Underwater Viewing System
Owners Manual
Table of Contents
Become an Underwater Explorer................................................................................................................3
In Your Explorer Package.............................................................................................................................4
About Your Explorer System........................................................................................................................5
Product Safety...............................................................................................................................................5
Connecting the Camera and Monitor..........................................................................................................5
Using the Ballast Weights and Stabilizing Fin...........................................................................................6
When Ice Fishing......................................................................................................................................6
When Open Water Fishing.......................................................................................................................6
Down-Viewing................................................................................................................................................6
Powering the Explorer..................................................................................................................................7
Charging the Battery................................................................................................................................7
Battery Care..............................................................................................................................................7
Low vs Fully Charged...............................................................................................................................7
Over Charging...........................................................................................................................................8
Under Charging.........................................................................................................................................8
Fuse Protection.........................................................................................................................................8
Replacing the Battery...................................................................................................................................8
Using the Explorer Controls.........................................................................................................................9
Viewing Images on the Monitor.................................................................................................................10
Viewing Tips – On the Water..................................................................................................................10
Viewing Tips – On the Ice......................................................................................................................11
Storing the Explorer Underwater Viewing System..................................................................................11
Storing the Camera Cable......................................................................................................................11
Storing the Camera................................................................................................................................11
Protecting the Monitor...........................................................................................................................11
Frequently Asked Questions......................................................................................................................12
Troubleshooting...........................................................................................................................................13
Accessories..................................................................................................................................................14
12-volt 7-amp Battery.............................................................................................................................14
Universal Battery Charger.....................................................................................................................14
Power Cable with Alligator Clips..........................................................................................................15
Ice Pod.....................................................................................................................................................15
Mo-Pod 2..................................................................................................................................................15
Warranty Information.................................................................................................................................16
One Year Limited Warranty....................................................................................................................16
How to Obtain Service................................................................................................................................16
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Become an Underwater Explorer
Congratulations! Your new Aqua-Vu Explorer Underwater Viewing System allows
you to become an aquatic explorer without getting wet! From a boat or pier, watch the
underwater world on your Aqua-Vu’s monitor as you swim the fish camera over the bottom
landscape. Or, with camera lowered through a hole in the ice, see how approaching fish
react to your bait!
However you employ your Aqua-Vu — as a serious fishing tool on open-water or on
ice; for observing and learning about nature; for watching small children or pets; or for
security purposes — you will experience a fascinating new real-life view! The Explorer
has the following features.
Zip-out
sunshield
Fold-in cable
keepers
Rigid carry handle
doubles as monitor
tilt bracket
50 or 100
feet of
cable
Weatherproof
protective case
5” or 7”
black and
white
monitor
Camera
storage
pouch
Spring loaded
handle adjustment
Internal 12-volt
battery with
easy charging
access
Black
and white
camera
Temperature sensing
and display
Explorer Lighting
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In Your Explorer Package
The following items come with your Explorer Underwater Viewing System.
5” or 7” B&W CRT monitor
Plastic Stabilizer Fin that
attaches to fish camera’s tail
(keeps camera tracking straight
forward while viewing from a
moving boat; also doubles as
a “Downviewing” fin for vertical
viewing)
Padded protective
monitor cover/sunshield
(weatherproofs the
monitor)
Bolts and nuts for
attaching ballast
weights and
stabilizer fin
Rechargeable
12-volt, battery
Anti-spook fish camera with
Explorer lights and cable.
500 Series has 50 feet of cable.
700 Series has 100 feet of cable.
Ballast weights (attach to
fish camera’s underside; for
weighting camera down while
viewing from a moving boat)
Battery Charger
Warranty Card
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Stop Card
12-volt Power Cord with
Cigarette-Adapter
Manual
About Your Explorer System
The Explorer is a high-quality portable Aqua-Vu Underwater Viewing System featuring
Outdoors Insight’s new fish camera, a camera that looks like a fish! This fish-friendly,
horizontal-viewing camera reduces angler concerns about “spooking.” And it features the
new Explorer lights to enhance the viewing of bottom and fish in low-light conditions.
