Configuring the scooter – 4.0

The scooter parameters may be configured individually.
To do so, you will need to activate the scooter’s configuration mode.

Entering the configuration mode

To begin the configuration, hold both buttons on the left and right steering handles and turn on the scooter using the main switch. The OLED display will show screen 6 “Settings”:

In order to choose a function, use piezoelectric buttons (gear buttons).

Information and functions on screen 6

EXITSelect to exit the configuration and go back to screen 2A or 2B.
SETSelect to go to configuration details on screen 7.

Selecting the configuration options

In this software version, navigating the DPV menu got significantly simplified.

In order to change the currently modified setting, use gear buttons. In order to modify it’s value- use the DPV triggers (buttons)

Max Power, Motor mode, Reverse – screen 7

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Information and functions on screen 7

NEXTMove to the next configuration option listed on the screen.
PREVMove to the previous configuration option listed on the screen.
CHANGEUsing the DPV triggers, change the highlighted value
Max PowerSelecting the maximum available power level
Motor modeSelecting the engine operation mode.
ReverseEnabling/Disabling the reverse gear

Setting the maximum scooter power

The DPV maximum power can be adjusted beween 60-100%, in 10% steps.

This will not reduce the number of gears, but decrese accordingly the power on each of them to the percentage set.

Only with 100% power set, the gear 9+ (‘+’, booster) will be available.

Note!
Reducing the maximum power of the scooter increases its range and is recommended especially for recreational use during training or immediately after, as well as by persons with little experience.

Selecting the motor operation mode

There are two available motor operation modes. Each of them has different operational purposes, and result in other work of DPV motor.

Motor modes

RPM (Constant RPM)This is the standard driving mode (known from “model 2017”).
The acceleration characteristics correspond to the former setting “fast”. This mode will provide a smooth starting ramp, gradually accelerating the diver to the desired speed.

This mode provides RPM control, meaning that the propeller behavior is identical above and below the surface. The bigger the load (more equipment, multiple divers on one scooter), the more power will be directed to the engine, in order to maintain the selected RPM level.
TRQ (Constant Torque)This is a new driving mode, designed for professional users requiring the quickest possible DPV acceleration. It gives the shortest time from pressing a trigger, to feel a pulling power from the DPV.

This mode provides torque control, meaning that the engine torque will remain constant – independent of the load on the DPV. The effects of this mode can only be experienced below the surface, when the propeller moves water instead of air and the scooter pulls a load.

Caution!
Please note that with TRQ (Constant Torque) mode used above the surface, the DPV will accelerate to maximum RPM, since there is no considerable load. This will happen even in lower gears. It is therefore recommended to use this mode only in the water.

Note!
This is a comfort setting to adapt the scooter’s behavior to your personal preferences and also a practical feature for students.

Setting the reverse gear

Reverse gear – one of the Seacraft unique fearures, can be enbled or disabled, depending on the user’s preferences.

Note!
Activating the reverse gear [R] is not recommended for beginners and training courses.

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2-hand steering, Direct start, Fast unlock – screen 7a

Next press down reveals screen 7a, and subsequent functions that can be set:

Two-handed steering

Seacraft scooter can be set to activate it’s motor when two triggers are pressed simultanously (recommended, safest option), or with one hand (for special purposes, less safe).

Caution!
For safety reasons, it is recommended to use two-handed steering!

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Direct start

The function enables quick start of the scooter after turning the main switch ON. With enabled quick start, screens 2A or 2B will be not displayed, thus allowing user to operate scooter faster after turning it ON.

With Direct start set to OFF, screens 2A or 2B will be displayed on the beginning.

Note!
Activating the Direct Start function is not recommended for beginners and training courses.

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Fast unlock

Fast unlock is performed by fast two presses on any of the DPV triggers, when the scooter returned to the gear 0. (after specified in ‘Time Lock’ function time). This brings back the previously used gear.

Note!
Activating the Fast Unlock function is not recommended for beginners and training courses.
This function is available only with steering set to One handed

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Double tap, Default start, Bypass – screen 7b

Next press down reveals screen 7b, and subsequent functions that can be set:

Double tap

Double tap is performed by fast two presses on the ‘free’ DPV trigger, when the other one is pressed, and motor running.

This results in changing the current gear to 9 (if it is in the range 1-8).

Other two taps change the gear to the previously used one.

This allows for fast acceleration – for example to catch the dive partner, and than return to the cruising speed.

Note!
Activating the Double tap function is not recommended for beginners and training courses.
This function is available only with steering set to One handed.

Default start

Default start allows to set a gear which will be set after turning ON the DPV.

This gear will be possible to use immediatelly. Gears in range of 1-9 can be set.

If the Time Lock is set, gear will return to 0 after it’s time.

