to gain better access to the strobe base with a screwdriver.
Although not necessary, you can apply a small amount of Ikelite lube around the screw
threads before attaching the strobe mount. Use Ikelite lube only (supplied with the DS160
Strobe). This will reduce the possibility of seizing and allow removal of the screw should
the mount need to be removed. Removing the mount for long storage periods will also
reduce the possibility of seizing.
Fuel
Gauge
TTL
Full
Test
3
-1
-2
O
-3
On
On
w /Lite
-4
12
Ready Light
1
160
Strobe Base
Ball-Type Mount
“not included”
with DS160
2
Mount Screw
DS160 Shroud
STROBE CONNECTION
The female bulkhead connector permits different Ikelite sync cords, EV Manual Controller or
a Fiber Optic Adapter to be connected to the strobe. These connectors relay signals from
the camera to the strobe to trigger the flash.
The removable waterproof bulkhead cap seals the bulkhead connector when nothing is
connected to the DS160. The strobe’s bulkhead connection must be sealed to remain
waterproof (page 14).
Caution:
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•
•
Do not leave the sync cord or sensor connected to the camera or strobe
for prolonged periods as electrolysis could occur and make removal of the
equipment impossible.
Do not disconnect the sync cord or sensor from the housing or strobe when
underwater or when wet. These items are not waterproof when disconnected.
Make sure there is no debris on the sync cord o-ring and the sync cord connector
is aligned properly when attaching to the strobe bulkhead (page 14).
CONNECTION TO STROBE
To connect either a sync cord or sensor to the DS160 Strobe, follow these instructions:
1.
2.
3.
Turn the strobe to OFF and make sure all components are dry. Clean and
lightly lubricate the stem o-ring and the bulkhead connector threads.
Check the o-ring for nicks or cuts.
Note the positioning of the receptacles and pins on the end of the cord. Properly
align the end of the cord and insert it into the strobe bulkhead connector.
When using the 4103.51 cord, which connects an Ikelite housing to an Ikelite
Strobe, both cord ends are identical; either end can be connected to the
strobe.
The connector threads are very fine; do not cross thread. If it is difficult
to turn the knurled retaining ring on the cord or sensor, you are likely
cross-threading. This can make removal of the strobe or sensor impossible.
Hand-tighten the knurled retaining ring on the cord or sensor. Push the end of
the cord further into the bulkhead connector and continue to tighten the knurled
retaining ring. Do not use pliers or a tool when tightening. It could damage the
cord or strobe.
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STROBE CONNECTION
DS160 Strobe
Bulkhead
Connection
Bulkhead Cap
Stem O-ring
Retaining Ring
Blue Band
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4103.51 Ikelite Sync Cord
(illustration)
USING AS A TTL HARD-WIRED STROBE
For use with the following types of systems:
- Ikelite housings for digital cameras with TTL conversion circuitry
- Ikelite housings for film cameras
- Nikonos V, RS cameras
- Non-Ikelite housings for digital cameras and compatible TTL adapter
Connect the strobe using an appropriate Ikelite TTL sync cord. Digital DSLR cameras
require the use of a Digital TTL sync cord. These cords are designated by a blue band at
one end. The DS160 may be used in TTL(Auto) or manual exposure modes.
TTL (thru-the-lens) exposure automatically compensates for aperture, distance and filters.
Because there's such a wide range of apertures and
subject distances, photographers wanting to easily
Ikelite
balance lighting and control close-up photographer
should select the TTL(Auto) exposure mode. When
the strobe fires, the camera reads the light and signals
Stem O-ring
the strobe to turn off when the exposure is correct.
Strobe output can be adjusted in TTL(Auto) mode
using either exposure compensation built into the
camera or an exposure compensation module in the
back of the housing (if applicable).
If an exposure compensation module is featured in the
back of the housing, strobe output may be controlled
manually while the strobe itself is left in TTL(Auto)
mode. In order to use the manual exposure modes on
the strobe itself, the housing module must be set in a
manual position.
Retaining Ring
Blue Band
When using a non-Ikelite TTL adapter or third party
conversion circuitry, please refer to the product's instructions for help in using the DS160
with this setup.
USING AS A HARD-WIRED STROBE WITHOUT TTL
For use with the following types of systems:
- Ikelite housings for digital cameras with external strobe connector but without TTL
conversion circuitry
- Non-Ikelite housings for digital cameras with Nikonos-style strobe connector
Connect the strobe using an appropriate Ikelite sync cord. The DS160 must be used in
manual exposure modes. Strobe output is not automatically adjusted for proper exposure
when set to TTL(Auto) mode.