The Explorer is also user-friendly, with a 5-inch or 7-inch CRT (television-like)
monitor, convenient carrying handle, and padded protective cover/sunshield.
Become an aquatic explorer without getting wet! From boat or pier, watch the
underwater world on your Explorer monitor as you swim the fish camera over the bottom
landscape. Or, with camera lowered through a hole in the ice, see how approaching fish
react to your bait!
However you employ your Explorer – as a serious fishing tool on open-water or on
ice; for observing and learning about nature; for watching small children or pets; or for
security purposes – you will experience a fascinating new real-life view!
Product Safety
Always keep camera cable away from ice augers, propellers, etc.
Keep the monitor and camera away from portable heaters, radiators or other heat
generating equipment.
Avoid wedging camera in rocks, roots, submerged trees, or underwater debris.
Do not expose the monitor to rain and do not store unit in damp places.
Do not attempt to disassemble the waterproof casing of the camera. This voids the
warranty.
Connecting the Camera and Monitor
Attach the Explorer camera cable to the monitor cable using the round 4 pin male
and female connectors. Secure the connection by turning the lock ring clockwise until it
snaps in position.
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Using the Ballast Weights and Stabilizing Fin
When Aqua-Vu’ing while ice fishing, or other stationary situations, such as fishing from
docks, piers or anchored boats, additional weights are usually not necessary to reach
desired depths.
When Ice Fishing
Ballast weights and stabilizing fin are often removed for ice fishing and other vertical
applications. Stabilizing fin, though, is often used by ice anglers for vertical, or “down”
viewing.
When Open Water Fishing
Most open-water viewing, however, is done while drifting or slow-trolling, or while
dealing with stream current. In these moving situations, the camera is best controlled
(held down to lessen “cable drag,” and kept forward-oriented) by attaching both the
ballast weights and stabilizing fin (included) to the camera.
Attach Ballast Weights using included
Hardware
Attach Fin using included Hardware
Attaching Ballast Weights. Line up holes in ballast weights with the predrilled holes in
forward fin (on underside of your Fish-Cam camera). Bolt the weights to camera.
Attaching Stabilizing Fin. Slide plastic stabilizing fin onto tail of camera. Line up
predrilled holes in fins with predrilled holes in stabilizing fin. Bolt the stabilizing fin to the
camera using the included hardware.
Down-Viewing
Simply insert the Explorer cable into
the rear slot on the stabilizing fin; this
causes the camera lens to point down,
or toward bottom.
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Insert cable into slot
in stabilizing fin.
Powering the Explorer
The Explorer comes with a rechargeable 12-volt, sealed and spill-proof battery
designed to fit securely in the back of the monitor. There is no need to add water or
electrolyte.
Charging the Battery
To charge the battery use the battery charger that came with your Explorer. Recharge
the battery by plugging the barrel connector, on the end of the charger, into the battery
charging port on the back of the monitor. Plug the charging unit into a 120 VAC power
source.
Note:
Battery is preconnected to a charging circuit
board (inside the battery
compartment) to allow for
Battery
easy charging access.
charging
The battery charger has an
port
LED charge status indicator.
With the charger powered and
attached to the rear battery
charging port, you will see
Barrel connector
either a red or green LED lit.
Red indicates a drained
battery, or a drained battery
that is being charged.
Green indicates that the
Status
battery is fully charged and
indicator
ready to use; disconnect the
battery from the charger.
Note 1: Whenever replacing the battery be sure to reconnect the battery properly:
RED (+) lead to RED (+) terminal, and BLACK (-) lead to BLACK (-) terminal.
Note 2: Charge battery for 8 to 12-hours before first use of the Explorer. Watch battery
charger for charge indication LED (red = low battery power, green = 80 to 100% battery
power).
