Creative CB2500 Instruction manual

HDV R 14
Diving vehicle
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
and
WARNINGS FOR USE
05/2010
Welcome to the world of HALCYON
HALCYON congratulates and thanks you for your trust in purchasing our vehicle. Every
“underwater scooter” is the result of extensive experience and prolonged prototype testing.
A capable and creative staff, assisted by highly courageous diving experts with proven
professional and recreational abilities, have created this and other underwater vehicles to
assist and extend your underwater dives.
However, never overestimate your abilities and always take specific underwater diving
courses to be able to use your underwater vehicle in total safety.
Always remember that fun should NEVER put your life at risk.
The HALCYON staff
HDV R 14 1.1
WARNING !
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING
THIS MANUAL CONTAINS IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS, WARNINGS
AND INFORMATION. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT IT IS CAREFULLY AND
FULLY READ BEFORE USING THE UNDERWATER SCOOTER!
Observance of the instructions contained in this manual will allow you to carry out use,
transport and maintenance operations safely, while guaranteeing optimal vehicle operation
and reduced running costs. The company Halcyon is not liable for damage resulting from
negligence on behalf of the user or from failure to observe these instructions.
The Distributor HALCYON , declares that:
•
the Halcyon diving vehicle (henceforth called “HDV”) shall be delivered to the buyer
in perfect working condition, complete with its use and maintenance manual;
• any person attempting to use the diving vehicle shall be deemed to have undergone
specific training in the use of similar diving vehicles and to have obtained the
necessary certification issued by a qualified agency;
• any person attempting to use the diving vehicle shall be deemed to have read the
use and maintenance manual provided, and hence the instructions contained
within, in particular:
- how to use the diving vehicle, with details regarding the diver’s correct
equipment configuration, the diver’s posture during use, the position that
must be maintained by the diving vehicle during the dive, and that the vehicle
must not be bound with systems hard to release to its user in any way
whatsoever.
- the environmental conditions where use of the diving vehicle is especially
dangerous, such as deep-water dives, obstructed environments, muddy or
suspension-filled environments; the special precautions to be adopted when
dives are effected in such environments and the need of having undergone
suitable training held by qualified agencies;
- dangerous behaviour that is to be avoided such as, for example, use of the
diving vehicle to accelerate the descent or ascent rate;
• it is therefore assumed that the user has been fully informed on how to use and
maintain the product as well as of its technical characteristics, and that he shall
scrupulously abide by these rules.
• It hence follows that any damage to persons or objects, deriving from incorrect
maintenance of the diving vehicle or from its use other than as stipulated by this
manual or without the precautions described within, cannot be attributed to defects
of the product.
The company Halcyon is not liable for losses or damages suffered by third persons
consequent to the use of this diving vehicle.
The HDV is not a toy, nor a suitable rescue means. It’s exclusive function is to help
expert divers in immersions to cover greater distances than could be normally covered
with fins only. The HDV and its components, specifically the battery and battery charger,
are intended for adult and expert use after carefully reading these instructions.
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In order to prevent any harm to things or individuals, the user of the battery and battery
charger supplied with our diving vehicles must first read the use and maintenance manual
and strictly observe the indications on correct use and product features, preventing
inexpert personnel or minors from handling, even inadvertently, the HDV and
supplied instruments.
Our HDV are equipped with a “cut off” device that protects internal components, impeding
operations when voltage is too low. When this device is triggered, it inevitably, shuts
off.
This feature must always be kept in mind to avoid any hazards for the diver who, when
planning a dive, will leave sufficient time to surface even without HDV power should the
battery, due to the amount of time under water, die.
HALCYON is not liable for any damages to persons and/or property caused by use other
than that described in this manual and in neglect of the precautions described herein.
Due to constant technological developments, HALCYON diving vehicles may be modified
at any time without prior notice.
This manual is not a substitute manual for an adequate course held by certified
agencies on the correct use of HDV on dives.
Use of the HDV under the influence of alcohol and drugs and in any situation in
which psycho-physical conditions are not suited for diving is prohibited.
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Contents
1
2
3
4
General safety and accident prevention regulations............................................................................................ 4
Description and operating principle ...................................................................................................................... 5
Using the vehicle ..................................................................................................................................................... 5
Preliminary operations............................................................................................................................................ 6
4.1
Opening the battery compartment.................................................................................................................... 6
4.2
Extracting the battery ....................................................................................................................................... 6
4.3
Recharging the battery..................................................................................................................................... 7
4.4
Inserting the battery ......................................................................................................................................... 7
4.5
Closing the battery compartment ..................................................................................................................... 8
5
Correct use............................................................................................................................................................... 8
6
Red battery low warning led ................................................................................................................................. 10
7
HDV diving settings............................................................................................................................................... 10
7.1
Inserting the ballast ........................................................................................................................................ 11
7.2
Settings and trim adjustments ........................................................................................................................ 11
8
Safety instructions ................................................................................................................................................ 12
8.1
Indicator label................................................................................................................................................. 12
8.2
Training .......................................................................................................................................................... 12
8.3
Equipment configuration and riding position................................................................................................... 13
9
Using the HDV diving vehicle ............................................................................................................................... 15
10
Entering the water with the HDV...................................................................................................................... 15
11
Exiting the water with the HDV ........................................................................................................................ 16
12
“Parking” the HDV underwater ........................................................................................................................ 16
13
Descent rate ...................................................................................................................................................... 16
14
Ascent rate ........................................................................................................................................................ 16
15
Using the HDV in apnoea ................................................................................................................................. 16
16
Depth and operating environments................................................................................................................. 17
16.1
Obstructed environments ............................................................................................................................... 17
16.2
Muddy or suspension-filled environments ...................................................................................................... 17
17
Positions and behaviours to be avoided when diving................................................................................... 17
18
Hazardous area and residual risks.................................................................................................................. 18
18.1
Safety device.................................................................................................................................................. 18
19
Electrical and mechanical safety systems applied to the HDV HDV R 14.................................................... 19
19.1
Electronic engine control................................................................................................................................ 19
19.2
Electronic battery control................................................................................................................................ 19
19.3
Switch ............................................................................................................................................................ 19
19.4
Mechanical clutch on the propeller................................................................................................................. 19
19.5
Trigger guard.................................................................................................................................................. 19
20
Running time ..................................................................................................................................................... 20
21
Speed ................................................................................................................................................................. 20
22
Precautions for use .......................................................................................................................................... 20
23
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................................ 21
24
HDV flooding, sinking....................................................................................................................................... 21
25
Cleaning and storage ....................................................................................................................................... 21
26
Maintenance ...................................................................................................................................................... 22
27
Disposal and scrapping ................................................................................................................................... 23
28
Handling ............................................................................................................................................................ 23
29
Storage .............................................................................................................................................................. 24
30
Technical specifications .................................................................................................................................. 24
31
Spare parts ........................................................................................................................................................ 24
32
Product identification ....................................................................................................................................... 25
33
Battery charge (general rules) ......................................................................................................................... 25
34
How to correctly charge the battery................................................................................................................ 26
35
NiMH battery information ................................................................................................................................. 26
36
Ideal battery charging conditions.................................................................................................................... 27
37
Ideal battery depletion conditions................................................................................................................... 27
37.1
Important note on battery depletion!............................................................................................................... 27
38
“CUT OFF” battery protection system, operating principle and instructions for use ................................ 27
38.1
Procedure to follow in the event the cut off device is triggered ...................................................................... 28
39
NiMH battery, frequently asked questions: .................................................................................................... 28
40
Warranty ............................................................................................................................................................ 29
41
RoHS and WEEE conformity............................................................................................................................ 30
42
Noise levels ....................................................................................................................................................... 31
43
Vibration levels ................................................................................................................................................. 31
44
After-sales service ............................................................................................................................................ 31
45
CE conformity ................................................................................................................................................... 32
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1 General safety and accident prevention regulations
Pay special attention to the hazard signs in this manual. There are 3 levels of hazard
signs:
This sign is a warning that failure of the user to adhere to the described
operations will expose him to health hazards that may lead to serious or
permanent harm.
