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Battery Tool Question

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches & Analyzers' started by Clark Fletcher, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Clark Fletcher

    Clark Fletcher Contributor

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    Would someone who owns an Oceanic Versa/VPRO/VEO that has the battery tool please measure the distance between the pins on the tool and let me know.

    I have a Sherwood Amphos Air and seem to have misplaced my battery tool. Seems like the only way you can get one from Sherwood is to purchase a new computer. I could take it to the dealer to get the battery replaced but, I want the tool for my save a dive kit.

    The Oceanic tool is readily available and looks similar to the Sherwood tool. Just don't know if the pin spacing is correct. On the Sherwood it's 1.220" or 31 mm.

    Thanks.
     
  2. divad

    divad ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    If you just buy an adjustable one, you can use it on other things as well.
     
  3. Charles2

    Charles2 Contributor

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    I have the battery tool for the Oceanic Geo 2. The pin spacing measures 1-5/32" or 1.156"........If that helps.
     
  4. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I get 30 mm for the Oceanic version. They're all made by PPS, I would wager they are the same
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    Edit: Yes, 1 5/32 inches is 30mm (actually 29.4). I would imagine the PPS dimension is imperial
     
  5. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    FYI, adjustable ones are $5 on eBay
     
  6. Clark Fletcher

    Clark Fletcher Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Hickory, NC
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    Thanks for the help folks. I'll definitely pick up an adjustable pin tool. I did a search for battery cover tool but, never thought to do a search for adjustable pin tools.

    From my days of working on cars, I thought a snap ring tool might do the trick. However, my snap ring tool will only open to 25.4mm. So, no joy there.

    I may also order the Oceanic tool just to try it. I measured the distance on my battery cover using a micrometer but, it was difficult to get an accurate measurement with the wrist strap in the way. It's quite possible that I ended up getting a measurement that was to the outside edge of the pin holes.

    Thanks again.
     
  7. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

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  8. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

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  9. Rred

    Rred Contributor

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    That blue thing is a "watch back case remover". BEWARE, there are many makers and many of them are junk that will not hold the adjusted size. Look for reviews--not price.

    Offhand I think they are also called "pin wrenches" (which have several different pin sets, to fit holes or slots) and a couple of other names. Finding the right names is often the hardest part.
     
  10. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

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    Most of them are junk, but they'll work easily for the back of a dive watch. This is the set I bought and it works better than most. At least for me, it has.
     

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