A fully charged battery can operate the Explorer continuously for up to 6 hours. For
longer viewing time the unit may be powered by a larger external 12-volt battery using
one of the following:
Power cord with cigarette adapter (included)
Power cord with alligator clips (purchased separately, see accessories)
Battery Care
Follow these simple rules for prolonged battery life and efficient use of your Explorer
Underwater Viewing System:
Fully charge the battery as soon as possible after purchase.
Recharging is recommended after every use. When not in use, recharge every six
months.
Store battery between 30 and 70 degrees F. Service life is shortened by temperatures
above 8°F and below 0°F.
Fasten battery securely in its compartment and minimize shock to the battery.
Charge battery according to proper procedures. Continuous overcharging or undercharging is detrimental.
Low vs Fully Charged
The battery charger (included) will charge the battery from very low (10 volts) to
fully charged in about 24 hours. A voltmeter helps determine charge in the battery.
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Immediately after charging, a voltmeter might read 14 volts or more. Peak performance
often occurs at 13 to 13.5volts. Without a voltmeter, a general rule is to charge the battery
for a minimum of 12 hours but no more than 24 hours.
Over Charging
The charger provided with the EXPLORER will not overcharge the battery in most
cases. Do not charge for more than 24 hours. If you do not use our recommended charger
avoid using a charging system with more than a 2-amp output. At too-high charging rates,
a battery progressively heats up and may be ruined in a few hours.
Under Charging
Batteries stored too long in discharged conditions accept current at far-belownormal rates during charging. A battery may accept an increasing amount of current
until a normal level is reached. However, some discharged batteries never recover. And
discharged batteries that freeze may be permanently damaged.
Fuse Protection
A 2 amp fuse is located on the circuit
board inside the battery compartment.
This fuse is designed to blow if the battery
is improperly connected, or if a short
occurs in the system. Always make sure
connections are positive (+) to positive
(+), and negative (-) to negative (-).
Replacing the Battery
The internal battery can be replaced
without removing the protective softcase.
The back side of the protective case has
a flap which allows the operator to access
the battery compartment. To replace the
Fuse
battery:
Raise the flap and remove the screws that hold the battery cover in place.
Remove the cover and pull the battery charging circuit board off the two battery
terminals.
Turn the two battery tabs 90 degrees so they are no longer over the battery.
Remove the battery. This may require that you tilt the monitor until the battery slides
out.
Insert a new battery.
Turn the battery tabs over the battery. This holds the battery in place.
Connect the charging circuit board to the two battery terminals, fuse must be facing up.
Replace the battery cover and secure in place with screws.
1. Remove screw from
battery cover
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2. Turn tabs off battery
3. Remove circuit board
from battery terminals
Using the Explorer Controls
The Explorer has the following controls located below the monitor.
On/Off — The ON/OFF Power button turns the monitor and camera On or Off. After
tuning on the Explorer, the screen may take several seconds to appear. When On, you
will see the LED, above the button, illuminate. As battery power becomes depleted, this
LED begins flashing green and red.
Contrast — The “CONT.” knob controls image contrast. Adjust according to your
preference.
Brightness — The “BRI” knob controls image brightness. Adjust according to your
preference.
Dimmer — The “DIMMER” knob controls brightness of the camera’s Explorer lights.
Adjust according to light conditions.
Video Out — The “Video Out” jack is for connecting your Explorer to a hand-held
camcorder, or to a larger external monitor. Your Aqua-Vu will work with any camcorder
or any monitor that accepts the NTSC video signal, and has a standard “Video-In” jack.
Use any RCA-style patch cord that comes with most camcorders (also available at most
consumer electronics stores.) For external video recording, plug one end of the cord into
the “Video Out” jack on the Explorer; plug the other end into the “Video-In” jack on your
camcorder. You can now watch your Explorer monitor and record at the same time.
Power – This jack allows you to plug in the 12-volt power cord with cigarette adapter
(included). Using this power cord bypasses the internal battery power and does not
affect battery life of the internal battery. This is not a charging port (see CHARGING
PORT).
Fuse - This is a 2 amp fuse (5mm x 20mm) designed to blow if the power cord is
improperly used or if a short occurs in the system.
