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THE SYSTEM
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Active Light
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AIR Z
SWISS MADE BY UWATEC AG

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  • Page 1 THE SYSTEM ® Active Light ® AIR Z SWISS MADE BY UWATEC AG...
  • Page 2 Surface Sleep Ready or Input stage Input stage Surface DIVEPLAN LOGBOOK (or 3min) (or 3min) 5sec Battery DIVEPLAN LOGBOOK capacity depth dive time depth dive time NO STOP max. depth deco info tank data Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 3 The following symbols are used in the operating manual: Flashing display Acoustic alarm signal - + E Operating instruction for manual input Example: bridging contacts B and E January 2000, Copyright by Uwatec Switzerland Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 4: Safety Considerations

    Air Z does not warn you ® in this respect. – On all dives with the Aladin Air Z, make a safety stop for at least one to three minutes within the 3 to ® Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 5 – Ensure that you have enough Air for the Ascent. Do not use the RBT to the limit if prolonged ascents or an increased rate of breathing (currents…) are expected. – See also page 54-55 and 84. Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 6 Aladin Air Z – The Diving System ® Transmitter (Option) MemoMouse and logbook software DataTrak (Option) Dive Computer Aladin Air Z ® Screen Guard (Optional: Several colours) Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Survey _______________________________60 1.2 Display during decompression phase__35 Selection and Activation________________61 2 Attention Messages and Alarms ____________ Selection of Dive ______________________62 2.1 Attention messages ________________36 Leaving Logbook-Mode ________________63 2.2 Alarms ___________________________37 Output on PC ________________________64 Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 8 Maintenance _________________________80 Technical Information _________________ 81 Conversion of Tank Pressure ____________82 Warranty ____________________________83 4.1 Recognition of warranty ____________83 4.2 Scope of the warranty______________83 4.3 Warranty period and claim __________83 Serial No. / Dealer address ______________86 Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 9: I Aladin ® Air Z - Introduction

    Aladin Air Z – More Safety in Diving _________________________________________10 ® Aladin Air Z – Your Personal Companion _________________________________________10 ® The Calculation Model ZH-L8 ADT 3.1 Description ____________________________12 3.2 Advantages____________________________13 Safety in Diving _________________________________________14 I Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 10: Aladin Air Z - More Safety In Diving

    RBT (Remaining Bottom Time) – the time left to the diver until he must start the ascent accor- ding to the calculated decompression programme – therefore includes consideration of tank pressure and the individual diver’s rate of air consumption. I Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 11 • The proven way of carrying the dive computer on one’s wrist, giving maximum freedom of movement and easy operation, plus a clearly arranged display of the data, are the prominent points of comfort of Aladin Air Z. ® I Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 12: Description

    • The calculation of the gas bubbles results in a new ascent instruction. The ascent rate near the surface is reduced down to 7m/min. This prevents with high reliability the formation of microbubbles in the arte- rial circulation and minimizes the formation of microbubbles in the venous circulation after the dive. I Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 13: Advantages

    In case of mistakes on the part of the diver, actual prevention of decompression sickness is possible for the first time due to the reconstruction of the bubble formation and its consequences. The correction of the decompression must not be confused with a real recompression, which serves as therapy of existing damage. I Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 14: Safety In Diving

    Should an incident occur, the detailed previous history of the incident is stored in the dive computer. The evaluation of these records allows better diagnosis and the most effective treatment for the diver. I Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 15 Transmitter Operating modes and functions ______________18 Dive Computer Operating_________________________________19 Active backlight ___________________________20 Operating modes __________________________25 Setting Up (Transmitter and Dive Computer) Mounting of the transmitter _________________29 Pairing of transmitter and dive computer ______31 II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 16: Description

    In this case calculations depending on air data are not possible and the lower part of the display does not show air data. NO STOP max. depth deco info tank data II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 17: Safety Of Transmission

    By means of these safety measures, faulty transmission is almost impossible. In spite of that, the transmitted measurements are subjected to an additional plausibility check. Only such data are used which are sensible in the current situation. II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 18: Transmitter

    If the pairing has not been carried out, there tank data tank data are no air data displayed by the dive computer and Aladin ® Air Z works as a conventional dive computer. with transmitter without transmitter II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 19: Dive Computer

    It is also used to confirm inputs and is therefore comparable to the ENTER- or RETURN-key of a computer. + / – contacts: They serve to select the logbook and dive-plan as well as to set values (time, depth, dive-number etc.). II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 20: Operating

    • The active backlight is no substitute for a dive torch. When diving at night or at increased depth we recommend the use of a dive torch. • Replace the battery if the battery warning appears. II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 21: Dive Computer

