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The Aqua Lung Mikron is one of the smallest and lightest fully balanced diaphragm configuration regulator currently available that has been specifically designed for travel. The Mikron regulator uses a combination of composite materials, metal and it's incredibly small size to significantly reduce the the overall weight of the regulator without affecting the performance.
The Mikron was designed for the travelling diver who needs to keep weight to a minimum. At little over 700g everything about the Mikron has been made to be smaller and lighter while functioning the same as a traditional regulator.
The 1st stage has x4 low pressure ports and x2 high pressure ports like a traditional 1st stage and it also has a blanced diaphragm desing so performance stays the same at all depths.
- Compact dimensions and low weight blend comfort with a unique diving experience
- A braided hose, weighing less than 5 oz., provides flexibility, comfort and excellent packability
- The first stage is a balanced diaphragm type that sports 2 HP ports (7/16) and 4 MP ports (3/8)
- The reduced size and weight makes the Mikron the ideal choice for travelers and young adults
- The balanced diaphragm first stage, by the nature of its design, is environmentally sealed and provides excellent, consistent performance
- The T-shape of the first stage optimizes the location of the 4 MP ports and 2 HP ports
- Uses parts that are common to other Aqua Lung models for easier servicing
- Compatible with up to 40% O2 right out of the box
- Pneumatically-balanced second stage results in smooth, easy breathing
- The second stage has an adjustment knob that allows the diver to optimize the opening effort. In the "Mini" position, the opening effort is increased, which is ideal for avoiding free flows at the surface. In the "Maxi" position, the inhalation effort is lowered, reducing the work of breathing
- Equipped with Aqua Lung's patented Comfobite™ mouthpiece along with a reusable mouthpiece clamp
Number of models 2- Mikron yoke & Mikron DIN
Type of first stage Balanced diaphragm design
Working pressure yoke (3300 psi / 232 bar max) or din (4350 psi / 300 bar max)
Medium pressure 9.5 bar +/- 0.5 bar
Number of HP ports 2
Number of MP ports 4
Flow rate 1450 ltr per min @ 200 bar
First stage exterior Chrome over marine brass
Filter type Flat, sintered bronze
Type of second stage Pneumatically balanced
Controls Breathing adjustment knob
Mouthpieces Comfobite - standard on the blue models, smaller size on the pink model
Overall work of breathing (WOB) scores Avg. 1.1 joules/liter
Nitrox compatible Yes to 40% O2 when new, out of the box
Hose length 730 +/- 5mm
Weight (yoke) 31 oz / 893g
Weight (DIN) 26 oz / 751g
Certification EN250 approved, water temp > 10°C
Aqua Lung Mikron 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.
|Warm Water Only|
?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
?An Unbalanced second stage is simply a lever operated valve that is opened and closed as the diaphragm is pulled inwards by the vacuum that is created when the diver inhales. An unbalanced second stage is affected by increased pressure at depth, slightly increasing the effort required to open the valve.
A Balanced second stage overcomes the effects of increased pressure by utilising a balancing chamber. This chamber takes some of the work away from the spring mechanism, allowing a smaller spring to be used which results in an easier breathe. As the chamber uses air to balance the valve it maintains the same resistance as the diver descends and ascends, keeping the inhalation effort the same.
|Weight in Grams (approx)|
?The weight includes the first stage (DIN fitting), hose and second stage.
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