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  1. This System Works Great! review by Bob F. on 4/14/2020
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    The Underwater Light Dude (UWLD) heat controller, combined with an UWLD battery ...

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About Heat Controller - by UW Light Dude SKU: UWLDHeat

Heat Controller Technical Data

Cave, wreck, explorers, deep, and extended duration divers have long sought a high quality, durable solution to one of the greatest problems – COLD.

Main Features:

  • Constant heat output start to finish of battery
    • Heat does not decrease with battery level
    • Very important for optimal decompression
  • 5 heat levels for a comfort range in water of -3c to 20c (23F° — 68°F )
  • Piezo switch control for both on/off & changing heat levels
    • Eliminates the high failure rate of boot switches
    • Mechanical switch does not have to be toggled to adjust levels
  • LED indicator for power on/off & heat level setting
  • Can be used independently or with lights on the same battery
  • User switchable between 12v & 7v control
  • Small compact light weight design
  • Compatibility:
  • Works on all UWLD Gen 5 battery packs
  • Comes standard with the stack cap for the Gen 5 battery
  • Stack cap feature allows the controller to be added or removed with ease
  • Can be used with either 12v or 7v undergarments (most common)
  • Has standard E/O connection.
  • Do not plug in a light head to the E/O that comes from the controller
  • Do not mix and match 12v and 7v undergarments

The Science:

  • Research has shown optimal decompression occurs when warm
  • The body may be cool on descent, but should be warm on ascent
    • Warm is 36C (96°F) | Cool is 27C (81°F)
  • Being warm at the beginning of the dive increases the uptake of inert gas
    • Being cold at decompression confounds decompression
    • Why UWLD

      • The UWLD controller does not decrease heat at the most crucial time
        • The average “other” controller can only do 75% heat at low battery
      • User Programmable
        • The end user can set the voltage depending the garment choice
      • Double O-Ring Seal
      • LED’s remove guessing heat levels
      • Compatibility with UWLD light systems allowing a streamlined approach with more “bang for your buck.”

      Battery Burn Time

      • The Controller runs slightly above undergarments rated wattage on high
      • To calculate burn times, UWLD suggest that 110% of wattage be used
        • If a diver has a 60W vest, they should calculateburn time for 66W for the high setting.
      • Each level drops the power consumption by 20%
        • Level 4 would be 53W, level 3 would be 40w, level 2 would be 26.5W and level 1 would be 13W for a 60w vest.
      • With a light, add the light and vest wattage then divide by canisterrating
      • 30W (LD-35) + 60W vest(X 110%)= 96W /160Wh (canister rating)
        • Both on high yields 1.66 hours on a tall canister
        • Light on high, vest on low yields 3.7 hours on a tall canister

       

      • Heat Controller Technical Details

       

      One of the biggest issues with current heated systems is the diminishing heat output as battery life dwindles. The UW Light Dude heat controller’s innovative design offers functionality for a wide range of diving that requires heated undergarments and addresses the need for warmth when you need it most – longer duration dives.

      There are 5 power settings and each setting gives the same heat output regardless of the battery voltage. Research has shown that cooling on the ascent/decompression portion of the dive has a negative affect on decompression. Dr. Neal Pollock, from DAN, has summarized a number of studies that make this point, he has 2 YouTube broadcasts covering this information. Optimal for decompression is to be cool on the descent/bottom portion of the dive and warm on the ascent/decompression part of the dive. Other systems cool off when the voltage drops from the battery canister the heat output also drops. Our 5 heat settings are spaced to give heat output from -3c to 20c (23F° — 68°F ) water.

      The controller comes standard with a UWLD Stack Cap allowing it to be used as a single on a battery, with the included blanking cap, or with a UWLD light canister cap stacked on top of the stack cap. Our other caps are available as well.