This sign is a warning that failure of the user to adhere to the described
operations will expose him to possible health hazards that shall not,
however, lead to serious or permanent harm.
This sign is a warning that failure of the user to adhere to the described
operations may lead to damage of the vehicle.
Please read the instructions in this manual carefully, before using the vehicle.
Copyrights for this manual belong exclusively to the company HALCYON Reproduction of
this document, in part or in whole, is forbidden unless prior consent is obtained in writing.
IMPORTANT NOTE!
Although diving with the HDV is great fun and relieves you of substantial effort, do not ever
forget that it is a machine and …
IT CAN BREAK!
Never consider the HDV to be an aid in dangerous situations.
IT IS NOT A LIFE-SAVING DEVICE!
Always remember that you can ONLY COUNT ON YOUR OWN STRENGTH.
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2 Description and operating principle
The HDV consists of a perfectly watertight, streamlined, hollow body, see figure 1, inside
which the electric motor, rechargeable batteries and speed-reduction gear are housed. On
the outside, two manoeuvring handles (1) are found at the rear, one of which has an
integrated trigger (2) to control propeller rotation by means of a lever (3). At the front, a
handle (4) is used for gripping and carrying the vehicle. The propeller (10) is located at the
rear end and is protected by a surrounding circular strip which constitutes the flow
conveyor (5). The main switch (6) used to select one of the two speeds (7), is also found
at the rear.
In front is situated the head cap (8). By opening it we can access to the battery
compartment, the locking wheel (9) is inserted in the shell.
Figure 1
3 Using the vehicle
The diving vehicle distibuited by HALCYON is a vehicle that has been designed and
constructed for dive transportation purposes. Customers and third parties are forbidden
from carrying out any alterations that may substantially modify its intended purpose.
The vehicle has been designed, sized and constructed for the sole
purpose described above. Any other use or operation that does not
comply or agree with the instructions contained in this manual, may result
in damage to the vehicle. This would prevent the conditions for which it
has been designed and built from being achieved, and may compromise
its technical and safety characteristics. The manufacturer shall not be liable for damage to
persons and/or objects deriving from inappropriate use of the vehicle.
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4 Preliminary operations
Make sure the following parts are in the box:
A HDV R 14 model
A battery
A battery charger
A salt water ballast
This instruction manual
4.1 Opening the battery compartment
Stand the HDV upright on a flat surface resting it on the flow conveyor (5).
Turn the front hand wheel (9) counter-clockwise. Rotating the hand wheel, the shell (8)
(see fig. 1) start to lift. Continue rotating until the shell detaches from the engine body.
Remove the shell.
Note: always rinse, accurately clean and dry the HDV before opening it. Sand or mud can
enter the OR housing (19) (see fig. 6) and jeopardize the perfect hermetic seal.
4.2 Extracting the battery
Figure 2
Figure 3
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After removing the shell, stand the HDV vertically, detach the red connector (15) (do not
pull the wires), unscrew the ring nut (11), remove the terminal (12) (see fig. 2) and extract
the battery (14) pulling it upwards off the rod (13). (see fig. 3)
4.3 Recharging the battery
Figure 4
To recharge the battery, put it in a safe place away from people and flammable objects.
connect the charge connector (24) to the battery charger (see battery charger
instructions). Next connect the battery charger power cord to the mains. When charged,
disconnect the battery charge.
WARNING: do not use the battery charger with the power cord damaged or broken.
Electrical shock hazard with even fatal consequences.
4.4 Inserting the battery
With the HDV in vertical position, repeat the battery extraction procedure in reverse order,
being careful to insert the rear stops (16) between the battery support rods (see fig. 3).
After inserting the battery, connect the terminal (12) and tighten without forcing the ring nut
(11) (see fig. 5) being careful to only connect the red connector (15) if the HDV is
immediately used.
Figure 5
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4.5 Closing the battery compartment
Stand the propeller protection on a level surface. Carefully check that the lock O-ring (19),
(see fig. 6) is properly seated and that it is clean and suitably greased with silicone oil (the
one commonly used for underwater gear). Check that the rim of the body (20), is clean,
and if necessary pass a clean cloth to remove any dust or sand. Insert the front shell (8)
matching the screw (18) up with the hole (17). Turn the wheel (9) clockwise until it closes
completely and tighten using only two fingers.
Figure 6
5 Correct use
Check the preliminary operations (scooter complete with gaskets and perfectly closed).
Proceed as follows to start the HDV:
Always make sure the switch (6) is in the off position, submerge the HDV under water and
make sure nothing is caught between the propeller blades. If something is found between
the propeller blades, remove the HDV from the water and free the propeller blades of the
foreign object. Be extremely carefully since using hands or other parts of the body
between the propeller blades is potentially hazardous, even if a safety clutch is
installed between the propeller and engine. For this reason, avoid introducing your
hands in the propeller area and, if necessary for cleaning purposes or to remove
foreign objects, use or stick or other suitable tool.
Turn the switch (6) (see fig. 1) to the required speed. The on light, blue led, (25)(see fig.
7) should turn on.
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Figure 7
Grasp the two HDV handles (1) (fig. 1) or, if using the tow cord, hook the carabineer to the
tow sling.
Press the trigger (2) until the engine starts.
To stop the engine, let go of the trigger (2).
To change propeller rpm, use the switch (8), rotating it to the positions described on the
label (see fig. 8). A reference on the knob indicates the selection.
This latter operation can be conducted at any time, even underwater.
When finished use, turn the switch (6) (7) so that the blue led turns off (see fig.7).
