HDV T 16 - Halcyon Dive Systems

HDV T 16 - Halcyon Dive Systems
HDV T 16
Diving vehicle
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
and
WARNINGS FOR USE
03/2010
HDV R 14 1.1
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
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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.
ADDITIONAL NOTE!
This HDV model comes with the following accessories:
N-Handle
Prop lock propeller
BY PASS device
In addition to normal HDV use, these accessories make
it extremely important that you are fully aware of their
use and operations and the potential hazards that may
be associated with their use if not adequately informed
on their use. (see specific paragraphs)
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Contents
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General safety and accident prevention regulations.............................................................................................................................5
Description and operating principle.......................................................................................................................................................6
Using the vehicle.....................................................................................................................................................................................6
Preliminary operations............................................................................................................................................................................7
4.1
Opening the battery compartment ..................................................................................................................................................7
4.2
Extracting the battery .....................................................................................................................................................................7
4.3
Recharging the battery ...................................................................................................................................................................8
4.4
Inserting the battery .......................................................................................................................................................................8
4.5
Closing the battery compartment ....................................................................................................................................................8
Correct use..............................................................................................................................................................................................9
Battery depleted alarm siren device.....................................................................................................................................................10
HDV diving settings ..............................................................................................................................................................................10
7.1
Inserting the ballast ......................................................................................................................................................................10
7.2
Settings and trim adjustments ......................................................................................................................................................11
7.3
Drop-trap .....................................................................................................................................................................................11
Safety instructions................................................................................................................................................................................12
8.1
Indicator label ..............................................................................................................................................................................12
8.2
Training........................................................................................................................................................................................12
8.3
Equipment configuration and riding position .................................................................................................................................13
Using the HDV diving vehicle ...............................................................................................................................................................15
Entering the water with the HDV .....................................................................................................................................................15
Exiting the water with the HDV .......................................................................................................................................................16
“Parking” the HDV underwater .......................................................................................................................................................16
Descent rate.....................................................................................................................................................................................16
Ascent rate.......................................................................................................................................................................................16
Using the HDV in apnea ..................................................................................................................................................................16
Depth and operating environments ................................................................................................................................................17
16.1
Obstructed environments .............................................................................................................................................................17
16.2
Muddy or suspension-filled environments .....................................................................................................................................17
Positions and behaviours to be avoided when diving ...................................................................................................................17
Hazardous area and residual risks .................................................................................................................................................18
18.1
Safety device ...............................................................................................................................................................................18
Electrical and mechanical safety systems applied to the HDV HDV T 16 .....................................................................................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
Running time ...................................................................................................................................................................................20
Speed ...............................................................................................................................................................................................20
Precautions for use .........................................................................................................................................................................20
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................................................................................................................21
HDV flooding, sinking......................................................................................................................................................................21
Cleaning and storage ......................................................................................................................................................................22
Maintenance.....................................................................................................................................................................................22
Disposal and scrapping ..................................................................................................................................................................23
Handling...........................................................................................................................................................................................23
Storage.............................................................................................................................................................................................24
Technical specifications .................................................................................................................................................................24
Spare parts.......................................................................................................................................................................................24
Product identification ......................................................................................................................................................................25
Battery charge (general rules) ........................................................................................................................................................25
How to correctly charge the battery ...............................................................................................................................................26
NiMH battery information ................................................................................................................................................................26
Ideal battery charging conditions ...................................................................................................................................................27
Ideal battery depletion conditions ..................................................................................................................................................27
37.1
Important note on battery depletion! .............................................................................................................................................27
“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
NiMH battery, frequently asked questions: ....................................................................................................................................28
PROP LOCK PROPELLER...............................................................................................................................................................29
40.1
Description...................................................................................................................................................................................29
40.2
How to remove the prop lock propeller. ........................................................................................................................................29
40.3
How to insert the prop lock propeller.............................................................................................................................................30
40.4
Prop lock propeller maintenance. .................................................................................................................................................31
40.5
Prop lock propeller troubleshooting. .............................................................................................................................................31
N-HANDLE CONTROL. ....................................................................................................................................................................31
41.1
Description...................................................................................................................................................................................31
41.2
N-HANDLE device use.................................................................................................................................................................32
41.3
Adjusting the grasp position. ........................................................................................................................................................33
41.4
N-HANDLE device Maintenance...................................................................................................................................................33
41.5
N-HANDLE device troubleshooting...............................................................................................................................................33
BY PASS DEVICE.............................................................................................................................................................................34
42.1
Operations ...................................................................................................................................................................................34
42.2
Correct diving behaviour using the BY PASS device.....................................................................................................................35
42.3
BY PASS knob protection.............................................................................................................................................................36
Warranty...........................................................................................................................................................................................37
RoHS and WEEE conformity...........................................................................................................................................................37
Noise levels......................................................................................................................................................................................38
Vibration levels ................................................................................................................................................................................38
After-sales service...........................................................................................................................................................................38
CE conformity..................................................................................................................................................................................39
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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 proximity switch (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) for turning the power on and off and the speed
regulator knob (7) are 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 T 16 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.
