The Vivid Housings Leak Sentinel V5 Vacuum Leak Detection System with M16 or M14 Bulkhead Adaptor is a pre-dive vacuum leak detector! (Note: The M16 bulkhead adaptor suits both Isotta and Nauticam housings.)
The Leak Sentinel V5 comprehensive vacuum system that allows the underwater photographer to confirm watertight integrity before entering the water. Hand or electric pump not included, order separately.
For only a fraction of the price of other similar systems, you too can now have Leak Sentinel, pre dive vacuum leak detector that will eliminate guesswork about the housing tightness and let you concentrate on the photography, instead of worrying if today is maybe your turn to experience the underwater photographer's worst nightmare.
The green/red LEDs are visible through the transparent acrylic window, so no complicated installation around the viewfinder in non-transparent housings is required. LEDs are always visible, not only when you look through the viewfinder.
The installation is simple and straightforward, and is in most cases done by either replacing the bulkhead, or just screwing the adaptor into the accessory port. You can check the tightness immediately after installation, making the process risk-free.
Custom adaptors for various housings/bulkheads are available. If you change housing bulkhead mounts, you can simply buy the adaptor. For more information please call.
The new electronics has temperature compensation implemented, eliminating the possibility of false alarms, even when the housing is set up in cold room, then taken into much warmer water.
It is now possible to set the housing beforehand, then switch the circuit off to save the battery. When the device is switched on, and detects the underpressure, it will automatically keep on monitoring from there. The overnight function makes it possible to set the housing beforehand, then switch the circuit off and keep on monitoring later without repeating the process, thus saving the battery and time before the dive.
Low Battery Indication
The circuit indicates when the battery approaches the end of its lifetime, so it can be changed before the device stops working.
The circuit is self-calibrating, and as such suitable for altitude diving.
Principle of Operation
The housing is closed 15-30 minutes before the dive, with the camera installed and the circuit switched on. Red LED starts blinking, indicating ambient pressure. The hand pump is fitted to the threaded valve body and the air is pumped out of the housing. After approx. 20-25 strokes, the green LED issues one long blink, then keeps blinking green steadily, indicating the sufficient vacuum. The additional stroke or two ensures that the circuit is not on the edge of threshold. The pump is then removed and the protective cap replaced to ensure air and water tightness. The LED is then observed for 15-30 minutes. Green LED blinking indicates that there is no air leakage (safe to dive). After the dive, the protective cap is removed and the pressure is equalised with the simple sideways movement of the rubber valve.
Leak Sentinel V5 Features
- Vacuum Leak Detection System
- M16 or M14 Bulkhead Adaptor
- Temperature Compensation
- Overnight Function
- Low Battery Indication
- Reset Function
Manual Pump Specifications (ordered separately)
- Length: 135 mm without the tubing
- Width: 70 mm
- Tubing: Transparent PVC, 180 mm Pump attachment with transparent top
Electric Pump Specifications (ordered separately)
- Dimensions: 70 x 50 x 35 mm
- Weight: 150 g
- Tubing: Transparent PVC, 180 mm
- Battery: 9V, non rechargeable, pre-installed
- Battery life: 4 hours of continuous operation
- Evacuation rate: 2 litres/min
Note: A hand or electric pump is NOT included, please make your choice from the available accessories.
This is not a regularly stocked item in our Rye dive shop. It will be ordered for you from the manufacturer upon request and typically shipped directly from them to you the same day thus resulting in no delay in delivery. However, if they are out of stock this item becomes a special international order, typically resulting in a 4 week delay.