Note!
Activating the Default start function is not recommended for beginners and training courses.
You have to consider safety implications of using this function – propeller may start to turn immediatelly after starting the DPV, if for example trigger is pressed.

Bypass

Bypass is a very special functionality, that requires careful explanation and awareness about it’s operation. It is dedicated only to users which life may be in danger in case of scooter malfunction, and unability to return from the dive – as for example cave divers.

During normal operation, DPV is constantly communicating with the display module. If it detects problem with this communication during start-up (as for example display module failure, water entry into display and module damage) it will activate the Bypass and motor controller will start to operate independently of the display module.

Gears 1-7 can be chosen.

If the display module stop to operate during the dive, and scooter stop – turning it with the main switch OFF, and than ON will activate the motor to operate on the chosen gear.

Triggers and buttons will be not operable, and only possibility to operate the DPV is via the main switch.

Note!
Activating the Bypass function is not recommended for beginners and training courses.
You have to consider safety implications of using this function – propeller may start to turn immediatelly after turning ON the DPV, and regardless of triggers position.

Time lock, Battery, Language – screen 7c

Next press down reveals screen 7c, and subsequent functions that can be set:

Time lock

Time lock sets the time, after which – in case of not pressing any buttons or triggers – scooter will return to gear 0.

This increases user’s safety, and nivalates a DPV run-out emergency risk.

Time lock can be set in 3-99 seconds range.

Note!
Disabling Time Lock is not recommended.
A optimal value for this parameter to provide it’s function is low – 5-8 seconds.

Battery setting

The modular construction of Seacraft DPVs allows for a variety of different batteries to be assembled into the same scooter.

In order to display reliable battery % monitoring, and estimated remaining runtime, installed battery need to be set correctly.

Note!
Should you remain unclear as to what battery is installed in the scooter, open it and look for the information printed on the battery.

Note!
Wrong set battery in the menu, may result in wrong battery % display, as well as with wrong remaining runtime calculation.

Available batteries:

6x97WhAir-travel friendly Li-Ion modular battery, with 6 modules installed.
7x97WAir-travel friendly Li-Ion modular battery, with 7 modules installed.
8x97WAir-travel friendly Li-Ion modular battery, with 8 modules installed.
750Wh750Wh Li-Ion battery, dedicated to Future scooters
1000Wh1000Wh Li-Ion battery, dedicated to Future scooters
1500Wh1500Wh Li-Ion battery, dedicated to Ghost scooters
2000Wh2000Wh Li-Ion battery, dedicated to Ghost scooters

Language setting

Scooter menu language can be set, depending on the user’s preferences.

ENEnglish – default menu language
DEDeutsch

Scooter history and general information

Next screen will reveal DPV serial number, software version, and operation history.

SoftVersion of installed software
SNDPV serial number
Work timeThe number of hours of operation. (motor running)
Favored gearThe most commonly used gear
No. chargesThe number of charges of the battery. (counted are moments that battery is connected to the charger)
No. startsThe number of starts of the scooter (using the main switch) 
followed by a motor operation lasting more than one minute

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Exiting the configuration options

To exit the configuration menu, after completing all the settings and their verification, exit the settings menu using the EXIT option:

Error codes for troubleshooting

In case of an internal problem, the scooter will display one of the following error codes:

COMMUNICATION INDICATIONERROR DESCRIPTIONDESCRIPTION OF THE USER’S REACTION
OV ErrVoltage supply is too highCharger failure or improper battery connected. Turn off the scooter, unplug the battery, report 
the problem to service point.
UV ErrVoltage supply is too lowCharger failure or improper battery connected. Turn off the scooter, unplug the battery, report 
the problem to service point.
OT ErrController temperature is too highReduce the swimming speed by two gears. 
Reduce the load on the scooter.
SU ErrEngine blocked during startTurn off the scooter with the main switch, 
check if the marine propeller is working properly and if necessary remove the post swirl stator and unblock the marine propeller.
FB ErrEngine startup fault, drive feedback loop malfunctionTurn off the scooter with the main switch, 
check if the marine propeller is working properly and if necessary remove the post swirl stator and unblock the marine propeller.
OC ErrThe permissible motor current has been exceededReduce the swimming speed by two gears. Reduce the load on the scooter.
WATERToo high humidity of electronicsCheck for any damage to the seals and unsealing of the scooter. Report the problem to the service
TM ErrInternal data transmission errorTurn off the scooter with the main switch and then turn it on after 10 seconds.

Caution!
Should an error message be displayed while driving the scooter, the user should immediately return to base by selecting the shortest safe route.  
Consider having the scooter serviced by an authorized service point.
After displaying an error message, depending on its cause, further driving may be not possible. After taking appropriate steps, as in descrpiton of error code, restarting the unit is required to do a next self-check of the unit, and allow for driving.

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Updated on 2022-07-21

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