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About Tusa Element 3 Gauge Computer Console, New Design

The TUSA Element dive computer features a deep stop function for additional safety. The deep stop mode is activated when a dive exceeds 80 feet (24 meters) for more than 1 second. Upon ascent past 50 feet (15 meters), the computer will display a Deep Safety Stop screen and the recommended stop at 40 feet (12 meters) for a period of 2 minutes. This deep stop is highly recommended as additional opportunity to off-gas, but is not mandatory. If the diver chooses not to serve the stop it will not adversely affect the remaining No-Decompression Limits of the dive.

The Element Computer is a full feature dive instrument that is a single button puck-style computer. Computer is both air and nitrox (21-50%) compatible and has a manual or water-activated start-up feature. Computer is powered by a user replaceable CR2450 Lithium Battery and comes with a spare battery for convenience. TUSA Algorithm is based on Buhlmann ZHL-16c Pelagic Z+ model a modified Haldanean 12 compartment algorithm. Computer features include a maximum depth display of 330' (100 meters), imperial or metric units, temperature, 12/24 hour format, pre-dive plan mode from 30'-190' (9-57 meters), time to fly and de-saturation countdowns, 12 dive log memory function and more.

New for 2012 is TUSA's Pressure Gauge. This rugged easy to read pressure gauge has color coded pressure readout for added safety. The gauge measures pressure from 0 to 5,000 psi. The 0 to 500 psi section is colored in bright red to denote reserve air, the 1,000 to 5,000 psi section is color coded in blue. Pressure gauge is also equipped with a thermometer measuring temperature from 0 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The both the computer and gauge are incased in an impact resistant boot with an eyelet for attachment of a lanyard or clip. HP hose is 7/16" threaded.

TUSA is the first company in the world to incorporate Lumi-Nova light storage dials, a groundbreaking innovation offering several times the brightness of conventional dials, as well as longer luminescence times. The entire face glows bright enough to make it ideal for night diving or diving in dark areas but contains no radioactive materials.

The back mount Compass is liquid filled for a smooth, fast reacting compass heading. Compass is equipped with both top and side scan reading for gun sight accuracy. The ratcheted rotating bezel has compass headings in 30 degrees numbered increments and indicator marks for every 10 degrees. Bezel has twin heading indicators for alignment of compass course, and a lubber line across the compass face. Gauges come with a 12 month limited warranty and the computer comes with a comprehensive Owner's Manual and 24 month limited warranty.

The Tusa Element 3 Gauge Computer Console, New Design is commonly used for Recreation and more. One reason why the Tusa Element 3 Gauge Computer Console, New Design is popular is because of its Easy To Read.

Tusa Element 3 Gauge Computer Console, New Design Features

  • Computer:
  • Single Button Puck-Style Module
  • Air and Nitrox (21-50%) Operating Modes
  • Manual or Water-Activation
  • Deep Stop Feature and Standard Safety Stop
  • User-Replaceable Battery with Hot-Swap
  • Free CR2450 Spare Battery
  • Buhlmann ZHL-16c Pelagic Z+ Model Modified Haldanean 12 Compartment Algorithm
  • Rental Unit Reset Option
  • Depth Display: 330' (100 meters)
  • Altitude Adjustable
  • Imperial or Metric Units
  • Time and Temperature
  • 12/24 Hour Formats
  • Pre-Dive Plan Mode
  • Time to Fly and De-Saturation Countdown
  • Comprehensive Owner's Manual
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
  • Computer Deep Stop Features:
  • Activated at 80' (24 meters) after1-Second
  • Deep Stop Screen Appears Upon Ascent(s) to 50' (15 meters)
  • Recommended for Additional Safety, But Not Mandatory
  • Pressure Gauge:
  • 5000 psi High-Pressure Gauge
  • 500 psi Bright Red Safety Zone
  • Luminescent Dial is Easy to Read in Dark or Low Visibility Conditions
  • Temperature 0 to 100 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • 7/16" Threaded HP Hose
  • Attachment Points for Clip or Lanyard
  • New 2-Color Compact Boot Design
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Compass:
  • Liquid Filled Compass
  • Top and Side Reading
  • Designed for Excellent Navigation
  • Gun-Sight Accurate Navigation
  • 360° Ratchet Bezel
  • Twin Heading Indicators
  • Lubber Line