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 red ring (12) (see fig. 2) and extract
the battery (14) pulling it upwards off the rod (13). (see fig. 2 and 3)
4.3 Recharging the battery
To recharge the battery, extract the battery (14) from
the HDV (see fig. 4), put it in a safe place away from
people and flammable objects. Unscrew the charger
connector cap (24) and connect the charge
connector (26) to the battery charger (see battery
charger instructions). Next connect the battery
charger power cord to the mains. When charged,
disconnect the battery charge and close the
connector (26) cap (24) and insert the battery in the
HDV.
Figure 4
4.4 Inserting the battery
With the HDV in vertical position, repeat the battery extraction procedure in reverse order,
being careful to insert the anti-rotation pin (16) in the battery hole. (see fig. 5)
Figure 5
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.
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Figure 6
5 Correct use
Check the preliminary operations. 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) fully clockwise without forcing it.
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 knob (7), rotate it clockwise to drive the HDV slowly,
rotate it counter-clockwise to drive the HDV faster. This latter operation can be conducted
at any time, even underwater.
When finished use, turn the switch (6) counter-clockwise to turn off the HDV.
IF YOU DO NOT USE THE TOW CORD, DO NOT DRIVE THE HDV SINGLE-HANDED.
YOU MAY RISK LOSING CONTROL.
WARNING: when you press the trigger, the propeller starts to rotate and the HDV
starts to move.
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6 Battery depleted alarm siren device
The HDV is equipped with an alarm siren system (continuous siren), easy to hear in both
immersion and emersion, which automatically sounds when a set voltage, considered the
minimum for HDV use, is reached, without further or inappropriately using the battery.
This alarm is always triggered, whether the HDV is in use or accidentally left “ON”.
When the siren sounds, the HDV may continue to run for several minutes. This amount of
time varies and depends on several factors such as the power used and battery wear
conditions. After this period, the battery cut-off will trigger, turning off the HDV. (see CUT
OFF paragraph)
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. 7) consisting in a stainless steel
plate that should be included or removed according to whether the HDV is used in fresh
water (NOT USED) or seawater (USED).
Figure 7 (view of the HDV without the external case)
7.1 Inserting the ballast
Proceed as follows to insert the ballast (23): (see fig. 7)
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Open the scooter and extract the battery (see previous chapters).
Insert the ballast on the rod (13) also inserting the anti-rotation pin (16) (Fig. 5).
Insert the battery and close the scooter as described in previous chapter, being careful to
connect the red connector only if you have to immediately use the HDV.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Figure 7 illustrates the HDV in salt water settings, meaning the
red ring (12) fig. 2 is positioned above the battery and the ballast (23) is positioned
under the battery; when using the HDV in fresh water, the ballast (23) should be
removed from the HDV and the red ring (12) is positioned under the battery in the
place of the salt water ballast (23).
This makes the HDV lighter and re-establishes the correct centre of gravity for the
HDV to assume the right position underwater.
