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Product OverviewThe XTX 200 is second only to the XTX Tungsten and quite rightly enjoys its position towards the top of the Apeks regulator range. The definitive blend of style and high performance, every detail on this product has been carefully designed to offer a regulator of the highest quality. Features an innovative Diver Changeable Exhaust system (DCE). This system gives the diver the ability to change from a small exhaust tee to a large exhaust tee. This gives the user a choice, wider exhaust tee for minimal bubble interference (essential for underwater photography) and narrow exhaust tee for a smaller compact comfortable regulator. The regulator is supplied with both sets of exhaust tees. Active Protection Against Infection: Additive that kills MRSA, protects against E-Coli, bacteria and fungi, also very effective against viruses, mold, yeast and algae. An optional 5th port is available which features the additional bonus of an integrated heat exchanger (available on the Tungsten, XTX200 and XTX100 first stages only).
Can be converted from a right-handed hose configuration to a left-handed one. The process of changing the regulator to a left-handed configuration is both quick and simple. However, this procedure must Only be performed by an APEKS Authorized Service Technician. Braided flexi-hoses are now standard on all models. These hoses are lighter weight, more flexible and more durable. Suitable for cold water use below 50°F (10°C). Compatible with EAN40 out of the box.
Over-Balanced Diaphragm Design:
The heart of any regulator is the first stage. Most Apeks first stages utilize a unique over-balanced diaphragm design. In an over-balanced first stage design, the inter-stage pressure in the hose increases faster than traditional balanced models as a diver descends to greater depths. This increased inter-stage pressure compensates for the increased density of your breathing gas by allowing a larger volume of gas to flow through the system on demand. The result is superior breathing performance regardless of depth. The over-balanced diaphragm design is found on Apeks XTX200, first stages.
Environmental Dry Sealing System:
Standard on most Apeks first stages is the unique Environmental Dry Sealing System. This system serves several purposes, including the prevention of ice build-up on the main spring that can occur when diving in extremely cold water. Dry sealing the first stage also acts as a safeguard against the entry of contaminants and silt into the main spring chamber, and eliminates the need for messy silicone oil or grease filling inside your regulator. The Environmental Dry Sealing system is found on Apeks XTX200 first stages. First stage is machined from a solid piece of marine brass with highly polished bright chrome plating, has four 3/8" UNF threaded low pressure ports, two 7/16" UNF high pressure ports and removable ARCAP valve seat.
In most other regulator brand's second stage designs, the inhalation effort of the diver opens a valve inside the regulator that is held closed by spring tension. Apeks second stages feature a pneumatically balanced valve system which means that the pressure on the second stage valve is "balanced" by allowing medium pressure air to pass through to the opposite side of the valve to help counteract the force of the spring. This reduces the inhalation effort required to open the second stage valve and substantially improves the overall ease of breathing in all diving conditions. This means that a dive on an Apeks regulator is a far superior breathing experience to that of other competing regulators.
The Apeks XTX range of regulators can be dedicated to either left or right-handed use. While supplied in a right-hand configuration, the hose routing can be altered from right to left or left to right by an Authorized Apeks Service Technician. This extremely useful feature offers greater flexibility for those who like to configure their kit in a particular-way and sets Apeks regulators apart from other brands of regulators. The Apeks Reversible Venturi System (RVS) allows the diver to control the venturi assist with greater precision due to indexable Venturi Lever. Gas flow to the diver can be directed towards the mouthpiece by indexing the venturi lever towards the plus position. This allows the diver an assisted breathing resulting in a more comfortable dive with less breathing effort. With the venturi lever in the minus position, the air-flow in the second stage is directed onto the diaphragm, closing the valve and preventing free-flow. The Indexable Venturi Lever can therefore act as a pre-dive switch. When set in the minus position the second stage will not free-flow during the entry phase or if the regulator is dropped in the water. When the diver begins to use the regulator the venturi lever can be indexed toward the plus position and the second stage will give the diver an assisted breathing resulting in a more comfortable dive with less breathing effort. Due to its unique design, the venturi lever can be moved to either the left or the right side of the regulator, depending on the desired hose configuration, this work must be carried out by an authorized Apeks service center.
