Tecline R2 TEC2 Sidemount Regulator Set
The Tecline R2 TEC Sidemount Regulator Set combines two R2 TEC first stages with two TEC2 second stage regulators and also includes two SPGs, inflator hoses and a carry bag. These regulators have excellent specifications and have been brought together specifically for technical-level sidemount divers using a proven and widely adopted configuration.
The R2 TEC first stage regulator features a balanced diaphragm design with a dry chamber to environmentally seal the diaphragm and prevent freezing in cold conditions and also protect the working diaphragm in heavily silted water. These first stage regulators have 2 HP ports on either side of the 300 bar DIN fitting. A rotating end turret houses 4 LP ports around the circumference and a 5th LP axial port on the bottom end.
The rotating turret allows sidemount divers to store hoses neatly down the side of the cylinder and then deploy the full length of the hose when needed; for the short hose (left), this will be at the start of the dive (before or in-water). For the long hose (right), this enables it to be neatly stored and then fully extended for gas sharing, or when its otherwise needed. The first stage is made from maritime brass with a high quality frosted chrome finish.
The 5th axial LP port comes installed in the R2 TEC2 Sidemount Regulator set. It is perfect for short hose connections to the BC and drysuit inflators, minimising clutter and improving the diver's streamlined profile. The first stage configuration also offers some movement for hoses routed down each side of a backmount BC wing when diving with regular twin sets. So while this is called a sidemount set, they're perfectly at home for backmount twin set diving, with a little swap of the hoses.
Paired with the TEC2 second stage regulators, these are top of the line high-quality balanced second stages that are also used with the Tecline V2 ICE DIR Regulator Set. It features both Venturi flow controls, as well as breathing resistance adjustments for extra comfort during the deeper dives. The TEC2 second stage also features a central purge button to reduce the frontal area, making it less susceptible to activation in strong current.
Tecline R2 TEC regulators are CE certified and tested in accordance with the requirements of EN 250. They also undergo extensive trials in punishing environmental conditions such as icy Polish lakes, to Mexican caves and (not so punishing) tropical waters.
The R2 TEC and TEC2 Regulators are suitable for use with Nitrox blends up to EAN40, out of the box.