DRIVe

Suex DRIVe System

Available on all newly designed XJ37 and XK1 (built into XJ14 but requires li-ion upgrade)
For the Diver using Suex D3 (DPV DIVER DASHBOARD) – real-time mission planning data transmitted from the dive vehicle to the diver using wireless interface
• State of charge of the battery in %
• Actual remaining burntime in minutes based on current power consumption
• Battery state of charge data (SOC) tracked on the D3 and included as part of the dive log record for download or app viewing along with time, depth, temp
• Suex D3 can be wrist mounted or mounted on the dive vehicle using D3 mount
• DRIVe ™ data transmission works separately with each dive vehicle so using multiple vehicles per dive is not an issue.
For the Suex Li-ion battery with DRIVe ™ – Suex smartphone app for Android in development for 2017 (Apple in development)


                                              

Fastening device

Suex Patented Latchless Fastening Device


The Suex ADV Patented Fastening Device guarantees the perfect seal without fastening clips, screws, latches:

  • The scooter is dramatically less prone to any entaglementThe scooter's body is homogeneus without holes, weldings, or others failure triggering points
  • The risk of an accidental opening while dropping or retrieving the scooter into/from the water is almost zero making it possible dropping the ADV even from a moving boat or capable of being para dropped with suitable preparations.

   NO CHANGE FOR 2016

 

 

Main Switch

Main Switch


This MAIN SAFETY DEVICE device allows an easy to operate immediate power supply interruption in any situation:

  • transport
  • additional scooter towing
  • gas switch
  • working failure
  • Fully mechanical System : preventing power from reaching the motor; no electronics are used to control this switch.
  • No need to remove or adjust the propeller (which is common among the competition) during a runaway or failed scooter. In order to stop the ADV simply engage the Main Switch.
  • When OFF 100% avoids any accidental start of the unattended unit
  • Machine directive compliant

    NEW FOR 2016 – Suex XJ14, XJ37 and XK1 now include SS ON / OFF switch for added durability. ALL control switches (ON / OFF, Speed Control and Bypass) are now metal designs for added durability.

 

Proplock Propeller

Proplock Propeller


The patented Suex PropLock system allows the diver to easily remove and replace the propeller (even while underwater) without tools and without holding multiple parts.
This allows the diver to quickly remove obstructions or entanglement while underwater.
The clutch's torque remains fixed.

 
NEW FOR 2016 – The patented Suex PropLock System is upgraded to include 30% carbon fiber material for added durability and performance. The PropLock knob is larger in size for easier grip with gloves. XJ14, XJ37 and XK1 3-blade propellers have all been upgraded to this design, eliminating the need for 4 and 5-blade propeller options.

Speed Adjustment

Speed Adjustment


The speed is electronically regulated adjusting the propeller's RPM with the following advantages:
fixed propeller pitch (thus permitting max propulsive performance)
higher propeller sturdiness (compared to variable pitch devices)
Electronic control
Apart from the main switch and the connector the SUEX ADVs has no other mechanical contact, neither reeds nor relais. This avoids :
- relay sticking
- non-working reed or fusion
Soft start system
This system starts the motor progressively
- eliminates abrupt starting, so it allows a better operating skill in narrow spaces
- eliminates starting electrical input peaks, thus pratically extending the battery autonomy

NEW FOR 2016 – Speed adjustment switch is improved design for easier control and now metal design for improved durability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery Gauge

Battery Gauge

This sophisticated but simple and reliable unit displays that the MAIN SWITCH is in ON position and remaining power to the batteries.

The indicator is in the form of 9 high intensity blue Led’s in a capsule placed in the rear part of the scooter body. The led capsule is fully water tight and can be easily seen by the diver.
When the diver is towing one or more scooter, the onset indicator can be spotted also by the diver's buddy that can fix the situation.
Please READ owner’s manual for XJ14 – battery gauge has some limitations when not using Li-ion upgrade in XJ14. Using the battery gauge with nimh battery only provides basic information that battery is connected and not capacity data!
 

NEW FOR 2016 – The Battery Gauge is now standard on the ADV line.

By-pass System

By-pass System


Once activated the system provides the battery-motor direct feed allowing the diver to use all the residual burntime of the scooter in the very unlikely case of an electronic board failure. - When the By-pass is activated the scooter can be controlled via the ON/OFF switch. - This system works ONLY with BRUSHED motors (like the Suex ADV) because they are capable of running without electronic controls.

NEW FOR 2016 – The By-Pass system is now standard on XJ37 and XK1 units. The By-Pass switch is now a metal design for added durability.

 

Easy Trim

EASY TRIM


TRIM is the position the scooter has in the water.
A NEUTRAL TRIM means the scooter is perfectly horizontal in the water column.
A neutral trim is a must for the scooter diving that makes the dive safer and more comfortable.

The ADVs are supplied with neutral trim, i.e. it is perfectly horizontal in the water; by operating on the suggested screws we can achieve a prow (nose-down) or stern (nose-up) setting.

NO CHANGES FOR 2016

 

Easy Inspect

Esy to Inspect


The transparent lid between the battery and motor compartment allows an immediate inspection of the motor compartment.