IF YOU DO NOT USE THE TOW CORD, DO NOT DRIVE THE HDV SINGLE-HANDED.
YOU MAY RISK LOSING CONTROL.
Figure 8
WARNING: when you press the trigger, the propeller starts to rotate and the HDV
starts to move.
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6 Red battery low warning led
A second red led is found next to the blue led (25) (see fig. 7).
When the red led, next to the blue one, turns on (the blue led stays on), this means that
the battery is low. About 10/15 minutes of autonomy remain at this point depending on the
temperature of use and battery wear conditions. At the end of this period, the HDV will
stop due to the cut-off device.
When the red led turns on, it remains on for as long as the switch is in the on position.
When the HDV is turned off, it may remain off the next time the HDV is turned on even if
the battery was not charged and turn on when the trigger is pressed. The battery low
indicator only works correctly when the HDV is running (propeller submerged and rotating).
Note: the sole purpose of the battery depleted signal is warn the diver that the
battery is low. HALCYON is not liable for the failed operation or erroneous
evaluation of residual battery charge which led to the incorrect assessment of HDV
autonomy.
The system is based on battery voltage readings that cannot fully guarantee
residual battery charge calculations. The indication highly depends on battery
wear.
7 HDV diving settings
The HDV should have NEUTRAL buoyancy and be practically horizontal meaning it
should not sink but remain stable at the desired depth. The vehicle is supplied neutrally
buoyant or slightly float in fresh water. Additional weights (23), are provided to compensate
for differences between use in fresh or salt water (see fig. 9) consisting in a stainless steel
ballast that should be included or removed according to whether the HDV is used in fresh
water (NOT USED) or seawater (USED).
Figure 9
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7.1 Inserting the ballast
Proceed as follows to insert the ballast (23): (see fig. 9)
Open the HDV and extract the battery (see previous chapters).
Insert the ballast in the specific housing being careful to screw in the two yellow ballast
stop knobs (21) without forcing them.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Figure 9 illustrates the HDV in salt water settings, when using
the HDV in fresh water, the ballast (23) should be removed from the HDV, the two
knobs (21) may stay screwed into the HDV. This makes the HDV lighter and reestablishes the correct centre of gravity for the HDV to assume the right position
underwater.
7.2 Settings and trim adjustments
You may need to adjust the float or trim settings (trim is the HDV longitudinal axis
inclination).
As for floating, the HDV is produced to slightly float in both fresh water (without using the
ballast 23) and salt water (using the ballast 23).
As for trim, you can change factory settings by moving the battery along the rods (13) fig.3.
Remove the battery, rotate the screw (21) with a 5 mm Allen key, screwing in or out to
adjust the battery position. Screwing it in, the HDV tends to position itself with the rear
sinking, unscrewing it causes the opposite. Replace the battery connect the terminal (12)
and the ring nut (11) try the HDV in the water until the desired settings are reached (see
fig. 10).
Figure 10
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8 Safety instructions
8.1 Indicator label
The following indicator label is found on the vehicle. It should not be removed, tampered
with or destroyed. The user of the vehicle shall be responsible for replacing any worn out
or illegible label with a new one, it must be requested to our after-sales service.
HALCYON will not be liable for damages and accidents happened in consequence of
behaviors in contradiction to the indications in it reported.
IMPORTANTE! NOTICE!
LEGGERE IL MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI – READ THE INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL ---- ATTENZIONE ALL’ELICA – PAY ATTENTION TO THE PROPELLER
NON USARE LO SCOOTER PER AUMENTARE LA VELOCITA’ DI RISALITA - DO NOT USE THE SCOOTER TO INCREASE THE ASCENT SPEED
RUOTARE L’INTERRUTTORE IN POSIZIONE OFF QUANDO LO SCOOTER NON E’ UTILIZZATO - TURN THE SWITCH OFF WHEN THE SCOOTER IS NOT IN USE
RIMUOVERE LE BATTERIE DOPO L’USO - REMOVE THE BATTERIES AFTER THE USE
NON FUMARE O USARE FIAMME LIBERE DURANTE L’APERTURA - DO NOT SMOKE AND DO NOT USE OPEN FLAMES DURING THE OPENING PROCEDURE
PRIMA DI OGNI IMMERSIONE CONTROLLARE CHE I CONNETTORI ELETTRICI SIANO INSERITI, CONTROLLARE LE GUARNIZIONI DI TENUTA E ASSICURASI
CHE LO SCOOTER SIA CHIUSO A FONDO
BEFORE EVERY DIVE CHECK THAT THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS ARE INSERITED PROPERLY,CHECK THE GASKETS ENSURE THAT THE SCOOTER IS
CLOSED COMPLETELY.
LE BATTERIE VANNO RICARICATE IN LOCALI AERATI, NON DEVONO ESSERE RICARICATE ALL’INTERNO DI CONTENITORI ERMETICI, NON DEVONO ESSERE
RICARICATE IN PARALLELO, SE PRESENTANO PERDITE DI LIQUIDO O RIGONFIAMENTI NON POSSONO ESSERE PIU’ UTILIZZATE
BATTERIES MUST BE CHARGED IN WEL-VENTILATED ROOMS AND MUST NOT BE CHARGED INSIDE AIRTIGHT CONTAINERS. THEY MUST NOT BE
CHARGED IN PARALLEL. DISPOSE OF LEAKY OR SWELLED BATTERIES
NON BAGNARE I CONTATTI ELETTRICI - DO NOT WET ELECTRICAL CONTACTS --- NON USARE LO SCOOTER SE NON PERFETTAMENTE FUNZIONANTE - DO
NOT USE THE SCOOTER IF IT IS NOT PERFECLY OPERTIONAL
NON RIMUOVERE QUESTA ETICHETTA - DO NOT REMOVE THIS LABEL --- USARE SOLO IMMERSO – OPERATE IMMERSED ONLY
Use by children prohibited round sticker.
Rectangular sticker indicating the need to read the instruction manual.
8.2 Training
The HDV may be used by any diver but it is assumed that whoever is effecting the dive
has obtained the necessary certification issued by qualified certification agencies. At any
rate, use of the HDV implies that the user has undergone specific training that
permits him to use the vehicle safely and to fully appreciate its potential. Do not forget that
the greatest danger is constituted by the underwater environment being explored.
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8.3 Equipment configuration and riding position
HALCYON diving vehicles are TOW BEHIND type (as opposed to the so-called “ride on
top” kind) and thus ideal use requires the diver to be towed by behind the HDV.
READ CAREFULLY! The HDV should not be improperly bound to the diver. The user
should be able to abandon the HDV at all times and with extreme ease. The HDV must be
connected to the diver by a cord and quick-release carabineer. The diver should always
carry a sharp knife on dives to manage emergency situations including that of cutting the
cord and abandoning the vehicle.
