The Atomic Aquatics T3 Regulator is all about being the absolute best - The regulator is made from serious high-grade materials that are light, strong, high performing and corrosion-resistant. The lengths that Atomic go to in order to achieve such high performance is incredible.
The Atomic T3 extends the impressive two year service period to an unheard-of three year or 300 dive service interval and the regulators are even covered by a lifetime warranty. The use of such high-grade materials and some clever patents such as the 'Seat saving orifice' all help to extend the period between service centre visits without affecting the extremely high reliability and performance.
The design changes from the previous T2 models have been scrutinised to shave off as much weight as possible to make the regulators one of the lightest full size, high-performance regulators available. The A-Clamp frame in particular has seen huge weight reductions and is no longer a hindrance for travelling divers compared to DIN valves. The first and stage components are precisely machined from solid titanium billet. Even the comfort swivel is made of lightweight titanium rather than coated brass or steel.
The first stage is a high flow and performance balanced piston with an environmental seal to provide full cold water and contamination protection. The sleek and compact first stage is fitted with two high-pressure ports, four low-pressure ports around the circumference of the swivelling turret and low resistance, high flow low-pressure port on the end of the turret. This is the default port for the primary second stage.
The second stage has been fitted with redesigned internal components to further reduce the weight of the regulator, increase gas flow and reduce breathing resistance. The external titanium components have been treated with a PVD coating to significantly increase the scratch resistance. The T3 has a diver adjustable inhalation controller on the side of the regulator to increase the breathing resistance if required. A dual-density silicone mouthpiece combines an ultra-soft silicone mouthpiece with harder density teeth tabs that help to prolong the life of the mouthpiece. The exhaust covers do an excellent job in directing exhaled gas away from the diver's face and field of view. Previous features such as the seat saving orifice and automatic flow control have been brought forward into the T3.
The 'seat saving orifice' works to remove the pressure off the second stage low-pressure seat when the regulator isn't being used. In a normal regulator, the orifice is always being pushed into the soft low-pressure seat whenever the valve isn't open to let air into the second stage. Over time the orifice creates a grooved ring in the seat which eventually makes the second stage unreliable and start to let air through even when closed. The seat saving orifice takes the pressure of the seat when not in use but is pushed into place as soon as the regulators are pressurised. This significantly improves the reliability and the required service intervals of the regulator.
Unlike most regulators which have a manually adjustable venturi lever, the T3 regulator is fitted with 'automatic flow control' (AFC) which automatically controls the flow of air inside the second stage housing, subtly adjusting the performance as the diver descends and ascends to provide the perfect balance between performance and reliability.
The Atomic T3 is supplied in a deluxe padded regulator bag and is compatible with nitrox mixes up to 40%.
- High performance balanced piston first stage
- Environmentally sealed design
- Machined titanium body
- Five low-pressure ports
- Two high-pressure ports
- Rubber low-pressure low with titanium comfort swivel
- Balanced second stage valve
- PVD coated titanium external components
- Inhalation adjustment
- Automatic Flow Control (AFC) venturi control
- Dual-density silicone mouthpiece
A-Clamp Weight : 0.77kg