Teledyne R-17D vs. R-17MED sensor

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by kidsdream, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. kidsdream

    kidsdream Manta Ray

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    I was able to pick up a Teledyne MX300 Oxygen monitor (the DX300 is a virtual clone except for the color) for next to nothing on ebay - the standard Diving O2 testers were going for 3 times as much. And the the MX/DX is a microprocessor controlled unit that can be set with high and low limits for continuous testing -- maybe time to set-up a high end gas banking in outfit in the Keys.

    I can't imagine there really is any difference except for the required medical grade certification between the R-17D vs. the 17Med. I need to pick up a new sensor as the one that came with the unit (looks like it was never used) was open and is no longer functional.I want to find out if there is a difference between the sensors before I order a new one.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. deepstops

    deepstops Blacklight Poster ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Teledyne doesn't specify the mv output for that version of the R-17(Med) sensor but my guess is it's identical.
    Just for the record, a lot of us have given up on Teledyne and switched to these guys: Mainline Medical, Inc. :: Manufacturer Index :: Sensoronics :: Oxygen Sensors :: Sensoronics 02 sensor—Replaces Teledyne R17 and Catalyst (MSA) 406931
    My sensors from Oxycheq were lasting under a year and they said "it's the nature of the beast" so I moved on.
     
  3. kidsdream

    kidsdream Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Southeast Michigan and Key Largo, FL
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    I might give those guys a try. I need to get a sensor to verify that my new purchase truly works - it has a fully automatic calibration mode (O2 or Air).

    Thanks again.




     
  4. mbsdiver

    mbsdiver Angel Fish

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