Proper ways to connect the HDV to the diver.
The tow cord should be suitable dimensioned. Use of a 4 – 6 mm cord made of nondecaying synthetic material, in good working order and with at least 100 kg (220 lbf)
haulage capacity is considered correct.
The carabineer must be made of rustproof material in good working conditions and
equipped with an easy to grasp opening device. It must also be usable with gloves. The
carabineer should be connected to the harness or “D” ring on technical balancing jackets.
Examples of the harness and carabineer to be used
Improper ways to connect the HDV to the diver.
These include cords with knots, chains and elastic cords, to name a few, that do not allow
the vehicle to be immediately abandoned in the event of emergency!
Correct way to connect the tow cord to the scooter.
The tow cord should be connected to the HDV through the two holes near the handle on
the propeller conveyor. See the following illustrations.
Cord attachment to the left handle
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Attachment to the right handle, knot that allows for tow cord length adjustments.
Figure 11
Diver position Fig. 11 illustrates a driver in technical configuration with the HDV correctly
positioned. Other positions are admitted but considerably reduce drive efficiency. Tow cord
length is extremely important for good towing efficiency. The right arm should remain
slightly bent, drive the vehicle by pointing it in the direction to be followed but never hold
the HDV which exerts all drive force on the tow cord.
If you prefer not to use the tow cord, both handles must be used. This type of use does not
permit high speeds since resistance is higher with consequent arm fatigue.
The diver’s position during the dive must be more or less horizontal (posture and
buoyancy always derive from correct equipment configuration and adequate training). This
ensures safety, longer running times, speed and riding comfort.
Be especially careful when setting out your equipment especially as regards: hoses,
regulators, pony bottles, pressure gauges, audible alarms, flashlights and pertinent cables,
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reels, etc., making sure they do not dangle and that they cannot come
into contact with the propeller or entangle themselves on the bottom or
on your buddy, creating
possibly serious hazard situations.
Correct equipment configuration is a crucial factor for safe diving in general and
becomes vital when diving with the HDV. As a rule, the type and position of the diving
equipment should guarantee perfect streamlining and no elements should protrude or be
left dangling.
9 Using the HDV diving vehicle
Underwater diving is a potentially dangerous activity and incorrect use of the HDV further
increases the hazards of the dive itself.
Before use, make sure the battery is charged, that connectors are connected and that no
electrical parts are rusted. Check that the head cap is closed properly, check its condition,
especially following accidental bumps, or accidental scratches, and make sure that the
trigger and main switch are functioning correctly. At this point the HDV is ready for use.
After entering the water, the main switch must be switched on by rotating it.
The main switch must be turned to running mode only when the HDV is
in water. Rotating the propeller out of the water may be dangerous and
damage the seal of the motor shaft.
Once in the water, the propeller is activated by pulling the trigger
incorporated on the right manoeuvring handle towards you. Releasing the trigger will stop
propeller rotation.
Speed can be regulated slow or fast, see the previous paragraph fig 7.
10 Entering the water with the HDV
Entering the water is one of the most delicate moments in the dive.
Various factors like the change in temperature, use of a respirator, the
weight of the equipment and other difficulties make the addition of the
HDV an inevitable added burden.
Before turning on or using the HDV, make sure that all the equipment
you use for the dive is correctly positioned and in good working order. Only use the HDV
after completing these checks. Incorrect dive preparation is highly dangerous and, in some
situations, the HDV may represent an additional hazard.
Pay particular attention when entering choppy water since waves could lift and launch the
HDV against you with even fatal consequences.
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11 Exiting the water with the HDV
Exiting the water is another delicate moment in the dive and, here too,
the addition of the HDV could be an extra burden.
According to where you started the dive, always make sure the HDV is
the last piece of equipment to recovery. Always put your safety first.
Pay particular attention when exiting choppy water since waves could lift
and launch the HDV against you with even fatal consequences.
12 “Parking” the HDV underwater
When diving you may need to “park” the HDV to continue the dive with
fins only, recovering the HDV later. We strongly recommend you leave
the HDV far from areas with currents that could cause the HDV to collide
with rock walls, the sea bottom or boats. Violent collisions could
compromise the HDV’s hermetic seal and irreparably damage it.
During decompression stops, be careful the HDV does not cause uncontrolled depth
variations, turning it off and leaving it at your side.
DO NOT USE THE HDV TO MAINTAIN THE DECOMPRESSION OBBLIGATION!
13 Descent rate
The HDV allows you to accomplish a fast descent rate. AVOID using it to accelerate your
descent since problems related to equalising and psychological/physical adjustment are
increased.
14 Ascent rate
The HDV MUST NEVER BE USED FOR VERTICAL ASCENTS. In fact,
using it in such a manner may result in an excessively rapid ascent
WHICH IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS. Hence it is better to
DEACTIVATE IT BY TURNING THE MAIN SWITCH TO THE OFF
POSITION, position it out of the way, and ascend normally.
15 Using the HDV in apnoea
Diving in apnoea is highly dangerous in itself. The use of the HDV in
apnoea could cause serious accidents. Always be certain and aware of
your capabilities. Adequate training courses are essential for your
safety.
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16 Depth and operating environments
DO NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM OPERATING DEPTH!!!
The dive is already VERY DANGEROUS at that depth. INCORRECT USE OF THE HDV
IN SUCH ENVIRONMENTS INCREASE DIVING HAZARDS.
It is important to remember that maximum diving vehicle operating depth refers to the HDV
in prime conditions. Collisions, scratches or deformations significantly reduce this limit.
16.1 Obstructed environments
Dives in such environments are already VERY DANGEROUS.
INCORRECT USE OF THE HDV IN SUCH ENVIRONMENTS INCREASES THE DIVING
HAZARDS. For example: if the control valves are hit accidentally whilst travelling at high
speeds, these may break, with obvious consequences. DIVING IN SUCH
ENVIRONMENTS REQUIRES ADEQUATE TRAINING BY QUALIFIED AGENCIES. It is
hereby emphasized that the running time of both the HDV and the breathing gas must be
planned in such a manner that every team member has TWICE the necessary resources
available. It is also obligatory to carry another extra HDV.
16.2 Muddy or suspension-filled environments
These include those environments, obstructed or otherwise, in which visibility may
suddenly fall to zero due to the suspension that is created by moving the bed sediment.
Dives in these environments are already VERY DANGEROUS. INCORRECT USE OF
THE HDV IN SUCH ENVIRONMENTS INCREASES THE DIVING HAZARDS.
DIVING IN SUCH ENVIRONMENTS REQUIRES ADEQUATE TRAINING BY QUALIFIED
AGENCIES.
For example: the rotating propeller that faces downwards can lift a considerable amount of
suspension.
Accidental activation of an emergency HDV in tow may create highly critical
situations.
