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Shearwater transmitter failure

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by CWK, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

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    Have not approached Shearwater directly. Don't have things like sales receipts. Took it to my LDS with the intention of purchasing a replacement but they did not have a grey one in stock. They only had a couple of yellow ones and I did not fancy a yellow transmitter. My LDS asked me to leave the failed unit with them, which I did.

    I might head to the AquaLung dealer to purchase one next week as I depart for Socorro on the 6th.
     
  2. Glenn Williams

    Glenn Williams Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
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    To the OP and others, question for you all. On the Suunto Eon Core tank pod that I own I have an orifice that is placed inside the nipple of the tank pod and then it is inserted into the hose assembly. Does the shearwater pod have this as well?

    Just wondering because the OP’s over pressure valve is not present. If an orifice was installed could it have prevented the over pressure valve from being “blown out”?

    Wonder if the orifice would work in the shearwater pod?

    Just brain storming.

    Glenn
     
  3. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    there already is an orifice restriction at the first stage hp port, so not sure what the point of the suunto one is
     
  4. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

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    No, not if it's screwed straight to the first stage.
     
  5. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

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    I think he's talking about a spool.
     
  6. Glenn Williams

    Glenn Williams Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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    Don’t know other than it was a product notice. When you purchase a suunto tank pod you get 2 orifices. One for a hose setup and the other if it is attached directly to the yoke.

    Glenn
     
  7. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Forget the receipt. I'm sure that Shearwater would like to know about this failure. They could diagnose better than your LDS.
     
  8. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

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    Location: Probably on a LOB somewhere
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    I can only presume that Shearwater is aware of this failure through this thread. I never asked my LDS to pursue a warranty claim, but based on what they said at the shop I am led to believe that they will be taking the matter up with their supplier.
     
  9. Glenn Williams

    Glenn Williams Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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    Here are the restrictor orifices I am referring to.
     

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  10. Mike1967

    Mike1967 Manta Ray

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    Location: Victoria, Australia
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    They're spools.
     

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