The regulator can be purchased in both a left hand and right hand version to fit both posts of your twinset for optimum hose routing.
The TEK3 can be purchased individually as a left or right hand version or together as a pair. Usually you will find it is cheaper to buy them as a pair. Please see below for the mounted set-up.
The picture opposite and that below detail the TEK3 1st stages mounted on a manifold system. You can see how the hoses are neatly tucked away - both high pressure and medium pressure hoses. This is possible as all hoses are mounted on one side of the 1st stage and there is a 1st stage specifically for the left and one for the right.
Another clear benefit for divers is the ease of access to the cylinder valve knobs. Vitally important during dives.
The TEK3 1st stages have been designed and tested for use with any Apeks cold water spec second stages. The choice is yours. We are sure this is a leap forward for extended range diving, wreck diving, cave diving, in fact any diving where twinset use is preferred.
Specifications First Stage
* Compact solid one piece body
* 3 medium pressure ports, 3 x 3/8" UNF
* 1 high pressure port, 1 x 7/16" UNF
* Environmentally dry sealed system
* Stylish bright chrome finish
* Balanced for superior performance
* Metal hand wheels
* Proven technology used by technical divers worldwide
* Maximum working pressure 300 BAR
With more than 30 years of experience, Apeks Marine Equipment, Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers of SCUBA regulators in the world. Our state of the art production facility and total control over every manufacturing process make Apeks regulators the industry benchmark for design, quality and performance.
Apeks regulators are ideal for use in any diving environment. Their unsurpassed performance under even the most extreme conditions is well known among diving professionals throughout the world. Diving Icon John Bennet, who is the first man ever to SCUBA dive to a depth of over 1000 feet, has long put his faith in Apeks for his record-breaking dives. John says it best when talking about Apeks regulators: "Apeks regulators breathe superbly, they are simply the best." Apeks offers a series of regulators that provide divers with a wide range of benefits. From the practical and robust XTX20 to the ultimate in performance and outward beauty, the Tungsten, all of these regulators share many common features that make them superior to their competition in any price range:
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 interstage pressure in the hose increases faster than traditional balanced models as a diver descends to greater depths. This increased interstage 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 Tungsten, XTX200, XTX100, XTX50, XTX40 and XTX50/DS4 first stages.
ENVIRONMENTAL DRY SEALING SYSTEM
Standard on most Apeks first stages is the unique Environmental Dry Sealing System. This system serves a number of 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 Tungsten, XTX200, XTX100, XTX50, XTX40 and XTX50/DS4 first stages.
PNEUMATICALLY BALANCED 2ND STAGE
All Apeks second stages feature a Pneumatically Balanced Valve System. In most second stage designs, the inhalation effort of the diver opens a valve inside the regulator that is held closed by spring tension. In the Apeks pneumatically balanced design, 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.