Charging Port (rear of monitor) – Input allows you to plug in the battery charger for
easy charging. NOTE: It is not necessary to remove battery cover to recharge battery.
Remove battery cover only when replacing or servicing battery.
On Sceen Display (OSD)
Your AV500/AV700 features OSD showing the compass direction of the camera view
and the water temperature at camera depth. Near the top of the camera cable you
will find a control module with two buttons, Mode and Set. Pressing the Mode button
will toggle the OSD on and off. Pressing the Set button will toggle between degrees
Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Your AV500/700 includes OSD features. These features are controlled by using the
Mode and Set buttons on the control box located at the end of the camera cable near the
monitor.
MODE: Each press of the MODE button will toggle the “On-Screen-Display” (OSD)
either On or Off.
COMPASS The magnetic direction that the camera is facing is displayed in the lower
left of the display. The compass will display as one of eight different cardinal directions,
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i.e. N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, and NW. For this indication to be accurate, the camera must
be suspended by the cable.
TEMPERATURE The water temperature is displayed in the lower right.
SET: Each press of the SET button will alternate the units between Fahrenheit and
Celsius.
CALIBRATION: The camera contains sensors which measure water temperature
and direction. The temperature sensor is pre-calibrated. The compass sensor may be
calibrated with a sophisticated calibration routine contained within the microprocessor
software. This is only necessary if the user suspects the camera compass has become
magnetized for some reason, or if the compass appears to be incorrect. Tilt of the camera,
such as “nose down”, or “nose up”, will also cause compass errors. Calibration can be used
to compensate for a change in tilt, such as from the addition of weights or attachment
of fins.
Compass Calibration: Press and hold both buttons simultaneously for several seconds
to enter Compass Calibration.
Step 1 – Before proceeding further, make sure the camera is suspended and hanging
freely on the cable. Make sure it is not swinging or rotating. Press SET to enter Step 2.
Step 2 – Without swinging or tilting, slowly rotate the camera on its cable 2 full
revolutions. You may rotate it first one revolution one way, then return to where it started,
and then rotate one full revolution the other way. Carefully, without tilting the camera,
press SET to enter Step 3. You will notice the first two columns of numbers on the screen
have changed.
Step 3 – “SAVING DATA” will display briefly. The compass is now calibrated.
Pressing MODE during the calibration process will exit Compass Calibration and
return to the factory default settings.
The numbers displayed on screen during the calibration process can be ignored. The
digits in the first two rows indicate raw compass data coming from the sensors, the third
row indicates calculated sensor offsets, and the fourth row indicates compass sensor
scale factors. You will notice these numbers change as the camera is rotated.
Viewing Images on the Monitor
To view images on the monitor during sunny conditions use the sunshield flaps
attached to the protective case. For daylight viewing, pull all four flaps forward and zip
together to create the sunshield, as shown below.
If images are difficult to see on the monitor you can adjust your viewing angle by using
the tilt bracket. The bracket’s handle design allows tilt adjustment of the monitor.
Viewing Tips – On the Water
With the Aqua-Vu system assembled, connected and charged, begin viewing simply by
turning the unit on. You will see a live picture of whatever the camera “sees” at a given
moment. This could be the inside of your boat, nearby trees, or your fishing partner’s
face.
Begin serious underwater viewing by lowering the camera toward the bottom. The
bottom provides a point of reference that helps you perceive sizes of fish and objects
below. Your viewing might be vertical — studying bottom and fish straight below, as from
a pier or an anchored boat. Or you might desire a broader view of an area’s bottom features
and fish distribution. When viewing larger areas, anglers slowly move along in a boat, eyes
glued to the monitor’s ever-changing picture of what the camera sees underwater.
In most waters, fish relate to bottom structure. So, while drifting or slow-trolling, you’ll
need to guide the camera over the ups and downs of bottom contours. You will quickly
learn how to “swim” the camera over bottom terrain. With cable in hand, simply raise or
lower the camera, paying out more or less cable, depending on depth and boat speed. As
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you move along, you should see on
your monitor screen a continuous
picture of the passing bottom and
the fish-holding watery zone just
above it.
