- Safety Items
Strobes This is our strobe section. Strobes are must for anyone doing diving in the North Atlantic. The strobe allows the coast guard to see you from further distances than can be seen without. If you do get lost at sea you do not want to be second guessing having one. Johns Quick Tip’s: Strobe Maintenance Jotron strobes are robust pieces of equipment but that does not mean you do not take care of them. If you follow the simple pieces of advice below your strobe will last you for years to come. 1. Wash the Magnetic Switch Make sure to get all the salt off the magnetic switch. It might taking washing this part off with a hose but take the time as it will pay off in the long run. 2. Battery Gasket Always check the gasket on the battery area. This might seem trivial but a little piece of foreign material can turn your strobe into a water holding device. Use a tee shirt, makeup sponges or anything that does not leave lint to clean the gasket. Do not use Q-tips as they will leave foreign material on the gasket. 3. Remove the Battery for Extended Storage Ok, I know this seems like a big, duh but how many people do this? If you are not using it for a while pull the battery. If the battery goes bad inside you will be buying a new strobe it will make me happy and you sad. 4. Corrosion Inside – Stop it before it starts There is a handy little grease available at auto parts stores called Dielectric Grease. The grease is made to conduct electricity but also protect the metals. A little bit (notice I said a little bit) on the contacts and your strobes and other electrical items will last a long time.