DGX Custom - DGX Gears D6 Stage Reg Package

$349.00
In Stock
SKU
PK-742501

The DGX Gears D6 Stage Reg Package is a perfect regulator setup for stage bottles.

DGX Custom - DGX Gears D6 Stage Reg Package

DGX Gears D6 Stage Reg Package
DGX Gears D6 Stage Reg Package First Stage Second Stage
  • Complete stage bottle regulator configuration
  • Assembled, tested and shipped to you ready-to-dive
  • Choose Flex, Rubber or Braided Stainless Steel hoses and Color preference
  • Includes Thin SPG with your choice of {6 in | 15 cm} or {9 in | 23 cm} HP hose
  • Cold Water and Nitrox Ready

Everything you need for a DGX Gears D6 high performance regulator setup in a stage bottle configuration. The version from Dive Gear Express comes assembled and includes:

  • DGX Gears D6 Environmental Sealed (aka 'Coldwater') First Stage
  • DGX Gears D6 Second Stage
  • One { 40 in | 1.0 m } LP Hose Choice of Rubber or Braided Flex
  • One Thin SPG, in choice of PSI or BAR and color, with { 6 in | 15 cm } HP hose
  • HP Hose Choice of Rubber, Braided Flex, or Braided Stainless-Steel
  • S/S Bolt Snap, DIN Regulator Cap, Bungee Loop for SPG

The DGX Gears D6 Stage Reg Package is cold water and Nitrox Ready.

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.

More Information
Brand DGX Gears
SKU PK-742501
Weight 7.000000

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.





     
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