17 Positions and behaviours to be avoided when diving
The diver’s head or other body parts should never be beyond the
propeller conveyor (5) (see fig. 1) where flow is suctioned.
Do not direct the flow from the conveyor at you. This thwarts the
propulsion drive and could move your equipment away from you.
Do not ride the HDV.
Do not attach the HDV to your tanks or their supports in any way.
Do not attach the HDV to your body, legs, arms or other parts in any way.
Do not use more than one HDV simultaneously.
Do not start the HDV with body parts other than your right hand.
When using the HDV, always keep your left hand far from the propeller, better is resting
against your body, on your side, or on your right hand to more comfortably control the
HDV.
Do not direct propeller flow at the sea bottom to avoid raising sand or mud.
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18 Hazardous area and residual risks
The propeller is protected by an external radial circular band. Therefore it is exposed on
both the suction and expulsion sides. Additional protections were not installed in these
areas since they would significantly reduce fluid passage in the conduit, drastically
reducing propulsion system performance. A protection grill on the flow suction side can be
easily clogged when near aquatic plants or algae normally suspended in the water, forcing
the diver to frequently stop to clean the grill which is not always possible in safety
conditions underwater. A grill placed on the flow output side would prevent any cords or
lines caught in the propeller to be removed, inhibiting HDV operations. This would
frequently distract the diver and cause him to forget that the greater hazard is represented
by the surrounding environment and diverting the his main focus away from the dive. For
the above reasons and, considering that the propeller is protected by a safety clutch, we
believe that the natural behaviour of being careful not to place hands or other body parts
between propeller blades is safer for the diver (who in correct use, is always behind the
propeller) than being distracted by cleaning and untangling any objects from the grills
around the propeller.
Catching and cutting risk
Do not introduce any object or body part in the flow conveyor in contact
with rotating propeller blades. Except for the hand on the trigger, keep at
least 40 cm away from the propulsion group during use.
A CAP OR OTHER HAIR RESTRICTION DEVICE MUST BE WORN BY
DIVERS WITH LONG HAIR. LONG HAIR MAY BECOME ENTANGLED IN THE
PROPELLER IN THE EVENT OF IMPROPER USE.
ALSO BE CAREFUL OF ANY OBJECTS SUCH AS FISHING LINES, DIVING
EQUIPMENT, FLOATING TOYS OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT MAY COME NEAR THE
PROPELLER.
PROTECTIVE GLOVES MUST ALWAYS BE WORN
Crushing risk
When closing the tube or shell, be careful not to insert fingers between
the two parts.
NEVER LEAVE THE HDV UNATTENDED ESPECIALLY NEAR
CHILDREN OR AMATEURS. ALWAYS TURN IT OFF BEFORE
EXITING THE WATER AND DISCONNECT THE BATTERY AS SOON
AS POSSIBLE (see previous chapters).
18.1 Safety device
A torque-limiting device is installed between the motor and the propeller. When the
resistance felt by the propeller exceeds a certain torque, this device intervenes, preventing
the propeller from rotating.
The device will generate a rhythmic sound signalling its insertion. If this
situation occurs, release the trigger immediately, switch off the power by
means of the main switch and free the propeller of the foreign body.
Do not leave the torque-limiting device inserted for more than 10
seconds. It has been conceived for emergency purposes and may be
damaged by prolonged use.
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If conditions allow you to remove the foreign body safely during the dive, then do so.
Otherwise let go of the HDV. Do not lubricate the safety device.
19 Electrical and mechanical safety systems applied to
the HDV R 14
In order to insure maximum diver safety when using the HDV, various solutions were
implemented to eliminate possible fault risks or potential injury.
19.1 Electronic engine control
The electronic engine control board includes:
A short circuit emergency fuse (on replaceable at authorized service centres)
Temperature sensor (slows propeller rotation to a stop. The system automatically restarts
when the engine is cool).
Maximum absorbed current sensor (maximum current that can be absorbed by the
electrical engine, fully automatic, to protect electronic parts)
Cut off (in addition to the one in the battery, even the electronic control automatically turns
off if powered with voltage under that prescribed).
Engine ignition sensor without mechanical contacts (the sensor is not a reed or
mechanical type but inductive)
19.2 Electronic battery control
The battery includes:
An emergency thermostat (if a battery charger fault occurs that overload the battery when
charging, the thermostat prevents battery overheating by cutting off the charge)
Cut off (in the event of depletion, it eliminates electric absorption cutting off the power
supply. It is restored when the battery is charged)
19.3 Switch
This HDV comes with a switch that cuts off the battery from the electronic engine control.
Using the switch limits accidental ignition which may not occur in any case if the switch is
in the OFF position.
19.4 Mechanical clutch on the propeller
See chapter 18.1
19.5 Trigger guard
The trigger is isolated by a guard that forces the diver to insert a finger in the ignition area
to press the trigger and start the HDV.
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20 Running time
Running time data is indicative and is nevertheless referred to use:
- with a vehicle in perfect running order
- in moderate environments
- in the absence of currents
- with an average load (diver with a double tank 12+12 litters)
- in perfect buoyancy conditions
As a rule, the running time should be calculated to cover the descent and ascent. An
EMERGENCY running time, which will vary according to the type of dive, must also be
established.
In any case, when planning a dive you MUST consider the event of returning to the exit
point without the HDV.
21 Speed
Speed depends on the same factors as running time. The speed chosen should be
compatible with the type of dive and be adjusted to match that of your buddies.
22 Precautions for use
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Do not expose the HDV to solar radiations, closed into the car under the sun, or
exposed to excessive heat (max 50°C (122°F)). Overh eating and successive
deformation may occur, to the prejudice of the water tightness of mating
surfaces.
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Avoid bumps during the dive
Do not direct the HDV toward other divers.
Do not use it as a stool
Do not stand up on it
Do not have it used by children or untrained people.
Do not transport it dismantled or open.
Do not attempt to stop the propeller with your hands.
Do not block the starter trigger when the switch is turned to on.
Do not throw it off a boat or the shore.
Do not tow it with motor boats.
Do not dismantle it.
Do not run it dry above water.
Do not wet electrical contacts.
Do not short-circuit the battery
Do not charge the batteries with a battery charger other than the one supplied.
Do not start the HDV when holding the propeller or with objects between the blades.
Do not remove wires from the connector or invert polarity.
Do not get internal HDV parts and batteries wet.
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23 Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
The HDV does not run. When the trigger is activated
the propeller does not turn.
Although the battery pack has been charged and the
connectors are inserted the HDV does not run.
The speed regulator doesn’t work.
The HDV’s running time is visibly diminished.
When the main switch is on, the HDV runs
continuously with no chance of stopping it.
The motor is noisy.
Vibrations are felt when the propeller rotates.
The HDV floods very slowly.
The control trigger sticks and the HDV remains
running.
There are oil stains on the conic end of the case near
the propeller or it is visibly greasy.