When viewing over soft bottom,
make sure the camera is actually
above the bottom and not plowing
or “stirring up” the muck. If the
camera is digging into bottom, you’ll
only see a dark screen. Remember,
if you can’t see bottom, raise or
lower the camera to “look” for it.
If your camera becomes snagged,
maneuver the boat so the direction
of pull is the reverse of what it was
when the camera became snagged.
Zip flaps together
A little jiggling or light tugging
to form sunshield.
will usually enable you to back the
camera out of a snag. Avoid pulling
the camera through heavy weed
Rotate and
cover or thick brush.
pull out the
With your Aqua-Vu, you will
circular knobs
be fascinated and often surprised
to adjust the
by the ever-changing view of
angle of the
monitor or
underwater scenery: rocks, weeds,
to use as
other bottom features — and fish! (For more advice and viewing tips see
a carrying
“Frequently Asked Questions.”)
handle.
Viewing Tips – On the Ice
Your Aqua-Vu Explorer is an invaluable ice fishing tool — a giant leap
beyond mysterious flashes and unidentified “fish” on a depth finder. Aqua-Vu enables you
to actually “see” the real picture! Note these huge advantages:
View bottom structure and distinguishing features. Observe weed lines and weed
characteristics, sand versus muck, big rocks versus small rocks, and transitions
from one bottom type to another. That’s a big help in precisely locating your
fishing holes and placing your ice fishing house!
Sharpen your fishing techniques — watch your bait and see how approaching fish react
to it. Learn what baits, lures, colors, and jigging actions attract fish and trigger
strikes.
Identify fish species and size. Viewing actual fish with an Aqua-Vu camera solves
mysteries about what depth finder signals really show. This real picture helps with
choices about fishing technique. Knowing whether fish are present, or whether
your target species is present aids in deciding to stay or to leave a spot.
When testing a new fishing location, you may bore two holes a few feet apart — one for
your fishing line, the other for lowering your Aqua-Vu camera. You can also rig the camera
in a down-viewing position for fishing and viewing in the same hole. Test-fish for a few
minutes in different places. It’s possible to choose or eliminate potential fishing spots on
the basis of “seeing” or not seeing fish while moving around and prospecting.
Aqua-Vu’s ICE-POD is an adjustable tripod that sets over the camera hole, holds
camera cable, and is a handy accessory for easy adjustment of camera direction. AquaVu’s MO-POD II is a remote-controlled and motorized unit for convenient “no hands”
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rotation of the camera. (Available from retailers or online at www.aquavu.com.) For icefishing, most camera users remove the open-water ballast weight and stabilizing fin.
Storing the Explorer Underwater Viewing System
Storing the Camera Cable
To store the camera’s 50 or 100 foot cable rotate the two pivot arms at the top of the
cable keeper. Wind the cable around the cable keeper in a clockwise direction.
Storing the Camera
One side of the protective case is equipped with a fishnet pouch. The pouch is designed
to hold the fish camera when transporting or storing the Explorer.
Protecting the Monitor
To protect the monitor screen, when transporting and storing the Explorer, unzip the
four sunshield flaps. Fold them against the monitor screen, starting with the left flap,
then the right flap. Bring the lower flap up and the top flap down, securing them with the
Velcro strips.
Fold flaps against
monitor to protect it.
Wrap camera cable
around cable keeper
when not being
used.
Place camera in pouch
(this side of monitor)
when not being used.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question
How far can I see?
When do I use the lights?
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Answer
Naturally, the clearer the water, the farther you
can see. As a general rule, in water the camera
can see twice as far as the human eye — meaning
that if you can see 3 feet down you will be able to
see approximately 6 feet in front of the camera.
But this is just a rule of thumb. Water bodies
vary in water clarity and other characteristics.
For anglers studying bottom structure, 2 feet
of visibility is sufficient for underwater viewing,
though in very clear water, it is possible to see up
to 30 feet or more.
