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Attention! eXplorist is not sealed.
February 22, 2018
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phild31 said
Check out this waterproofing spray product I found on line.
I don't know what it costs or where/if it's available yet, but if it works as advertized sealing the units wouldn't be necessary!

NeverWet  

NeverWet Sprays work as same as shown in videos. You can prevent your stuffs from wetting by using these sprays. In India, these sprays are present for buying at https://www.truworthhomes.com/super-hydrophobic-coatings-spray-buy.html

March 18, 2012
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S!G wrote:

I thought, You'd try. The pic looks like.

I'm not sure that the program will work with the msd. I did not open his device. I'll ask our users to test.

March 18, 2012
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Check out this waterproofing spray product I found on line.
I don't know what it costs or where/if it's available yet, but if it works as advertized sealing the units wouldn't be necessary!

NeverWet

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March 17, 2012
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I thought, You'd try. The pic looks like.

¡¿ʎɐqǝ ɟɟo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ sıɥʇ ʎnq ı pıp ʎɥʍ
March 17, 2012
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S!G wrote:

@ Paganel: Are you trying to mount a msd-card to your 310? Do you have any success? This looks quite interesting.

This makes no sense. I removed the index map of the world, and uploaded a detailed map of Ukraine. I was left with 1.7 GB of space for raster maps.
I've got my whole country 1:100000. 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 military raster topographical map of the Crimea and the Carpathians.
I need nothing more.

March 16, 2012
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@ Paganel: Are you trying to mount a msd-card to your 310? Do you have any success? This looks quite interesting.

¡¿ʎɐqǝ ɟɟo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ sıɥʇ ʎnq ı pıp ʎɥʍ
March 16, 2012
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The problem is not when running on batteries with the rubber cover in place, but when the cable is plugged in.
I've dropped my 710 & GC in a river, a snow bank, a deep mud hole, bilge of a boat and a few ponds & lakes.
They are completely waterproof unless you have a cable plugged into them.

After taking both my GC & 710 apart I don't see an easy way to seal the GC except with a non-permanent sealant between the cover and the socket.
It would only need to be removed when you take the cover off the body so it should not be a big problem, how often are you going to take it apart?
The same with the reset button hole, a dab of removable sealant to cover the hole.

The 510/610/710 should be pretty straight forward to seal, I'll make a rubber gasket for the cable to match what's inside the rubber cover that snaps over the plug.

I'll post what I come up with.

Of course the simple thing to do is unplug it and run on batteries when it starts to rain or when you hit white water/surf on a kayak or boat.
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March 16, 2012
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Come to think of it (thanks Phil for inadvertently reminding me) I had used mine at the Calypso Water Park near Ottawa last summer. I had it with me the whole day, took pics and video under a waterfall, did a few rides and filmed the ride with the unit. Although it was running on battery power with no cable in it, I was still reasonably impressed that it stayed dry the whole day.

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March 16, 2012
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Unless you routinely are under water with the cable plugged in I don't see any serious problem.
I have used my 710 and GC on boats, ski jets and kayaks with the power cable plugged in.
Conditions included getting completely soaked by rain, waves and surf.
I also have used them on a bicycle in the rain, with power cable plugged in.
No problems at all with them.
After the soaking they took in the surf I took them apart like in your photo to check for water damage and found no evidence of water in the unit.

If it is a concern you can make a rubber seal to fit in and fill the socket compartment and cemented around the cable plug.
This would require you to modify a cable to be used as a waterproof cable.
In my opinion a much better solution than going back to tritons.

In fact I think a waterproof cable is a good idea anyway. I'll experiment with some cables and post what I come up with.

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March 16, 2012
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I used mine all last summer and fall on the ATV, sometimes in the pouring rain. I had it connected to external power via a 12v power cord adapter. Never had any issues with mine, although it was in a generic gps mount with the back of the unit almost completely hidden from any vertical or frontal rain.

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March 16, 2012
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Nice photo Pag....always wondered what it looked like inside there.

On another note...I always thought that it was marketed as an IPX 7 waterproof (aka resistant) device.....NOT totally and infalliably water PROOF.

IPX-7 Waterproof Standard

Puddle, stream, beer cooler and splash rated - Protected against water immersion - Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.

I believe it stands up to that standard fine as long as you are sure to utilize the handy dandy rubber plug that supposed to be fitted into the slot when you are in the field. I don't know anyone who comes home and sets their unit in a container of water until they need it next LOL. Just sayin....

March 16, 2012
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It is found that the eXplorist in any case can not be used on the bike or boat. External power supply socket is not sealed. Photos confirm this.
eXplorist_310_2.jpg


Our sailors and bikers have to change eXplorists to Tritons.

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