I'm looking for a method to quick disconnect my Suunto transmitter from the 1st stage / HP hose. Now, I just plug the transmitter into my 1st stage's hp port - but it looks very fragile..
I came across this item, and it seem to be the solution.
Unfortunately, there are not enough pictures and technical information.
1) one end of this unit connects to the hp hose, while the other (the detachable part) has 7/16" threading?
2) If so - that literally means that I'll be able to connect my transmitter to this detachable part and quickly disconnect the transmitter when needed?
3) if this quick release adapter is connected to my hp hose, but nothing connected to the adapter from its other end, and then I submerge - will the system flood?
P.S. I pair the transmitter with my Suunto Vyper Air computer.
Thank you very much ahead!
I have a SUUNTO cobra, with which I am using this quick release model, and it works perfectly well for me.
Hope this helps
Hi. Thanks a lot for your replies.
I will actually connect a hose, then this adapter - and then the transmitter. That would make the transmitter less vulnerable, and closer to the computer (better signal).
First and foremost, Transmitters are designed to be installed in the HP port of a 1st stage regulator. Although they "look fragile" I have never heard of a issue or failure. If I understand correctly you are thinking of installing a quick disconnect to a HP hose end so that you can then install your transmitter to the "removable" end of the QD, making removal of your transmitter from the hose end convenient. Not a bad idea, but if the xmiter is not installed it will flood the open end of the QD, but no further than the open end of the QD, which is the question at hand. But why would you not have the xmitter installed when diving.
This quick disconnect is a great little device and has worked flawlessly for me. I'm not really sure what configuration you are thinking of, but I'll try to answer your questions:
Personally, I would not plug this quick disconnect directly into the first stage and then the transmitter onto the detachable part. You could do that, and it would work just fine, but this connector is about 3 inches long so connector + transmitter sticking out from your first stage would be (in my opinion) too vulnerable. If you are thinking of putting a length of HP hose between the first stage & the quick disconnect so that the transmitter can be stowed away in a streamlined way then I think that this would be a much better arrangement. To answer you questions specifically:
2. Yes. that's the beauty of this device (Note that you can only disconnect when the system is not under pressure)
Yes the quick release connection is great. Once both sides are connected it will not cause any issues with your computer or regulator. If you have a local dive shop handy it would be a good to have them do a test to make sure it installed correctly.
This item is specifically for console computer gauges. It appears that you have a wrist gauge with separate transmitter. If you use this quick disconnect (and it works) you will create a more fragile situation than you already have. Now if you have a console, it works great! There are several online youtube videos on how to install. Just note that there is no need to cut the plastic stem cover on your console case.