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November 2015    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 30, No. 11   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Getting Batteries for Old But Reliable Dive Computers

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In the last decade, it has been extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get battery replacements for many old but reliable dive computers, forcing users to buy new ones. But no more -- you can now get the batteries replaced in many old brands and models.

Bret Gilliam, once the CEO of Uwatec until it was sold to Johnson Worldwide Associates in 1997, said that when Uwatec designed the Aladin Pro in 1995, they estimated the battery lifespan would last the average diver from three to five years, based on 200 dives annually, though in reality the batteries lasted seven to 10 years. They designed it so dive stores could replace the batteries for $25, but JWA eventually stopped supporting the product....

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