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Shearwater Perdix AI computer wrist mounting?

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches & Analyzers' started by gqllc007, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Contributor

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    I tried both the clip straps and surgical tubes it came with. I liked the clip straps best.
     
  2. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

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    Surgical tubes will break far more easily than bungee as it’s a single piece of "rubber"; once it’s compromised, it tears.

    Bungee is made of many strands of rubber, encased in nylon mesh and is far more break resistant.
     
  3. gqllc007

    gqllc007 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have another question...watched the YouTube video from Shearwater...what is a "Sath" Lithium battery? Can I just use a regular energizer lithium battery?
     
  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes. Use the Ultimate ones.
     
  5. gqllc007

    gqllc007 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks I just read up on the FAQ page of shearwater
     
  6. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

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    SAFT batteries are much longer lasting and are 3 Volts compared with a standard AA, 1.5V batteries. They’re the same size as AA but 10 times more expensive and are 'hard' to source. AA batteries are available everywhere.

    Shearwaters work well with either. A standard AA battery lasts ages, weeks of diving. A SAFT lasts longer. It’s not like those silly rechargeable computers that last for a handful of dives.

    The Perdix has an accurate battery gauge which is visible in surface mode. This changes colour when low (yellow then red). If you scroll through the secondary info (RH button) there’s a voltage field, so you can monitor that.
     
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  7. CT Sean

    CT Sean Contributor

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    Here's mine - though I admit it's not AI

    Two 3/16 bungee loops that are technically adjustable -though the knots are quite tight, plus a safety loop. the surgical tubing it came with didn't seem to hold a knot and I tried, but hated, the knot suggestion in the manual.

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  8. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Of course. Various type of AA size batteries can be used. I too like many others use the Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.

    Don't EVER use Duracell Alkaline AAs. They have a tendency to leak and will require an expensive repair if that happens. I don't use Duracell Alkaline AAs in ANYTHING.
     
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  9. gqllc007

    gqllc007 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I just bought some Energizer Ultimate's!
     
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  10. MikadoWu

    MikadoWu Contributor

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    This is how I ran my Bungie. The 2 knots at the top, easily allow me to adjust while wearing 5mm gloves, on a 7mm wetsuit when I hit depth of 150', or if I am diving no suit. Middle Knot gives you a backup incase it breaks on one side. I found this best for me, as I do not have to look at the device to make the adjustments, or if I am in low visibility. Just reach across and snug up.

    I am pretty sure this is 1/4" Marine Grade Shock Cord, though it is possible it is 3/8".

    Perdix.jpg
     
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