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Pegasus Thruster FAQs

Is the unit pressure tested?

Yes. As of October 1st, 2010, all units are tested to 250 ft. before leaving our facility in our Pegasus Thruster Pressure Chamber. This is just another step in solidifying the superior quality of the Pegasus Thruster brand.

What do the prices include?

Price includes one unit, battery, charger, switch, and strap and mount bracket.

What are some signs which let the diver know his battery is running down?

A slight pitch change and a slight loss of Thrust.. Then in about 2 to 3 minutes it will cut out.

What is the cycle life of the battery?

The Cycle life is 500 to 700 cycles, but because we are controlled by the LVD it raised the life to the 700 side of the scale.

Is there a dealer price?

Yes.

What maintenance is required?

Rinse with fresh water, wipe dry, and lube the pins on the motor. Top off the batteries every couple months when not in use.

Strap installation (wet)

Yes.

Does it come with extra O-Rings and lube?

Yes lube and 2 extra O-Rings. The unit should not be opened, that would eliminate any warranty. It is sealed at the factory and should not need opening. If so contact us and send it back to the factory for review.

What kind of battery does the Thruster have?

Nickel Metal Hydride NiMH

Why is the motor at a slight upward angle?

This allows for easier control to stay at a specific depth, it levels the diver while under way.

Should the Thruster be used to ascend or descend?

You should always follow all dive rules, but it will run during ascend or descend, all diving rules apply.

How are twins mounted?

On a single tank, doubles and what type of switching is used to activate them. They are run side by side on the same strap with 2 brackets. It will use two switches strapped together.

What is the charger plug in sequence?

Plug Power cord into charger, plug charger into wall, plug battery cord into charger and then plug into battery last.

Is the charger universal to other country's power?

Yes, You would need an adapter for the plug.

Lube requirements

Lube the pins on the motor and the end of the switch.

What information is there about changing the batteries underwater, is the whole unit underwater pluggable?

It is pluggable underwater and you change it just like out of the water.. Yes

What is the depth rating?

400 feet

What is the Warranty? Can I purchase an extended Warranty?

One year. You can also purchase an additional year.

Order and delivery time frames?

One week depends where shipping.

What colors does it come in?

Black.

Can it be transported on an aircraft journey?

Yes.

How much does it weigh?

In water, out of water, in case…. 13 Lbs out, - Negative 5 Lbs in, and 43Lbs with the case.

Where is the Thruster made?

Miami, FL USA

Does the unit have a clutch and how does that all work?

Yes. Similar to a drill, when things get caught in the prop the clutch disengages. Once it is free, it engages back.

What is the LVD and how does it operate?

The LVD is a Low Voltage Disconnect and it serves as several functions. It aids in the charge and discharge monitoring of the battery to do it most efficient and it also cuts out the battery when it see’s a .9 volt left in each cell, NiMH batteries do not like to be completely drained so the LVD helps maintain the health and life of the battery pack.

How long does it take to recharge the battery?

2 1/2 hours

How long has it been in design / prototype?

The first proto type was made in 2002 and it has been in testing and refinement since then.

What is it made from?

6061T-6 Aircraft grade Hard Anodized Aluminum. The Prop and Shroud are PA46 High Impact Plastic.

What happens if it gets stuck in the on position?

If sand enters the switch you can shake the sand out or you can pull the switch plug out of the battery.

How fast does it go?

It can move a 170 pound man in full gear approx 165 feet per minute, that equates to almost 2 knots. Every diver is different, We have had divers moving up to 175 feet per minute and some who go about 150 feet per minute.

How long does the battery last?

If you held the switch down the whole time, it will run the battery out in about 35 to 45 minutes. Many variables between divers carry different results. On most of the Divers who helped us complete about 250 endurance dives we were able to run the battery out on a two tank dive. The battery ended up running out on the second dive about 40 percent of the time.