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Another wireless transmitter mounting question...

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by BoatingDave, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. BoatingDave

    BoatingDave Angel Fish

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    I like to keep my teric on my left wrist and keep my Shearwater transmitter on the left side of my body. I am thinking about getting an Atomic ST1 regulator -- it has 2 HP ports. The problem is that if I keep my SPG on the left, the other HP port on this reg would require mounting the transmitter facing to the right.

    Does anyone have experience with using a transmitter (ideally with a Teric) on this mount? How did it work? (dropouts, no problems?). Shearwater suggests keeping the transmitter on the same side as the computer.

    I have seen other threads where people put the transmitter on a short HP hose and wrap it to the left but I'd like to avoid that if I can. Seems like you'd be adding a potential failure point.

    Thoughts appreciated. I am not ready to give up my SPG just yet. I like redundancy --though have considered it.
     
  2. ChuckP

    ChuckP Barracuda

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    Location: Holland MI
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    Why have a SPG and transmitter?

    If the transmitter fails, the dive is over.

    I've had a transmitter drop a few times but it has always come right back within minutes.

    I use the left side for both, you could use the right for both or just try it and see - you got your back up gauge right?

    Once you use AI, you'll get comfortable enough that you'll lose the SPG.
     
  3. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
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    Consider this option:
    High Pressure Port Adapter
    AC906-High-Pressure-Port-Adapter.jpg
    This allows both connections on the same side. The "angled" connection swivels freely 360°, the inline connection is rigid. I have my hose on the angle and my transmitter on the rigid connection, but you can reverse that f you like.
     
  4. BoatingDave

    BoatingDave Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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    Agreed, but if I’m at depth and my transmitter fails I’d like to know how much gas I have left. While I will likely roughly know, I like the idea of redundancy. But I understand what you mean.

    When your transmitter has failed was that when you had it mounted on the right side of your first stage, with you computer on the left? Trying to see if mounting on the opposite side to my wrist computer will be a bigger problem
     
  5. BoatingDave

    BoatingDave Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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    Thanks will check it out. Having the split doesn’t impact the accuracy of the pressure readings?
     
  6. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    Nope. This is not like an LP connection where you need to wonder if there is reduced flow/volume of air when adding demand. This is pressurized once, and remains semi-constant, just reducing as you breathe your tank down.

    If you have trouble finding one, let me know and I can include with my next order.
     
  7. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I dive an Oceanic VT3 on my left wrist. I have my transmitter on the right side of my MK25 and a SPG on the left side. I have had absolutely no problems with this configuration that I have been using for about 8 years, around a 1000 dives or so.
     
  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Back up, just like you may have a 2nd computer. The transmitter or AI computer fails, you do not lose the dive or the series. Dive some more, it will happen to you.
     
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  9. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    An AI computer along with a non-AI computer and a SPG was the 2nd most common configuration in a recent SB poll How do you dive?
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  10. Pyro_

    Pyro_ Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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    Have not had any issues with having the transmitter on the right hand side with either my sherwater perdix or oceanic atom 3.1
     
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