Gardiner Back Packs

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  1. Poles Apart

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    Not impressed with these had 2 now and pressure down on newer one, sick of taking them apart, going to try another type. The wholsale price on some of these bacpacks on Chinese suppliers websites are just £12 when bought in baulk, so with such a big mark up expect better.
     
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    They're all the same just rebranded. Not worth the money charged, I've had to completely rebuild all of mine and wire them up properly with a heatsink mounted PWM so they can actually work for a day without cooking themselves.
     
  3. Poles Apart

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    This looks ok
     

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    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    I bought a gardiner v3 backpack last month for awkward access jobs have to say I'm quite impressed really but I have noticed the pressure seems down and I'm already got the flow controller on three quarters fought it was me.
    Is there a remedy?
    I must say tho gardiners customers service is good the charger was faulty and next day I had one delivered so it sure they will help
     
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    I only use backpacks after experimenting with hose from the van, I then tried backpack only and find it less of a hassle used with a quick set up trolley, so I need something reliable that will not potentially have water mixing with electrics, this looks decent sflow.jpg sflow 2.jpg
     
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    Even got a built in decent connector
     

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  7. Alex Gardiner

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    #7 Alex Gardiner, Mar 18, 2015
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    Pressure drop whilst working is usually down to battery voltage drop. If the charger was faulty then this may have been the issue. It is also important to follow the battery conditioning instructions when first using the backpack. This helps ensure a long life from the backpack battery.

    If for some reason the new charger does not sort it, get back to us as most issues can usually be fixed - most clients never have any such issues and have a long reliable life from these products.
     
  8. Alex Gardiner

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    Is this the V3 that you are having issues with - always worth talking to us if there is a product issue. These units have proved to be our most reliable and popular backpack so far.

    I would be very happy if these backpacks cost just £12 from our supplier! They cost a lot more than that - as soon as you have anything re-made to your own specification prices are a lot less attractive sounding. We have had products from many different factories - usually there is a reason that an item is only £12 and it means the quality is so poor they would not be resell-able as a retailer.
     
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    #9 Alex Gardiner, Mar 18, 2015
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    These ones are very well made. I had one sent over a couple of years ago and have it in the workshop. Beautifully made plastics - almost too well assembled as getting into it to look at the components took me a long time!

    I decided against them though, for our clients, as they were not easy to service, small battery capacity which would not last long enough for our clients working all day, no backpack straps, and a small tank capacity. If it is wanted as an occasional use item though they are a good quality product.
     
  10. Dial A Window Wash

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    Battery life not an issue for me as I use 2 backpacks per day, as for getting into them to service well maybe that's not going to be much of an issue either as if they're made well the manufacturers probably don't expect you to be going in to them often? The issue for me is relying on the equipment during the working day but thanks for taking the time regarding the response.
     
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