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Remove Lithium Batteries for Storage- Perdix AI

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by divesergeant, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. TTPaws

    TTPaws IDC Staff Instructor

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    I just went back to my logs and saw that I have been using enelopes rechargeables since my petrel 1, prior to 2013 (got the petrel 2 in 13) and in the Perdix and Perdix AI since. The rechargeables work great. Next week when I go to Key Largo I'll take along some the Amazon rechargeables to see how they work.
     
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  2. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    unrelated question for 1.5v photo lithiums:

    does the "fuel gauge" feature work with them? i see it listed for some of the others but not this particular battery
     
  3. Belzelbub

    Belzelbub Barracuda

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    Location: Largo, Florida
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    I haven’t used them in a Perdix, but have used them in other applications. Based on those experiences, I would guess no, as the battery meter in cameras, etc. would read full for a very long time, then rapidly drop to empty. IIRC, these give off a full 1.5V steady until nearly empty, a typical alkaline battery will drop voltage steadily as they are used.

    Even so, I’d use them before alkaline as they won’t leak.
     
  4. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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    For AA's I've switched exclusively to eneloops. Not just in my computers but in the battery grips for two DSLR's, 5 flashes (two 530 EXII's, a 430 EXII, 430 EX, and 340EX, my Ikelite DS Strobes, and a Yonguno camera strobe. So all told I have about 3 dozen eneloops. Expensive at first but they work like a dream in all the devices.
    For my Perdixes and Predator I only use the genuine SAFT batteries as a rule. The eneloops are back ups.
    Genuine SAFT's come from France and have a date code on them.
    If they don't they are counterfeits or clones from China or Great Britain and may leak as well as do not last.
     
  5. azstinger11

    azstinger11 Barracuda

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    Location: San Diego, CA
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    Where do you buy your SAFT batteries from? Seeing really mixed results on Amazon.
     
  6. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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    I get mine locally at a batteries plus store if I need them quick so I can actually see them before I get them. However, that's expensive. I also use Battery Junction and have been buying products from them for nearly 10 years. never had an issue other than 1 item being back-ordered. However, they kept in contact and got it to me as soon as it came in at no extra charge for shipping.
    Batteries, Chargers, LED Flashlights, and More!
     
  7. Jan_oi

    Jan_oi Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Shanghai
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    Good question that I was asking my self as well. On the Shearwater link, there are 6 types of battery suggested:
    - for the Alkaline and Li-on, it's clearly written: "your Perdix provides a useful “Fuel Gauge” display for these batteries"
    - for the Saft and NiMH it's clearly written: "they are incompatible with the new “Fuel Gauge” feature "
    - for the Lithium and Zinc-Carbon, nothing is written :)

    Anyone to confirm these data ?!
     
  8. Glenn Williams

    Glenn Williams Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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    Question for Perdix users. Since you can’t buy directly from the factory. Where is a good source for replacement O-rings? I see on eBay and amazon replacement battery kits but those come with “black” not blue O-rings.

    Are the black O-rings ok?

    I am a little bit of a purist in that the manufacturer uses blue O-rings so I want to stay with them.

    Thanks in advance

    Glenn
     
  9. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

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  10. Glenn Williams

    Glenn Williams Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
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