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210 replacement battery

Post by pugwash » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:26 am

Time has come for a new battery for my Fastfind. Ebay list a battery replacement service at £75, you send off the deice and it comes back all shiny with a new battery. Has anyone tried this and if so how did it go?

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Re: 210 replacement battery

Post by Robert Craig » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:39 am

Not tried, but I'd like to know the answer!

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Re: 210 replacement battery

Post by SeaSkye » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:30 pm

Did exactly that very recently with the club PLB.
A very efficient service 10/10 from me.

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Re: 210 replacement battery

Post by Phizz4 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:37 pm

With such a critical piece of equipment I think that I would rather trust the manufacturer to replace and check the battery. I'm not saying that this is the case here but the last thing that you want in your plb is a dodgy Chinese recycled battery.

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Re: 210 replacement battery

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:56 pm

I got Sartech to replace the battery and test the function of my original ACR Aquafix when it was 5 years old. The PLB cost £550 when new so the £150 seemed reasonable.When The ACR was 10 years old I decided to buy a new PLB 1 for £200 rather than replace the ACR battery again for £160.

https://www.sartech.com/index.php/shop/ ... icing.html

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Spares Marine provided excellent service

Post by nickcrowhurst » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:42 pm

I sent my 210 to Spares Marine for a new battery and received remarkable service. The PLB was turned around the same day it was received and it was mailed back to me the same day for a total of £79.99 inc. VAT.
http://www.sparesmarine.co.uk/webshop/e ... e-service/
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Re: 210 replacement battery

Post by MarkEb » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:05 pm

Another shout for Spares Marine. They were recommended by a guy at McMurdo. Just had my battery replaced about two weeks ago. Posted the PLB to them on Saturday morning. It was back with me by Wednesday evening. Can’t fault them and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

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Re: 210 replacement battery

Post by pugwash » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:33 am

Thanks Mark and Nick, that was exactly what I was looking for, ta for the other replies as well. It’s going off on Monday and this time I won’t press the test button quite so often although on checking the battery date it needed replacing in Dec 2017 anyways, so I’ve only wasted a month. It may prove to be a very expensive repair though as I followed the link on Nick’s signature and have spent the last couple of hours lusting after strip built sea kayaks, winter project?

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Re: 210 replacement battery

Post by nickcrowhurst » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:32 am

Pugwash, yes, I've found strip-building a very pleasant pursuit in the winter. Latest Newsletter here: http://u4h0.r.a.d.sendibm1.com/1ewr4uu4q3f.html
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Re: 210 replacement battery

Post by MarkEb » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 pm

For what its worth, mine has come back with a new battery expiry date of 2024.

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Re: 210 replacement battery

Post by pugwash » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:28 pm

Got it back on a courier this morning, so very good service, it looks nice and shiny and as mentioned above, has got a replace by date of 2024, so well pleased. Downloaded the strip building plans, and I think I may have over estimated my wood working skills!

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Re: 210 replacement battery

Post by nickcrowhurst » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:34 pm

Pugwash, the download includes the 60 page Build Manual. If you read this a couple of times you may find that each stage becomes less intimidating - or you may fall asleep :)
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