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Are Pressure Transmitters compatible across brands?

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by drewh1, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. drewh1

    drewh1 Angel Fish

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    Are transmitters brand specific or will they pair with anything? I have one from a Galileo that is perfectly fine, computer died and I would prefer to try another brand. Was hoping I could use this transmitter.

    thanks.
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    yes and no so long as they use the same technology. I.e. shearwater and oceanic are compatible. I do not believe the Scubapro transmitter is compatible with any others
     
  3. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I just did a search on "pressure transmitter" and found four simultaneous nearly identical threads, all current. Jeez.
     
  4. drewh1

    drewh1 Angel Fish

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    thanks tbone, and yes, I did find some other threads with helpful information.
     
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  5. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    I *think* Oceanic, Aeris, Hollis, Sherwood, Aqualung, and Shearwater all use the same transmitters. But, ScubaPro uses their own that doesn't work with anything else.

    I have an Oceanic and Shearwater transmitters. They both work with my Oceanic, Shearwater, and Hollis (which is gone now) computers.

    If you want to continue to use your ScubaPro transmitter, you might check out the new Galileo 2 that was just released this past weekend. It is a lot nicer than the Galileo. It is more compact than the Galileo (1) and has a color screen similar to the Shearwater Petrel/Perdix.
     
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  6. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Problem is, older threads get buried, members don't do an efficient search, and the question is asked and answered all over again. See List of Perdix AI compatible transmitters posts #5 and #9. @RainPilot was thinking of a sticky for this topic in this subforum, that would be a good idea.

    Oceanic, (discontinued Aeris), (discontinued Hollis), Aqua Lung, Sherwood, (discontinued Tusa), and Shearwater transmitters are all the same transmitter, manufactured by the OEM, Pelagic Pressure Systems (now owned by Aqua Lung), and marked on the end battery cap with FCC ID MH8A

    Suunto, Scubapro, Mares, Ratio/Seac, (discontinued Liquivison), and Heinrichs Weikamp (not available in US) transmitters are proprietary and will only work within the brand.

    Updated 2-6-19 by scubadada
     
  7. RainPilot

    RainPilot CCR Instructor Staff Member

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    I've made this thread a sticky as it's more general than the Perdix question. Craig, would you mind cross posting the table you had of the brands? That should complete the useful info here.
     
  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi Brendon,

    All the brands that I know of are listed and highlighted above (#6) in two groups, Pelagic Pressure Systems transmitters, and others. The FCC authorization for MH8A to PPS and a picture of the endcap marking are in post #5 of the linked thread you started yesterday.

    Good diving, Craig
     
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