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Headphone port waterproof question
Posted by: skateteacher
Date: July 11, 2017 07:41PM
If I use my regular koss headphones that I got with my CTX and plug them in directly to the machine will that connection be water proof? I'm going to be needing to go into the surf knee-waist high and will likely get some wave action that could dunk me and the machine. Mine is v2 3 months old in terms of the battery area. Its weird having a waterproof detector that is not really waterproof.


Re: Headphone port waterproof question
Posted by: Architex
Date: July 11, 2017 07:48PM
The regular headphone plug-in jack is not waterproof. The screw-on jack is but obviously requires a screw-on connector.

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Re: Headphone port waterproof question
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: July 13, 2017 05:40AM
You may hear a lot about the CTX not being water proof........ but NONE are 100%. Upgrade your O ring and add a properly fitting O ring to the USB. Read up on the AT....... about anyone you have to open the box on comes with risks of flooding. I see no sense in having one if i cant use it as an all around machine...... i could have went with 2 machines, but i hate making the choice of which to take to the beach and being wrong or trying to take two machines and leaving one in a VERY hot car here in Fl.


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Re: Headphone port waterproof question
Posted by: jerseyjim
Date: December 18, 2017 01:10PM
Your regular Koss head phones are not water proof. I purchased a pair from Gray Ghost head phones that are water proof. They screw into the fitting that is on top of the CTX next to the battery.You have to take the cover off. If I go wading up to my waist, I will use the water proof head phones.. Another good habit to get into is, if you are going into the water, use your AA battery pack instead of the chargeable battery. If something goes wrong with the battery pack you only have to buy new AA batteries. Read the chapter about water hunting, don't take chances, get the heavy duty O rings, keep the battery pack clean of sand. You have a great machine, if used properly. I hope this helps.


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