DGX Gas Transfill Hose with Analog Gauge

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The Gas Transfill Hose (aka 'Tank Equalizer') allows you to transfer high pressure gas to equalize between two SCUBA cylinders.

DGX Gas Transfill Hose with Analog Gauge

DGX Gas Transfill Hose with Analog Gauge
DGX Gas Transfill Hose with Analog Gauge Detail of Fittings and Analog Gauge Twist Bleed Ring to Release Pressure Gas Transfill Hose
  • Transfer gas to equalize between two scuba cylinders
  • { 60 in | 1.5 m } long with standard DIN fittings
  • Connect to both 200 Bar and 300 Bar scuba valves
  • { 2 in | 5.1 cm } gauge with boot - Imperial and Metric
  • Hose has a { 5000 psi | 350 bar } working pressure

This value priced Nitrox Ready Transfill Hose (aka 'Tank Equalizer') is { 60 in | 1.5 m } long with standard DIN fittings that connect to both 200 Bar and 300 Bar standard SCUBA cylinder valves. A pressure bleed ring is positioned on both DIN fittings. The { 2 in | 5.1 cm } pressure gauge features a shock protecting rubber boot with dual readings in both imperial and metric measurements { 0-5000 psi | 0-350 bar }. The hose complies with SAE 100R8 standards having a { 5000 psi | 350 bar } working pressure and is aramid braid reinforced thermoplastic with a nylon core and black perforated polyurethane cover.

For transfers between tanks with standard K-valves, add one or two optional DIN-to-Yoke spin-on adapters.

Although it probably seems obvious to divers, this product is ONLY used for transfilling between SCUBA diving tanks used in breathing gas applications. The DIN fittings are NOT compatible with other types of fittings such as Compressed Gas Association (CGA) fittings for oxygen, nitrogen, helium, and argon.

More Information
Brand DGX
SKU DX-701370
Weight 2.500000

Customer Reviews

Uncoupling DIN Fittings From SCUBA Valves

There is more to disconnecting a DIN fitting from a valve than you might imagine. Do it incorrectly and you will probably lose an o-ring and perhaps even need to have your regulator serviced. The o-ring popping out of the nose of the DIN fitting is an issue on scuba regulators and fill whip hoses and it is caused by failing to completely bleed residual pressure before uncoupling the fitting.

When divers are unscrewing DIN fittings on first stages they may encounter the issue when hoses are longer than typical sport lengths or especially with oxygen compatible designs like our DGX Xtra and D6 that include flow restrictions for high-pressure gas. Briefly purging the second stage just once is not enough, residual pressure trapped in the high-pressure hose of the SPG will take several seconds to move all the way back through the regulator first stage to the second stage. You must wait a moment between each time you push the purge and you must do it three times in a row to fully release all the pressure from the hoses. Another equally effective two-handed technique is to continue to hold the second stage purge down in one hand while you begin to unscrew the DIN fitting using the other hand.

On fill whips, you can be certain all the pressure is released by opening the bleed and waiting a few extra seconds before starting to unscrew the fitting. You need to wait a moment after the hiss stops, because the bleed hole is tiny and gas will continue to escape even after the hissing stops. Compact ring-style bleeds found on fill whips that twist either direction to bleed are popular because you can't lose the bleed screw, but with this design you must make sure the ring is centered on the bleed opening because if you keep twisting you will close it again with out fully bleeding the hose.

DIN fitting designs use a two or three part assembly in which the threaded component with a handwheel collar slides onto a hollow center post and is retained by a 'nose cap' that contains the sealing DIN o-ring on the front and a smaller o-ring on the back. Improperly unscrewing the collared threads by rocking the entire assembly back and forth, or just using brute force to 'break' the seal can eventually can loosen the center post and/or nose cap causing a leak or seal failure the next time you try to use the fitting. We've seen the loosened nose cap act as a 'locking' mechanism, resulting in the fitting becoming frozen in to the DIN outlet and impossible to remove. Conversely, the "loose" nose cap can allow the 1st stage to "rotate" about the DIN fitting even when seemingly fully seated and pressurized. Sometimes you can 'save-a-dive' by using a hex wrench to hand tighten the DIN assembly but a loose assembly is nearly impossible to permanently correct in the field and usually requires bench service at the local dive shop to be able to fully tighten and lock the assembly back in place.

Proper technique to uncouple a DIN fitting requires you be careful to only turn the collar in the DIN fitting, don't grab and turn the entire assembly. If you can't easily turn just the collar to unscrew, i.e. you have to use force on the the entire assembly to 'break' the seal, then the line is not fully depressurized and you need to repeat the bleed.