Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the technology called “sens07”?


The protective technology built in this new inflator device is continuously 'sensing', if the wearer of the sens07-equipped jacket is not in danger. So it's like a 'seventh sense' helping to protect the wearer from harm. This is why we called it "sens-o-seven".




What exactly does the self-test do?


Pressing the sens07 button will initiate a self-test and give a clear and intuitive feedback confirming the proper function of the sens07 inflator by showing the green light.

The self-test checks battery status, all sensors and the microcomputer as well as the presence of a fresh and correctly inserted actuation module.

A manual CO2 cylinder check is required.




Can I retrieve historical data?


As an option, the sens07 head is able to log events like time, depth, button action and other sensor data for weeks, months or even years, depending on the activity of the user. The recorded data is stored in a non-volatile memory which allows data restoration even in case of severe physical damage of the sens07 electronics.

Data recovering is done by ProVitaTec or an authorised service point requiring special tools. (not included in the standard sens07vest package).




Can I use sens07 technology for other kinds of applications?


The sens07 inflator expands the usability of conventional life jackets or other lifesaving or protective devices to a wide range of new applications on, in or under water.

The sens07 app is equipped with a “developer mode” allowing business customers to program the sens07 inflator quickly to their special requirements which may go far beyond normal functionality of a sens07vest.

As an example, the sens07 inflator may recover automonous measuring station or other material from the ground back to the water surface on a specific date / time (even months in advance - with a precision of seconds) or if a certain temperature is reached, etc. The possibilities are almost endless…




Can I disable auto activation on water contact?


The sens07 inflator immediately starts its auto-supervision of the user when water can be “sensed” by the inductive contact-free water sensors. When moving outside of the water, the sens07 inflator automatically goes into a power-saving mode consuming almost no energy.

The sens07 inflator deliberately has no "power" button - it is always on; activation cannot be forgotten.

However, it is possible to permit manual deactivation of the sens07 inflator. This option can be activated using the sens07 app if required by law (i.e. aircraft applications or special forces). However, we don't recommend to use this option and leave sens07 in automatic mode for ever.




What is the function of the sens07 button?


  • Pressing the sens07 button outside of the water initiates a self-test which checks the battery, sensors, actor module & microprocessor.
  • Holding the sens07 button for 2 seconds switches between 3 already uploaded user profiles without using the sens07 app.
  • Upcoming inflation can be delayed by pressing the sens07 button underwater, notifying sens07 that the user is in control of an extraordinary situation. This feature can be enabled/disabled and configured via the sens07 app.




Does sens07vest need maintainance?


We recomment to maintain the sens07vest every 2 years by an authorised service point. The maintainance work covers:

  • Check bladder for holes and damages.
  • Verify mechanical abrasion of fabrics and stitches.
  • Check proper function of buckels, straps, etc.
  • Software update.
  • Replacement of consumer components.




How long does the product guarantee last?


The sens07vest comes with a standard guarantee of 2 years. The battery life time is guaranteed to 5 years. The CO2 cylinder and actor module is excluded from the guarantee.




Where can I put the neck lead weight?


The back side of sens07vest offers a pocket with a zipper which can be used for the neck lead weight or other accessories.




What are the consumable components?


After inflation you must replace the following components:

  • Special sens07 actuator module
  • Standard CO2 cylinder
Both components are provided by ProVitaTec. You may purchase the CO2 cylinders locally if conveniente for you.




How heavy is the sens07vest?


The sens07vest weights 1.2kg. However, in water sens07vest is fairly balanced and doesn't produce significant down- or upforce.




Easy replacement of activator & CO2 cylinder


Re-arming the sens07vest after inflation is easy. The replacement of the activator and CO2 cylinder does not require any tools. After replacement, a green light confirms the correct insertion of the new activator.




What is the maximal depth?


The maximal operational depth of the sens07vest is 30m resp. 50m, depending on the used CO2 cylinder. Diving deeper is dangerous because the sens07vest can't provide enough buoyancy to bring a diver back to the surface. However, each sens07vest is tested up to 80m during production.





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