The Explorer lights in your Aqua-Vu camera are
designed for use in low-light conditions. Turn
the lights on for enhanced visibility in low light
conditions.
Question
Answer
How do I steer the camera?
For viewing in the direction of travel, attach the
stabilizer fin to the camera housing. Slowly troll
(less than 2 mph) or drift along the structure you
intend to view. With fin attached, the camera
will face in the boat’s direction of travel. If you’re
facing and moving forward, so will the camera; it
will show you the underwater terrain in front of
you. The stabilizer fin always keeps the camera
tracking straight, so long as you’re moving.
Can I splice the camera cable to
obtain more length?
No. Attempting to splice in additional cable
violates the waterproof integrity of the camera
and cable. This will void your warranty.
How fast can I troll with my
camera?
It depends on depth, and also on the length of
cable you have out, which determines water
resistance or “drag.” The deeper you go, with
more cable out, the more drag there will be.
That requires slower travel for good viewing.
Generally, for optimal viewing, we recommend
going less than 2 miles per hour. Remember, the
slower you go, the more detail you will see. Also,
the faster the bottom depth changes, the more
rapidly you will need to manipulate the Aqua-Vu
cable.
Can I use my Aqua-Vu in
saltwater?
Yes. All Aqua-Vu cameras are saltwater-rated,
constructed with stainless steel hardware and
materials that are impervious to corrosion. We
recommend rinsing salt water off camera using
clean water and a soft cloth after every use.
Will my unit work in subfreezing
conditions?
Aqua-Vu systems are designed to operate at
temperatures ranging from -10 to 120 degrees
F. Expect your battery life to decrease in cold
conditions.
How wide is the camera’s angleof-view?
Your camera lens has a viewing angle of 92
degrees. At 4-1/2 feet in front of the camera you
will be viewing an image approximately 6 feet
wide.
Can I connect my Aqua-Vu to a
larger monitor or to a hand-held
camcorder?
Yes. For use in a permanent fish house, in a large
boat with a built-in video system, or elsewhere,
your Aqua-Vu can be hooked up to a larger
external TV, VCR, or camcorder, provided it has a
VIDEO-IN jack.
Is Aqua-Vu legal?
To our knowledge there are no restrictions that
regulate the use of Aqua-Vu underwater viewing
systems.
Aqua-Vu is an approved pre-fishing tool in
B.A.S.S. and P.W.T. events and for other
tournament trails across the country.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Nothing happens
(Screen fails to light
up) when the unit is
turned on.
Cause
Solution
Battery not connected.
Properly connect the
battery: red to red,
black to black.
Battery not charged
Attach battery charger
and charge battery for
12 - 24 hours.
Fuse may be blown.
Check fuse beneath
battery cover. Replace
if blown.
Check fuse beneath
front of monitor screen.
Replace if blown.
Camera cable is disconnected.
Plug the camera
connector into monitor
connector.
Camera cable or connectors
might be damaged.
Check cable and
connectors for damage.
Consult the “How to
Obtain Service” section
in this manual.
I lowered the camera
to the bottom but
can’t see anything.
The camera may be buried in
muck!
Raise the camera off the
bottom.
The water might be very murky.
Turn the camera lights
On for enhanced
viewing in low-light
conditions.
The camera seams
to work above water
but not below.
The camera is not orientated
correctly.
Try lowering camera until it
hovers just above bottom. You
should now be able to make
out the outline of the lake
bottom. Without the solid
reference point of the bottom,
the monitor may appear to
look blank.
The water clarity is poor.
What you see on the
screen is directly
related to water
clarity. If the water
is dirty, visibility will
be limited. Again, try
to keep the camera
running a foot or less
above bottom.
The screen lights up
but I see no picture.
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Problem
Cause
Solution
There is a nick in the
camera cable.
Cable may have gotten snagged
on a sharp surface.
See the “How to Obtain
Service” section of this
manual for instructions
on replacing the
camera.
The image on the
screen has a dark
margin around it or
is blurry.
You’re seeing on-screen
symptoms of a weakening
battery.
