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Ive got a normal apeks A clamp valve on my first stage at the moment. If I want to get it converted to DIN is it
A)Hard
B)Possible without buying a new first stage
C)Expensive ??
 

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Ben - you should be able to get it converted for about 30 note-ish.

Speak to your LDS.
 

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Have you got a allen-keyable insert in your tank valve. I'm pretty sure you have from what I rememeber. If so, then no.
 

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Ben,

Your A-clamp section (inside the O-ring) should have a removeable 'slug' that you can, as Gav rightly says, remove with a simple Allen Key. Remove this and then insert and screw in a DIN adaptor. I've got three Faber 12l A-clamp tanks, and this is precisely what I did.

Hope that helps,
 

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Do you need to remove the A clamp adapter and then add a DIN adapter to the tank or is there one normally there when you remove the a clamp adapter. Basically are tanks naturally both Din and A clamp depending on the screwy bit??
 

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Ben,

Once you remove the A-clamp adaptor (most UK tanks are naturally DIN enabled with an A-clamp 'slug' screwed in to it), you are presented with the thread into which you screw the DIN adaptor. Should be straight forward mate. Have a swatch tonight when you get home and let us know.

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Ben - you're on the same wavelength as myself at the mo, I was looking for din adaptors yesterday, so far only found one place advertising them but still looking around for other prices - anyone got any beter prices than £27.50 inc vat and P&P? (see link)  I e-mailed scuba-online but not yet had a reply
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Steve

http://www.deepbluedive.sageweb.co.uk/catalogue/pr97.htm
 

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I converted an apeks 1st stage for £20 at Divers Warehouse.  Mind you, they know me REALLY well, what with the fire station being almost next door...
 

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twenty quid from beaver.
 

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Darth, did you get that direct from Beaver or from your LDS?
The only thing I could find on the Beaver website was this, which doesn't quite fit the bill:

INT-DIN TWIN OUTLET CONVERTOR - TOC AD
Converts single 232 Bar Int. A-clamp inlet to two 232 Bar DIN outlets.
R.R.P. £ 28.00

Cheers
Steve
 
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