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Oct 1st, 2005 at 4:21pm
 
I know there was a thread on this 3 months ago, but the sale prices at   Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register; expired long ago. 

Does any one know who has the best price on the Airshield and spare parts? ???  All Pro is up to 250 now, and the next best I found was 260.  I even found one that was showing it on "Special" at $469.95 Shocked with a spare Battery and the Spare Parts Kit, plus shipping, 3 weeks est.  Allpro only adds 90 with the add on.

I think I need to break down and lay out the money for one of these before I have a problem rather than after I have to spend a bunch for medical bills.  Help!

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Reply #1 - Oct 1st, 2005 at 5:54pm
 
My Trend was purchased here Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
for $259.95, and it is still that price. These are good folks to deal with!
It is a good piece of safety equipment.
Philip, where did you buy yours?
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Reply #2 - Oct 1st, 2005 at 6:14pm
 
I got mine from the allpro place when it was on sale.  It didn't come with any spare stuff just the basics.  I definitely need to get a second battery and some new shield overlays, getting hard to see through my mask at this time.
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Reply #3 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 1:13am
 
Speaking of batteries, do you guys that are lucky enough to have a second battery use them both at one time or do you keep one on the charger at all times and swap out as one runs down?
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Reply #4 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 3:14am
 
Philip I just use one at a time.  I change back and forth as needed.  I also change the overlay often.  If it gets a little scrached up I will change it.  If I took better care of them they would last a little longer.
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Reply #5 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 5:04am
 
I got mine at Osolnik also, thanks to Gil's comments in a former thread.  As for the overlays, definitely get a package of those, but when you clean the shield, use a damp cloth so as to minimize the scratching of shield and overlay. 
The Trend is an incredibly food piece of equipment.  I certainly breath better at night.

Hey Gil, did you ever get that AC connection thing figured out?
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Reply #6 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 6:49am
 
Philip, I use the Trend batteries one at a time, but I do not leave the other battery on the charger after it is recharged, mainly because I am not sure if the Trend charger is able to sence a full charge and taper off. You could build your own three-cell battery. Radio Shack sells the 'male' plug (P/N 274-1569), and Battery Source sells the individual 1.2vdc cells (3ea), and they will even tack on the connector strips for you. The black plastic case would be missing, but duct tape or shrink wrap would fix that.
Jim, I have all the parts, but have not put them together yet. I am being lazy I guess.
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Reply #7 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 9:20am
 
Interstate Batteries out here will put together batteries for anything for about half the price of most.  My digital camera battery sells for $90, Interstate $50.

But who has the best price for the Airshield?

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Reply #8 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 10:07am
 
Jim, my search turned up no better than yours.  $250 at all pro, the next best is 260 at a few more places.  If you see a special come along, please let us know.  I'm about ready to buy one myself.
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Reply #9 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 3:21pm
 
Hmmmm.  Maybe we should see if we could get a better price if we ordered several at once.  Anyone else interested?

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Reply #10 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 7:42pm
 
Hey all I was wondering if any of you all that already have the trend have been having problems with either a. the battery not charging or b.  the battery not working when placed in the shield?  Is there a way to test the battery to see if is charged other than putting it in the shield?  Also, the metal post (I know it has a name but it eludes me right now) that provides the connection to both the charger and the shield is springy and isn't staying on the charging plug, is this normal?
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Reply #11 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 7:50pm
 
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Reply #12 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 8:04pm
 
Philip, I had pretty much the same trouble. I will email you a fix tomorrow.
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Reply #13 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 10:32pm
 
Weird, never had that problem with mine, in fact the more times I charge it, the longer and stronger a charge it seems to hold.
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Reply #14 - Oct 3rd, 2005 at 8:39am
 
True, Chris, but is seems that they had a battery problem that really amounted to very sloppy workmanship. Maybe they have eliminated the QC problem by now. 
Ned and I each had a battery with a bad internal wiring connection, and my other battery had a tiny coiled up piece of wire/metal (?) loose inside the plug (the male plug on the battery) which was shorting out the battery (if I tilted the battery a particular way, the loose piece inside the plug would fall between pos/neg and form a short). All fine now.
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