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Re: [IP] waterproof case for Paradigm

I wear my Animas 2020 in the water-this is what sold me on it.  It is 
completely waterproof.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Schweim" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:43 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] waterproof case for Paradigm

>I HAVE read the Animas specs...  They say their pumps are TESTED WATERPROOF
> to up to 24 hours under 12 feet of water...
> So there IS AT LEAST ONE pump that currently advertises that it IS
> Mark S.
> Started on Animas IR 1250, upgraded to Animas IR 2020, currently using
> Animas Ping.  (Used the Ping in swimming pool for continuous  excess of 
> HOURS, pump under water the WHOLE TIME...  Didn't have ANY problems with 
> it.
> When looking into pumping, Medtronics told me "We'll guarantee the pump
> won't stop working if you splash some water on it, but if you forget to
> remove it before diving or falling into a swimming pool you're working on,
> the pump will probably go deeper than a couple feet under water.  If pump
> stays submerged longer than a minute or two, your warranty will be void."
> Which is one of the MAIN reasons I went with Animas instead of Medtronics.
> {That conversation and company rep answer to me was back in 2006.})
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:00:23 -0700
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] waterproof case for Paradigm
>>  When I was diving one thing I was taught (and reiterated by
>>  experience) was
>> the need to double check everything. Although all my equipment was
>> certified waterproof you need to check every time you go into the
>> water for bad seals, hairline cracks, etc. just because it is
>> waterproof when it leaves the factory it does not mean it will still
>> be waterproof when you go into water. I had the battery replaced in my
>> dive watch. Three weeks later when I went diving I had forgotten about
>> it. I got down about 25 feet and noticed the watch had nicely filled
>> with water. That was a $300 lesson. I would be more worried about my
>> $5000 pump.
> Pumps are NOT waterproof. Read the specs. They are generally water
> "resistant" to 6 feet or so for a half hour or so. That is a lot different
> than a water"proof" watch that will tolerate immersion at 300 feet for 
> days.
> Don't confuse the two. What it means for a pump is that it should not die 
> if
> you drop it in the toilet, take a hot tub or shower with your pump on.
> Swimming and diving with a pump is a bad idea that could cost $5,000 -
> $6,000
> Michael
> .
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