DGX Custom - DGX Gears XTRA Stage Reg Package

$449.00
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PK-365501
The DGX Gears XTRA Stage Reg Package comes completely assembled by Dive Gear Express with our premium accessories and is ready to dive anywhere in the world.

DGX Custom - DGX Gears XTRA Stage Reg Package

DGX Gears XTRA Regulator Basic Package
DGX Gears XTRA Regulator Basic Package XTRA First Stage XTRA Second Stage DGX Gears XTRA 1st Stage Automatic Closure

The Stage Reg Package for stage bottle configuration is a DGX Gears XTRA DIN first stage, and one DGX Gears XTRA second stage together with our DGX premium accessories. The package comes configured with DGX premium double braided flex or rubber for the low pressure hoses and rubber, braided flex or braided stainless-steel for the high pressure hoses. Also includes a S/S Bolt Snap, a DIN regulator cap, Bungee Loop for SPG and is Nitrox Ready.

Included with this Package:

  • One DGX Gears XTRA First Stage
  • One DGX Gears XTRA 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

Hoses for the regulator are in your choice of braided flex or rubber for the low pressure, with the additional option of Braided Stainless-Steel for the high pressure. The second stage is on a { 40 in | 1.0 m } hose. The thin SPG, in your choice of whiteface or blackface, and PSI or BAR, is on a { 6 in | 15 cm } HP hose with a S/S snap. The package comes completely assembled by Dive Gear Express with our premium accessories and is ready to dive anywhere in the world.

The DGX Gears XTRA 1st stage is a extreme-performance design based on a balanced flow-through piston in a PFD chrome-plated brass body that provides consistent gas flow regardless of cold-water, depth, and tank pressure. Two standard high pressure 7/16-inch ports and five standard high-flow low pressure 3/8-inch ports on a swivel turret provide an infinite variety of mounting orientations and hose routing options. The XTRA also includes an auto-closure on the first stage that shuts the DIN inlet when not engaged on the valve, potentially avoiding the accidental flooding of the first stage. The DGX XTRA first stage comes standard with a 300-BAR DIN connector and is Nitrox Ready.

The XTRA 2nd stage is a balanced adjustable second stage in a rugged low-weight body featuring metal internal components with increased resistance to freezing when diving in extreme conditions. The large diaphragm and exhaust valve provide responsive inhalation and easy exhalation in all positions. An adjustable inhalation effort knob sets the cracking resistance to your preference and the dive/pre-dive switch minimizes free flow in when used as a backup. The XTRA also includes a long bite orthodontic mouthpiece to reduce jaw fatigue.

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 XTRA service parts kits direct to the public.

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Brand DGX
SKU PK-365501
Weight 6.000000

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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