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river-rat4

Aqua-vu SV. Im having issues?

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I have an Aqua-Vu SV and it seems to have a clear picture, but after a while it starts to get kind of foggy or cloudy? Has anyone run into this? I guess I would have to say it seems to happen more often when it is used ice fishing. Could it be from the cold?

If anyone has any input that would be great.

Thanks in advance- RR4

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If theres condensation on the inside glass theres not much you can do besides bring it in. The glass may have a coating to to prevent fog or the case could be filled with nitrogen.

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Is your battery working properly?

I have noticed if the battery juice is low the picture gets progressively less clear. It will get a foggy look starting from the outside and works it's way inward.

Does that sound like anything your seeing?

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ST & BE-
Thanks for the input!

It does seem to take a short while but you're right, starts at the edges and closes in from there. That is the battery, huh?
I just got it in exchange for some plumbing work,the guy won it in a contest (brand new)shortly b4 & didn't even get to use it, I charged it previous to use.

I'm dissapointed, so far, especially for only using it once or twice in the cold.

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I had the same thing happen with mine. Bought a new battery and it works fine again. I was told to charge the battery based on use(one hour charge foe every hour used) and to not let them sit out over-night and freeze.

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The camera systems eat juice. You need to keep the battery well maintained, it's a must!

A tip is keep the battery warm, it will last longer. I doubled the between charge life on the ice with one simple trick. Wrap the battery with a thin Styrofoam wrap and slip in a Chem-Pack Hand Warmer next to or under the battery.

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If you plan a lot of viewing over a Long weekend. Keeping an extra charged battery on hand is a big plus.


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[This message has been edited by Backwater Eddy (edited 12-05-2003).]

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Thanks, you guys- I'll have to try to keep track of charge vs. use. Keeping the battery warm makes sense, just like the car battery, colder it is the more strain. I'll update you guy with the outcome.

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