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Aquatica Moisture Detector Adapted For RDX-550D Housing

Discussion in 'Sea&Sea Society' started by applecorps, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. applecorps

    applecorps Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Jupiter, FL
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    If it helps anyone else, you can fit an Aquatica Moisture Detector in the RDX-550D housing with a t2i camera inside. It's tight but it works!

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    Installation Tips:

    1) Cut the self-adhesive velcro strip to only 1/2 the width of the moisture detection board. Adhere it to the bottom of the housing snug up against the side of the camera tray area so that the other half can rest lower against the bottom of the housing and fits out of the way of the camera when being positioned into the housing.

    2) Brush on just a touch of super glue or plastic cement to a very small spot along the moisture sensor wire - just enough to keep it resting along the side of the moisture sensor board and in a position to rest along the bottom of the housing just below the level of the camera tray.

    3) Brush on just a touch of super glue or plastic cement to a very small spot along the LED light wire - just enough to keep the wire out of the way of the camera when loading the camera.

    4) Hold the LED light out of the way of the camera when loading the camera and then bend the wire so that the light is held just behind the camera and just above the 4-way arrow control buttons - that way, the red flashing LED light can be noticed through the smaller control buttons as well as through the viewfinder.
     

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  2. applecorps

    applecorps Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Jupiter, FL
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    Here's another alternative with regard to placement of the LED light and cord. No cementing of the cord to the inside of the house - rather, you simply hold it out of the way when loading the camera and then wrap it around to the back of the camera, wedging it gently between the camera and the camera tray as shown where it is directly visible in the lower right hand corner of the display area through the rear of the housing.

    Notes:

    A) The alarm/detector prongs are at the lowest part of the housing body where it is about an 3/8 of an inch or so lower than the detector alarm board itself. Small amounts of leakage should have the light and sound alarm presenting long before the alarm/detector can be rendered inoperable unless the leakage streams in at a very rapid rate.

    B) It would be ideal if the alarm/detector could be place somewhere else much higher above the bottom of the housing but it does not seem possible in this circumstance.

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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2010
  3. e12ry

    e12ry Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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  4. Magrone

    Magrone Solo Diver

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    Good thread that deserves to be revived.

    Thanks for the tips. I followed you advice and it seems like this will work well. Though I did not see the need to manipulate the velcro at all. As long it is flush against the tray it seems to fit fine. Much appreciated:)
     

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