Mikron

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Lighter than air...no, but you get the idea: the Mikron is the smallest and lightest regulator in the Aqua Lung collection. Equipped with our patented auto-closure device plus a pneumatically balanced second stage, this small but mighty regulator lets you float comfortably through baggage claim and the deep blue alike.

ABOUT Mikron

Product Details

Features

1st Stage:

  • Travel-Ready The reduced size and weight makes the Mikron the ideal choice for travelers
  • Auto-Closure Device Prevents corrosive water out of the first-stage inlet by automatically closing as the core is removed from the cylinder valve. This prevents internal lubrication from washing away and is safer for higher proportions of oxygen
  • Yoke or DIN Available in yoke (3,300psi/232 bar max.) or DIN (4,350psi/300 bar max.)
  • HP/MP Ports and "T" Shape 2 HP ports (7/16”) and 4 MP ports (3/8”), perfectly oriented in a “T” shape for streamlined hose positioning, reduced exhalation effort, and sending bubbles out of your field of view
  • Braided Hose A braided hose provides flexibility, comfort and excellent transportability
  • Standard Aqua Lung Parts Since it uses standard Aqua Lung components, your local dive shop can more easily service it

2nd Stage:

  • Pneumatically Balanced Pneumatically balanced for smooth, easy breathing
  • Comfo-Bite Comfo-Bite mouthpiece is soft yet sturdy and reduces jaw fatigue with its unique palate bridge
  • Optimize Your Opening Effort With the “Mini/Maxi” adjustment knob, you can increase the opening effort, ideal for avoiding freeflow at the surface, or lower the inhalation effort, reducing the work of breathing

What's in the Box

  • Mirkon Regulator
  • User's Guide
  • Small Mouthpiece

Specs

1st Stage

1st Stage Technology Diaphragm, Balanced
Mechanism T-Shape
Maximal Working Pressure 232 bar in Yoke Version
300 bar in DIN Version
ACD System Yes
Number of HP ports 2 (7/16" UNF)
Number of MP ports 4 (3/8" UNF)
Medium Pressure 9.5 bar (145 psi)
Flow Rate (Surface, Hose) 1,450 l/min
HP = 200 bar (2900 psi)
Body Marine Brass, Bright Chrome Plating
Spring Stainless Steel
Conical Filter Sintered Bronze
O-Rings EPDM

2nd Stage

2nd Stage Technology Balanced
Mechanism Demand Valve, Downstream Poppet
Cracking Effort 2.8 to 3.8 mbar (0.04 to 0.05 psi)
Cracking Effort Knob Yes
Box Bottom, Deflector ABS
Purge Cover Polyurethane
Mouthpiece, Exhaust Valve, Diaphragm Silicone
Poppet Polyurethane
Adjustable Crown Marine Brass, Bright Chrome Plating
Overall work of breathing (WOB) scores Avg. 1.10 joules/liter

Care & Maintenance

How to properly care for your Aqua Lung regulator:

 

It is important to provide the proper preventative maintenance in order to ensure the best possible performance and maximum life of your Aqua Lung Regulator. The following maintenance procedures should be performed routinely after each use to ensure that the regulator is cleaned, inspected, and prepared for the next use or for storage.

 

As soon as possible after diving, the regulator should be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water while it is attached to a cylinder and pressurized with air.

 

Rinsing alone, however, will not sufficiently clean the regulator. To clean the regulator as thoroughly as possible Aqua Lung recommends:

 

Attach the regulator to a charged SCUBA cylinder, open the cylinder valve to pressurize the regulator, and thoroughly soak both the first and second-stages in a bath of fresh water.While the regulator is soaking, move the vane adjustment switch on the second stage (if present) back and forth several times from the “MIN” (or “—”) to the “MAX” (or “+”) settings. You may also turn the valve adjustment knob (adjustable models) slightly back and forth—no more than 1/4 turn.

 

After the regulator has been properly soaked, it is important to rinse it vigorously by flushing the mainspring cavity of the first stage regulator (non- environmentally sealed models only), the second-stage mouthpiece, and the openings in the second-stage front cover with a pressurized stream of water. This will remove the deposits of salt and minerals that were loosened during soaking.

 

<<DANGER>> If you use a garden hose, do not use the high pressure jet as this could damage the diaphragm and the internal valve.

 

<<WARNING>> DO NOT depress the purge button, loosen the first stage yoke screw, or turn the second stage adjustment knob all the way “out” (adjustable models) if the regulator is submerged unpressurized. Doing so will allow the entrance of moisture, and will require that the regulator be returned to an Authorized Aqua Lung Dealer for service.

 

Disconnect the regulator and wipe it as dry as possible and then hang it by the first stage to ensure that all remaining moisture drains from the second stages.

Do not leave the regulator exposed to direct sunlight for long periods.

 

When the regulator is completely dry, store in a clean equipment box, or sealed inside a plastic bag. Do not store it where it may be exposed to extreme heat or an electric motor, which produces ozone. Prolonged exposure to extreme heat, ozone, chlorine, and ultraviolet rays can cause premature degradation of rubber parts and components.

 

Never store the regulator while it is still connected to the cylinder valve.

 

<<DANGER>> Do not use any type of solvent or petroleum based substances to clean or lubricate any part of the regulator. Do not expose any part of the regulator to aerosol spray, as some aerosol propellants attack or degrade rubber and plastic materials.

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