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which computers have user replaceable batteries ?

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by giantmantaray, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. giantmantaray

    giantmantaray Guest

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    the cost of getting a 'certified' technician to replace the batteries can cost half the computer itself. User replaceable batteries are the way to go, especiallly as I dont dive often enough. I also thought it would be a good idea to remove the batteries if the computer is not used for more than a few months. Any opinions ?
     
  2. R_Deluca

    R_Deluca Barracuda

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    I have a Suunto Vytec, and the batteries are user replaceable. I believe all their computers have user replaceable batteries. I love the Vytec, it has just about every feature you could want!

    Safe Diving:)
     
  3. Capt Jim Wyatt

    Capt Jim Wyatt Hanging at the 10 Foot Stop

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    has user replaceable batteries.

    I have one & its a fairly good computer.
     
  4. gfisher4792

    gfisher4792 Loggerhead Turtle

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    I believe all of Mares' computers have user replaceable batteries. I have a Nitrox Surveyor, and it uses AAA batteries. I know that the M1 does as well.
     
  5. leadweight

    leadweight Loggerhead Turtle

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    In general, it is better to have user replacable bateries. However, my 5 year old Aladin Pro Nitrox is on the original battery after 400+ dives and shows 59% remaining life.

    What you really have to watch out for is a computer with non-user replacable batteries that does not give much warning before the batteries go out. Some of the Dive-Rite (and similar OMS) models are like that. Likewise a battery replacement on a Suunto Stinger is a seriously overpriced $120-$150.

    Mares has an interesting approach. The batteries have a short useful life, but are available everywhere and do not cost much.
     
  6. ew1usnr

    ew1usnr Barracuda

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    A replacement battery was available and in stock from a local battery shop. The price was nothing unusual. It was not difficult to change.
     
  7. IndigoBlue

    IndigoBlue Manta Ray

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    Dive shops who are dealers in Suunto carry replacement battery packages. You also get a new o ring as well. The dive shop manager can replace your battery for you in about 2 mins, usually no extra charge.

    You could do it yourself as well. I would still get the replacement at the dive shop, so that you get the new o ring as well.
     
  8. JeffG

    JeffG Solo Diver

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    The Versa and the Versa Pro (and more than likely all their other computers) have user replaceable batteries.
     
  9. ScubaRon

    ScubaRon Manta Ray

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    I have an Aeris 300G (same as Atmos Pro) and it has user replaceable batteries. Batteries are $2 each (you need 2).
    :snorkel:ScubaRon
     
  10. bgbill

    bgbill Angel Fish

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    Delta P VR 3 takes a "AA" battery, and takes about 10 seconds to replace.
     

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