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Silent Knight
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On about 1 in 3 dives both Nic and my Salvo's begin to fire up and then die, needing to be switched off and on again and then they are normally OK.

Both are the 9 amp Nimh 21 watt variety and always have a fresh charge to night before use. They've probably only had about 12 hours in water time since new at the beginning of the year.

It's not a problem to fire them up again I just wanted to be sure it was a pretty normal afflication with how the HID bulb strikes. Our routine is to jump in and switch on at 6m whilst doing a kit/bubble check.

Cheers

Graham :)

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I'd speak to that Knackers bloke, but it sounds like something isn't right

Neither of mine have ever failed except when I forgot to charge it :(
 

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It's not a problem to fire them up again I just wanted to be sure it was a pretty normal afflication with how the HID bulb strikes. Our routine is to jump in and switch on at 6m whilst doing a kit/bubble check.
Personally, I fire it up on the boat/bench before getting in as then at least I have a chance to resolve any issues like not connecting the battery, not that that has happened to me before. :embarassed: Might also stop you doing the thing Garf did last year and be tempted to press on if it doesn't work and start the trip into the incident pit.
 
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