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AI Puck ID/Puck Driver

Discussion in 'Lighting and Equipment' started by Gabe&Brandi, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Gabe&Brandi

    Gabe&Brandi Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    So this morning, it seemed like a good idea to poor some water on one of my AI VEGAS. As some of you may know, being a noob is usually one of the Sunday morning activities that I love most.

    Luckily I have a basically new VEGA on standby that is missing solder on the main board somewhere that I can swap with the other (I think)

    But, after further examination the power puck drivers are named differently and the pucks are different.

    Anyone know the difference?

    Wet one: C2D-2012-AI Power Puck Driver R1

    Not Wet One: C2D - 2012 - AI Power Puck Driver R1.01

    Pucks in Order as shown in picture:
    1. Dry One
    2. Wet One
    3. eBay Ones (too small - maybe for AI Sol?



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  2. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    More than likely they should be able to swap. The R1.01 is just a circuitboard revision. They probably made some minor adjustments to decrease cost or reduce warranty claims.

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  3. Gabe&Brandi

    Gabe&Brandi Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Awesome. The lights all back together and working! And I guess I technically just “upgraded” then!

    I also noticed the pucks from the wet one were clear, and the dry one had a white “film” on it so you couldn’t see through.

    My guess is to help with dispersion?

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  4. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    You mean the lenses? The dry one and wet one are different lens angle. The dry is a narrower angle and the wet is a wider angle.

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  5. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    its amazing how many electronics still work when you let them dry. Just wait a day or two.
  6. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Yep the different lenses let you choose how you want the light to penetrate the water. The wider the lens the more the light will be spread across the top but wont penetrate very far through the water. The narrower angle lens focus the light to a narrower beam and thus gives the light more depth penetration.
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