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Weird battery life differences...

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by Manatee Diver, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. jmark18

    jmark18 Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives:
    Location: Dundas,Ontario
    Another shout out for Shearwater service. I had noticed my Teric did not seem to hold a charge as long as others described and then I saw a thread on the topic. I contacted Shearwater and was given an RMA for service - which in the past has been super quick. Imagine my surprise when a few days later UPS dropped off a BRAND NEW Teric. I was told to just send the ols one back for them to look at. WHO ELSE DOES THIS? That is why I haave been a loyal customer since 2005 with my GF which still runs great on my KISS
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  2. DIY

    DIY Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ft Myers, Florida, United States
    Terics came back today, they're new computers with different serial numbers. They also came with new travel cases and chargers so that was a bonus. Dive-Tronix's called during the service and everything was first class. 7 Days from the day I shipped to the day they returned (Monday to Monday), that's amazing.
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  3. Jay

    Jay Need to dive more!

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Melbourne, OZ.
    Yeah SW sure consistently get things right. Your new Terics should give you 30 hours of dive time. I just did 24 dives over 7 days, just under 21 hours of Dive Mode time, AI, some compass use, med brightness and used 76% of a battery. That's without using it as a watch. When stored (and 'off') it should consume approx 1%/day. Enjoy!
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  4. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
    Well looks like my second one is doing it now. I seem to remember charging both before I put them away about two weeks ago. One was at 76% the new one that was repaired by Dive Tronix was at 96%. I'm going to full charge them and see how they act.
  5. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

    So I ran a real world test on mine when we went to St. Lucia a couple of weeks ago.
    I took it off the charger when we left for the airport on Saturday, October 26th, made 17 dives with it, all in the neighborhood of 40-55 minutes, then returned home with the battery still showing 50% on November 2nd.
    Now understand that I only had it on when I was just about to hit the water till when I got back on the boat and dropped my gear and I did not leave the watch function on all the time but would turn it on and check time multiple times a day throughout the week but then turn it back off.
    I was really pleased with how the charge held up.

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