Does the transmitter have to be hooked up to a tank to check the battery? If I do a battery check with the transmitter just sitting next to my VT4.1 I don't get a signal.
You can find the manual on oceanic website.
On page 57 it says:
- Battery and Pressure check
> every 2 seconds when awake
> Pressure => 120 PIS (8 BAR)
> Battery => 2.75 volts
> Pressure < 50 PSI (3.5 BAR)
So I assume it has to be connected to operate.
Page 20 explains optimal location in relation to the computer for best signal reception.
For security reasons always read the whole manual before use!!!
Yes, the transmitter is off until it senses tank pressure.
The transmitter needs to be connected to a tank to be activated. I don't think there is a way to check the battery otherwise.
Yes, the transmitter only turns on when, you reg is on your tank. Battery lasts long time, so change once a year to be safe.
I do not know; my transmuter was connected to my regulator which was connected to my tank. The wrist computer did record the tank pressure correctly. FYI, be sure to set you wrist computer to the Serial Number on the TRANSMITTER.
Thought you meant the watch, yes, the others are correct. The transmitter only comes on when hooked up to a tank. This is not as much as an issue as it may sound. The battery is a common sized battery and can be replaced literally in 10 seconds. Just keep a spare or 2 in your dive bag and with a half turn of a dime, the battery can be swapped in seconds.
Yes, the transmitter is turned on only when it has air pressure.
I could be wrong as I am out of town, but I do not believe it does. I believe when you fire it up regardless if hooked to a tank or not, it gives you a battery reading.
It's only activated when connected to a tank and pressurized. Also, have to be in proximity to a tank as the transmitter has limited signal strength
Yes, the transmitter will automatically turn on when it senses a pressure change, most commonly when turning on a cylinder attached to the regulator with transmitter. If it doesn't connect when the pressure changes, it's likely a battery issue. If a battery change doesn't work, then check within the software to make sure the transmitter serial number is registered to the computer.