      The controller has a Piezo switch that has an LED built into the switch. The LED indicator shows power on/off as well as the current heat level. When power is first applied to the unit, the LED will light, indicating to the diver that it is functioning, then will shut off. Power is turned on/off by pressing and holding the Piezo switch. When the unit is turned on, it starts on level 5, the highest level, with the LED staying constantly on. A quick press and release moves to the lowest level which is 1, the LED will flash once, have a delay, then flash once again in a cycle. Each press and release moves the heat up one level with more flashes for each level until reaching level 5 which is again constant on.

      There is a cord coming from the stack cap to the controller which has a bolt snap to attach it to a shoulder D-ring. There is a second cord coming from the controller with a diving style E/O cord to plug into the divers dry suit heating E/O connection. The controller can’t be used with other manufacturer’s lights that have E/O cords. Plugging a light into our controller will damage the light. We don’t provide E/O for our lights eliminating the possibility of plugging our controller into our lights accidentally.

      The controller works with both 12v & 7v undergarments. Changing between the two voltages is user programmable. To program them simply apply power to the unit while pressing and holding the Piezo switch. The LED will flash multiple times showing that it is in program mode, then will either have a constant lit LED if set at 12v (setting from the factory) or off if set at 7v. Press and release the Piezo to cycle between either 12 or 7v then press and hold to exit program mode. The LED will again flash multiple times to show that it has accepted the new setting and exited program mode. The controller will now function normally at whichever voltage was chosen. Mixing different voltage undergarments, such as having a 12v vest and 7v gloves, will not function properly and could cause damage to the undergarments or the diver.

      The most common voltage for battery packs from other manufacturers is 11.1v Li-ION. With a 12v vest the best these packs performance will give heat output of 90% at a full charge. The end of their output will only produce 75% heat output. Our controller gives just above the rated wattage of the undergarment on the highest setting regardless of battery charge condition & maintains constant heat  on any of the 5 settings.

      The controller retails for $695 without a battery pack and can be used on our gen 5 canisters.

California residents please click here for Proposition 65 WARNING

Proposition 65

Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 – Warnings Required

WARNING: This Dive Right In Scuba product can expose you to cretin chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov



We appreciate your decision to purchase Dive Right In Scuba products to provide the best in water experience. We take our job seriously! You may have noticed that our products now show a warning label at point of sale referring to carcinogens and birth defects. You may also have begun to see warnings related to carcinogenic substances or substances causing birth defects prominently displayed in hotel lobbies, hospitals, or other places of business recently. These warnings are required by the State of California, and we believe that an explanation of the California statute legislating the requirement will provide you valuable information regarding the relative risks of the chemicals that may be present in consumer products.

In 1986, the State of California passed the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act; otherwise known as “Proposition 65” or "Prop 65". Prop 65 requires businesses like ours to disclose to individuals the presence of chemicals listed in the Act prior to point of sale. The regulations implementing this Act have been amended over time with the most recent updates will take effect on August 30, 2018. There are more than 900 chemicals on the Prop 65 Chemical List, including many chemicals that are found in components of a wide array of consumer goods or are used to manufacture components that make up consumer goods.

Prop 65 does not establish acceptable concentrations for any listed chemical; however, the agency which enforces it has established what is called "safe harbor" exposure levels for about one third of these chemicals below which warnings are not required. These "safe harbor" are established for listed carcinogens based on the quantity of the chemical that would result in one excess case of cancer in an exposed population of 100,000, assuming lifetime (70-year) exposure at the level in question. A similar process is used to establish safe harbor levels for listed reproductive toxicants. Additional information in plain language on safe harbor levels is available from the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment at http://oehha.ca.gov/Prop65/background/p65plain.html

At Dive Right In Scuba, the safety of your in water experience is our highest priority. We go to great effort to select materials that offer superior value, quality, and durability while also being generally recognized as safe and reliable for the full life of the product. Dive Right In Scuba also works closely with many regulatory bodies, such as the US Coast Guard and Underwriter’s Laboratories, to ensure the longevity of your on-water safety through targeted selection of durable, long lasting materials and components that undergo significant validation testing before being used to manufacture end items. Sometimes the safety promise we offer appears at odds with the health and safety requirements of other legislation in certain parts of the world when some regulations are updated ahead of others. To ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements, Dive Right In Scuba has placed a warning on products that contain a Prop 65 listed chemical, either directly or as a part of the raw material supply chain. This allows us to comply with California law and provide our California consumers with the disclosure required by Prop 65, while still promising the safest on water experience possible.