    0%, a battery alarm is sent. There is still a small reser- ve left at bAt 0%. DESATURATION max. depth deco info max. depth deco info Surface-mode Ready-mode depth dive time max. depth deco info II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 22 LOGBOOK 4b Activating the logbook: B and E. Aladin Air Z shows the most recent dive. ® max. depth deco info depth dive time LOGBOOK DIVE max. depth deco info II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 23 Cancel: B and + max. depth deco info max. depth deco info or automatically after three minutes without Ready-mode Surface-mode operation. or after 3 minutes depth dive time DIVEPLAN max. depth deco info II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 24 B and E for approx. 3 seconds or after 3 minutes or automatically after three minutes. depth dive time depth dive time DO NOT FLY DESATURATION max. depth deco info max. depth deco info Surface-mode Ready-mode II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 25: Operating Modes

    Three minutes after activating ready- mode, Aladin ® Air Z falls back into —> sleep-mode. depth dive time tank data tank data with transmitter without transmitter max. depth deco info II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 26 DESATURATION perature and the assumed diver performance on the surface, on desaturation max. depth deco info time and on no fly interval time. II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 27 MemoMouse and later from there into a personal computer (Windows ® * Preceding interval is only shown when the computer calculated that there was a residual nitrogen uptake at the beginning of the logged dive. II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 28 „download-procedure“ has to be activated. Serious injury or death may result if a diver does not seek immediate treat- ment at a recompression chamber should any signs or symptoms of decom- pression sickness occur after a dive. II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 29: Setting Up

    If the threads do means of a size 19 wrench. mitter by its plastic part. not match, get an adaptor from your diving retailer. – The transmitter is best mounted laterally on the regulator. II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 30 Position of the transmitter for left- Position of the transmitter for right- handers, if there is no connection handers, if there is no connection possible on the left hand side. possible on the right hand side. II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 31: Pairing Of Transmitter And Dive Computer

    15 seconds. 2.Switch on the dive computer (contacts B and E) and move it into the position shown below. Transmitter and dive computer must be in physical contact during the entire pairing procedure. II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 32 – Tank pressure shown in the lower part of the display of the dive computer should be checked prior to every dive. II Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 33: Diving With Aladin

    Tank pressure (only with transmitter) __________45 Remaining bottom time RBT _________________46 5 Surface Functions End of a dive ______________________________48 Desaturation time __________________________48 No fly time________________________________49 Warning of bubbles ________________________49 6 Diving in Mountain Lakes _________________________________________50 III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 34: Terminology/symbols

    (Remaining Bottom Time) Time, for which the air supply is sufficient at the current depth, until ascent must be started. no-stop phase decompression phase depth dive time 24min current depth NO STOP max. depth deco info tank data dive time no-stop time III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 35: Display During Decompression Phase

    (7min) total ascent time to surface depth dive time lowest decompression depth 2min decompression time DECOSTOP max. depth deco info tank data no-stop range decompression range 41.3 m RBT (26min) Remaining Bottom Time III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 36: Attention Messages And Alarms

    Start ascent. of transmission). If this message becomes frequent, check the 4 sec position of the trans- mitter. See «Mounting tank data of transmitter» on page 29 -30. III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 37: Alarms

    Ignoring decompression stop Start ascent at once! depth dive time Descend to the prescribed decompression depth at once! DECOSTOP max. depth deco info III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 38: Alarm Low Battery

    Air Z manually: Bridge contacts B and E with moistened fingers. Check test display: are all displays lit? SPEED DESATURATION DECOSTOP NO STOP 4. Open valve (transmitter switches on automatically). max. depth deco info tank data III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 39 In extremely pure freshwater, it may occur that automatic activation of dive- mode does not work. In such cases, Aladin ® Air Z must be switched on manually. III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 40: Functions During The Dive

    The maximum depth is only displayed if it exceeds the current depth by more depth dive time than one metre. This is to prevent the display changing very frequently when diving in the vicinity of the maximum depth. NO STOP max. depth deco info III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 41: Ascent Rate

    – From great depth, too slow an ascent causes super-saturation of tissues and an extension of decompression time and total ascent time. From little depth, shortening of decompression times is possible because the tissues already start desaturating during the ascent. III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 42 4 Functions during the Dive Messages: Ascent rate Optical Acoustic alarm alarm SPEED SPEED SPEED SPEED Excessive ascent rates of longer periods are entered in the logbook. Action: Reduce ascent rate III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 43: Decompression Information

