XTX50 Nitrox Regulator
£395.00 RRP £479.00 Out Of StockPlease note: This item cannot be shipped outside the European Union - learn more
The Apeks XTX50 Nitrox Regulator is an Oxygen clean version of the XTX 50 / DST regulator with a M26 thread on the 1st stage. If you dive with EANx mixes higher than 40% O2 then you need the Nitrox version that has special material O-Rings and greases that can cope with higher O2 percentages up to 100%.
Nitrox equipment will be supplied in Europe in accordance with the EN 144-3 and the EN13949 which states that equipment sold in CEE (European Community) countries over 21% and up to 100% will be manufactured with the special M26 fitting. These are specially cleaned and assembled in Apeks' purpose built class J (10,000) clean room using oxygen safe components and lubricants.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
The Nitrox version of regulators is made for advanced divers using higher than normal concentrations of Oxygen. Most recreational regulators are prepared to be used with Nitrox mixes up to 40% but anything over that should be used with a dedicated Nitrox Regulator such as this.
Other than the M26 cylinder thread the ports on the DST 1st stage are traditional 3/8" and 7/16" UNF threads so you can use traditional size hoses.
You will need a SPG to monitor your cylinder pressure and it's best that it is marked accordingly so you can't be mistaken in the water.
The XL4 Nitrox Regulator has a smaller 2nd stage and simpler 1st stage if you don't want the swivelling turret of the DST. If you are only looking for the XTX50 2nd stage you can buy one as a separate part.
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Apeks XTX50 Nitrox Regulator - Features
?This feature allows the diver to adjust the inhalation setting from the set level and increase the effort required to open the 2nd stage valve to deliver air.
?The venturi control affects how air flows in the 2nd stage. In it's positive position the flow of gas creates a vacuum against the diapragm, helping to open the valve. In it's negative position it will divert gas back against the diaphragm helping to close the valve. It is basically used to help prevent free flowing.
|Cold Water Rated|
?Cold water has adverse effects on regulators and can cause some to freeze so each regulator combination must be tested during manufacturing for their performance in different water temperatures.
Cold water is defined by EN250 as below 10°C. If a regulator combination cannot meet the performance standards below 10°C then they are only suitable for warm waters.
EN250 / (EN250A >10°C)
To pass the regulator must provide at least 62.5 L/min of air at 50M depth above 10°C.
|Cold & Warm Water|
?Environmentally sealed 1st stages offer greater protection against freezing when diving in cold water (below 10 degrees C)
Scubapro have a new method of cold water proofing their first stages called the eXtended Thermal Insulating System or XTIS which still allows water into the first stage but the internal parts that come into contact with the water are coated to prevent ice from forming.
?Unbalanced regulators are affected by the pressure in the cylinder, becoming slighty harder to breathe from when the pressure starts to drop.
Balanced regulators are not affected by the cylinder pressure or depth.
Over-balanced regulators achieve unprecedented performance by increasing your air supply the deeper you go providing the best breathe for deep divers.
|High Pressure Ports|
?High pressure ports supply the pressure gauge and wireless transmitters for dive computers
|Low Pressure Ports|
?Low pressure ports supply the 2nd stages and inflator hoses
?All regulators need to be serviced to keep them in working order as the parts inside them age and wear over time and with use. Most regulators need to be serviced once a year or after 100 dives with normal recreational use to replace parts and re-balance.
Some regulators use more modern materials or mechanisms that allow them to extend the servicing interval that can save you some money in the long run.
|1 Year - 100 Dives|
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