Charge the battery,
install a charged
battery or connect to an
external battery.
Accessories
All of the following accessories can be order online at www.aquavu.com.
12-volt Battery
Additional power source for Aqua-Vu Explorer.
Use power cable with
alligator clips to attach
an external 12-volt
battery. 12-Volt Battery
Universal Battery Charger
The universal battery charger allows you to charge your 12 VDC
power supply. It also allows you to supply power directly to the
Explorer, using the power jack on the front of the unit, from a 120
VAC outlet.
Universal Battery
Charger
Power Cable with Alligator Clips
An optional power cable can be purchased for powering
the unit with an external 12-volt battery. When plugged
into the Explorer monitor and connected to an alternate
12-volt battery, the unit no longer draws power from the
internal 12 VDC battery. This is a very handy option for
powering the Explorer for extended periods, such as
inside a boat, ice fishing house, or recreational vehicle
Power Cable with Alligator Clips
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To use the cable perform the following steps.
Plug the barrel connector end of the power cable into the POWER input jack on the
front face of the monitor.
Connect the positive (red +) clip on the power cable to the positive terminal on the
battery and connect the negative (black -) clip on the power cable to the negative
terminal on the battery.
NOTE: Powering the Explorer with this power cable and an external 12-volt battery will
bypass the internal battery. This unit does not come with a 12 VDC battery.
Ice Pod
The Ice Pod is a camera positioning tripod for stabilizing and
rotating the camera while ice fishing. The tripod allows you to
manually rotate the camera.
Ice Pod
Mo-Pod 2
The Mo-Pod2 is a motorized camera positioning tripod for
stabilizing and rotating the camera while ice fishing. It can be
controlled remotely using the included hand-held remote.
Mo-Pod 2
Warranty Information
One Year Limited Warranty
Outdoors Insight, Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. This warranty applies to customers
who properly fill out and return the warranty card included with this manual. Failure
to complete and return the warranty card voids the warranty. Outdoors Insight, Inc.
will, at its sole discretion and without charging the customer, repair or replace any
components that fail in normal use. Failures due to abuse, misuse, or unauthorized
alteration, modification or repair are not covered. Cut camera cables and submerged
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monitors are not covered. Broken cable and/or monitor connectors will incur a service
repair charge. The warranty is valid only for the original owner who purchases the unit
from an authorized Aqua-Vu dealer. Products purchased from on-line auction sites are
not considered under warranty.
A two year extended warranty is available through Outdoors Insight, Inc. You may
purchase this warranty within 30 days of purchasing the unit by visiting www.aquavu.
com to print the form.
How to Obtain Service
We want our products to provide you with a pleasant on-the-water experience.
That means maximum customer satisfaction. If you have a problem with your AquaVu unit please contact the Outdoors Insight’s toll free number at (866) 755-6303 for a
Return Authorization Number (RA#). No service returns will be accepted without this
pre-return authorization number, which must be clearly marked on the outside of the
package. Outdoors Insight, Inc. retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit at
its discretion.
The customer is responsible for shipping costs associated with returning the unit to
Outdoors Insight, Inc. Outdoors Insight, Inc. will pay for shipping the repaired unit back
to the customer while it is still under one-year warranty. All out of warranty services will
be charged a fee for service and shipping which must be paid in advance. After obtaining
a Return Authorization number, the unit should be securely packed and shipped “prepaid freight” and insured to Outdoors Insight, Inc. It is the consumers’ full responsibility
to track their products sent out in the mail or other forms of delivery service. Outdoors
Insight Inc. will not be liable for lost packages sent out in the mail. Unless specified
otherwise, do not include battery or other accessories when returning the Aqua-Vu unit
for repair. Outdoors Insight, Inc will not be responsible for lost or damaged accessories.
Please allow a minimum of 10 business days prior to calling on the status of your repair.
Outdoors Insight
34076 County Road 3
Crosslake, MN 56442
1-866-755-6303
RA#____________
Note: The RA number must be clearly marked on the outside of the package
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