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AIMING THE STROBE
AIMING THE STROBE
Use the modeling light to aim the strobe. Look thru the camera's viewfinder, and aim the
strobe so that the modeling light shines in the center of your picture area. If your subject
distance greatly changes, you should recheck the positioning of the strobe.
When using auto-focus cameras, the modeling light may be required in low light levels to
illuminate your subject to allow the camera to auto focus.
Always hold onto the center of the strobe when repositioning. Do not reposition the
strobe by holding the back of the battery pack.
DS160 Strobe
Flash Tube
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Modeling Light
SWITCHES / FUEL GAUGE
The DS160 features separate switches for power on/off and firing modes. The arrow on
the switch points to the selected position.
ON/OFF SWITCH
OFF: The horizontal switch position is OFF. The adjacent tab locks the switch in the OFF
position. To unlock, slide the tab away from the switch. Always turn the Strobe OFF
before opening the strobe.
ON: There are two ON positions. Rotating the switch clockwise to the first ON position
turns on the power to the Strobe. Further rotation of the switch clockwise to the second
ON position turns on both the power to the Strobe and the modeling light.
TEST: Occasionally check the battery capacity by rotating the switch counter-clockwise
to the “Batt w/Lite” battery position and referencing the fuel gauge on the side of the
strobe. The “Batt w/Lite” battery position also turns ON the modeling light.
DS160 Strobe
Fuel Gauge
Switch Lock
Fuel
Gauge
TTL
Full
Test
3
-1
-2
O
-3
On
On
w /Lite
-4
2
Ready Light
1
160
Battery
Compartment
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SWITC H ES/FU EL GA U GE
FUEL GAUGE
( c ont inue d)
When the switch is rotated to the “Batt w/Lite” position, the fuel gauge on the side of the
strobe will display 0, 1, 2, or 3 red LED lights indicating the remaining charge in the
battery pack (see below). When no LED's are illuminated, then the battery capacity is low
and you may have less than 75 full power flashes remaining. For general guidelines,
refer to the following list:
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3 LED’s - above 75%
•
1 LED - above 25%
•
•
2 LED’s - above 50%
No LED - less then 25%
CONFIDENCE SIGNAL
The DS160 strobe features a confidence signal indicator light that will glow if the strobe
receives a TTL quench signal. The #3 LED on the fuel gauge will glow GREEN for three
seconds if the DS160 strobe quenches. This green confidence light illuminates only in the
TTL exposure mode when used with compatible TTL systems.
FIRING MODE SWITCH
Multiple firing modes are featured: TTL/Auto and 9 fractional power settings from the Full
power setting: Full, -1/2, -1, -1 1/2, -2, -2 1/2, -3, -3 1/2, -4, -4 1/2.
TTL(Auto) - Thru-The-Lens/Auto Exposure: The camera automatically signals the strobe
to turn off when the exposure is correct. The camera must feature compatible TTL(Auto)
exposure to utilize this mode on the DS160 when connected directly to the camera. (See
“Using as a Hard-Wired TTL Strobe” section). The TTL(Auto) firing mode MUST be
selected when connecting the optional EV-Controller 4100.6.
Full - Full Power Manual Exposure: The strobe fires at full power each time. You must
select the correct exposure manually. Set the camera aperture based on the subject
distance (see "Exposure Guide" section).
Fractional Power Settings: Select the appropriate power setting to manually balance
the strobe output for available light. Select a fractional power setting
when the strobe-to-subject distance is fixed and the manual full power setting would
over-expose with the camera's selected aperture. The difference between each power
setting is one-half an f-stop; moving from Full power to -1/2 decreases the light output by
one-half an f–stop. Changing the power setting does not alter the coverage angle.
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STR OB E R EA D Y LIGH T
STROBE READY LIGHT AND TTL HOUSING
The Ikelite DS160 Strobe features a ready light that glows red when the DS160 has
recycled and is ready to fire its flash again.
The middle #2 LED on the fuel gauge functions as the visual ready light.
The #3 LED on the fuel gauge will glow GREEN for three seconds if the DS160 strobe
quenches, indicating that the strobe has provided proper exposure. If no green light
appears, check the image for possible under-exposure. When the strobe has recycled
again, the ready light will again glow red indicating that the strobe is fully powered and
ready to fire. If the strobe ready light does not glow red, the batteries may be expended.
