EDMU Water Resistance?

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    mtnGhost
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    Does anyone know what the water resistance is with the EdGun digital gauge? I don't see anything in the manual, and never got an answer from EGW :(

    For now, I have to presume that it's not water resistant. Wondering if I should treat it strategically with dilectric grease or not. 

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    heavy-impact
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    I don't see the need… but if you must you could use the grease or spray the pcb with conformal coating.

    You planning something outside normal use?

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    Good question. I’m surprised you haven’t received an answer from Brian yet. Did you try contacting him thru email? He’s always been really fast about answer questions I have had. He has provided the best customer service I could ever ask for. 

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    Good question. I’m surprised you haven’t received an answer from Brian yet. Did you try contacting him thru email? He’s always been really fast about answer questions I have had. He has provided the best customer service I could ever ask for. 

    Normal here in the PNW is extremely wet this time of year, more so in the mountains. I've been out this last couple of days in snow, ice and sporadic heavy rain. I'm nervous taking it out without knowing the ingress tolerances of the digital gauge.

    I'm also finding that the gauge is hard to operate, even more so in colder weather (~32-38F / 0-3C). When I first took it out of the box, I thought the battery wasn't installed (I'm still not clear where the actual button is on it) – so I've just been pressing hard on the bottom / right side, and it eventually comes on :/

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    Really? Good customer service for the EDMU? I haven’t seen anyone, including Ed or Brian take the initiative to offer repair service for the EDMU. A special tool is required to remove the pressure plate and replace the oring when the gage leaks. Ed even made a video about it. But apparently he has the only special tool in the world, and won’t offer them or even the prints to make one…

    I’m thinking this falls a little short in the customer service department… Luckiky, the EDMU can be easily replaced with an analog  Wika or Huma gage, which always seem to work and don’t develop leaks…

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    Glem.Chally
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    Yeah i find its not that happy even at around freezing point like you said.  Im just North of you and at the range it takes a pretty good push to get it to react.

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    BlackICE
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    Ed pointed out he had some problems with batteries not working in cold weather and changed vendors. It would be nice Edgun posted a drawing on the tool and I can make one up. Or better yet sell them at a reasonable price.

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    Boar308

    Good question. I’m surprised you haven’t received an answer from Brian yet. Did you try contacting him thru email? He’s always been really fast about answer questions I have had. He has provided the best customer service I could ever ask for. 

    I can't say the same, but I'd be curious if he gave you an answer! :)

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    Glem.Chally

    Yeah i find its not that happy even at around freezing point like you said.  Im just North of you and at the range it takes a pretty good push to get it to react.

    Hmm, I guess I can rule out being the only one with those issues then!

    Centercut

    Really? Good customer service for the EDMU? I haven’t seen anyone, including Ed or Brian take the initiative to offer repair service for the EDMU. A special tool is required to remove the pressure plate and replace the oring when the gage leaks. Ed even made a video about it. But apparently he has the only special tool in the world, and won’t offer them or even the prints to make one…

    I’m thinking this falls a little short in the customer service department… Luckiky, the EDMU can be easily replaced with an analog  Wika or Huma gage, which always seem to work and don’t develop leaks…

    As far as the Wika vs. Huma gauges go, is one preferred to the other? (I'm not well versed with either gauge). 

    Cheers!

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    Mike_Lenardon
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    I have an R5, wish it came with a huma gauge.

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    mtnGhost
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    heavy-impact

    You sir, are awesome. Cheers!

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    tflats99
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    Email the direct support for the guage.  He’s very responsive and will help.

    [email protected]

    You can’t submerge the thing in water, but moisture in the air, or even a little rain is fine from my experience at least.

    the button is the most responsive in the lower right corner of the LED window.  Some are a little stiffer than others.  

    I personally love it, but I understand the frustration if you can’t sort it out.  Before you rage quit though… give the EDMU email a try.  I’ve taken advantage of it a few times. 

    You can get analog gauges for pretty cheap, so it’s s simple solution IMO. If it’s not your jam… swap it out and get back to the pew pew.  

     

     

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    Email the direct support for the guage.  He’s very responsive and will help.

    [email protected]

    I personally love it, but I understand the frustration if you can’t sort it out.  Before you rage quit though… give the EDMU email a try.  I’ve taken advantage of it a few times. 

    You can get analog gauges for pretty cheap, so it’s s simple solution IMO. If it’s not your jam… swap it out and get back to the pew pew.  

    I have gone that route. Please re-read my post above. Ed even did a video on the pressure plate gasket problem. But, as I already said, it requires a special tool not available on planet Earth. To me, the EDMU is a cute gimmick. I’d much rather have an accurate analog gage that I can use to check pressure at a glance. IMHO

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     I’d much rather have an accurate analog gage that I can use to check pressure at a glance. IMHO

    +1 .. I can do the math in my head or on paper if I need to. I wasn't planning to use it at an indoor range, so both reliability and ruggedness is priority #1 for me. 

    I did open another thread about a week ago asking for feedback on protecting the Leshiy from the elements. Brian from EGW replied, but there wasn't any mention about the gauge. I suppose that can be interpreted a couple of different (opposite) ways..

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/protecting-leshiy-from-the-elements/

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    Huma in r5m, for me more practical than the EDMU, with EDMU I stayed several times without a battery when I was pulling, and the truth is, I do not have much fun to press a button every time I want to see the pressure that I have left, one thing EDMU's favor is its precision

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    Ranin

    Huma in r5m, for me more practical than the EDMU, with EDMU I stayed several times without a battery when I was pulling, and the truth is, I do not have much fun to press a button every time I want to see the pressure that I have left, one thing EDMU's favor is its precision

    I like it! I prefer simple. Don't get me wrong, I think that the EDMU is very cool and provides very useful telemetry; it just doesn't appear to fulfill my requirements for the harsh outdoors where I'd use it. 

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    I use corrosion X on all my FPV and Quad electrical parts to fly in wet weather, it has never failed me, I would use it just for good measures anyways. 

    https://www.amazon.com/Corrosion-X-Corrosion-Technologies-91002-Corrosionx/dp/B0009GYRWW

    Here's it in action 

    https://youtu.be/s4z8QMgTEA4 

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    mtnGhost

    As far as the Wika vs. Huma gauges go, is one preferred to the other? (I'm not well versed with either gauge). 

    Cheers!

    I think either the 0-315 bar Wika, or the new 0-300 bar Huma would work equally well. I’ve used the Wika and really like it. I haven’t used the new Huma 27mm gage yet, but I have one to use on my Cricket the next time I work on it. I have the Wika on my FX Bobcat and my Taipan Mutant. I had bought an EDMU to try out but as I’ve written in other posts, it leaked air around the pressure plate gasket and requires an unobtanium tool to fix it.  

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    mtnGhost

    As far as the Wika vs. Huma gauges go, is one preferred to the other? (I'm not well versed with either gauge). 

    Cheers!

    I think either the 0-315 bar Wika, or the new 0-300 bar Huma would work equally well. I’ve used the Wika and really like it. I haven’t used the new Huma 27mm gage yet, but I have one to use on my Cricket the next time I work on it. I have the Wika on my FX Bobcat and my Taipan Mutant. I had bought an EDMU to try out but as I’ve written in other posts, it leaked air around the pressure plate gasket and requires an unobtanium tool to fix it.  

    I have a 300 bar Huma en route now. On a side note, Huma got back to me from the question I sent them water resistance, they said: "As long if you are not planning to dive with them it should not be an issue".

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