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Aladin Pro? Still worth it?

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by JTKKavanagh, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. JTKKavanagh

    JTKKavanagh Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Bristol, England
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    Mines very similar to the one in the video.
    Bit orange due to the light
     

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  2. whaylonsmithers

    whaylonsmithers Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Short Story - Still worth it IMHO.

    LONG STORY:
    I think you've got the later one.
    I googled it and came up with this manual. If this is your computer you're running ZH-L8 ADT
    http://www.albe-sport.cz/navody/uwatec-aladin-pro-eng.pdf
    I tried the Scubapro website and saw Chromis and M2 running ZHL8 ADT MB.

    If it runs well for 90 quid and you don't like it we should talk.
     
  3. clownfishsydney

    clownfishsydney Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Sydney Australia
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    Your one is the third generation Aladin and, yes, oil filled. The second generation had a battery that was easily changeable by the user.

    They were the best computer around at the time and still good now. I have two that I use as emergency backups in case someone's computer is dead before a dive. Quite conservative compared to tables but more liberal than most newer computers.
     
  4. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
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    1,331
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    AA Batteries | RS Components
    Tadiran SL360/PT or SAFT LS 145003PFRP or whatever. But please make sure the battery is tagged with single pin on +ve and two pins on -ve.

    Get the liquid paraffin oil from Boots. And you need solder with high tin content and a small solder iron. Plastic dropper or syringe(without the needle) would be very useful.

    Pretty easy(DIY) albeit a bit messy.

    I am still using a 22yrs old Aladin Pro Nitrox.
     
  5. superheavydeathmetal

    superheavydeathmetal Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Cincinnati
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    There is a new Z for sale on here for $250. If I was in the market for a computer I would have bought it already. It takes battery changes completely out of the equation.
     
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  6. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
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    My second dive computer was the Aladin Pro (first was an Orca Skinny Dipper). I liked it a lot. However, the battery in it failed while I was on a 150 ft dive so I had to literally count off my deco obligation.

    When it failed, it displayed 38% battery still remaining. In the manual it stated that even with 0% left on the battery you could still get in a dive or so. Not true... and a number of other divers had similar experiences. After this I bought two computers for redundancy.

    Personally I wouldn't trust the Aladin Pro if it were my only computer. Your mileage may vary.
     
  7. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: great white north
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    there is a guy in the states that does battery changes for a good price used to be called brass anchor ...ill try to get his new name
     
  8. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: great white north
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    here it is spoke to him his prices are good and his work is too ..I will never again send back to scuba pro having 2 z airs cost me 500 plus dollars 1 of them with battery for life
     
  9. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: great white north
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    oh PS david niven was a dyed in the wool spy and badass in WW2
     

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