POSSIBLE CAUSE - TREATMENT
Open the HDV, check that the batteries are charged
and that the connectors are inserted and
undamaged, then try again.
The control system may be damaged - must be
checked.*
The motor may be damaged - must be replaced.*
The battery pack may be damaged - must be
replaced.
The control system may be damaged - must be
replaced.*
The batteries need to be replaced.
The battery charger is broken or does not work well must be replaced.
The control card is damaged - must be replaced.*
The HDV needs to be serviced.*
The propeller is damaged - must be replaced.
The drive system is damaged - needs to be
serviced.*
Replace all the O-rings and carefully check that the
seating surfaces are not damaged.
Shut off the HDV, try to slide the starting piston,
driven by the trigger, to get out any foreign bodies,
try to start again. If the HDV continues to work, the
starting system must be verified, probably it was
damaged by a shock.
The external propeller shaft seal is damaged and
requires maintenance. The second internal seal
prevents flooding but you should suspend HDV use
and replace the gaskets.
*operations to be carried out by HALCYON authorised service centres.
24 HDV flooding, sinking
This could occur especially due to improper use, a collision, incorrect
closing or inefficient maintenance.
In the event of flooding, the scooter will start to tilt downward and thus
sink.
In the event of total flooding, the situation could become POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS since the HDV will start to SINK, DRAGGING YOU DOWN and therefore
the vehicle MUST BE IMMEDIATELY ABANDONED.
25 Cleaning and storage
After use, the HDV must be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water. A neutral detergent may be
used for more stubborn dirt. Before opening the HDV, it is important to remove all traces of
salt. In particular, the proximity connected to the trigger must be cleaned
thoroughly and all grit and sand particles removed.
Do not use any solvents or petroleum-based products.
The HDV must be stored in a cool, clean, and ventilated place, in an
upright position with the nose facing upwards. The battery must be
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removed, charged and stored away from frosty conditions or excessive heat. Make sure
that the connectors do not come into contact with metal objects inside the HDV or the
battery will be shorted. The wheel for opening the head cap must be loosened such that
the gasket is in view.
Important note: always remove the battery after the use.
26 Maintenance
OR seal maintenance
Open the HDV, gently remove the lock O-ring (19) (see fig. 5) being careful not to scratch
the O-ring support surfaces, and clean the seating thoroughly (only by means of a clean
brush or soft cloth). Do not use any type of solvent or alcohol. Apply silicone oil to the Oring and return it to its place. Do not use any other type of oil!!! We recommend the aerosol
spray type which is usually used for diving equipment. Occasionally, lubricate the lock
knob screw with normal mineral grease. Never lubricate trigger or magnetic piston
movement. They would fill of sand and dirt. Do not lubricate electrical contacts!
Closing knob gasket maintenance
Whenever the closing knob (9) (see fig. 1) comes into contact with sand, rinse with running
water before rotating it. About every 50 uses, remove it, using pliers, clean the gaskets
and lubricate with marine grease, If you are not familiar with this operation, contact an
authorized service centre.
Supplementary maintenance
Every hundred hours of use or at least every two years, we recommend you overhaul the
HDV checking hydraulic seals and electrical circuits.
HALCYON fully overhauls your HDV with shipping throughout the world.
NOTE: using spray lubricants, it is important to air the inside of the HDV.
In this way the propelling gas go away, for the most part are
inflammable!
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27 Disposal and scrapping
This apparatus is partly constructed with recyclable materials.
When the HDV can no longer be used safely or when the service centre deems it no
longer suitable for use, the HDV must be scrapped.
The HDV must be disassembled and divided into distinct parts. Plastic parts must be
deposited in the relative plastic waste containers and metal parts must be taken to a
collection centre for metal waste.
Special care must be taken when disposing of battery
packs, which are highly polluting to the environment.
Batteries must be taken to a collection centre for spent
batteries.
PLEASE SAFEGUARD YOUR SURROUNDINGS!! ALL VEHICLE PARTS AND THE
BATTERY PACKS IN PARTICULAR SHOULD BE DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO
LOCAL DISPOSAL REGULATIONS!
28 Handling
WARNING! The HDV weight is 17 Kg – 37,5 lb
In every transport condition, the HDV must be always closed.
The vehicle has been conceived for use in water environments. When transporting it or
loading it onto a car, some precautions need to be taken due to its shape and weight.
Lift it holding a flow conduit support and front handle.
Whilst transporting it by car or by boat, make sure it is blocked in a secure position. If not
blocked it could easy roll and cause damages to property and personal injury.
The use of the support cod. _____ is advised (see Halcyon accessories).
Do not position the HDV at the front of boats or dinghies or in positions where it would be
subjected to harsh jolting the inner parts may be damaged. When the HDV is laid on the
ground, always do so gently, and when it is placed in the upright position, rest it on the
propeller guard. Always make sure that the surface is flat and that nothing comes into
contact with the propeller.
If you prefer to grip the HDV from the maneuvering handles, do so, but do not overstress
them - they were not designed to bear excessive loads. Do not carry the entire weight of
the HDV on only one handle.
BEFORE EMBARKING THE HDV ON AIRPLANES OR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
VEHICLES, PLEASE READ THE REGULATIONS ON BATTERY TRANSPORT!
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29 Storage
If you do not plan to use the HDV for long periods of time (over two months) please follow
the instructions below for correct storage.
• Carefully rinse the HDV with fresh water and wash with a neutral detergent if
necessary
• Fully dry the HDV
• Open the HDV and remove the battery
• Remove the body gasket OR
• Accurately clean the OR and its housing
• Insert the OR in the body (to avoid losing it)
• Close the HDV without tightening the knob
• Place the HDV in a dry, dark place away from children
• Place the battery in a dry place at a temperature between 10°(50°F) and 30°
C(86°F)
• Charge the battery at least every 2 months
When you resume HDV use, follow the instruction in chapter “Preliminary operations”
Note: remember to replace the body OR adequately lubricated with silicon oil before use.
30 Technical specifications
Size: Length x breadth x height
Weight:
Speed:
Running time
Voltage
Max. charging time
Max. depth
Max. static traction +/- 10%
Mm - in
Kg - lb
m/min - kn
min.
V.DC
h
m
daN - lbf
660x420x338 - 26x16,5x13,3
17 – 37,5
from 20 to 55* - from 0,66 to 1,8*
from 60 to 100*
24
8
100
18 - 80
Data is only exemplary since constant product developments could cause variations without prior notice.
