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I think that your post is in the wrong threadI almost pressed my off switch yesterday.
I turned my rebreather on for the first time in weeks. Low battery warning.
Before I have the chance to turn it off and change batteries it goes away. I assume it was some weird error as it's showing ok voltage now.
I prebreath it, make sure the solenoid is firing and start adjusting the harness, clip on the stage and walk to the water over some rocks, alone. This is taking about 10 minutes of me being very task loaded with trying to not fall on my face.
It takes me another 5 minutes to get over the rocks and I start getting lightheaded as I'm standing hip deep in water, getting ready to put on my fins, best to describe it is that my brain feels velvety.
Now I'm a freediver, I know full well that's not a good thing. I spat out the loop and took a couple of deep breaths, FINALY check my pO2.
0.05, as far as I know that's not really breathable, yay freediving training, probably a good idea to do more rebreather training.
Battery died, solenoid did not fire and due to strong sunlight I could not see my HUD blinking red.
If I died it would have 100% been user error, my rebreather told me not to dive and I did not check my po2 just because I was busy being dumb.
If I had a Petrel 3 I would have figured out something was wrong 5 minutes earlier when my pO2 was at a safe 0.2.
Anyway, I'm getting a Petrel 3 and I don't care if the sound and haptic alarms annoy my non existing dive buddies.