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PeteAtkinson

Member Since 25 Nov 2008
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#330204 Leak Sentinel from Vivid Housings

Posted by PeteAtkinson on 24 April 2013 - 08:02 AM

The latest version of the Leak Sentinel arrived yesterday. For 200 euro it seems a good deal.

Apart, it looks like this:

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The cap is removed, the red valve depressed to switch on a micro-switch on the circuit board, a hand vacuum pump attached and pumped until the flashing red LED turns to flashing green. This takes about 25 pumps with my Nauticam D800 housing. The cap is then replaced to keep water out.

If the light remains green, then there's no leak. After the dive, remove the cap, and push the red rubber valve to one side to allow air to enter. Press again to switch the circuit off.

To replace the battery, the three Allen-head screws must be removed, not a difficult job.

It is installed in the 16 x 1 threaded hole in the housing. I used some thread-lock to prevent it being unscrewed accidently.

I will take it diving in a couple of days.

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#323269 WTB D7000 underwater system

Posted by PeteAtkinson on 25 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

I have a Nauticam D7000 housing, 2 bodies with less than 40000 shutter actuations on each, a Nikon 12-24,and Sigma 8-16 with gears for sale. My wife needs D800 cameras for weddings, so it doesn't seem sensible to have DX and FX of everything. PM me if you are interested.