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High-end light with wet-contacts -where to buy?

Discussion in 'Lights' started by EANx, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. EANx

    EANx Instructor, Scuba

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    Had a lovely Kowalski 100W light for the last 18 years but now sadly need to replace it with similar high-end alternative.

    Does any manufacturer still make lamps with wet-contacts?
    So genius to not having to open the canister each time to charge and to mess with O-rings and stress about leaks or maintenance...
     
  2. Asheron

    Asheron Nassau Grouper

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  3. lucca brassi

    lucca brassi Photographer

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    Each lamp you can add wet contacts - it is only type of switch.

    Wet switch is connected parallel to normal switch.
    (it should open light in case that original switch is closed on deck and accidently fall into water )
    Best contacts - SS bolts

    simplest way is to use so called '' flood detector circuit'' on 12V DC like

    LD12 - Water/Flood Detector - www.audon.co.uk
    https://www.amazon.com/GRI-2600-Volt-Water-Sensor/dp/B001DVVJIW

    to DIY Simple Water Detector Circuit

    ( on output you need relay , not buzzer or speaker
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  4. EANx

    EANx Instructor, Scuba

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    Thanks. I think I'm looking for more off-the-shelf kind of already smart product from a reputable brand.
     
  5. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

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    UWLD Gen5 canisters don't need to be opened to charge. They have a little cradle and you plonk the can into.
     

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