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About TUSA Active Purge Assist (APA) for TUSA BCD's

TUSA's Active Purge Assist (APA) System is a Revolutionary new BCD Accessory Technology. This Pneumatically Assisted Purge System and newly designed OPEV (Over Pressure Exhaust Valve) offers Significantly-Enhanced Flow-Rates over a Standard Inflator System, which allows for Immediate Purge and Inflation Response. Additionally, the APA is Incredibly Streamlined Reducing-Drag and Bulkiness. The System is designed for Low-Maintenance and Easy Care, Reducing Inflator Malfunctions and an Add-On Replacement Accessory on most TUSA BCD's.

The APA Ergonomic Design Fits-Comfortably in your Hand when Trimming Buoyancy Underwater. It has a Cable-Activated Pull-Dump Mechanism allowing the Diver to Pull-Down on the Inflator to Quickly Dump Air when needed. The Corrugated Hose has Clips to Route the Low-Pressure Hose coming from your First-Stage Regulator to Further Reduce Drag and Increase the Streamline Profile when Diving. The APA is covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Uniquely, the System can be Mounted-On-the-BCD in a variety of ways including:
1. Traditional, Over-the-Shoulder
2. Underarm, Positioned at Pocket/Hip*
3. Underarm, Positioned in Center Chest - Ideal for Handicapped Divers*
*Requires the TC-753 Mounting Strap (see SKU: TBTTC753)

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Warranty Information

This product has a limited lifetime warranty.

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(800) 482-2282

TUSA Active Purge Assist (APA) for TUSA BCD's Features

  • Revolutionary new BCD Accessory Technology
  • Pneumatically Assisted Purge System
  • Newly Designed OPEV (Over Pressure Exhaust Valve)
  • Offers Significantly-Enhanced Flow-Rates Over Standard Inflator System
  • Allows for Immediate Purge and Inflation Response
  • APA is Incredibly Streamlined Reducing-Drag and Bulkiness
  • Designed for Low-Maintenance and Easy Care, Reducing Inflator Malfunctions
  • Add-On Replacement Accessory on most TUSA BCD's
  • Ergonomic Design Fits-Comfortably in Hand for Trimming Buoyancy Underwater
  • Cable-Activated Pull-Dump Mechanism: Pull-Down on Inflator to Quickly Dump Air
  • Corrugated Hose: Equipped with Clips to Route First-Stage Low-Pressure Hose Further Reduce Drag and Increase Streamline Profile
  • Mounted-On BCD in Variety-of-Ways Including:
    1. Traditional, Over-the-Shoulder
    2. Underarm, Positioned at Pocket/Hip*
    3. Underarm, Positioned in Center Chest - Ideal for Handicapped Divers*
    *Requires the TC-753 Mounting Strap (see SKU: TBTTC753)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

TUSA Active Purge Assist (APA) for TUSA BCD's Specifications

Valves
Over Pressure Exhaust Valve (Opev)
Oral Inflator
Tusa Power Inflator
Weight [with packaging]
1.1 lb
Mfr #
SKU
TBTAPA

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4.6

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Pros

  • Lots of features (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (5), Wreck diving (5), Drift diving (4), Night diving (4), Outdoor professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    5.0

    Great addition to Tusa BCDs!

    By Snorkel Chuck

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about TUSA Active Purge Assist (APA) for TUSA BCD's:

      I added this inflator/deflator to my Tusa Liberator Sigma II BCD. It is great. You can deflate in any orientation very easily. It makes maintaining peak buoyancy a breeze!

      • Diving Type:
      • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      had to replace after 2 years

      By jim

      from crystal river, fl

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Easily Adjustable
      • Lots Of Features

      Cons

      • Poor Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

        Comments about TUSA Active Purge Assist (APA) for TUSA BCD's:

        plastic housing cracked at inflator hose connection

        • Diving Type:
        • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Exact item as advertised

        By Chris

        from KSA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about TUSA Active Purge Assist (APA) for TUSA BCD's:

              Replacement for a worn out item.

              • Diving Type:
              • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Subtle but fantastic add-on

              By sailorcanuck

              from Canada

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Adjustable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Recreation

                Comments about TUSA Active Purge Assist (APA) for TUSA BCD's:

                This is a great add-on to any of the new model Tusa BCD's. It turns your BC into a product like the MARES Dragon with a pneumatic precision air dump. You no longer have to lead your BCD controls over your shoulder and raise the BCD's hose over your head to dump air. It uses the pressure provided by your tank to power the pneumatic dump so you route your BCD hose under your arm. See Tusa wite-up: [@]Works very well - you release air from your BCD in precise small bursts similar to the way you charge your BCD with air from your tank in bursts.

                • Diving Type:
                • Cave Diving, Drift Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                tusa active purge assist system

                By rhephburn3900

                from Scarborough, Ontario

                About Me Advanced Diver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Lots Of Features

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cold Water
                  • Recreation
                  • Warm Water

                  Comments about TUSA Active Purge Assist (APA) for TUSA BCD's:

                  looks like a good replacment part. but it does not fit my
                  tusa 3800 Platina bcd, mount is larger on my bcd,
                  ended up selling to LDS a service replacment spare for them

                  • Diving Type:
                  • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving

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                  Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
                  WILLIAM P  Bought this to replace the inflator hose on my 2 year old TUSA Platina BCD. The inflator hose on this 2 year old BCD got stuck open and "auto-inflatted" my BCD so that I had to vent air every minute to maintain proper buoyancy. So I thought it would be good to replace the faulty hose on my 2 year old BCD.
                  m d  will it work on a sherwood outback bc?
                  Angelo F  Hello- The TUSA APA is designed to work on all TUSA BCJ... It can work on other Manufacturer BC providing the APA Hose fits the Threads on the BC... I am not familiar with the Sherwood Outback BC size
                  m d  will it work on a sherwood outback bc?
                  Angelo F  Hello- The TUSA APA is designed to work on all TUSA BCJ... It can work on other Manufacturer BC providing the APA Hose fits the Threads on the BC... I am not familiar with the Sherwood Outback BC size
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