DGX Custom - DGX Gears D6 Sidemount Reg Package

$699.00
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PK-743105

The DGX Gears D6 Sidemount Regulator Package contains everything you need for a high performance regulator setup in a sidemount style configuration.

DGX Custom - DGX Gears D6 Sidemount Reg Package

D6 Sidemount Reg Package w/ White Face SPGs and 6-Inch Braided Flex Hoses
D6 Sidemount Reg Package w/ White Face SPGs and 6-Inch Braided Flex Hoses D6 Sidemount Reg Package w/ Black Face SPGs and 9-Inch Braided SS Hoses D6 DIN First Stage - Two Included D6 Second Stage - Two Included
  • Complete high performance sidemount style regulator configuration
  • Assembled, tested and shipped to you ready-to-dive
  • Swivel turret design w/ 5 LP ports and 2 HP ports
  • Balanced diaphragm first stage - balanced adjustable second stage
  • Salt, Fresh, Warm or Cold Water and Nitrox Ready

The DGX Gears D6 Sidemount Regulator Package contains everything you need for a high performance regulator setup in a sidemount style configuration. Some divers prefer a shorter {60 in | 1.5 m} hose in their configuration, but some divers still prefer the {84 in | 2.1 m} hose, and our package gives you the choice. Hose materials are your choice of rubber or braided flex for the low-pressure hoses and rubber, braided flex or braided stainless-steel for the high-pressure hoses. The package using the D6 regulators by DGX Gears is assembled by Dive Gear Express and includes:

  • Two DGX Gears D6 First Stages
  • Two DGX Gears D6 Second Stages
  • LP Hose Choice of Rubber or Braided Flex
  • One { 60 in | 152 cm } or { 84 in | 213 cm } LP Reg Hose
  • One { 22 in | 56 cm } LP Reg Hose
  • Two Swivel Adapters for the Second Stages
  • Two SPGs (Choice of Size, Face Color, PSI or BAR)
  • HP Hose Choice of Rubber, Braided Flex, or Braided Stainless-Steel
  • Two { 6 in | 15 cm } or { 9 in | 23 cm } HP hoses for the SPGs
  • Necklace, S/S Bolt Snap, two DIN Caps, two Bungee Loops for SPGs
  • Optional Inflation hoses for BC and Drysuit ({ 22 in | 56 cm } is typical)
  • Cold Water and Nitrox Ready

The DGX Gears D6 First Stage Regulator is a balanced diaphragm design featuring five standard size low pressure 3/8-inch ports on a swiveling turret, and two standard size high pressure 7/16-inch ports. The first stage is environmentally sealed for cold water performance, and comes standard with a 300-BAR DIN connector.

The DGX Gears D6 second stage is pneumatically balanced for excellent breathing at any depth. Internally it contains a chrome plated brass air barrel for performance and durability. The black soft touch silicone front cover for easy purge and along with a user adjustable breathing resistance knob. It also offers the venturi (Dive /Pre-Dive) switch for better flow control when needed and to reduce free flow upon initial entry.

Our recommended service interval is every two years or one hundred dives. There is nothing unique about the DGX regulators in terms of service requirements and needs no special tools beyond those generic tools found on the typical regulator technicians bench. We sell the DGX Gears D6 service parts kits direct to the public.

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Brand DGX Gears
SKU PK-743105
Weight 11.000000

Rigging the SPG on Stage and Sidemount Bottles

SPG Rigging Examples

The classic method technical divers use to rig a stage or sidemount bottle is a compact or "brass & glass" gauge assembled with a very short high-pressure hose folded back on itself against the first stage and permanently tied in place with a piece of cave line. We do NOT recommend doing this with a rubber or flex hose because the hose is also permanently stressed at the two weakest points, the fitting swages. Although not as convenient to read, allow the SPG and hose assembly to lie straight against the tank while held against the side of the cylinder under a hose retainer.

If you prefer folding the hose, then use a bungee loop (about 1 foot of 3/16" with the ends tied together in a fisherman's knot or we prefer an overhand loop w/pigtail) instead of cave line because when the regulator is off the stage the bungee loop allows the hose to be unfolded. Some divers also prefer using a slightly longer hose when folding, hopefully offering a reduction in stress on the folded hose. Regardless, in our experience all short rubber or flex hoses still may fail prematurely from being folded back on themselves. Recent availability of short high-pressure hoses with a braided stainless steel jacket, together with the bungee loop rigging method, seems to be the most durable and reliable compromise.

Here is one final thought... ask yourself "Do I really need a full size SPG?" Sometimes the exact amount of the gas remaining in an off-board bottle is not being used to control the dive. The only reason for the presence of the SPG on the travel or bailout bottle is the diver just needs an indication of cylinder contents as full, partial, or empty. If your diving application doesn't need an exact reading on gas remaining in the cylinder, an inexpensive button SPG will significantly reduce the number of failure points. This is especially true of bailout bottle applications, whereupon switch to bailout also terminates the dive and knowing the exact tank pressure is unlikely to be meaningful.