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AI VS SPG Debate Split Off from Regulator Setup Thread

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches & Analyzers' started by Scuba Client, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

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    My back up computers are not the same.
     
  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Your mistake, then.
     
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  3. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

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    Thank you. Just getting clarification for other would be technical divers that rave about transmitters. Divers do use cheap batteries of various quality. My point is you can ruin an expensive dive if you rely on transmitters.
     
  4. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

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    No mistake. I carry wetnotes.
     
  5. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

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    I dive transmitters all the time and they've done fine. Rebreather, side mount, or back mount I find them to be reliable and convenient. If you don't trust them, then don't dive them. The right wrist has the right sensor as its primary and the left wrist has the left sensor as its primary. I carry two spare SPGs to cover me if I can't sync, but I can't remember ever having to resort to them.
     
  6. Lostdiver71

    Lostdiver71 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I dive transmitters on all of my tanks and my transmitters are connected to both my primary and my backup computer so if one computer fails I still have readings from my transmitters and yes I use up to 3 transmitters at a time with my Oceanic Computers. The main reason that I will be switching to Scubapro instead of Shearwater in the next year is the lack of support for more than 2 transmitters. In over 20 years of using transmitters I have not had one fail yet but I do make sure that my batteries are changed before they go dead. I have seen more failures and inaccuracies in analog SPG's than I have in transmitters. Also remember that a mechanical SPG will wear out and become gradually less accurate as the Bourdon tube loses its elasticity from repeated use, an electronic transducer will not although everything will fail at some point! In the end it all comes down to personal preference, I prefer and trust the transmitters will work if properly maintained while some people do not. And yes I will have easily over $2000 in my new computer set up when I am done but as long as no one tells my wife I will be ok!
     
  7. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Contributor

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    I do this Perdix AI and Cressi SPG Digital Console. Neither have failed me on a dive.

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  8. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Contributor

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    My first OW dive instructor was an Australian, since then all of my instructors have been foreigners. :)
     
  9. hedonist222

    hedonist222 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Trust is earned, demonstrated and consistent.

    Transmitters have accomplished this IMO.
     
  10. Jafo19D

    Jafo19D Contributor

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    I really hate these AI threads because they make want to spend $1k on a Shearwater.
     
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