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    KISS Classic Explorer O2 First Stage

    I posted this in the KISS section, but thought I might be a quicker response here.

    I see in the manual that the first stage needs to be either the Dive Rite or the Apeks DS4, and either one needs to have the environmental kit.

    I just want to confirm that these regs being environmentally sealed is not the same as them sustaining 1 ata throughout the depth rating of the mCCR, correct?

    I ask because I thought CMF was dependent on a constant IP uninfluenced by depth.

    As far as I can tell, the environmental kits don't prevent ambient pressure from influencing the reg, but only prevent water from getting into the balancing chamber.

    If 1 ata is needed then it would seem the blanking plug below would be needed.

    IP blanking plug for DS4

    Another question is if you attach offboard O2, does that go through the CMF orafice as well, and thus the reg on the offboard O2 bottle also needs to be one of these?

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    KISS Classic Explorer O2 First Stage

    Hi Mike, you need to buy one with the environmental kit, then this allows you to change out the pressure transmitter plastic bit between the cover an the diaphragm for the blanking plug. On the other side, as I understand the orifice is blanked, so a normal compensating reg is used, an you can go deeper.
    Dave

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    Re: KISS Classic Explorer O2 First Stage

    Ah, that makes perfect sense.

    I wonder if the dive rite is the same diameter as the apeks since the manual says you can use either.

    I wonder if it would fit my HOGs :).

    Thanks!

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