7.2 Settings and trim adjustments
According to salinity or water temperature, 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 pin (13) (see
fig.7). Remove the battery, loosen the nut (21) with a 4 mm Allen key, unscrew or screw in
the ring nut (22); screwing it in, the HDV tends to position itself with the rear sinking,
unscrewing it causes the opposite. Screw in the nut (21) without perforating, replace the
battery and try the HDV in the water until the desired settings are reached.
7.3 Drop-trap
The drop-trap is posizioned inside the HDV. It has to be slid inside the body and set on top
of the battery pack.
It avoid a water drops entering the battery compartment during the opening operation.
If the drops-trap is not inserted the HDV would be slightly positive on the prow.
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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 a “ride-on-top” which must
be straddled) and ideally the diver should be towed 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 8
Diver position Fig. 8 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
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regards: hoses, regulators, pony bottles, pressure gauges, audible alarms, flashlights and
pertinent cables, 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 QUOTA!
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 apnea
Diving in apnea is highly dangerous in itself. The use of the HDV in
apnea 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 and thus vehicle autonomy. 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.
Entanglement and cut hazards
Do not insert any object or body part inside the flow duct, that could
obstruct the rotating propeller blades. When in use, besides the hand on
the trigger, a safety distance of at least 40 cm must be maintained
between the diver’s body and the propeller assembly.
A CAP OR OTHER HAIR RESTRICTION DEVICE MUST BE WORN BY DIVERS WITH
LONG HAIR. LONG HAIR MAY BECOME ENTANGLE 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
Be careful not to place fingers between the two parts when closing the
maid body or head cap.
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
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damaged by prolonged use.
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 HDV T 16
In order to insure maximum diver safety when using the ADC, 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)
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 the 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 liters)
- 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) ). Over heating 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.
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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 magnetic reed 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
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
Lubrication of head cap O-ring case
Open the HDV, gently remove the lock O-ring (19) (see fig. 6) 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.
Aluminium body maintenance
The aluminium body was protection with a special hard anodized so that it is immune to
normal saline corrosion. When collisions or incorrect use ruin this protection, the body
material, aluminium, comes into contact with water and this could be a source of corrosion,
especially in salt water. If the protection is damaged, be careful to rinse the HDV, leaving it
in fresh water for at least 15 minutes.
NOTE: leaving the HDV exposed to the sun for long periods of time could damage
the black body protect colour creating lighter or grey areas. This situation does not
compromise the rust protection since it is only an aesthetic effect. Please remember
that surface deterioration is considered normal wear and is not covered by the
warranty.
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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!
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 T 16 weight is 21 Kg – 46,3 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°C (50°F) and 30°C
(86°F)
• Charge the battery at least every 2 months
We 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
Static traction + - 10%
Mm - in
Kg - lb
m/min - kn
min.
V.DC
h
M - ft
daN - lbf
839x420x338 – 35,2x16,5x13,3
21 – 46,3
from 20 to 60* - from 0,66 to 2*
From 60 to 100
26,4
8
180 - 590
22 - 49
Data is only exemplary since constant product developments could cause variations without prior notice.
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:
4 blade prop lock removable propeller
Balanced support for instruments
Instrument support
Accessories insert
HDV support
Automatic burn tester.
Tow harness
Safety clip
Shaft seal or kit
HDV-T 16 complete gasket kit
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Complete shaft seal kit
HDV-T 16 battery pack
CB 2500/22 NiMH battery charger
HDV-T 16 ballast
Battery lock ring nut
Red battery spacer
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 22 1.2 volt cells, connected in sequence, assembled on a plastic support
and wired with two connectors, one for the charger (24) (see fig. 4), 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)an d
25°C (77°F).Battery performance is significantly re duced at temperatures lower than 0°C.
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 discharging batteries at a temperature between 5°C (41°F) and
35°C(95°F).
To avoid short-term deterioration and potential cell polarity inversion, the battery should
never, in any case, fully deplete. A cut off device was installed in the battery for this
reason (see specific paragraph).