    When all decompression stops have been made, the arrow <DECOSTOP> extinguishes and the arrow <NO STOP> reappears. The indication of time on the lower right shows the no-stop time again. III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 44 The time of ascent is calculated on the basis of the prescribed DECOSTOP ascent rate and a normal workload. Total time of ascent can be max. depth deco info subject to change, if the ascent rate is not ideal (100%) or with higher workload. III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 45: Tank Pressure (only With Transmitter)

    As soon as data are transmitted again, the computer restarts to display tank pressure and RBT. III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 46: Remaining Bottom Time Rbt

    7min RBT 21min Ensure that you have enough Air for the Ascent. Do not use the RBT to the limit if prolonged ascents or an increased rate of breathing (currents…) are expected. III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 47 RBT (only figures) starts flashing. – When the last minute has passed (RBT=0) an acoustic alarm is activated every 4 seconds. The RBT is flashing. Procedure: Start ascent at once. III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 48: Surface Functions

    – If desaturation time reaches the value 0, all tissues are desaturated. Aladin ® Air Z switches into sleep-mode. III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 49: No Fly Time

    – If the dive has to be made during <Atn> time, the <Atn> time of the following dive can increase considerably. – If the dive is made in spite of the display <Atn>, the diver must cope with a clearly shorter no-stop time and an extension of decompression. III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 50: Diving In Mountain Lakes

    Section 0 is not indicated. In the following, you can see the approximate altitude ranges of the four sections: 4000 m switching at approx. 610 mbar switching at 3000 m approx. 725 mbar switching at 2000 m approx. 815 mbar switching at 1000 m approx. 905 mbar III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 51 (e.g. section 2 instead of 0), there may be a defect of the computer. In this case, send your computer back to your retailer for checking. III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 52 III Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 53: Aladin ® Air Z

    Air Z Diving at Low Risk with Aladin Air Z Dive at low risk ____________________________54 ® Minimizing risks on first dives ________________54 Minimizing risks on repetitive dives ___________55 Action in risk situations _____________________56 IV Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 54: Diving At Low Risk With Aladin

    (down) position. Failure to keep the reserve open will result in the improper calculation of dive data depending on tank pressure. – All divers using dive computers to plan dives and indicate or determine decompression status must use their own computer which they take with them on all dives. IV Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 55: Minimizing Risks On Repetitive Dives

    – only go on repetitive dives, if no indication <Atn> is visible on the display – plan a day without diving once a week – repetitive dives after exchanging the dive computer: Wait at least 24 hour before you start with the repe- titive dive. IV Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 56: Action In Risk Situations

    Observe the new decompression instruction of Aladin ® Air Z. After the dive: Watch out for symptoms of an arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness. Before the next dive, plan a sufficiently long interval (display <Atn> should have disappeared). IV Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 57 Observe the decompression instruction of Aladin ® Air Z. After the dive: Watch out for symptoms of arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness. Before the next dive, plan a sufficiently long interval (display <Atn> should have disappeared). IV Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 58 Be careful to have a profile 'low in bubbles' on your next dive (limit depth to 25 m max., slow ascent). After the dive: Before the next dive, plan a sufficiently long interval (display <Atn> should have disappeared). IV Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 59: Logbook

    V Logbook Survey _________________________________________60 Selection and Activation _________________________________________61 Selection of Dive _________________________________________62 Leaving Logbook-Mode _________________________________________63 Output on PC _________________________________________64 V Uwatec ® Aladin ® Air Z...
  • Page 60: Survey

    If a dive is started within adaptation time (after a change of altitude), the adaptation time is displayed instead of the surface interval. V Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 61: Selection And Activation

    2. In order to activate the logbook, bridge contacts B and E. The most recent dive is displayed (DIVE 1). depth dive time LOGBOOK DIVE max. depth deco info tank data V Uwatec ® Aladin ® Air Z...
  • Page 62: Selection Of Dive

    4. Bridging contacts B and – effects switching back from older dives to more recent ones. LOGBOOK DIVE max. depth deco info depth dive time depth dive time DIVE DIVE DIVE LOGBOOK DIVE DIVE DIVE DIVE DIVE max. depth deco info max. depth deco info V Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 63: Leaving Logbook-mode

    This also happens 3 minutes after activating DIVE logbook-mode. max. depth deco info tank data or after 3 minutes depth dive time depth dive time DO NOT FLY DESATURATION max. depth deco info max. depth deco info V Uwatec ® Aladin ® Air Z...
  • Page 64: Output On Pc

    Time and date of the dive are entered automatically, based on the clock of the PC-system when the data are transferred via interface. The possibilities and the procedure of this data transfer are described in a separate manual. V Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 65 VI Dive Planer Survey _________________________________________66 Selection and Activation from Ready-Mode _________________________________________66 Selection and Activation from Surface-Mode _________________________________________67 Planning a No-Stop Dive _________________________________________68 Planning a Decompression Dive _________________________________________70 Leaving the Dive-Plan-Mode _________________________________________71 VI Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 66: Survey

