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    Replacing battery inside a wireless diving transmitter

    My battery died in my Uwatec Air Z Nitox wireless pressure transmitter. I would like to replace it myself. When I opened it, some sort of oil came out. I guess this is to keep water from coming in and to keep a postive presure under water. Do anyone know what type of oil this is? Do I have to put the oil back when I close the transmitter with the new battery?

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    Hmmm. Never heard of this!

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    From what I can recall, UWATEC's gear is "send it to us to replcae the battery" and I sort of recall someone having that same comment. It is possible that there was a little oil in there but darned if I know anyhting about it. I would go out on a limb and guess that it MIGHT be mineral oil as it's nonconducting and has all the virtually incompressible properties of water for pressure resistence....but that's a huge guess on my part. I would suggest possible contacing UWATEC about it.

    ETA: I just looked at their website, I'm assuming that you have the UWATEC Smart Z? The transmiiter battery replacement doesn't have anything about oil in it, might be a good time to contact UWTEC

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    One thing I've learned about electronics... once the smoke gets out, you can't put it back in. Don't know about oil though!
    Cheers, TD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassie Diver View Post
    One thing I've learned about electronics... once the smoke gets out, you can't put it back in. Don't know about oil though!

    Ah, the old magic smoke!

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    Did the old battery look damaged or is it possible there could have been a leak?

    Either way it will properly need to go back to be serviced. Never heard of oil being used........
    DevilDiver

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