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To DIN or not to DIN, that is the question.
Seriously, this is a pretty loose link, but does anyone know which is the more popular fitting in Australia, DIN or Yoke?
I was planning on taking my own regs out there next month and was wondering if I'm going to get one of those A-Clamp to DIN converter thingummybobbies.
 

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If your kit is already DIN then there should be no problems Clive - its a simple task using an allen key to take out a section of the pillar valve on the tank to allow for DIN connections. If you're on an A clamp, you should also be ok as that still seems the worldwide standard.
 

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Paxo, you will find that the A clamp is standard in Oz - although no doubt if you are diving with rufty tufty tekkies they may be dinned-up.
 

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good laad, knew youd see sense soon enough!!!
 

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Sometimes you can get tanks - I did in Bali - that are a-clamp only (they don't have the insert like on my tank)

Converters are less than 20 quid and can be worthwhile.

I went DIN from the off and much prefer them. I have an a-clamp pony. That'll be going DIN if I don't get the twinset in the near future. And even then I'll probably do it anyway.

Have a great time in OZ !!!
 

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Same here Gav

Before I went over to Cyprus, I called the dive centre and asked if they supported DIN, I was told yes only to find that they threw me a converter. so my DIN reg was screwed into an A-clamp adpater which was then attached to the bottle.... the worst of two worlds really.

A lot of dive centres may still be using the older pillar valves without the screw in centre.
 

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Hey - Heads up - also want to convert my TX40`s to DIN. Did you go 7 thread or 5 ??. Also where did you get the parts, how much were they and do you get converting instructions


Any info would be appreciated

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Hey - Heads up - also want to convert my TX40`s to DIN. Did you go 7 thread or 5 ??. Also where did you get the parts, how much were they and do you get converting instructions
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Ordered the parts through my local dive shop (Seadog in Huddersfield). Cost £30 each (also mithered them to change them over for me while I was there!) Got the 7 thread one (no reason - thats what came!)

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30 quid!!!!

20 at divers warehouse mate, sorry n all that..
 

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With regards the A-Clamp to DIN converter for APeks regs, I just got mine from Go-Dive (http://www.godive-uk.com/) for £20 (plus £2 P&P). The 300 bar (7 thread) I believe is standard (which is what I got), and it arrived very quickly. My only problem is getting the A clamp off! If your local dive shop will do the job, probably best get them to - will be paying mine a visit!
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I want to convert my TX's to DIN too, what's this 7 thread or 5 thread question about? Is it the 'length' of the screw fitting as there is only one actual screwthread on it ??
 

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Steve
The 5 thread is 232 bar, 7 threads is for 300 bar cylinders. I believe the 300 bar DIN converter comes as standard, but best check when ordering. Think it's detter to have the capability to go up to 300 bar should you ever want to.
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Martin
 

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Steve,this link should make your question re.5 and 7 threads clear.People should also bear in mind that there are 2 types of DIN fitting.Thankfully one is'nt found much.It looks the same but the pitch is different so it's worth always checking your DIN fittings are compatable,esp.if buying 2nd hand or using anything you don't know eg.hire kit.Cheers,Hobby. http://www.ykrecscuba.org.uk/ukdiver/dinyoke.htm
 

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Thanks Hobby, that's answered my questions, very informative page by Keith.
Cheers
Steve
(PS in case anyone else uses the link it's uk not yk)
 
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