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Predator Battery Life

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by parzdiver, May 19, 2011.

  1. parzdiver

    parzdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lansdale, PA
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    I bought my Predator in May of last year. I have about 80 dives on it. I haven't had it powered on since January of this year (been dry too long).

    Well, this evening, in preparation for diving this weekend, I attempted to power it on and..... nothing. My first assumption is the battery is dead. Since I don't have any spare 3.6v AA batteries, I'll have to get one tomorrow.

    While I know battery life can vary greatly depending on use, is my experience normal or is there perhaps another problem?

    I'll let you know if the battery fixes the problem tomorrow.
     
  2. CyprusSeb

    CyprusSeb Solo Diver

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    Of course there can always be something else until you get a new battery in there. However...mind lasted 98 dives, multiple firmware upgrades and log uploads (BT uses more power) prior to it warning me enough to where I changed the battery out. If I remember right it was advertised to last approx 100 dives.

    Sebastian--
     
  3. parzdiver

    parzdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lansdale, PA
    10,167
    1,547
    113
    Well, here it is from the manual. Amazing the information you find when you actually READ those things.....

    • Battery life of over 100 hours of diving or 1 year of standby

    I think I need to add a battery to my SAD kit.
     
  4. parzdiver

    parzdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lansdale, PA
    10,167
    1,547
    113
    Just a quick update, the battery (about $10 at Radio Shack) worked. Did a dive yesterday and everything did what it was supposed to do.
     

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