Tusa Element 3 Gauge Computer Console, New Design Specifications

Computer:
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Algorithm
Buhlmann Zhl-16C Pelagic Z+ Model Modified Haldanean 12 Compartment
Depth Display
330' (100 Meters)
Altitude Adjustable
Yes
Operating Modes
Air/Nitrox
Memory Capacity
12 Dive Log Book
Time, Date & Temperature
Time And Temperature Only
Imperial/Metric Display
Yes
Power
3.0 Volt Cr2450 Lithium Battery
Pressure Gauge:
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Readout
0 To 5,000 Psi
Fluorescent Dial
Yes
Attachment Point
Yes
Threads
7/16"
Compass:
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Liquid Filled
Yes
Lubber Line
Yes
Rotating Bezel
Yes
Weight [with packaging]
1.6 lb

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Tusa Element 3 Gauge Computer Console with Compass, New Design
 
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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (4)
  • Easy to operate (3)
  • Lots of functions (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (4)
    • Warm water (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (4), Drift diving (3), Wreck diving (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    5.0

    A very nice upgrade for my needs!

    By cjp

    from Amery, WI

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Operate
    • Easy To Read
    • Easy To Swivel
    • Lots Of Functions
    • Nicely Compact
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Tusa Element 3 Gauge Computer Console with Compass, New Design:

      The pro's explain this device well! It is not complicated and if you are a diver it will be self explanatory. I am not a Nitrox certified diver but otherwise very experienced diver. We haven't gone ice diving yet this season so cannot speak to that use. The swivel and the layout of the dials is perfect!

      • Diving Type:
      • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      When price and performance matters

      By Tim

      from South Carolina

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Operate
      • Easy To Read
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Extreme Depths
        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Tusa Element 3 Gauge Computer Console with Compass, New Design:

        Compact - computer can be purchased as a wrist model. Easy one button with large displays. Dive profile warning beep could be louder - I have a slight hearing imparement. Bars and numbers are easily viewed. 5000 psi for newer higher pressure steel tanks.

        • Diving Type:
        • Cave Diving, Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Good Computer

        By XS86

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Easy To Read
        • Lots Of Functions

        Cons

        • Complicated

        Best Uses

        • Recreation

        Comments about Tusa Element 3 Gauge Computer Console with Compass, New Design:

        The computer is a good computer a little complicated. my main complaint is other then waiting 2 hours after you turn it on or 24 hours after you have been diving there is no way to turn it off besides to pull out the battery.

        • Diving Type:
        • Open Water Diving

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        4.0

        Tulsa Improves Guage layout

        By Bruce

        from Huntsville

        About Me Beginner

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Operate
        • Easy To Read
        • Lots Of Functions

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Tusa Element 3 Gauge Computer Console with Compass, New Design:

          As a beginner, I did not feel I should rate the computer console as a five but I am very pleased with the unit. The configuration is a upgrade from the last style that held all three on the same flat plane. This new style makes it very nice for using the compass with the sight window on the back side like a gun. Its more compact making it easier to carry. I purchased it for the combination of air and Nitrox support. The manual can be downloaded from the Tusa website to study the functions, of which it has many. I found the manual understandable, especially after the free on-line course Leisure Pro included on Nitrox diving.

          Some suggested improvements:

          The manual included was for the older computer so had nothing about the PC downloading. A cable was not included.

          The supplied disk did not include a simulator, which would have been nice for training purposes.

          The computer must be removed from the boot to change the battery but does hold its internal data for 8 seconds during the battery change.

          I liked the design of the computer readout and the fact that the computer will warn you at the start of the dive if their is not sufficient power in the batteries to complete the dive.

          I suppose for safety the unit stays on until the 24 hour to fly timer is exhausted. However, I would prefer to be able to turn off the unit during the fly time countdown to preserve the battery. May discover a way to turn off or might have missed it in the manual.

          • Diving Type:
          • Drift Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          Shopper  How easy is it to change the battery and how long do the batteries last?
          DOUGLAS H  Battery very easy to change, however you do need the special little battery cover tool. Lasted about 60 dives
          Shopper  does this computer have a salt / fresh water setting?
          STEPHEN L  No, this computer does not have a separate setting for salt and fresh water.
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