DGX Rubber Dust Cap for Yoke

$2.00
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SKU
DX-701391
The DGX Rubber Dust Cap for a Yoke style first stage regulator. It attaches to the Yoke screw directly and is easily removable if needed.

DGX Rubber Dust Cap for Yoke

DGX Rubber Dust Cap for Yoke
DGX Rubber Dust Cap for Yoke
  • Compatible with all brands of Yoke regulators
  • Durable hard rubber for longevity in any environment
  • Attaches securely to the Yoke screw - easily removable
  • Helps to keep moisture and contaminants out
The DGX Rubber Dust Cap is designed for a Yoke style first stage regulator. It attaches to the Yoke screw directly and is easily removable if needed. Made of hard rubber material for longevity in harsh marine environments.
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SKU DX-701391
Brand DGX
Weight 0.100000

Dust caps with DIN-to-Yoke adapters are not best practice

You should use a yoke dust cap with native yoke fitting first stages, but you do not need to use a dust cap with DIN-to-Yoke spin-on adapters. You should NOT permanently leave a DIN-to-Yoke adapter in place and cap the adapter. Leaving the adapter permanently on the DIN fitting can eventually cause the DIN fitting to 'lock-in' to the yoke adapter, making it impossible to remove without damaging something.

Best practice for use of all DIN-to-Yoke adapters is to first mount and tighten the adapter to the tank K-valve, then attach the DIN regulator to the adapter. After your dive, first remove the DIN regulator from the adapter, place a dust cap the DIN fitting and then remove the adapter from the tank K-valve. Thus, by following best practice there is no need for yoke dust cap and our DIN-to-Yoke adapters don't include a cap. If you are new to DIN fittings on regulators, you might read our Uncoupling DIN Fittings from SCUBA Valves TekTip.

Also, if you use a dust cap on the native yoke fitting, do not leave it attached to the fitting during the dive. Although convenient, unfortunately either the diver fails to dry it off when replacing thus trapping moisture in the regulator inlet or worse novices will dry the cap with a blast of compressed gas from the tank valve. The problem with that (as our service techs often complain) is the blast of gas will often blow moisture from the valve face or the attached cap right in to the first stage inlet. Best practice would be to remove and replace the knob from the yoke fitting while separating the rubber cap from the fitting. When the yoke fitting cap is not in use, store it in a dry place.





     
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