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First Dives with Uwatec's Galileo Sol

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Yes, the transmitter battery. Change it and let us know how it works out.

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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!

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

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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.

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Strobes generate some sort of weak radio waves when firing, its normal to interfere with wireless air transmitter, if the frequency so happened to be close.

Anything that sparks high voltage to fire strobe will emit radio wave, even low voltage sparking will produce radio wave if you have the right tuner to home on the frequency.

 

Do a faraday cage thingy, it may help

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Faraday_cage

 

If DS51 seems to cut off wireless air transmission more often than other models, its shielding may not be as good as the other. Having small foot print and high power, its reasonable the EMI generated probably is higher from more advance power pack. Go to a radio shop and get his instruments to read the EMI of various strobes.

 

 

For those close to 200ish PSI and transmitter do not deliver air data, FYI, somewhere around 14 BAR the wireless transmitter will shut down because it consider that is the setting. Without this kind of setting, transmitter battery will be gone fast if someone set up a tank at night for next day diving, check pressure...say all good at 3000 psi and do not depressurize enough to zero PSI and goes to sleep. Also the wireless transmitter will be in sleep mode if there is an amount of 40 seconds where there is no pressure change ( no activity ), another battery saver mode for those scenario in a full service LOB , where the crews are so efficient, your new tank is rigged to your BCD as soon as u completed the dive and ready for use within the next 10 minutes.

 

 

NOTE:

- The Smart transmitter has a range

of approximately 1.5m/5ft.

- To maximize the life of the battery,

the transmitter turns itself off when

there is no pressure change for

more than 40 seconds. It also

turns itself off when the pressure is

14bar/200psi or less.

 

PAGE 15 of GALILEO SOL USER MANUAL

Don't u guys read the User Manual ???

 

 

Pairing a Galileo Sol for 1st time after battery change ( brand new is factory paired ) , the Computer must be very very close to the transmitter, touching it in fact. This is to make sure other diver's transmitter signal is not read by Galileo as demand for pairing because Galileo can handle up to 4 transmitter at the same time. So the computer only assume pairing is requested when the signal strength is strong ( hence computer and transmitter must be close, so very close ). Without this feature, if another diver uses a Galileo, his transmitter signal maybe received by ur Galileo and ur Galileo assumed the request for pairing........if this happens you wont be able to dive, but busy telling Galileo that u do not want ur girlfriend Galileo signal for pairing..he he he. There is no button on the transmitter to demand pairing mode, so signal strength of "X" amount is what Galileo reads as pairing demand.

 

The transmission is coded and also the transmission interval jumps out pf phase regularly, this prevent signal mix up ( coded ) or signal crash ( interval jump ) in event where plenty of other transmitters around your Galileo or 1 person using 4 transmitters option.

 

Dive safe.........

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Just had to send my Luna back to Scubapro :( I've had it for the last 20 months, no real problems and over 600 dives. On a dive a week or so ago the display went blank. After the dive I could not get the display back on. The battery was not the problem, though I removed and replaced, to see if that would reset it.

 

I then found the computer was still working, as the back-light still worked, I could connect it to my PC via infrared and it would bleep when pushing buttons.

 

I contacted Scubapro Australia, and they were very helpful and suggested that I send it to them where they could fix it under warranty. Happy with the service, though getting it to and from Indonesia is always a challenge but, of course, a little disappointed that this has happened. Back to my trusty Uwatec Smart Pro for the meantime.

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Hi Liquid,

 

Probably one of the wire to the display has problem. So LCD dead or its "video card" dead.

The Galileo is not using the LCD found on ur Smart Pro where it is a fix icon type LCD display, Galileo is a dot matrix type but low resolution , hence it can do upside down screen or low resolution owner's graphic, as there is no fix icon assigned to any of the pixels, its just like a super low resolution TV so to speak. I hope ur Galileo can do well. Mine since 2007, banged+dropped+abused & SS front plate lost to the abyss and it is still OK, as is my beloved old Alladin Pro grey color..........the insane robust dive computer and the only one brand/model of 20 years old I seen and many are still running .............. it just wont die. Technically the capacitors inside them should not last 20 years.

 

Modern dive comp as complex as Galileo, I would give 6-8 years as good life already, take it as a rental fee of US$150ish a year cost of ownership. Mine was US$1900 I think back in 2007.

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What is it with the straps on the Galileos? I'm really careful with my gear but I have just broken the third strap - two in two dive trips. I'm now taking a spare strap on every dive trip!

 

Grrrrr.

 

Just as well it remains a cracking dive computer.

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That is strange. I have about 1400 dives on mine and the strap is fine.

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The straps are terrible, and I have replaced mine with bungee and it works really well...500 dives and counting on these bungees without a single problem. Also it allows the computer to be closer to my elbow, which I prefer, diving wet or dry.

 

1) Cut the straps to where they're basically just tubes around the pin

2) Remove pin, cut the tubes you made in step one short enough to make a channel for the bungee on each side, then replace them and the pin.

3) Use separate lengths of bungee to create a new, much improved mount.

4) Never worry about that stupid strap again :)

 

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Edited by CamelToad

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Do you have a good source for bungee material of that diameter? I've looked a bit, but have not really found anything suitable. Thanks!

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Thanks!

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You're welcome!

 

I burned the ends, of course, and used a couple tiny zip-ties to ensure the knots I tied wont come apart -- may be overkill, but it works!.

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Great, thanks for the tips. I just placed an order for a roll.

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My stainless faceplate has fallen off the SOL twice now. I used 3M 5200 Marine adheive sealant to reattach last time but it gave way again, fortunately on the dive deck. Looking through thread I can't find a specific adhesive to fix this issue right. Any sugestions on a brand of epoxy or sealant that will adhere to stainless?

 

Steve

Edited by Eyematey

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my second strap has now died....

and the plate has come off twice..

please suggest a good glue

I used superglue and it came off again

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please suggest a good glue

I used superglue and it came off again

 

 

Superglue ain't as super as they'd have you believe.

 

Any good epoxy resin would be fine - the glue were you mix two sticky liquids together.

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