Dive Right In Scuba is working diligently with regulatory bodies and our own manufacturing partners to continue to improve our product performance and reduce the presence of less desirable chemicals. Water is a precious resource we all share that is important to the health and well-being of our planet and all people. Our goal is to continue to enhance your water life experience while reducing our overall impact to the planet and, in particular, its waterways. While it is a bit of a juggling act to achieve, we are confident you will see continued improvement in both the immediate and long term future. We hope this explanation will enable you to understand why you will be seeing warnings on some our products.

Thank you for your continued use of Dive Right In Scuba products.

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  1. This System Works Great! review by Bob F. on 4/14/2020
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    The Underwater Light Dude (UWLD) heat controller, combined with an UWLD battery canister, is the ultimate in controlling power to your heated undergarment. I used this heat controller (Bobby from UWLD upgraded it to the newest version right before shipping it to me) to power a Santi BZ400 heated undersuit and heated gloves for a dive trip to Antarctica and it performed flawlessly. I stayed comfortably warm in 31-34 deg F water, with no problems whatsoever. With five power settings and an LED system that let's you know the power is on and what the battery level is at all times, I highly recommend the UWLD heat controller.

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- Free shipping is NOT valid on Sales items unless your total of non sale items is over $75
- You must pay $75 out of your pocket on NON sales items to receive FREE SHIPPING.  If you use loyalty points, they can not take you below the $75 threshold or you will be charged shipping.  If you have $100 in product, and use $30 in loyalty points, you will not get free shipping because your new total is $70.

Dive Right In Scuba’s Free Shipping will apply to standard ground shipping in the lower 48 States on any order totaling $75 or more(excludes tanks and compressors). If you decide to have expedited shipping, you will be credited the normal ground shipping fee and only pay the difference to the expedited shipping. You will see the option for Free Shipping, if you choose expedited shipping, you will see the normal ground shipping total and before we charge your card, we will add in your free shipping credit and adjust the charges. If you return the product, you will not be credited back for the free shipping.

For product exchanges of a different color, size, or store credit, you can just send your purchase back to Dive Right In Scuba(at your expense) and we will ship you the new product(at our expense), or give you a store credit when the product is received. * Not including Internationan Orders* Not including multiple returns/exchanges

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You will be provided with a tracking number when your product ships so you can track the status of your new products. Please remember that UPS does not count weekends into delivery times.

Feel free to call Dive Right In Scuba if you want to ensure we have your product in stock. We try to have all products in stock, but no matter how hard we try, sometimes we run out of an item. We will do everything in our power to ensure your products arrive in time for your trip or dive and to provide you with the service you deserve.

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We also have some of the best shipping times in the world! Being centrally located in the US gives us prime placement. Most orders are to your door, with Standard Freight, in under 10 days!! With most other retailers you have to pay extra shipping costs to get it there that fast.

Dive Right In Scuba’s Free Shipping will apply to standard ground shipping anywhere in the World on orders totaling $500 or more (excludes rebreathers, tanks, compressors, and weights). Sale items also do not qualify for free shipping. If you work out a special price with Dive Right In Scuba in a quote or email, Free Shipping does NOT qualify. If you decide to have expedited shipping, you will be credited the normal ground shipping fee and only pay the difference to the expedited shipping. If you return the product, you will not be credited back for the free shipping.  This applies to addresses where USPS can make a delivery.  If you need other delivery methods, Free Shipping does NOT apply.  If you don't have a physical address to ship to (Utila), Free Shipping does NOT apply.
 
