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About Air Line 12V160-3 Battery Unit

At Last!! An Honest-To-Goodness 12 Volt System for Diving!

Announcing Model 12V160-3, another in the long line of Air Line firsts, Thomas Industries once again comes through for The Air Line with a tough compact, single-head compressor that goes beyond -- actually, way below -- diving just under the hull. The 12V160-3 Battery Unit is a terrific option for sail boaters, power boaters who don't want to carry gas and metal detectives who want to keep a low, quiet profile. What better way to do those really fun projects like scraping barnacles, changing zincs, chopping line off the prop. No tank to bop the boats gel coat, no yo-yoing up and down on breath hold dives till your lungs give out.

For folks who like numbers the performance: 3.25 CFM @ 0PSI, 2.18 @ 50. Unit will supply one diver to depth of 50 feet. Motor: .1/3 HP DC with a Rated Load: 26 AMPS.

Recommended Battery: Group 31 Marine, (Expect two hours of operation), Group 27,(Expect one hour, 20 minutes) One D-Cell, (Expect ridicule). Running the boat engine will keep the battery charged Weight: 23 lbs. Size: 12" by 8" by6" high on white, rubber feet. (Allow 19" L for hose bend cables and overpressure, QuietValve). Mounting Notes: The compressor can be custom mounted in any position.

What about those underwater metal detector guys, in public places they need to accomplish two things to get the prize: They need relative silence, and zero fume emissions. Enter the stealthy Air Line 12 Volt system. (This approach is so effective that The Air Line should get half of the finds. But we will cede all pull-tabs) Breathing is smooth and easy with Air Lines Adjustable Hookah-Specific Second-Stage Regulator. Regulator has diver adjustment knob to fine tune the breathing resistance, and a fully rotational 360° Swivel to eliminate any regulator pulling like with a Standard Scuba System.

Breathing is made comfortable with the 5' US Navy Heat Hose which will cool the compressed air delivered to the 60' fully swiveled dive hose. Included is a Tow Belt to tether the umbilical hoses to your body and a weight belt to maintain proper buoyancy. Maintenance is a breeze with the washable, stainless steel particle filter. Unit comes with an Owner's Manual for proper use and periodic maintenance.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

Air Line 12V160-3 Battery Unit Features

  • No Heavy Cylinder on Your Back
  • Thomas 12 Volt Single Head Compressor
  • Quite Electric Power
  • No Gas Fumes or Carbon Monoxide Worries
  • Adjustable Hookah-Specific 2nd-Stage
  • Fully Rotational 360° Swivel
  • Quite Valve Installed
  • Great for Boat Maintenance

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Works great


I'm a sailor who dives (or a diver who sails) and wanted a way to have unlimited air underwater without the need for a stinky generator or mains power. The 12V160-3 works exactly as advertised. For example, recently I performed some boat maintenance which required working underwater for two hours. No worries with the 12V160-3!

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Shopper  Do u have to let this unit run awhile before uses or can be used as soon as turned on?
ALAN N  It only needs to run for a few seconds - just long enough to fill up the hose with air.
Shopper  Can you add an additional dive line or is it for a single diver only?
Frank L  No, this is a single diver unit.
Shopper  Does it have to have three batteries as indicated in the advertisement?
Monica s  It states one battery either Group 31 Marine, (Expect two hours of operation), or Group 27,(Expect one hour, 20 minutes)
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