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Teric AI vs. Perdix AI?

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by Randallr, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: SoFlo
    What’s the est battery life before the teric will need a replacement, and has SW said how much it cost to send it in to be replaced?
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  2. OceanEyes

    OceanEyes PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
    Shearwater estimates that the battery should work for about 5 years before needing replacement.

    I’ve had my Teric for about 15 months now. Battery duration has been declining drastically for the past three months. While turned off, the battery charge used to decline by about 1% per day. Mine now decays about 10% per day while turned off. I dive very often so have not had a convenient window of opportunity during which I could ship it off for repair, but will do so as soon as I am able.

    Until I get the Teric serviced, I simply charge it before each dive day. This is not terribly inconvenient unless I’m traveling to a location with limited access to electricity as is sometimes the case. Of greater concern is that while in dive mode the Teric seems to be draining the battery much faster now than it did just a few months ago, but I’ve not been keeping track of this until recently. On Friday I boarded a boat, removed my el-cheapo watch and put on my Teric in watch mode/Medium brightness. It ran as a watch for about 1 1/2 hours and then I made one 3 hour CCR dive with AI disabled. I turned the Teric off a short time after surfacing, and put it back on the charger when I got home and found that the battery level was down to nearly 50%.

    I do not know what the charge is to replace the battery, nor can I recall seeing a price for this service listed by the company. I’ve only had to send one of my Shearwater computers in for servicing, (an older ISC branded Predator that is hard wired to a rebreather), and recall that Shearwater’s pricing was very reasonable and the service was exceptional in all regards.
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  3. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: SoFlo
    actually just came across the info in another thread. Someone said $100 cad so about $76 USD currently
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