DGX Custom - EZ-ON Inflation Regulator

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SKU
PK-545001
The Innovative EZ-ON Inflation Regulator System is a complete solution specifically for inflation with air or argon. This system can be used for BCD and drysuit inflation, or to operate compressed 'shop air' powered tools.

DGX Custom - EZ-ON Inflation Regulator

EZ-ON Inflation Regulator System w/ Mini-SPG in PSI
EZ-ON Inflation Regulator System w/ Mini-SPG in PSI DGX 1st Stage Regulator w/OPV and HP Port EZ-ON Adapter
  • Complete regulator system for power nflation with Air or Argon
  • Balanced piston DIN first stage with an IP of 120 psi
  • Choose the hose length for your specific needs
  • Three LP 3/8-inch ports - one HP 7/16-inch port
  • Includes mini-SPG and quick disconnect adapter

The system consists of a low profile balanced piston DIN 1st stage, a flex hose in your choice of length along with an EZ-ON quick disconnect adapter that accepts the standard drysuit or BC inflator QD post, an over pressure relief valve (OPV) and a mini-SPG in your choice of PSI or BAR. Also included is a DIN cap to protect the fitting when not in use.

Nitrox Ready and suitable for use with air or argon, the DGX Inflation Regulator has a depth compensating balanced piston first stage with an intermediate pressure of 120 psi and includes an over pressurization relief valve. This first stage provides unusually good performance for such inexpensive system. Measuring {4.0 in x 1.5 in | 10.2 cm x 3.8 cm}, the regulator offers three standard size low pressure 3/8-inch ports (one is used by the OPV), one standard size high pressure 7/16-inch port (used by the mini-SPG), and comes standard with a 200-BAR DIN connector.

For shop air use with a yoke style SCUBA tank valve you may also wish to add a DIN-to-Yoke spin on adapter.

To assemble:

  • Connect regulator first stage to the outlet of the gas supply cylinder
  • Connect hose to a device with a QD post and manually operated valve
  • Open the supply cylinder valve using the cylinder valve handwheel
  • Operate the device as needed using the manually operated valve of the device

To disassemble

  • Close the cylinder valve using the cylinder valve handwheel
  • Bleed line pressure using the manually operated valve of the device
  • Disconnect hose from the QD post of the device
  • Disconnect regulator first stage from the outlet of the gas supply cylinder

To bleed line pressure, do NOT use the OPV, unscrew the Schrader valve in the hose, or disassemble the first stage regulator. In an circumstance where the line has been inadvertently pressurized and a device with a manually operated valve and QD post is not conveniently available, then very slowly unscrew a port plug from the first stage body. Note this will likely cause the port plug O-ring to be dislodged and probably damaged, necessitating replacement. You might wish to keep an QD post Air Nozzle handy as an alternative.

More Information
Brand DGX
SKU PK-545001
Weight 1.750000

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.