During HDV use, it is best not to constantly drive at maximum speed 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.
To continue battery use, it must only be charged with the specific battery charger (see
battery charger instruction manual) and restore the circuit.
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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.
2. Disconnect the engine battery power connector.
3. Remove the battery from the HDV.
4. 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.
5. Connect the battery charge connector to the battery charger.
6. 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?
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?
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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 PROP LOCK PROPELLER
40.1 Description
The easy to replace prop-lock propeller can be removed from the underwater scooter
without the use of tools in any situation such as in the event the propeller is wound by
foreign objects like fishing lines or hooks or if the diver wants to replace the propeller with
one shaped differently or with a different number of blades, both underwater and on land,
still maintaining the safety friction built within.
40.2 How to remove the prop lock propeller.
Turn off the HDV and make sure it is off!
Do not grasp the propeller by a blade (30) but unscrew the white knob (31) (COUNTERCLOCKWISE) until the propeller detaches. (see fig. 9)
DO NOT UNSCREW OR SCREW IN THE SAFETY CLUTCH TORQUE
ADJUSTMENT SCREW (32) WHICH WAS FACTORY CALIBRATED.
MODIFY TORQUE COULD CAUSE POTENTIAL HAZARDS SINCE IT
COMPROMISES THE SAFETY SYSTEM.
PROTECTIVE GLOVES MUST ALWAYS BE WORN
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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. When replacing or removing the prop lock propeller,
always make sure the HDV is off. The propeller should not rotate when the trigger is
pressed!
Figure 9
40.3 How to insert the prop lock propeller.
Turn off the HDV and make sure it is off!
Insert the propeller hole (36) on the HDV engine shaft (35). Turn the propeller
(CLOCKWISE) until the plug (33) matches the propeller housing (34). A click will be heard
and the propeller stops turning. Continue rotating the white knob (CLOCKWISE).
Tighten the knob WITH YOUR FINGERS ONLY, WITHOUT FORCING.
THE PLUG (33) MUST BE ALIGNED WITH THE HOUSING (34) FOR
CORRECT PROP LOCK PROPELLER POSITIONING AND
OPERATIONS. (see fig. 10)
PROTECTIVE GLOVES MUST ALWAYS BE WORN
Figure 10
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40.4 Prop lock propeller maintenance.
The prop lock propeller does not require maintenance. However, make sure that
everything is clean and free of foreign objects before inserting it on the HDV shaft.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
THE PROP LOCK PROPELLER SINKS WHEN SUBMERGED IN WATER!
WHEN REMOVING AND REPLACING THE PROPELLER UNDERWATER, BE
CAREFUL SINCE YOU COULD RISK LOSING IT AND, CONSEQUENTLY, LOSE USE
OF YOUR UNDERWATER SCOOTER.
WHEN THE SAFETY CLUTCH TRIGGERS, MAKE SURE THE PROP LOCK
PROPELLER DOES NOT UNSCREW BY ROTATING THE KNOB (31) CLOCKWISE.
WHENEVER OBJECTS HIT THE PROPELLER BLADES, MAKE SURE THE PROP
LOCK PROPELLER IS PERFECTLY SCREWED IN.
40.5 Prop lock propeller troubleshooting.
PROBLEM
Rotating the white knob requires excessive strain
Even if the shaft pin is in the correct position in the
propeller housing, the friction jerks and the scooter
does not move forward.
The white knob turns freely and does not stop the
propeller.
The screw on the knob turns freely
CAUSE - SOLUTION
The knob was damaged and should be replaced*
The traction pin was damaged (bent) and should be
replaced.
The propeller hub was damaged and should be
replaced*
Too much force was used to tighten the knob and it
was damaged. It should be replaced.*
The knob was damaged and should be replaced*
*operations to be conducted at a authorized HALCYON service centre.
Note:
The prop lock propeller is larger than a standard propeller (the white
knob protrudes further).
This means that the use must pay closer attention when standing
the l’HDV on the flow conveyor in the vertical position. Any
collisions with the propeller (larger) could damage both the prop
lock propeller and HDV.
