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November 2019    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 34, No. 11   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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A DIN or a Yoke Regulator? Itís Time To Know The Difference

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There was a time when every regulator was fitted to a tank valve by means of a yoke fitting (officially known as an International A-Clamp). The tank valve has an O-ring, and most divers have been affected by annoying leaks and blown O-rings because these can wear and fray. A DIN connection solves this problem, and that's why regulators are now available in both DIN and yoke configuration.

A DIN-fitting regulator has a permanently captive O-ring and screws securely into the tank valve. Technical divers prefer them because the O-rings rarely wear or blow, and the simpler shape of the DIN regulator, devoid of the yoke, means there's less likelihood of entanglement with lines and gear....

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