Expected to be available Summer 2021.
Patented diaphragm first stage with insulated diaphragm chamber and rotary head enabling LP port positioning at any angle.
The patented first-stage diving regulator NX700 is equipped with a range of solutions. These allow it to be configured so that in every configuration, the hoses are perfectly positioned. Hose routing should avoid bending or contact with the buoyancy compensator, which could negatively affect safety and cause premature wear of the hoses.
The key element is the rotary head located at the front of the first stage. The head can be locked at set angles depending on the preference and requirements of the user. The head can also be left to rotate. You can find more information on this topic later in this manual.
The Low Pressure (LP) ports in the rotary head are placed slightly in front in relation to the buoyancy compensator. The hose ports are also set at an angle so that the hoses that point downwards (e.g. the dry suit inflation hose, a second-stage long hose) bypass the inflated BCD without any interference.
As standard, the first-stage NX700 is equipped in a rotating head with three LP ports. This ensures the perfect arrangement of hoses in all standard configurations.
The Modular Turret System (MTS) allows for choosing from several different rotary and fixed heads with specific port positions. This enables optimum positioning and angles of the LP ports in all configurations, including non-standard or specialist applications (e.g. some rebreathers). Contact the manufacturer for information on the available options in the MTS system.
MTS system turret lock
The NX700 is equipped with a patented turret that allows the LP ports to be positioned at an angle that reduces, if not eliminates hose bending. Hose bends accelerate wear or can even block gas flow. The turret head can be locked in a specific position or kept unlocked allowing it to be rotated during a dive. To lock the head in the desired position, turn it so that the groove in the head is aligned with the hole in the regulator body. It is then possible to screw in the locking pin until it stops using an octagonal wrench. Do not to use too much force when screwing. Guidelines for locking the turret suitable for specific configurations have been described in the next chapter.