The economical CW octopus is the same internally as the ZX 2nd stage, but is more compact and lighter because it does not have the adjustment knob. The CW Octopus has a Venturi Control Lever that allows the diver to set the octopus 2nd stage in the Pre-Dive position until needed. This is very important in Octopus regulators, since the Pre-Dive position is much more resistant to Venturi-Free-flows that can sometimes result in significant air-loss during a dive. The addition of the chrome plated brass heat sink makes the CW Octopus an simple, light weight choice for cold water diving. The CW Octopus comes with a Yellow cover and 36' hose.
Downstream valve Balanced diaphragm Dive/Pre Dive Venturi control Chrome plated brass heat sink for superior cold water use
PRE-DIVE CHECK (entire regulator) 1. Before mounting any Scuba regulator onto a tank valve, you must open the valve briefly to blow out any water trapped in the outlet area of the valve. Failing to perform this simple step will often result in water and contaminants being blown into the interior of the regulator, which in turn will cause future mechanical problems in the regulator. 2. Prior to each dive always check to make certain your regulator has no potential water leaks by inhaling lightly on the regulator with the dust cap properly installed, or the tank air valve turned off. You should be able to draw in very little if any air. If you can draw in any quantity of air, either the exhaust valve is failing to seal properly, or there may be a pinhole leak in the mouthpiece or second stage diaphragm. 3. Mount the 1st stage regulator on the tank valve with the clear diaphragm end (with the black logo showing underneath) facing down. 4. Just before turning on the tank air valve, check to make sure that the yoke nut or DIN connection is tight and that the regulator body is aligned properly, with no kinks in the hoses. In the case of DIN connections, check that the DIN connector O-ring on the regulator is in place before installing the regulator into the valve. Always carry spare DIN connection O-rings (Zeagle p/n 160-0111-N7). 5. Turn the tank valve on VERY slowly. Check for air leaks and proper breathing function of the regulator.
1. After the dive, dry the dust cap and place it securely on the 1st stage regulator inlet. On multiple tank dives, keep water out of the regulator inlet when changing the tanks. Neglect of these simple procedures is a major cause of corrosion and wear in scuba regulators. 2. With the dust cap securely in place, rinse the first and second stage in clean fresh water. DO NOT purge the regulator before or during rinsing since this may introduce water into the second stage and the low-pressure hose. After rinsing, reconnect the regulator to an air supply and thoroughly shake all excess water from the second stage. Press the Purge cover (with the regulator attached to a pressure source) several times to blow the rinse water out of the inner mechanism. Allow the entire regulator to air dry before storing. For reasons of hygiene, equipment subjected to frequent use in training, rental, etc. should finally rinsed in water containing a suitable sterilizing agent. The best sterilizing solutions for your regulator are soap based. If any stronger chemicals are used, make the immersion very brief and rinse the regulator out again thoroughly. Failure to rinse sterilizing chemicals out of the regulator will cause serious damage to plastic parts of the regulator. This will result in cracking of hard plastic parts and shrinking or swelling of soft plastic parts. NOTE: DO NOT USE SOLVENT CHEMICALS TO CLEAN THE REGULATOR 3. Store the clean dry regulator in a clean bag or storage box, away from sunlight, excessive heat and humidity
The ZX has a Resistance Control Knob. The Valve Seal in the second stage will give longer service if the Resistance Control Knob on the ZX second stage is turned fully counter clockwise when the regulator is stored longer than a week.