41 N-HANDLE CONTROL.
41.1 Description.
The N-Handle control device (see fig. 11) was created for better HDV manageability in
certain conditions.
The corrugated handle (40) can be installed in three different positions according to hand
span. The trigger guard (41) prevents accidental ignition. The trigger (42) is easier to
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press. The cruise control knob (43) lets you “lock” the trigger in the desired position. The
accessory lock knob (44) lets you lock the accessory case (46) in its housing (47).
Figure 11
SAFETY NOTE:
The knob cruise control (43)( see fig.11), must only be used under
the diver’s maximum control. The knob, trigger or HDV ignition
switch must be usable at all times to avoid any type of collision or
driver dragging risks in hazardous areas.
The knob must only be used to lock speed, adjusted to 50% of
available power at best. Locking HDV ignition at maximum power is potentially
hazardous.
During normal HDV use the knob must be fully rotated counter-clockwise and
locked in place so that it does not stop normal trigger return in any way.
Only use the knob with fingers.
IN ANY CASE, PAY THE UTMOST ATTENTION DURING CRUISE CONTROL KNOB
USE SINCE THIS OPERATION COULD BE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS
41.2 N-HANDLE device use.
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Perform the preliminary operations
Submerge the scooter.
Make sure nothing is between the propeller blades
Turn on the scooter using the main switch (6) (see fig.1).
Grasp the device (40) (see fig.11).
Insert one or two fingers around the trigger.
Press the trigger (42) the scooter will run.
Release the trigger at any time to stop the scooter.
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41.3 Adjusting the grasp position.
Figure 12
To adjust the grasp position (40) (see fig. 11), unscrew the 4 screws (48) (see fig. 12)
remove the grasp (40) and reposition it screwing the screws into the selected holes (49).
There are three possible positions.
Accessory support
The purpose of the accessory support (46)(see fig 11), is to be able to attach the specific
accessories that may be useful during dives on the handle. For this reason, HALCYON
has created some supports to be used with normal wrist or console tools.
Support use.
Loosen the lock screw (44) (see fig.11) and insert the support.
Tighten the lock screw only using two fingers.
Always make sure the screw is fully screwed in when the support is not used.
41.4 N-HANDLE device Maintenance.
The N-HANDLE does not require special maintenance. Follow the HDV’s general
maintenance instructions.
41.5 N-HANDLE device troubleshooting.
PROBLEM
The cruise knob is blocked and will not turn.
The scooter does not operate or jerks when the
trigger is pulled fully back.
The lock screw turns freely
CAUSE - SOLUTION
Lubricate the knob screw and try again.
Adjust the magnetic piston to the correct position.*
The thread was damaged and requires
replacement.*
* operations to be conducted at a authorized HALCYON service centre.
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42 BY PASS DEVICE.
The BY PASS device is recognizable as a white knob (50) (see fig.13) located on the left
side of the motor unit, exactly opposite the main switch, creates a direct electrical
connection between the battery and electrical motor, by passing any other component
usually used for electrical HDV use: trigger, speed regulator, electronic control.
This device was designed to ensure HDV use in the SOLE event of
electronic control or control sensor fault. Use of this device is
potentially hazardous since once activated, it starts the motor
continuously and the only control we have is to turn the HDV off
using the min switch or by pass knob.
Please remember that a specific training course is essential to safe
HDV use.
NEVER ROTATE THE BY
ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
ABSOLUTE CONTROL OF
THE SWITCH IN THE ON
HDV.
PASS KNOB (50) (see fig. 13) UNLESS
THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETE AND
THE HDV. ROTATING THE KNOB WITH
POSITION IMMEDIATELY STARTS THE
ALSO REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ABANDON THE HDV AT ANY
TIME. DO NOT USE TOW SYSTEMS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO RELEASE.
Figure 13
42.1 Operations
THIS DEVICE SHOULD ONLY BE USED WHEN DIVING AND ONLY IF
ONE OF THE TWO FAULTS OCCUR:
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1. Despite the switch rotated to the ON position, the HDV does not start when the
trigger is pressed (with the battery charged).