* depends on the towed diver, the type of use and configuration
31 Spare parts
The following table lists the main spare parts and accessories. Any other part is available
upon request. Contact your local Halcyon dealer or visit www.halcyon.net for availability
and pricing:
HDV support
Automatic burn tester
Tow harness
Safety clip
Shaft seal or kit
HDV-R 14 complete gasket kit
Complete shaft seal kit
HDV-R 14 battery pack
CB 2500/20 NiMH battery charger
HDV-R 14 ballast
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32 Product identification
The machine has been marked with a hot-pressed serial number generally located in the
body, on the battery and engine body. This number is to be quoted whenever technical
assistance or spare parts are required.
Check plate data and EC marking completeness on the HDV.
33 Battery charge (general rules)
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CAREFULLY READ THE BATTERY CHARGER INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL.
The battery should only be charged with the specifically supplied battery
charger.
Charge the battery in a well-ventilated, covered area, away from flammable
objects or liquids, away from crowded rooms and in no way in the home.
The battery must be connected to the charger using the specific connector.
REMOVE THE BATTERY from the HDV and wait at least two hours from the
last use before charging.
Do not connect any device to the battery when charging.
The battery should be kept off the HDV and only inserted and connected to
the engine immediately before use: it should be disconnected and removed
immediately after use
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34 How to correctly charge the battery
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Remove the battery from the HDV.
Place it in a protected, well-ventilated area away from people and flammable
materials.
FIRST connect the battery charger to the battery charge connector (varies
according to the model) on the battery.
NEXT connect the battery charger to the mains.
Wait until fully charged (see battery charger instructions)
Wait until the battery cools. In any case, replace the battery in the HDV before use.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CHARGE DAMAGED, LEAKING, RUSTED
OR OTHERWISE DAMAGED BATTERIES.
HALCYON IS AVAILABLE FOR ANY NECESSARY TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE.
35 NiMH battery information
The NiMH battery is made up of 20 1.2 volt cells, connected in sequence, assembled on a plastic support
and wired with two connectors, a three colours one for the charger (24) (see fig. 10), and a red one for
connection to the HDV engine.
If a perceptible drop in distributed power is noticed during HDV use, immediately stop use and turn off using
the switch.
NEVER leave the battery connected to the HDV when not in use.
Charge the battery at least once a month.
Charge the battery before each use, letting the battery cool before inserting it in the HDV; during this phase
the battery could release hydrogen which would inevitably accumulate inside the HDV which is air tight.
Hydrogen accumulation (in special conditions) could cause accidents, with consequent damages to people
and property.
A new battery will only work at full regime after four or five complete charge cycles.
The battery may be charged hundreds of times, but deteriorates in time. When autonomy is significantly
lower than normal, it is time to replace it.
Only use Halcyon srl approved batteries, exclusively charging them with their approved battery chargers.
When the battery charger is not in use, disconnect it from the power socket.
Even when not in use, a fully charged battery slowly dies due to the self-discharge phenomenon; charging
the batteries within 24 hours of use is recommended.
Extreme temperatures may affect battery charge capacity.
Leaving the battery in hot or cold climates such as, for example, a closed car in mid-summer or mid-winter,
reduces battery capacity and life. Always try to keep batteries at a temperature between 15°C (59°F) a nd
25°C (77°F). Battery performance is significantly reduced at temperatures lower than 0°C (32°F).
DO NOT THROW BATTERIES IN FIRES, THEY EXPLODE!
Do not use the battery for purposes other than those prescribed.
Never use damaged battery chargers or batteries.
Accumulators must be kept outside the HDV, in dry locations, (relative humidity 65% +5%) and at a temperature between 15°C (59°F) and 25 °C (77°F), with the electric
connectors away from metallic objects that can short circuit the two battery poles, with
serious fire hazard, damages to people and property.
Do not wet electrical contacts or the battery.
Dispose of batteries observing local regulations such as, for example, recycling them. Do not dispose of
batteries with domestic waste.
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Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
36 Ideal battery charging conditions
Admitted room temperature from 10°C (50°F) to 35°C (95°F)(ideal 20°C (68°F) )
Battery temperature at charge start 20°C (68°F).
Conditions other than those described above may influence charging as well as the
number of possible charges with acceptable yield.
37 Ideal battery depletion conditions
We recommend using batteries at a room temperature between 5°C (41°F) and
35°C(95°F).
To avoid short term deterioration and potential cell polarity inversion, the battery must not,
in any case, be fully depleted. The automatic cut off device that prevents full battery
depletion was installed for this reason (see specific paragraph).
During HDV use, it is best not to constantly drive at maximum speed but to use the rpm
regulator, suspending frequent starts, making brief pauses, to give the battery time to
better conduct the chemical reaction required to generate power, avoiding abrupt cell
heating.
37.1 Important note on battery depletion!
After HDV use, always remember to cut off motor power using the switch.
This is because the HDV electronic control, even if the motor is not running, consumes a
small amount of energy which, in the long term, depletes the battery. The cut off device
prevents the battery from overheating, but if, for any reason, it malfunctions, the battery
would die and the polarity of some cells may invert.
38 “CUT OFF” battery protection system, operating
principle and instructions for use
The electronic battery protection system from total accidental depletion is located inside
the battery and connected in sequence between the battery and HDV engine.
Its purpose is to prevent excessive cell depletion that could lead to the polarity inversion of
one or more cells, with consequent potential battery destruction and possible damages,
even serious, to property and/or people.
When accumulators deplete, voltage lowers until it reaches a limit value. When this value
is reached, cut off prevents the battery from further depleting by interrupting power
distribution.
When the cut off is triggered, the battery no longer outputs voltage to the connector.
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To continue battery use, it must only be charged with the specific battery charger (see
battery charger instruction manual) and restore the circuit.
The cut off device should only trigger in exceptional cases and this event should not occur
during normal battery use since correct use does not include excessive depletion.
In case of short circuit of the battery the cut off system will be completely damaged
with subsequently high risk of fire.
38.1 Procedure to follow in the event the cut off device is
triggered
In the event the cut off system triggers, IT IS IMPORTANT you proceed as follows:
1. Follow the HDV opening procedure.
1. Disconnect the engine battery power connector.
2. Remove the battery from the HDV.
3. Let the battery rest for at least 2 hours. This is the minimum time required, in this
case, for the battery to cool and return to awaiting charge conditions.
4. Connect the battery charge connector to the battery charger.
5. Charge following the instructions in the battery charger manual.
IMPORTANT NOTE!
Also remember that the HDV inevitably stops running when the
cut off device is triggered. This event is not hazardous to the
diver in any way since the dive was planned taking into account
that HDV use is not considered a safety device or rescue means.
HALCYON is not liable after the cut off system triggers, in any situation, in
hazardous situations or immersions where the driver (at his full risk) confided on
surfacing by using our manufactured under water vehicle.
Please remember that the HDV must be considered as an immersion aid and not
as a rescue vehicle.
39 NiMH battery, frequently asked questions:
I often use the HDV, twice a week or every day, but I never fully deplete the battery
since I make short dives. Should I remove the battery after every use and charge it?
