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UWLD Educational Series

Discussion in 'Light Dude' started by Bobby, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

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    Gotta love a straight answer to a simple question.
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You are supposed to plug chargers into their power source before connecting them to the battery. In terms of order of SECS base to the Charger and battery to the SECS base, I don't think that order matters since I don't believe there are any circuits in the base.
     
  3. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    From DiveRite:
    To charge the battery
    :
    1.
    Remove the battery from the canister
    .
    2.
    Plug the red connector on the Smart Charger into the red (+) battery
    receptacle on the battery pack.
    3.
    Plug the black connector on the Smart Charger into the black (
    ) battery
    -
    receptacle on the battery back.
    4.
    Plug the Smart Charger into a wall outlet.
     
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  4. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @evad

    from UWLD
    All chargers should be plugged into their power source before connecting them to their power pack.

    I'm going to listen to the guy that has a history in electrical engineering and designs lights for a living.

    That said, the reason with DR, and I imagine LM have that recommendation is because the banana plugs can short if you plug the charger in first. Since there is a legitimate plug for the UWLD, that risk doesn't exist. I suspect it's a CYOA policy from DR to prevent people from electrocuting themselves or exploding a battery pack
     
  5. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

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    evad is correct... in that Dive Rite says to plug the battery into the charger first. ...as written in the manual for my RX2.
     
  6. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Thank you. I couldn't find it on the UWLD site...........sheesh.........:thumb:.
     
  7. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    no worries

    Support
    Gen5 manual
     
  8. paulw

    paulw Solo Diver

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  9. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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  10. decostanza

    decostanza Angel Fish

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    Ok folks, I was having some fun with my earlier reply... For gen5 Chargers and lights, there is only one way the base will even allow the canister to nest in the charger.
     

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