My compass no longer points north, do you suggest I send it in or can I make the repair myself?
The compass' polarity has switched due to some sort of magnetic field interference. There are numerous discussions on the web talking about how you can reverse and strengthen the polarity of your compass needle using a strong magnet. Does Suunto recommend that the compass be sent into a dealer for repair or can an individual repair the needle using a strong magnet to the same kind of quality that a dealer can do? Thank you.
I bought Sunnto Mc-2 Explorer from Malaysia and I will use it in Singapore. It is made in Finland. Will my MC-2 work accurately in Asia? I noted that the MC-2 is balanced for the northern or for the southern hemisphere, the balancing zone depends on where the compass was purchased. Any effect from above issue on my MC-2. Thanks, Kyaw Kyaw
There are two versions of the MC-2 compass. The MC-2 is balanced for the northern or for the southern hemisphere, the balancing zone depends on where the compass was purchased. If you use a compass that is balanced for the northern hemisphere in Australia, unfortunately it will not work. The other version of the compass is the MC-2 global, it has a global needle and it works everywhere.
The compass is normally sold together with the user manual. You can also use the MC-2 Global manual, it can be found at the URL below: http://www.suunto.com/global/en/products/Fieldcompasses/suunto-mc-2-global#all
I live in California. I have a MC-2 compass and I am going to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. I believe the declination in Arusha is -0 degrees 10' 54" or as I take it true north and magnetic north are almost exactly the same there. Will my MC-2 work there and do I need to do any special adjustments? Thank you.