The battery should be disconnected and removed after every use, if possible, charge when
the charge level is almost depleted, otherwise, charge after every use.
The battery should be kept off the HDV and inserted and connected to the engine only
immediately prior to use. It should be disconnected and removed immediately after use.
Can I leave the battery connected to the battery charger for a long period of time?
After charging, our battery chargers enter idle mode and can be left attached to the battery
as long as you like. They only charge if necessary. However, it is always best to
disconnect them as soon as charging is finished.
I dropped the battery. One of the cells is dented. Can I still use it?
NiMh cells are extremely delicate. NEVER use a battery that has fallen on the ground
since some connections could be damaged. Send the battery to customer service who will
check damages and repair the battery if necessary.
Is battery heating normal when charging?
Given that a battery should always be charged at room temperature between 15°C (59°F)
and 25°C (77°F), the battery's temperature may rise during charge.
Is battery heating normal when outputting?
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As with charging, battery output slightly raises battery temperature, therefore, the same
conditions apply as above.
How long does good NiMh battery efficiency last if not used?
This depends on many factors, especially on the battery’s “life”. Usually a battery charged
at least once a month and never fully depleted can last up to five years.
When the battery is dead, what should I do with it?
The battery should be disposed of in a specific depleted battery recycling center. There
are specific collection centers in every city.
I left the battery on the boat and sea elements rusted the silver-plated connector
contacts. What should I do?
All electrical contacts inside the HDV battery case should never generate electrical shocks
or sparks due to the presence of hydrogen.
The connector should be immediately replaced (see Halcyon customer service).
I pulled the battery wires by mistake and damaged the insulation. Do I have to
replace them or can I insulate them with tape?
A wiring short circuit could even make the battery explode creating serious hazards to
people and property (see Halcyon customer service).
When I have to charge the battery, can I leave the red connector attached to the HDV
engine?
No! Although turning off the HDV using the circuit breaker knob (see instruction manual)
prevents engine power absorption, the battery must be detached and charged off the
scooter in all cases.
I noticed the battery leaks liquid, can I still use the battery?
No! Do not use the battery. It is hazardous to people and property!
I noticed some bumps on the battery, can I still use it?
No! Do not use the battery. It is hazardous to people and property!
How can I tell what the battery efficiency is? If I have to plan a dive, how can I be
sure that the battery charge provides a certain autonomy?
For this reason, there is a tool that simulates electrical scooter absorption during
operations and depletes the battery to a 20 volt residual voltage. When finished, the length
of output in minutes is displayed. This data gives you an idea on battery "health" letting
you plan correct use. (see “burn tester” accessories).
40 Warranty
Each HDV is factory tested underwater and only marketed when all necessary tests are
passed, including waterproof tests.
In the event of flooding (meaning the liquid in which the HDV was submerged enters the
watertight case) warranty validity is at the discretion of HALCYON
Transport and packaging fees to or from the HALCYON offices from non EU countries
shall be born by the purchaser.
The product (excluding the battery) is covered against all manufacturing defects for a
period of two years from the date of purchase proven by a sales document, excluding:
•
non-conform use or use other than that foreseen or illustrated in this manual
• negligence, attempts to repair or modify the HDV by personnel not expressly
authorized by HALCYON that jeopardize correct operations or prevent adequate
checks and tests to meet repair needs under the warranty
• temporarily rented products
• Scratches or damages to any surface, due to normal product use by the consumer.
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• normal wear or deterioration
• damages due to transport, falls or accidents
The batteries supplied with our ADC are guaranteed for a period of 3 months excluding:
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Defects due to damages, incorrect use, accident, tampering, negligence or neglect
and in the event of modifications or repairs made by unauthorized personnel that
jeopardize correct operations or prevent adequate checks and tests to meet repair
needs under the warranty
Defects or damages due to product use in conditions other than those described in
this manual
Defects or damages due to incorrect controls, operations, maintenance, installation,
adjustments, unauthorized applications or any other alteration or modification of any
form.
Broken or damaged wires or connections unless directly due to material or factory
defects.
Defects or damages due to humidity, liquids or foreign objects introduced within the
battery pack or that have rusted any part of the battery.
41 RoHS and WEEE conformity
With reference to regulation RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) HALCYON
declares that all products introduced on the European market meet the following European
regulations, assimilated in Italy by legislative decree nr. 151 dated 25/07/2005:
1) European Directive 2002/95/ED dated January 27, 2003, on the restriction to use the
following hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment, and thus the items
do not contain concentrations that exceed the acceptable limits for the following
substances:
• Lead
• Hexavalent Chromium (Cr+6)
• Mercury (Hg)
• Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)
• Cadmium (Cd)
• Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
2) European Directive 2002/96/EC dated January 27, 2003, or WEEE (Waste electrical
and electronic equipment) that sets specific criteria for the collection, handling and
recycling of electrical and electronic waste. All products that meet this regulation are
marked with the following logo:
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42 Noise levels
Continuous A-weighted equivalent noise pressure levels do not exceed 70 dB (A).
C-weighted peak noise pressure values do not exceed 63 Pa (130 dB regarding 20
microPa).
43 Vibration levels
The average weighted square root of acceleration transmitted to the hand-arm system
does not exceed 2,5 m/s2.
44 After-sales service
The company’s after-sales service is at your disposal at all times. Any requests may be
addressed to:
HALCYON Manufacturing
1110 S. Main St.
High Springs, FL 32463
United States
US/International Phone: 386.454.0811
US Phone: 800.HALCYON
FAX: 386.454.0815
Contact Email: info@halcyon.net
www.halcyon.net
This use and maintenance manual is the exclusive property of HALCYON Any unauthorized reproduction,
even partial, is prohibited.
Due to constant technological advancement, the manufacturer may modify the content of this manual without prior notice.
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HDV R 14 1.1
45 CE conformity
HALCYON Manufacturing
1110 S. Main St.
High Springs, FL 32463
United States
US/International Phone: 386.454.0811
US Phone: 800.HALCYON
FAX: 386.454.0815
Contact Email: info@halcyon.net
www.halcyon.net
DECLARATION OF
CONFORMITY
HALCYON Manufacturing
1110 S. Main St. High Springs, FL 32463 - United States
Declare, under our sole responsibility as
Distributor, that the product :
Underwater scooter HDV R 14
Complies with regulations :
Machinery Directive 2006/95/CE
Electromagnetic Compatibility EMC 2004/108/CE
and declares that the following rules are applied :
UNI EN ISO 14151-1:2007
UNI EN ISO 12100-1:2009
UNI EN ISO 61000-6-4
UNI EN ISO 61000-6-1
CEI EN 60034-1
CEI EN 60335-1
Sole Director
Name and Surname
High Springs, May 2nd, 2010
__________________________
Due to constant technological advancement, the manufacturer may modify the content of this manual without prior notice.
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