Your camera’s ready light “lightning bolt” in the camera viewfinder may blink while the
DS160 is recycling and then glow solid when the DS160 is fully charged. Nikon DSLRs
and older Canon DSLR models such as the 20D and Rebel XT will always display a solid
glow “lightning bolt” regardless of the strobe cycle.
DS160 Strobe
Fuel
Gauge
TTL
Full
Test
3
-1
-2
O
-3
On
On
w /Lite
Confidence Light
2
Ready Light
1
-4
160
Ready Light
CAMERA READY LIGHT - Triggered via Sync Cord
When using a TTL/Auto exposure camera (film or digital) in an Ikelite TTL compatible
housing connected to the DS160 strobe by sync cord, the flash ready light in the
camera viewfinder and the DS160 ready light will both glow when the Strobe has
recycled and is ready to fire.
If the Ikelite housing does not feature TTL compatible circuitry, then the ready light in
the camera viewfinder would not be triggered when the strobe has recycled.
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R EC OM M EN D ATION S
VISUAL INSPECTIONS
Visual inspections are important. Take the time to examine the entire assembled setup
(strobe, camera housing, arms, etc.) above water. An improper seal or loose
connection can cause a lot of damage. Always check for leaks once you place the
equipment in the water.
INSURANCE
It is recommended that you add an all-risk floater to your homeowner’s and/or renter’s
insurance policy to cover your equipment against loss or damage. While the Ikelite
DS160 Strobe has a limited warranty against manufacturing defects, it does
not cover customer neglect.
TIPS
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Photograph through as little water as possible; move in close. Maximum
recommended shooting distance underwater is 1.8m (6’).
Use the diffuser for softer lighting or a coverage angle of approximately 100°.
If possible, measure the light with a meter and set the camera aperture
accordingly. A narrower aperture darkens the background; a wider aperture
lightens it.
Add a second DS160 Strobe for more natural looking photos and wider angle
of coverage when shooting both still and video images. Add a second DS
Strobe using either the EV Manual Controller 4100.6 or an appropriate dual
sync cord.
Purchasing a spare Li-ion Battery Pack 4067 is recommended if you dive
often. Weak batteries are the cause of many strobe and camera problems.
Do not fire the strobe more than 15 times above water in rapid succession. If this
does happen, allow the DS160 to cool off for at least 10 minutes before resuming
photography.
LUBRICANT
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Use only Ikelite brand silicone lubricant with Ikelite brand
o-rings; other brand lubricants can cause the Ikelite o-rings to swell in size.
Do not use spray lubricant; it can crack the plastic parts of the strobe.
Ikelite brand silicone lubricant is provided for the sync cord stem o-ring and the
bulkhead connector threads. Use only enough lubricant to lightly cover the area
being applied; wipe off any excess with a clean cloth.
Lubricant only reduces friction; it is not a sealant.
M A IN TEN A N C E
Your Ikelite DS160 Strobe should be given the same care and attention as your other
photographic equipment. After using your strobe in water, please follow these
instructions to ensure the DS160’s longevity and good working order.
CLEANING AND STORAGE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Always rinse the exterior of the DS160 with fresh water after use, especially after
exposure to salt water. While rinsing, turn the mode and power switches to free
salt or debris that might have accumulated in the DS160 recesses during the
dive. The strobe should NOT be left unattended in a rinse tank, as it could be
damaged by other equipment in the tank.
The strobe can be cleaned by soaking it in a mild soapy solution. Use liquid soap;
RINSE and DRY the strobe before storage.
Check the battery pack o-ring sealing surface for any debris and gently
wipe it away with a soft, lint free cloth.
Check the DS160 bulkhead connector threads for debris. Gently wipe away with
a soft, lint free cloth or a cotton swab to clean the threads. Afterwards, lightly
lubricate them.
The o-ring 0132.36 is located on the inside rim of the DS160 battery pack. Keep
the o-ring and the sealing surfaces clean. DO NOT stretch the o-ring when
cleaning.
It is not necessary to lubricate the o-ring. Never use spray lubricant because it
may crack the plastic.
Keep the strobe bulkhead connector threads clean and lightly lubricated. Also keep
the sync cord o-ring and threads clean and lightly lubricated.