2. Following a collision when diving, the trigger was damaged and can no longer be
used.
IF YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY SURE TO BE IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND
PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS TO MANAGE A SITUATION SUCH AS A
MALFUNCTIONING HDV, PROCEED AS FOLLOWS OR ABANDON THE HDV.
• Rotate the main switch (6) (see fig.1) counter-clockwise and make sure the HDV
does not start. (TURNING OFF THE HDV)
• Fully rotate the By Pass knob (50) (see fig. 13) clockwise without forcing.
• Rotate the main switch (6) clockwise. The HDV starts in continuous mode. If it does
not start, the HDV is broken. Abandon or recover it.
• Rotate the main switch (6) counter-clockwise to stop the HDV.
Turn the HDV on and off using the main switch without forcing.
In normal operating conditions, the By Pass device knob should be ALWAYS FULLY
rotated counter-clockwise.
THE BY PASS DEVICE SHOULD ONLY BE USED IF AN ELECTRONIC FAULT
OCCURS AND ONLY DURING A DIVE. DO NOT USE THIS DEVICE AS A NORMAL
STARTING PROCEDURE.
42.2 Correct diving behaviour using the BY PASS device
When diving with buddies, immediately warn them that your HDV is having troubles and
that you are about to use the BY PASS. Your buddies should stay at a safe distance of at
least 6 meters. If visibility does not safely permit this distance, DO NOT USE THE BY
PASS. Tow the HDV by swimming or abandon it.
When towed by an HDV that is using the BY PASS system, you must be absolutely sure
that all your equipment, gas, respirators and anything else required for your underwater
safety is in good working order.
MANAGING SEVERAL
MALFUNCTIONING DEVICES IS PROHIBITED.
THIS WOULD
CREATE A HAZARDOUS AND EVEN FATAL SITUATION.
When using the BY PASS during a dive, your right hand should always be
ready to rotate the switch knob counter-clockwise TO IMMEDIATELY
STOP THE HDV.
When using the BY PASS during a dive, you should always be ready to leave the HDV at
any time, even cutting the tow cord.
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO KEEP THE
CARABINEER MAINTAINED AND TO CARRY A SHARP KNIFE OR OTHER TOOL
WITH YOU TO CUT THE CORD.
If you leave the HDV free without any restriction with the BY PASS on
(the same applies for cruise control, see the previous chapter) it will
independently start and there will be no way to stop it until the battery
dies. You are fully responsible for leaving an HDV free to hit anything or
anyone at high speed with HIGH IMPACT FORCE. Halcyon is not liable
for any damages to property or people caused by either improper BY PASS or CRUISE
CONTROL use or an abandoned HDV free to run without any restriction to the diver.
We also remind you that the BY PASS device should only be used in the event of absolute
emergency. Remember that, as repeatedly mentioned in this manual, THAT THE HDV IS
NOT A RESCUE DEVICE!
ONCE THE BY PASS DEVICE IS USED, THE HDV MUST BE SENT TO AN
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER FOR THE NECESSARY CHECKS AND TESTS.
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42.3 BY PASS knob protection.
Figura 14
igura 15
The by pass knob must be always protected with ist special protection
click-cap. The special protection click-cap has to be removed only when
it is necessary to activate the BY PASS SYSTEM.
Never remove the special protection click-cap for other reasons. It has
always to be in pace in order to protect the by pass knob against any accidental activation.
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43 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:
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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.
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.
44 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:
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• 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:
45 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).
46 Vibration levels
The average weighted square root of acceleration transmitted to the hand-arm system
does not exceed 2,5 m/s2.
47 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: [email protected]
www.halcyon.net
This use and maintenance manual is the exclusive property of Halcyon Any unauthorized reproduction, even
partial, is prohibited.
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48 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: [email protected]
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 T 16
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
High Springs, May 2nd, 2010
Sole Director
Name and Surname
__________________________
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