Mares Epic ADJ 82X PVD
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The Mares Epic 82X is the new top of the line breathing system, combining the traditional advantages of Mares regulators with latest generation technological innovations in an exclusive design. Epic 82X marks the new benchmark product for people who want a high-performance regulator. As a result of Mares extensive expertise, they've produced the Epic 82x first stage with a 360° swivel turret and a unique design for the HP Ports (OPD) allowing you to orient the high-pressure hose and/or computer transmitter to your preference, regardless of the first stage position. This offers you total control of your equipment configuration.
The 82X is a balanced diaphragm first-stage, which guarantees reliable, consistent, elite performance at any depth or air pressure supply. The chrome plated marine brass first stage regulators balanced diaphragm design is inherently environmentally sealed. The diaphragm membrane transmits the pressure changes to the internal mechanism eliminating the need for the surrounding water to enter the intricate mechanism. The benefit of this type of first stage design is that none of the internal parts are exposed to contaminants such as salt, sand, chlorine or pool acids. These environmental contaminants cause corrosion and mineral deposits to form on the internal mechanism deteriorating regulator performance. The first stage also includes the all-new AST anti-flooding system (Auto-Sealing Technology) which safeguards against water intrusion into the first stage, maintaining a dry first stage under all conditions. The flow of gas from the tank activates the AST system automatically without relying on a mechanical solution, ensuring maximum reliability.
The regulator has five 3/8" threaded low-pressure (LP) ports with 4 on a rotating turret for excellent hose routing and a fixed fifth on the end of the turret. Two opposing 7/16" threaded high-pressure (HP) ports allow mounting of a hose-less air integrated computer transmitter and a backup submersible pressure gauge (SPG). The Mares Epic 82X uses tri-material valve technology. This patented technology created to optimize performance, safety and reliability. The valve is covered with a hard polyurethane (PU) and the sealing surface is a layered with a soft PU for a perfect seal. Tri-material (brass, soft PU and heavy-duty" PU) reaches new levels of durability. But the benefits don't stop there.
Epic 82X also incorporates full pneumatic balancing in the second stage, as well as a large pivoting purge button for fast, intuitive use. Combined with the VAD Twin Power system, which allows the diver to control air flow in response to their breathing demands, the Epic 82X ensures the very best performance even in the most extreme conditions. The Mares Epic 82X with its vortex assist design (V.A.D.) system: all Mares second stages offer the unique patented VAD system. The air bypass tube conveys air to the mouthpiece creating a swirling vortex with a low-pressure area in the center this keeps the diaphragm down during inhalation, giving very sensitive and easy breathing at all depths. This Mares second stage regulator is equipped with a flow control (Twin Power), managing the delivery rate of gas from natural breathing to power breathing. By rotating the adjustment sleeve on the hose inlet, you can achieve VAD+ performance. All of this has been achieved whilst maintaining a compact and lightweight product, the Epic 82X is truly one of a kind. Superflex hose is 3/8" threaded high flow hose and is 29.5" (75 cm) in length. The regulators total weight with hose is 35.6 oz. (1,009 g).
- CERTIFIED PERFORMANCE AT 200M USING OUR ANSTI MACHINE
- PVD COATING
- SWIVEL TURRET
- NATURAL DFC ON ALL LP PORTS
- OPD - TILTED HP PORTS
- AST - 1ST STAGE DRY SYSTEM
- COMPACT DIMENSIONS
- METAL 2ND STAGE WITH PVD COATING
- TWIN POWER SYSTEM
- ADJUSTABLE BREATHING COMFORT
- PAD - PNEUMATICALLY ASSISTED DESIGN
- HIGH AIR FLOW
- WIDE PIVOTING PURGE BUTTON
- COLD WATER USE
- SUPERFLEX HOSE
MEETS AND EXCEEDS THE REQUIREMENTS OF NORSOK U-101 AT A DEPTH OF 200M
CERTIFIED PERFORMANCE AT 200 M, PROVEN TECHNOLOGY AT 400M
This item goes perfectly with the SSI training program: ADVANCED ADVENTURER