NEW FOR 2016 – The Easy Inspect is now available on the XJ14 and XJ37 units.

New Handle Design

New Handle Design


NEW FO
R 2016 – Upgraded handle design now standard on all new XJ14, XJ37 and XK1 units.
Driving Handle – upgraded ergonomic, rubber design is comfortable and can be adjust for right or left operation plus in-line position for towing or stowing. Position can be fixed if required by user. The wrist is in the ideal position and always relaxed, this is the main thing in the long run. The thumb is never used to activate the trigger because the main use of this finger is to provide the proper grip and control.

Trigger Linkage – simplified and now protected from damage or impact inside strut/leg. Linkage has been upgraded to machined (non-welded) design for added durability and smooth operation. Trigger is larger with increased surface area for easy operation.

Dual speed feature (XK1 ONLY) is upgraded with user option for top or bottom configuration including spacer option. Dual speed feature is useful for maintaining pace with team in high flow or restricted areas.

Auto pilot is upgraded with user option for top or bottom configuration and easily activated/deactivated with finger or thumb. Allows diver to set the scooter to run continuously for short or long periods of time BUT requires attention and proper training to operate safely.
Accessories mount is upgrade to include 2 inserts for T-Fix accessories. For example, diver can now use bottom timer AND compass for navigation and other accessories. Integrated tow cord attachment points for easy install. Non-operational handle (left side) now compact to eliminate entanglements and enhance hydrodynamics.

 

Battery and Charger Design and Quality

Battery and Charger Design and Quality


High quality Li-ion batteries
Certified battery packs and BMS control board
Battery Charge LCD read out
High quality, multi-functional chargers
Battery Removal on the ADV is quick, simple and does not require any tools.
 

Sealed Motor Compartment

Sealed Motor Compartment

  • Greatly minimize the risk of a total flood : in the very unlikely event of flooding, the ADV will greatly minimize the risk of a total flood. This is because water that enters one of two dry compartments remains isolated from the second compartment, reducing negative buoyancy and minimizing damage.
  • Allows the diver a safer recovery operation
  • Dramatically reduces the likelihood that the hydrogen build-up, due to the Nimh (or SLA) battery discharge under particular conditions would become dangerous if ignited by a spark (contacts/electronics/motor)
  • Protects the motor and electrical components from salt spray or water exposure should the ADV battery compartment need to be opened (during maintenance or charging) on the boat or near water. 

 

  

 

 

NBS - Neutral Buoyancy System

Neutral Buoyancy System.

  • SUEX ADVs arrive with perfect horizontal trim; they do not require time consuming or frustrating adjustments.
  • SUEX ADVs are neutral in fresh water and are shipped with precisely molded weights designed to perfectly compensate the difference between fresh and salt water buoyancy
  • SUEX adopts the RADIAL O-ring sealing that makes the scooter neutrally buoyant at any depth within the operative range because the scooter volume does not change at depth.

All scooters require a diver to re-balance the scooter when changing from fresh to salt water and vice versa.
With the SUEX ADVs these operations are very should be quick and easy for the diver thanks to the exclusive SUEX Ballast system.

NO CHANGE FOR 2016

 

Made Salt Resistant

Made Salt Resistant

  • 100% MARINE materials : ranging from Delrin to PVC, Polycarbonate to stainless steel without any corrosion problem. Marine aluminum is deeply anodized inside and outside.
     
  • No Aluminum/SS connections removing any risk of galvanic corrosion without the need of sacrificial anode: this does an outstanding job of protecting the aluminum hull whilst completely submerged in salt water. But once out of the water the anode is not longer
    working to protect any stainless steel/aluminum connections and then the corrosion starts.
     
  • Not welded :SUEX uses only homogeneous material both for PVC/Delrin/Aluminum  Welds are potential points of watertight integrity failure, at some point over the lifespan of the device corrosion and stress cracking can occur in welds which does not occur in the homogeneous material.
     

NO CHANGE FOR 2016

 

Motor Protection

Motor Protection

SUEX ADVs are equipped with a specific Electrical and Heat Motor Protection from short circuiting, current overdraw and overheating.
The SUEX electronic motor driving system are engineered for the maximum quality, safety and performances :

  • maximum current draw contol
  • overheating protection
  • double sensors for the start device
  • acoustic low-battery alarm
  • protection fuse

 NO CHANGE FOR 2016

 

Battery Protection

Batttery Protection System

Nimh and Lithium powerd Suex ADVs are equipped with the Cut-off System
The Cut-off cuts the voltage below a fixed limit volts in order to avoid damaging the pack.
The system
- is built in the battery pack
- It is fully authomatic, that means there is no need to manual activation or deactivation.

 NO CHANGE FOR 2016

 


 

Certifications

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

Suex ADVs are compliant with the following regulations :

  • Machinery Directive 2006/95/CE
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility EMC 2014/30/EU
  • UNI EN ISO 12100-1:2010
  • UNI EN ISO 61000-6-4
  • UNI EN ISO 61000-6-1
  • CEI EN 60034-1
  • CEI EN 60335-1
  • UN 38.3 Lithium Batteries Air Transportation