> - Don't use the OSTC for depths >120m
> - As a warning the depth will be red (Default
> setting) at 120m
> - The pressure sensor works up to
> 14bar absolute
> - We can't change the sensor using a firmware
> Sorry if this is not the answer you want to read.
I'm pretty sure we've discussed this and have for sure seen a copy of the part of the source code which shuts down the unit. The question is still why is this there? I and others only ask to remove this part of the software, not to change/update the hardware specifications.
And to make it clear (again, also discussed before): The DR5 is not an alternative (for me)! Know to much guys which have too much trouble with these units and I also tested it myself and found it not comparable to the OSTC, Sorry. The OSTC is advertised as a technical dive computer and at least in these advertisements there is nothing found about this limit. 130m is not out of reach for nowadays divers and will be normal as CCR diving will become even more popular. I'm pretty sure I've discussed this question before I bought the unit (and the DR5 also has been an option) and have been told, that the only issue is the deco model which is not made for dives deeper than 120m. As this is also true for Shearwater and any other unit not having these depth limitations it is fine for me knowing this when using the unit deeper (intended or accidentally), especially as it is my backup unit. But a dead unit is not acceptable at all, so I ask again to remove this limitaion, thx.
Lets try it this way: Is there any difference if the unit is switched off or running at a depth of 150m?
: As it may not be clear for others not following the discussions before: We've been told that the depth sensor is not working _accurately_ for more than 14 bar, meaning the shown depth (and used for deco calculations if applicable) could (will) drift away from the real depth. This is an different statement from "working up to 14bar" as seen above. As I understood, the same sensor is also built in to the DR5 accompanied by an 2nd sensor for reading greater depth (but not reliable at shallow areas).
my wish list: [heinrichsweikamp.net
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/15/2012 01:53AM by Solodiver.