Diver Changeable Exhaust System:
The Diver Changeable Exhaust (DCE) offers user the choice of either a compact, light-weight exhaust tee on the second stage or a wider exhaust. By using the wider exhaust, bubble interference can be avoided, perfect for photographers who wish to virtually eliminate exhaled air interfering with capturing the perfect image. The exhaust diffusers can be easily and quickly changed by sliding and locking the preferred set into place. Divers can now configure their own regulator exhaust diffusers for individual dive conditions or requirements. The regulator comes standard with the Comfo-Bite mouthpiece. The regulator weighs 40.28 oz. (1142 g) and comes with an owner's manual.
- Highly Technical Design
- Active Protection Against Infection:
Additive that Kills MRSA
Protects Against E-Coli, Bacteria and Fungi
Very Effective Against Viruses, Mold, Yeast and Algae
- Braided 3/8 Flexi-Hose
- Total Weight: 40.28 oz. (1142 g)
- Nitrox Ready Up to 40% O2
- Suitable for Cold Water Use Below 50°:F (10°:C)
- Compatible w/EAN40 Out-of-the-Box
- Owner's Manual
- First Stage: APEXS FSR XTX200
- Over-Balanced Diaphragm Design
- Medium Pressure Gas in Hose Increases Faster than Ambient
- Superior Performance at Depth
- LP Ports: 4 w/5th Port Option (3/8 UNF)
- HP Ports: 2 (7/16 UNF)
- Ports Angled for Optimum Hose Routing
- Body: Machined Solid Piece of Marine Brass, w/Bright Polished Chrome Finish
- Environmental Dry System:
Keeps Water Out of Main Spring Chamber
Preventing Ice Buildup and Keeping Silt and Contamination Out
Eliminates Need for Messy Silicone Oil or Grease
- Removable ARCAP Valve Seat
- Second Stage: APEXS XTX
- Pneumatically-Balanced Second Stage
- Smooth, Easy Breathing
- Purge Button:
Large and Easy to Operate
2-Stage Progressive Purge
Press Purge On-Side for Lower Flow Rate
Useful for Filling Lift Bags etc.
Press Center for Full Purge
Great for Regulator Clearing etc.
- Large Venturi Lever w/Soft Touch Rubber Grip
- Easy-to-Grip Opening Effort Control Knob
- Silicone Exhaust Valve Improves Breathing Performance
- Comfo-Bite Mouthpiece Virtually Eliminates Jaw-Fatigue
- Heat Exchanger (patented):
Dissipates Cold Caused by Gas Expansion
Draws in Warmth of Ambient Water
Helps Prevent Freeze-Ups
- Diver Changeable Exhaust System (DCE):
Offers Choice of Compact, Light-Weight or Wider Exhaust Tee
Wider Exhaust, Less Bubble Interference
Great for Photography
Easy to Change System
Configure Regulator Exhaust Diffusers for Individual Dive Conditions or Requirements
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What's in the Box
|1'st Stage Type||Over-Balanced Diaphragm|
|LP Ports||Four, 3/8-24 UNF Thread|
|HP Ports||Two, 7/16-20 UNF Thread|
|Adjustable 2'nd Stage||Yes, Inhalation Effort, Dive/Pre-Dive Venturi (Free Flow) Switch|
|Nitrox Compatible||Yes Up To 40% O2|
|2'nd Stage Type||Pneumatically Balanced Downstream Demand Valve|
|Materials||First Stage: Chrome Plated Brass, Second Stage: Techno-Polymer, Stainless Steel, Silicone|
|Hose Length||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Total Weight||40.28 oz. (1142 g)|
|1'st Stage Type|
|Four, 3/8-24 UNF Thread|
|Two, 7/16-20 UNF Thread|
|Adjustable 2'nd Stage|
|Yes, Inhalation Effort, Dive/Pre-Dive Venturi (Free Flow) Switch|
|Yes Up To 40% O2|
|2'nd Stage Type|
|Pneumatically Balanced Downstream Demand Valve|
|First Stage: Chrome Plated Brass, Second Stage: Techno-Polymer, Stainless Steel, Silicone|
|Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|40.28 oz. (1142 g)|
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