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ScottyG
19-08-2014, 07:59 PM
Just wondering how many of you on here change your own battery's?

jamesp
19-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Just wondering how many of you on here change your own battery's?

Vyper, Yes

IanB
19-08-2014, 08:05 PM
When I had a Vyper I changed it twice, same when I moved onto an Apeks quantum (same battery IIRC). The first time the battery was close to 10, last time I bought some they were under 1 ea.

Noggin the Nog
19-08-2014, 08:07 PM
Vyper 2 (x2) yes, Vyper (x2) yes. But always using the "kit"- battery, o-ring & backplate.

Neil H
19-08-2014, 08:13 PM
Vyper 2 (x2) yes, Vyper (x2) yes. But always using the "kit"- battery, o-ring & backplate.

Same here, if it goes wrong, which it can ( Or ring leak) who cares just dry out and replace battery - so cheap it makes sense to buy an extra set - still have my spare from last time.

ScottyG
19-08-2014, 08:15 PM
Anyone do there d6i?

String
19-08-2014, 08:31 PM
Vyper air currently and change the battery myself every time. Takes 20 seconds.

Also did it on my old Vyper and various peoples geckos.

My Vyper Air usually needs changing 3 times a year and ive never used a "kit".

nigel hewitt
19-08-2014, 08:33 PM
D3 - I even change the ring some times

Rob Dobson
19-08-2014, 09:15 PM
Just wondering how many of you on here change your own battery's?

I haven't owned one for years but when I did, I did.

witchieblackcat
19-08-2014, 09:18 PM
Anyone do there d6i?

I've changed one on a D6 a couple of times. They're pretty much the same thing. I buy the kit from a shop in Hamburg and followed a video (I found on Scubaboard I think).

I've changed Vyper, Vyper 2 and HelO2 too. They're even easier.

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Divemouse
19-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Mosquito - no harder than doing a watch

Mark Chase
20-08-2014, 06:18 AM
Vytec & Vytec DS always changed my own and had the Vytec about 11 years.

5min job and couldent realy be much easier

ATB

Mark

mark weaver
20-08-2014, 08:21 AM
wifes mosquito yes (and mine when i had one) and my d4i. Also the quantum. Hardest bit about the mosquito was somtimes getting the battery cover out.

jturner
20-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Yep, on all of the ones we've owned to date ie Vypers, Vyper 2s, Vyper Airs and a Helo2. I use the o-ring + battery kits from eBay typically. Some are harder than others for no good reason that I can see. I haven't tried the transmitters yet as they look at little more unprotected. The computers seem to be sealed to make them fairly resistant to being destroyed in the event of a battery chamber flood but the transmitters, well, don't!

JakobJ
20-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Vyper og Predator. Take about 2 minutes.

/JakobJ

BTS
20-08-2014, 11:06 AM
Vytec, Vyper etc, yes when I owned them, got the batteries at the local battery merchant, much cheaper than when tagged with the word diving...

cotochris
20-08-2014, 11:11 AM
Yes with Cobra and Mosquito. Not hard. Question is if you just change the battery or the o-rings and bits n pieces that comes with the kit.

Woz
20-08-2014, 11:20 AM
Rather sadly I carry batteries for my computers and others in my toolbox. Have got many a diver out of the kak on a trip.

BTS
20-08-2014, 01:17 PM
Rather sadly I carry batteries for my computers and others in my toolbox. Have got many a diver out of the kak on a trip.

Not sad, they are also in my spares kit.... as long as I have access to a fork I can change a suunto battery...

witchieblackcat
20-08-2014, 04:23 PM
The transmitters are dead easy. Remove four phillips screws, swap battery and o-ring, replace screws.


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Zero-Viz
20-08-2014, 06:18 PM
Just wondering how many of you on here change your own battery's?


Yes, my vytec and d9.

DaveBarber
22-08-2014, 05:47 AM
Vytec and Gekko, both a couple of times.

Reused the o ring both times (inspect it first) using a very small smear of silicon grease.

DRB79
22-08-2014, 11:59 AM
Anyone do there d6i?

D4i with no problem.

Looked at it on YouTube and thought "I'm not paying good money for such a straight forward job".

Although I did bottle it slightly and got my local watch specialist to pressure test it afterwards (only cost me 4).

Paulo
23-08-2014, 09:09 AM
Mosquitto - yes but needed a kit as I made shit of the back cover in order to get it off

Vyper - yes unitl depth sensor went

Vyper Air - yes, actually must do that one again before I use it again

Vytec - yes

By and large there is not much to them but I understand some of the newer types of machines need a tool to do them so ....

Phil Lloyd
26-09-2014, 05:38 PM
Vytec and Gekko, both a couple of times.

Reused the o ring both times (inspect it first) using a very small smear of silicon grease.

Dave

Did you pressure test it before diving?

nigel hewitt
26-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Did you pressure test it before diving?
Is that: did I put it in a water filled container and pump the pressure up to try and break it?

I'm never sure what 'pressure test' really means in this context as a destructive test seems a bit futile.
I just treat it as I do my camera on the grounds that that seems to work for me.

The Duck
26-09-2014, 07:36 PM
Vytech - yes.

ScottyG
26-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Jut did my D6i and it survived :)

DaveBarber
27-09-2014, 08:15 AM
Dave

Did you pressure test it before diving?

No, just be careful to seat the o ring properly.

I did them in the boot of my car outside maplins, it wasn't difficult.

Used a pair of needle nose pliers for the turning tool.

When you disassemble it do it slowly. observe how the battery fits. Observe how the tiny spacer sits. Clean the o ring seat with a lint free cloth.

greatwhite
27-09-2014, 10:24 AM
Did my own suunto stinger. Good idea to have instructions of how to take battery out and replace in front of you whilst doing the task.