Apeks DS4 Tungsten Regulator with DIN/Yoke Valve -Features and Specifications
- Pneumatically-balanced second stage results in smooth, easy breathing.
- The XTX purge buttons are large and easy to operate. A 2-stage progressive purge is used - press the purge on the side for a lower flow rate, useful where more control is required such as filling lift bags etc, then press in the centre for the full effect of the purge, i.e. when regulator clearing etc.
- The large venturi lever has a soft touch rubber grip, which makes it easier to locate and use. The lever reduces the amount of grit ingress and therefore resists any possible friction giving a smooth operation.
- Easy-to-grip opening effort control knob keeps the diver in control.
- The second stage is manufactured with active protection against infection as all molded parts are produced with an additive that kills MRSA, protects against E-Coli, bacteria and fungi, and is also very effective against viruses, mold, yeast and algae.
- A silicone exhaust valve improves the breathing performance of the regulator.
- The Comfo-bite™ mouthpiece virtually eliminates jaw-fatigue.
- A heat exchanger (patented) which surrounds the valve mechanism, dissipates the cold caused by gas expansion while drawing in the warmth of the ambient water.
- Unique over-balanced, diaphragm design - as the diver descends, the over-balancing feature allows the medium pressure gas in the hose to increase at a rate faster than ambient. This results in superior performance at depth.
- An environmental dry system keeps water out of the main spring chamber thus preventing ice buildup and keeping silt and contamination out.
- 4 medium pressure ports 3/8 UNF
1 high pressure port 7/16 UNF
|Connections ||DIN and Yoke|
|Type of first stage ||Over-balanced diaphragm design, environmentally sealed|
|Body Type ||Cylindrical|
|Number of HP ports ||1 (7/16" UNF)|
|Number of MP ports ||4 with 5th port option (3/8" UNF)|
|Environmental Dry Kit ||Standard|
|First stage exterior ||Chrome over marine brass|
|Orientation ||Convertible LH or RH|
|Coldwater Use ||Yes|
|Type of second stage ||Pneumatically balanced|
|Opening Effort Control Knob ||Yes|
|Integrated Venturi Lever ||Yes|
|Exhaust tee ||Diver Changeable - comes with 2 sets|
|Heat Exchanger for freezing resistance ||Yes|
|Hose type ||Braided Flexi-hose|
|Overall work of breathing (WOB) scores ||Avg. 0.70 joules/liter|
|Nitrox compatible ||Yes to 40% O2 when new, out of the box / Can be O2 cleaned to 100%.|
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