pete214

Slammer III dunking

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The Slammer III should handle repeated dunkings with no problems whatsover.

 

But if you want to check, it's easy: remove the four screws on the reel, remove the sideplate, and look inside. If it's there's grease, but no water, inside; the seals did their job. If there's water inside, then you have a problem. The entire process of removing the screws and the sideplate, and putting them back, will take you about 3 minutes. 


But my guess is you'll be fine. The sealing on the Slammer is more than adequate to withstand being dunked.

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Hi Pete214,

 

The Slammer III is IPX6 rated.  Please see the IPX ratings below.

 

IPX0     No protection.

IPX1     Protected against condensation or dripping water falling vertically.

IPX2     Protected against spraying water when tilted up to 15 degrees vertically.

IPX3     Protected against spraying water when tilted up to 60 degrees vertically.

IPX4     Protected against splashing water from any angle.

IPX5     Protected against low pressure water stream from any angle.

IPX6     Protected against high pressure water stream from any angle.

IPX7     Protected against water immersion.  Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1 meter.

IPX8     Protected against continual water submersion in underwater conditions.

 

Jim

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For whatever it's worth I have popped the side plate on any reel I have owned after a wet day. If there is water dump it. Leave sideplate off until dry. When grease becomes discolored service. Simple as that

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On 5/3/2021 at 2:51 PM, PENN Fishing said:

Hi Pete214,

 

The Slammer III is IPX6 rated.  Please see the IPX ratings below.

 

IPX0     No protection.

IPX1     Protected against condensation or dripping water falling vertically.

IPX2     Protected against spraying water when tilted up to 15 degrees vertically.

IPX3     Protected against spraying water when tilted up to 60 degrees vertically.

IPX4     Protected against splashing water from any angle.

IPX5     Protected against low pressure water stream from any angle.

IPX6     Protected against high pressure water stream from any angle.

IPX7     Protected against water immersion.  Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1 meter.

IPX8     Protected against continual water submersion in underwater conditions.

 

Jim

Jim thanks for the clear list. It's been confusing trying the understand the IPX ratings. 

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Mine went 3 yrs before service. When we opened the cases there was no sand or water present. Trust me mine were submerged alot.

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Taking splash or occasional dunk is fine.  But if you have to reel under water a lot, you definitely need to check the gearbox more often as water and fine sand can creep inside.  I've seen this happen to my slammer 5500.  I've also seen better protection when. I replaced the seals by the main shaft(38F, 38E, 21C).  I'm guessing they tend to wear in time.

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