DGX Custom - EZ-ON Drysuit Inflation Kit

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PK-545020
The Innovative EZ-ON Drysuit Inflation Kit is an all-in-one solution that delivers all the essentials for drysuit inflation using Air or Argon, assembled into a complete package.

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DGX Custom - EZ-ON Drysuit Inflation Kit

EZ-ON Drysuit Inflation Kit w/ AL13
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  • Completely assembled system for drysuit inflation using Air or Argon
  • Choose AL-8, AL-6, AL-13 or AL-19 Aluminum Cylinder size
  • Choose the hose length for your specific needs
  • Includes EZ-ON Pony mounting system, first stage OPV and mini-SPG
  • Includes valve, quick disconnect, VIP and Argon decal

Configure a custom solution to meet your needs:

  • Choice of AL-8, AL-6, AL-13 or AL-19 Aluminum Cylinder and Valve w/Argon Decal
  • EZ-ON Pony Mount
  • Flow through piston Inflation Regulator w/OPV & DIN Cap
  • Choice of Flex hose length w/ EZ-ON quick disconnect adapter
  • Choice of Mini-SPG in PSI or BAR
  • Optional standard cam buckle tank strap

The regulator, OPV, flex hose, EZ-ON quick disconnect adapter, and Mini-SPG are shipped fully assembled. The cylinder and valve are also shipped fully assembled with VIP sticker attached, however the argon decal is shipped loose. If wish to use the pony mount with doubles, you will need to add a standard Cam Buckle Tank Strap around one of the cylinders in the doubles set in order to use the pony mount.

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Brand DGX
SKU PK-545020
Weight 10.000000
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This Drysuit Inflation Kit is not configured, tested or intended for breathing use.

Choosing the Best Inflation Hose Length

For BC power inflator hoses with the ordinary quick-disconnect Schrader fitting, the most common length seen on the 'jacket' style BC is {26 in | 66 cm} or {28 in | 71 cm} because the large-diameter corrugated hose length is relatively long and most sport first stage regulators are 'fixed' port orientations which can result in less than optimal hose routing. Our observation of divers in the water is these one-length-fits-all hoses are often too long, causing the hose to 'bow' out and the inflator assembly to lay at an inconvenient or improper location with the resulting increase in drag. Using a shorter BC hose is particularly beneficial if the diver has added a powered alert whistle inline with the BC power-inflator.

For divers using back inflation, the typical length seen on the 'wing' style BC is {22 in | 56 cm} because the large-diameter corrugated hose is usually a little shorter on wings. This length generally works well on singles where the regulator first stage has swivel ports and on doubles where the hose will coming off the 5th port of the divers right post regulator. Some cave divers prefer a short corrugated hose where the inflator rests at their shoulder rather than their chest, and the BC power-inflator hose is typically {18 in | 46 cm} long. We don't have a recommendation for sidemount divers as the lengths are very sensitive to the configuration, but the {15 in | 38 cm} length is popular and we even see some sidemount rigs using {9 in | 23 cm} hoses, although with short hoses A-framing can be an issue.

BC integrated backup second stages are a special case and require a hi-flow quick coupling. You can not use a standard BC inflator QD hose Schrader fitting to supply a BC integrated alternate air source, as the device would not receive enough gas due to the flow restriction of a standard Schrader fitting. To replace the hose for one of these devices, you will need to use a {26 in | 66 cm} LP regulator hose plus a BC Integrated 2nd Stage Adapter.

Most drysuit inflation systems use the same fitting as found on BCs, but need a longer length. For drysuit divers, where the hose routes under their arm to a chest mounted power-inflator, the typical length is {30 in | 76 cm} or sometimes {36 in | 91 cm} depending on the locations of the power-inflator relative to the first stage supply. We've also seen some drysuit inflation systems which relied upon a special flow-restrictor orifice in the first stage fitting of the hose rather than in the inflator valve itself and while the drysuit inflator hose appears to be the same as an ordinary BC inflator hose, it is not the same. You should consult the manual that came with your drysuit to be certain your drysuit inflator valve can use a standard BC inflator hose.

Finally, we sometimes hear from someone seeking a BC hose for the backup power-inflator of their redundant bladder wing. There is controversy regarding the use of dual bladder wings, and we won't join the debate here. However, rapidly diagnosing a dribbling or runaway power-inflator plus other issues introduced by an additional BC inflation hose, leads some experienced divers who choose to dive with redundant bladder wings to avoid connecting the backup power-inflator. Instead the backup BC is only inflated orally in an emergency.