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In Topic: First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

23 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

You should contact uwatec/scubapro about your problem? It will be interesting to see if this is a problem with DS51 strobes.

Well I already had it in to them because of my initial failures, and they responded that some camera flashes cause this issue, it's even in the manual so I doubt they'll care too much that I know of one specific flash that causes the problem. For my point of view I'm just hoping the 160's don't cause the problem because I'd like to get a second larger strobe.

In Topic: First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

16 July 2012 - 11:39 AM

So I finally got out to try it and it's the DS51 that's the issue. The DS125 is no problem I found that if I move the DS51 to the right side of the housing (I wear the Luna on my left wrist) then it worked just great. Bringing the DS51 near the Luna and I could see my pressure guage stop updating, followed 30 seconds later by the chirps and the disconnect. Turning off the DS51 or moving it further away allows the signal to comeback.

So the problem is sort of solved, but as a warning you can't use a Luna if you were diving with two DS51s!

In Topic: First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

29 May 2012 - 12:37 PM

Don't know what strobes you use, but mine are twin Ikelite 125's, and I have never had a problem in the five years I have dived and shot with the Sol. I really suspect the issue is the battery in the sending unit. I have had a couple of bad replacement batteries over the years, which caused reception issues. Cleared right up when I replaced it with a good battery.

Hope you get it sorted out. The Sol and accompanying software have been the best I have used.

One of my strobes is a DS51 (or equivalent, it's a few years old) and the other is a DS160 (or equivalent, also a few years old) using them wired with a housing on the G9.

I'm assuming everyone is talking about the transmitter battery, and yes transmitter is on my left side, and I wear the receiver on the left arm.

In Topic: First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

24 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

1) It beeps all the time because the wireless pressure signal goes in and out, in and out, in and out... this would make me want to still have a analog pressure gauge because at times you'd be without knowing how much air you had for up to 1 min.

So I had exactly this same problem on my brand new Sol on it's first dive. It's since been sent back to Uwatec and I've just found out today that they're sending it back now supposedly redone although they could find no problem. They claim it may be related to my strobes. If this is the case than I'll have to return it and find another computer. My previous wireless computer was a 12 year old Cochran Nemesis and it had no such issues.

It lost the signal so frequently that I just began to ignore the alarm beeper and I frequently had no concept of what my tank pressure was. I was only diving in 20 feet of water so I continued, had I been going any deeper I would've aborted my dive immediately.

It seems like it's hit or miss weather you get one that works well with strobes or not.