Recharge the battery pack after each use; DO NOT fully discharge the battery
pack because you will shorten the battery life. Store the battery pack fully charged,
and recharge the pack for a few hours each month. DO NOT disassemble the
battery pack.
The strobe is factory sealed; DO NOT disassemble.
In addition to these procedures, it is strongly recommended that this strobe be returned to
Ikelite periodically for inspection and water pressure testing. Ideally your DS160 should
undergo this process every two years or 100 dives, whichever comes first.
Caution:
•
The DS160 bulkhead connector is not waterproof and must be capped when not
connected to a cord or sensor. Using a DS160 underwater with the bulkhead
connector uncapped or unconnected will cause the strobe to flood. DO NOT
continue to use a flooded strobe; return to Ikelite for repair.
•
Disassembly will void your Ikelite DS160 limited warranty.
•
DO NOT continuously fire the strobe more than 15 times above water in rapid
succession. If this does happen, allow the strobe to cool down for at least 10
minutes.
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TR OU B LESH OOTIN G
STROBE WILL NOT FIRE
1.
Make sure the battery pack is fully charged.
3.
Check the mode switches on the camera and strobe.
2.
4.
5.
Check the DS160 ready light. Turn the strobe’s mode switch to OFF and then
back to ON. Make sure that the switch has actually clicked into position.
Check the cord connections at the camera and strobe.
When using a sync cord between the camera and strobe, disconnect the cord
from the camera but leave the cord connected to the strobe. Then, use the two
ends of a bent paper clip to connect different receptacles on the flash cord
contacts, as detailed in the diagram below. This process is commonly known as
“shorting,” which creates a temporary circuit that can test-fire the strobe.
Caution: When creating a circuit via paper clip, or “shorting,” pay close attention
to which two receptacles you connect. If you short across the wrong receptacles
on a TTL sync cord, you may damage the DS160’s electronics.
The specific receptacles to connect with the paper clip vary based on the type
of cord you own. Please refer to the diagram of two types of flash cord contacts.
Ikelite
Nikonos
Ikelite TTL Cord: Point the raised half-circle at the end of the cord encompassing
the receptacles towards you, per the above diagram. Place one end of the paper
clip on the center receptacle and one end on the lower right hand receptacle.
The DS160 should flash.
Nikonos TTL Cord: Point the indexing groove at the end of the cord towards you,
per the above diagram. Place one end of the paper clip on the top most, center
receptacle and one end on the lower, right hand receptacle. The DS160 should flash.
If the DS160 flashes, the source of the problem lies somewhere in the camera.
If the DS160 does not flash, please send both the strobe and cord used in the test to
an authorized Ikelite dealer, or to Ikelite; see “Technical Support” on page 23.
Do not attempt to repair the strobe or cord yourself. This may cause
further damage and void your Ikelite limited warranty.
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A IR LIN E TR AVEL
The Li-ion Battery Pack 4067 complies with packing instructions 967 for UN 3481
(rechargeable Li-ion packaged with equipment) as required by the ICAO Transport of
Lithium Batteries Guidance Document and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. The
Li-ion battery used in this strobe contains an ELC of less than 2 grams and is less than
100Whr. The enclosed lithium ion batteries are tested and comply with the UN Model
Regulations, Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3. ADR Class 9.
CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Customer support is available through an Authorized Ikelite Dealer or directly through
Ikelite Customer Service. For a listing of dealers and distributors worldwide, please visit
the Ikelite website at www.ikelite.com.
Ikelite Customer Service
50 W. 33rd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA
Email: ikelite@ikelite.com
Phone: +1 317 923 4523
When contacting customer service, please have your product serial number and date of
purchase available to ensure the fastest possible resolution.
L I M I T E D WA R R A N T Y
The Ikelite DS160 Strobe Head is warranted against any manufacturing defects for a
period of two (2) years from the original date of purchase. The DS160 Li-ion Battery Pack
is warranted against any manufacturing defects for a period of one (1) year from the
original date of purchase. All other claims of any nature are not covered. Except as
mentioned above, no other warranty expressed or implied applies to this Ikelite product.
To obtain warranty service, contact your Authorized Ikelite Dealer or Ikelite Customer
Service.
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PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Please visit www.ikelite.com to register your Ikelite Digital Strobe within 15 days of
purchase.
Ikelite Underwater Systems
50 West 33rd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA
www.ikelite.com
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