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DIVE COMPUTER BATTERY CHANGE

suunto | scubapro | mares | aqualung | cressi

Orpheus Dive is proud to be recognized as one of the top repair facilities in Singapore. Our unmatched service and repair department utilizes state-of-the-art testing equipment and the latest in specialty tools to keep your equipment functioning flawlessly. We are fully stocked with every battery service kits from major diving brands. Equipped with both dry and wet chamber, a proper diagnosis system, your scuba diving computer is well taken care of.

STANDARD PROCEDURES OF BATTERY CHANGING OF SUUNTO DIVE COMPUTER

Have you ever wondered what is really done or NOT DONE when you send your Suunto Dive Computer to a dive centre to get a battery change? There are few very dive centres located in Singapore that are capable of replacing your Suunto Dive Computer battery on-site, as most battery replacement of Suunto Dive Computers are out sourced to bigger dive centres.

Let us explain the proper procedure. A well-informed and vigilant consumer is the best-protected consumer. And you should be, after spending so much money on your Suunto Dive Computer.

OUR IN-HOUSE PROCEDURE

Understand what is done during the actual steps and procedures during a battery change. It is not exactly open up the computer and replace the battery.

physical assessment

When you send your Suunto, Scubapro, Oceanic, Mares, Aqualung or Cressi scuba diving computer to us, the first thing we will be checking for will be damage on the case, lens and strap. A visible assessement on water damage will be done externally and internally.

button testing

The buttons of your Scuba Diving Computer is one of the items that are usually not well taken care of. We will be performing a visual check on the integrity of all the available buttons of your scuba dive computer to ensure that is no potential leak from them.

water sensor testing

The next test that is performed is a dryland check of your depth sensor to see if it can be activated. This is usually done before opening up your Scuba Dive Computer for a battery change.

buzzer testing

Another important test is the audible alarms of your Suunto Diving Computer. Most divers rely on the audible alarms to warn them about safety stops, exceeding dive time or depth limits.

SCREEN AND BACKLIGHT

For older Dive Computers, we will be conducting a visual inspection of your screen and backlight. This allows us to inform you if it is necessary to change any parts.

TEMPERATURE / COMPASS

A test of the temperature for your Dive Computer will be conducted. And for owners of Suunto D6i or other models with digital compass, they will be checked for accuracy as well.

BATTERY CONSUMPTION

Once we have completed with all the visual check, the battery compartment will be carefully opened. A battery consumption test will be conducted to check if there’s any module failure.

CLEANING OF UNIT

Your Scuba Dive Computer is now ready to be clean in an ESD environment. A detailed inspection will also be conducted internally to look any irregularities in your unit. Only ESD cleaning devices are used.

CHANGING OF BATTERY

Your Scuba Dive Computer is ready for a battery change now. A brand new battery, an original lubricated O-ring for your unit will be carefully installed with the appropriate recommended tools.

LEAK TEST

Once your Scuba Dive Computer has been carefully cleaned, assembled and installed with a new battery, your unit will go through a dry leak test, followed by a wet leak test.

PRESSURE TESTING

Your Scuba Dive Computer will now do a simulated dive to 40m, so that we can check your depth sensor and the intergrity of your unit at depth. This will take approximately 10 minutes.

WARRANTY PERIOD

Any work rendered by us will have an extended warranty of 12 months. If you are changing a battery, we will warrant the battery for 12 months. Should your computer be flat, we will change it for your for free.

DIVER AWARENESS MESSAGE

Everyone can easily open the back or front of a scuba dive computer and change your own battery but very few people or even dive center are aware of the following important factors.

  1. Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges on material. The charge is static, in contrast to current electricity which flows through conductors such as wiring in a circuit. Static electricity can build up easily when insulators, materials that have a high resistance to electric current and don’t conduct electricity well, come into contact with each other. Some electronic components, such as your scuba diving computers, are very sensitive to static and the sudden discharge of electricity from your body to the component, which is harmless to humans, can cause irreparable damage to the components or devices. We have seen many dive centres who have changed batteries for divers without an ESD environment and causing damages to dive computers such as the compass found in some models.

     

  2. O-Rings is not just a rubber ring. Firstly, you will have to deal with the actual size (trust us, it is not that simple), the material such as EPDM used by different models and brands, the Shore of the O-ring, the thickness etc.

     

  3. Type of lubricant recommended differs from brand to brand and neither should you be using the standard grease that you use for your camera housing O-rings.

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