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You will notice that when you pick your shipping options, you will be provided with an ETA of arrival for the specified shipping you decide to go with. If you have any questions or need help with deciding which shipping option is the best for getting your product to you on time, please feel free to call us at (815) 267-8400, and we can help you in getting your package in time.

You will be provided with a tracking number when your product ships so you can track the status of your new products. Please remember that UPS does not count weekends into delivery times.

Feel free to call Dive Right In Scuba if you want to ensure we have your product in stock. We try to have all products in stock, but no matter how hard we try, sometimes we run out of an item. We will do everything in our power to ensure your products arrive in time for your trip or dive and to provide you with the service you deserve.

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At Dive Right In Scuba, we are happy to extend our hassle free return policy to our customers: a 60/120-day Satisfaction Guarantee on ALL of our merchandise.

    • If it is within 60 days and the items are in new condition with original packaging, there is a 100% credit or refund* on any item.
    • If its within 30 days and the item is used, feel free to send it back and get a full 100% credit towards new equipment!  Thats right, you can send it back and get something different.  What do we do with these returns?  We have a used section on our website that we sell these at a discounted price!  * DRIS can, at our discretion, change this policy depending on the condition of the return.  Meaning, if you beat it up within 30 days and want to return it, you will NOT get a full refund.  
    • If it is within 60 days and the items are used, or are not returned with the original packaging, it's not a problem, we will provide you with Loyalty Points for 75% of your products purchase price, that can be used to purchase any other product we sell at Dive Right In Scuba*. * This can be changed at our discretion based on how used or damaged a product is*
    • If it is between 60 - 120 days and the items are in new condition, we will provide you with Loyalty Points for 100% of your products purchase price, that can be used to purchase any product we sell at Dive Right In Scuba
    • You never need to contact us for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) –Simply return your product to us with the RMA Form, To ensure that your return/exchange is handled in a speedy manner, always include a copy of your receipt. We do recommend calling with any issues to see what the best course of action is, its not always to just send back….so just give us a call and lets figure out the best response!
    • If you have bought an item and it needs to be returned, your original shipping charges are non refundable.
    • Shipping charges are NOT refundable.  If you received Free Shipping on your order, and return it, the charges for the shipping will come out of your refund.  Shipping is inlcuded if you keep the product, a return voids the free shipping.
  • * Certain Items may incure a 10% re-stocking fee(can be higher dependings on custom options or special order).  High dollar items may have a re-stocking fee which covers transaction and shipping charges.  If it is an exchange, there might not re-stocking fee depending on the situation.  We are people too, so we try to make sure it works for everyone depending on what is going on.
  • * Custom items do not qualify for a full refund.  If an item doesn't fit, we will do everything to make sure you get a proper fit.  But, on custom items, there can't always be a 100% refund, due to the custom nature of the item.

 

To return an item, just follow the simple directions below and we’ll take care of the rest!

 

    1. Pack the item(s) securely. All returned products should be in the condition they were received in, as well as in their original packaging. Please remember to include all warranty cards and manuals.
    2. Please include the RMA Form with a copy of your receipt.
    3. Send your package via UPS, FedEx or insured Parcel Post. (Please note that shipping charges cannot be refunded.) We recommend shipping ALL products back with an Insured Carrier with tracking numbers. This is the only way to track the product to ensure we receive it. Dive Right In Scuba is not responsible for lost or stolen packages due to Shipping Carriers.

 

In the event of any questions or problems with your order, or if the product received was defective or damaged, please contact our Customer Service Department within 60 days of receipt. We will make every effort to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Customer Service can be reached at 1-815-267-8400 Monday through Friday 11 am - 9 pm Central Time or by emailing us at info@diverightinscuba.com.

 

 

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