    E afterwards switch into the dive-plan no-stop times for input stage with contacts return to ready-mode activate the increasing depths by B and +. B and –. planning mode. (scrolling no-stop times). VI Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 67: Selection And Activation From Surface-mode

    3. After confirming by B and E, the display shows <Add>, <Int> and the inter- val (flashing). Aladin ® Air Z expects your input for the duration of the dive interval. depth dive time DIVEPLAN max. depth deco info VI Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 68: Planning A No-stop Dive

    The diver should increase the surface interval if <Atn> (Attention) is displayed. This will reduce the risk of micro bubble production in the pulmonary system. depth dive time DIVEPLAN NO STOP max. depth deco info VI Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 69 – When diving in spite of the display <Atn>, a clear shortening of the no-stop time and an extension of decompression has to be expected. – If a dive is made during <Atn> -time, the <Atn>-time following the dive can increase considerably. VI Uwatec Aladin Air Z ®...
  • Page 70: Planning A Decompression Dive

    Now you can switch between no-stop planning DECOSTOP and decompression planning at will with contacts B and E. max. depth deco info depth dive time DIVEPLAN DECOSTOP max. depth deco info VI Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 71: Leaving The Dive-plan-mode

    If two or more divers plan a dive, planning has to be based on the dive com- puter that shows the shorter no-stop times or the longer decompression times. VI Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 72 VI Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 73: Vii Communication Software For Windows

    VII Communication Software for Windows ® 1 MemoMouse, DataTrak and DataTalk Personal programming of the dive computer (DataTalk) ___________________ 74 Analysis and storage of real dives (DataTrak) ___________________________ 74 Updates (DataTrak, DataTalk) ________________ 74 VII Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 74: Personal Programming Of The Dive Computer (datatalk)

    ’s logbook. 1.3 Updates The last versions of DataTrak and DataTalk are available for free from the Internet (http://www.uwatec.com). VII Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 75: Viii Trouble Shooting

    VIII Trouble Shooting VIII Trouble Shooting ________________________________________ 76 VIII Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 76: Trouble Shooting

    (only possible in air). mounted in the open air for 5 -10 minutes. Manometer/pressure gauge is not Measure tank pressure with another accurate (temperature 20 °C). manometer/pressure gauge (at 20 °C). VIII Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 77 Study chap- place of no-stop time or number of microbubbles, which ters III 5 and IV very carefully. decompression increa- leads to an attention message (war- ses in leaps. ning of bubbles). VIII Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 78 Remaining pressure is set too high Alter the remaining pressure setting (RBT) always very short. (standard setting 40 bar). by means of the interface. Always open reserve valve when using Aladin ® Air Z. VIII Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 79: Ix Appendix

    Maintenance _________________________________________80 Technical Information _________________________________________81 Conversion of Tank Pressure _________________________________________82 Warranty _________________________________________83 Recognition of warranty ____________________83 Scope of the warranty ______________________83 Warranty period and claim __________________83 Serial No. / Dealer address ________________________________________ 86 IX Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 80: Maintenance

    (MemoMouse). Free these borings from dirt with a needle if neces- sary. Take the dive computer or the transmitter to an authorized Uwatec dealer in order to change the batteries. The actual change of the batteries is made at the manufacturer or the importer.
  • Page 81: Technical Information

    Clock: quartz timer, display up to 199 minutes Operating temperature: -10°C to +50°C Power supply: Special battery Uwatec LR07 Life of the battery: (standard values) For an average diving time of 60 minutes and a surface interval of 20 hours...
  • Page 82: Conversion Of Tank Pressure

    The figure on the right allows you to compare the information given by a conventional pressure gauge and by Aladin ® Air Z at six different temperatures. 220 230 bar ® Display Aladin Air Z IX Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 83: Warranty

    In order to put forward a warranty claim, send the dive computer together with a dated receipt of the purchase to your authorized retailer or an authorized servicing point. The manufacturer does not have to accept extensions of the warranty granted by national importers. IX Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 84 The safety concept of Aladin ® Air Z includes this extensive operating manual. Confirm with your signature below that you have read this operating manual carefully and completely. Place: ________________ Date: ______________ Signature: ____________________ IX Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 85 IX Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...
  • Page 86: Serial No. / Dealer Address

    5 Serial No. / Dealer address Serial No. of your Aladin ® Air Z Dealer address: (Dealer to affix stamp) IX Uwatec Aladin Air Z ® ®...

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