The Mares Epic 82X Regulator is the new top of the line breathing system, combining the traditional advantages of Mares regulators with latest generation technological innovations in an exclusive design. Mares Epic 82X Regulator marks the new benchmark product for people who want a high-performance regulator. As a result of Mares extensive expertise, they've produced the Mares Epic 82x first stage with a 360° swivel turret and a unique design for the HP Ports (OPD) allowing you to orient the high-pressure hose and/or computer transmitter to your preference, regardless of the first stage position. This offers you total control of your equipment configuration.
The Mares 82X is a balanced diaphragm first-stage, which guarantees reliable, consistent, elite performance at any depth or air pressure supply. The chrome plated marine brass first stage regulators balanced diaphragm design is inherently environmentally sealed. The diaphragm membrane transmits the pressure changes to the internal mechanism eliminating the need for the surrounding water to enter the intricate mechanism. The benefit of this type of first stage design is that none of the internal parts are exposed to contaminants such as salt, sand, chlorine or pool acids. These environmental contaminants cause corrosion and mineral deposits to form on the internal mechanism deteriorating regulator performance.The first stage also includes the all-new AST anti-flooding system (Auto-Sealing Technology) which safeguards against water intrusion into the first stage, maintaining a dry first stage under all conditions. The flow of gas from the tank activates the AST system automatically without relying on a mechanical solution, ensuring maximum reliability.
The regulator has five 3/8" threaded low-pressure (LP) ports with 4 on a rotating turret for excellent hose routing and a fixed fifth on the end of the turret. Two opposing 7/16" threaded high-pressure (HP) ports allow mounting of a hose-less air integrated computer transmitter and a backup submersible pressure gauge (SPG). The Mares Epic 82X Regulator uses tri-material valve technology. This patented technology created to optimize performance, safety and reliability. The valve is covered with a hard polyurethane (PU) and the sealing surface is a layered with a soft PU for a perfect seal. Tri-material (brass, soft PU and heavy-duty" PU) reaches new levels of durability.But the benefits don't stop there.
Mares Epic 82X Regulator also incorporates full pneumatic balancing in the second stage, as well as a large pivoting purge button for fast, intuitive use. Combined with the VAD Twin Power system, which allows the diver to control air flow in response to their breathing demands, the Mares Epic 82X Regulator ensures the very best performance even in the most extreme conditions. The Mares Epic 82X Regulator with its vortex assist design (V.A.D.) system: all Mares second stages offer the unique patented VAD system. The air bypass tube conveys air to the mouthpiece creating a swirling vortex with a low-pressure area in the center this keeps the diaphragm down during inhalation, giving very sensitive and easy breathing at all depths. This Mares second stage regulator is equipped with a flow control (Twin Power), managing the delivery rate of gas from natural breathing to power breathing. By rotating the adjustment sleeve on the hose inlet, you can achieve VAD+ performance.All of this has been achieved whilst maintaining a compact and lightweight product, The Mares Epic 82X Regulator is truly one of a kind. Superflex hose is 3/8" threaded high flow hose and is 29.5" (75 cm) in length. The regulators total weight with hose is 41.83 oz. (1,186 g).
Mares Epic 82X Regulator Special Features:
NATURAL DFC ON ALL LP PORTS
OPD - TILTED HP PORTS
AST - 1ST STAGE DRY SYSTEM
METAL 2ND STAGE WITH PVD COATING
TWIN POWER SYSTEM
ADJUSTABLE BREATHING COMFORT
PAD - PNEUMATICALLY ASSISTED DESIGN
HIGH AIR FLOW
WIDE PIVOTING PURGE BUTTON
COLD WATER USE
ACHIEVED EN250 WORK OF BREATHING REQUIREMENTS AT THE DEPTH OF 200 M AT A BREATHING RATE OF 62,5 L/MIN WHILE USING A BREATHING MIX OF 6,7% OXYGEN, 83,3% HELIUM AND 10% NITROGEN. THIS GAS MIXTURE HAS A DENSITY AT 200M EQUIVALENT TO THE DENSITY OF AIR AT 50M.
CERTIFIED PERFORMANCE AT 200 M, PROVEN TECHNOLOGY AT 400 M
Mares Epic 82X Regulator Specifications:
First Stage Weight - 964g INT, 790g DIN
Second stage weight (g) - 329g INT, 329g DIN,
Total Weight (including hose) - 1429g INT, 1255g DIN
Material - Metal Technology
First stage - Balanced Diaphragm
Lightweight yoke - Yes
High pressure ports - 2 HP 7/16" UNF
Low pressure ports - 5 LP 3/8" UNF
Mares Epic 82X Regulator Technologies:
All Metal Technology - Outstanding mechanical reliability and high thermal conductivity make our metal 2nd stages extremely long lasting and ideal for cold water dives. The high thermal conductivity of metal reduces also the dry mouth feeling during the dive.
DFC - Dynamic Flow Control - Minimizes intermediate pressure drop during inhalation thus maximizing gas delivery, especially under extreme conditions.
ACT Valve - Advanced Coating Technology - Advanced Coating Technology
The new valve in the "X” systems increases durability by an astounding 600%, even under the most extreme conditions.
Twin Power - New, flow control manages the delivery rate of your gas, from natural breathing to power breathing. The former is the traditional way of breathing a Mares regulator, (VAD) while the latter (VAD+) provides an extra push when you need it.
VAD - Vortex Assisted Design - The air bypass tube delivers air to the mouthpiece creating a swirling vortex with a low pressure area in the center that keeps the diaphragm down during inhalation, for very sensitive and easy breathing at all depths.
Mesh Grid - Patented design which reduces the impact of water flow onto the second stage diaphragm, thus eliminating free flows even in strong currents.
Superflex Hose - Extreme light weight and exceptional softness guarantee the maximum freedom of movement.