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Mares Icon HD

Discussion in 'Mares... Just add Water!' started by eddie364, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Pumuckel57

    Pumuckel57 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Germany
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    @ TechDeep
    Be carefull! Even if a battery isn't connected to any device you will have a drain, and connected in your IconHd you have the drain definitely. So if you wait to long for recharging may be the LiIon cell may be killed by the deep discharging (<2 Volts). My Icon HD shows a drain to 40-50% during a period (between 2 holiday trips) of 6 month. So I prefer to check the device from time to time to check charge status and recharge it if needed.
    I don't know why your comp shows always this 93% value, but don't believe it. My Icon shows in "AboutIconHD" item the longest divetime for 59 minutes, although there are a lot of dives in log much longer than 60 minutes. I tried to fix the fault by refreshing the firmware but that hasn't any success. It is a little bit strange because other Icon HD devices with the same firmware don't show this fault.
     
  2. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tustin, California, United States
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    Do you have the newer AI Net Ready units? 50% drain over 6 months is pretty good as I was seeing a 4-5% drop per day in my Net Ready units.
     
  3. TechDeep

    TechDeep Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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    You are correct sir. It seems I wasn't updating my display, just leaving it on the screen where it shows battery percentage. When I went to another screen and back, I was at 80%. Looks like something I will need to keep an eye on. Thanks.
     
  4. Pumuckel57

    Pumuckel57 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Germany
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    @Hatul

    I don't have the AI version, so I guess with the air integrated version you will have more drain, because the device periodically looks for the transmitter. But 4 - 5 % per day is to much. May be there is less drain if you lock the device using the last menu item. Also mares changed the firmware in the newer transmitter to reduce drain. As posted in another forum the bad thing is, now you can't pair the transmitter without tank :( because it need's at least 15 bars pressure, but pairing stays :D until you deletes it manually in you Icon HD.
     
  5. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tustin, California, United States
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    I had the latest firmware 3.04 and I thought I paired it after the firmware update without the tank, but I could be wrong. I no longer have it. Another user confirmed 5% asleep use as well. For a device that's shut down it's very high and really needs to be plugged in all the time or you run the risk of forgetting about it and deep discharging the battery.

    Adam
     
  6. Pumuckel57

    Pumuckel57 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Germany
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    @Hatul

    Do you hear about the replacing of the transmitters? In Germany a lot of users wretched the drain of the transmitter and also the drain of the icon device itself. With old firmware version the transmitter always tried to establish a connection to the icon. So both icon (if placed near) and transmitters batteries drain fast. Because it is not possible to perform a firmware update for the transmitter at home Mares offers a replacement with a new transmitter with a new firmware that avoids the drain. But this firmware no longer allows to pair the NetReady without tank. At least 15 bars are needed to activate the transmitter.

    Uli
     
  7. rafal1676

    rafal1676 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Bronx, New York, United States
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    how you can check transmitter version to find out if you need to replace it
     
  8. Pumuckel57

    Pumuckel57 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Germany
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    You can't identify. May be you can ask your reseller to check the transmitters serial. Only Mares knows with what number the serial of the "new" transmitters starts.
    The upgrade of the transponder software was posted at the 19.10.2011 on the Just-add-friends forum. So if you got your device earlier, you might have an old transmitter.
     
  9. bsieloff

    bsieloff Angel Fish

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    Now at 9 weeks waiting... ridiculous
     
  10. exposure

    exposure Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Paris, France
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    It seems to concern serial number below 5000 or no serial number.
     

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