Delta 4.2

Even with the best laid dive plans, there are times you encounter conditions beyond your control. The Delta 4.2 is one hot new regulator ready to take on all challengers with a new stylish look and FDX-10 First Stage featuring DVT ( Dry Valve Technology).
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Even with the best laid dive plans, there are times you encounter conditions beyond your control. The Delta 4.2 is one hot new regulator ready to take on all challengers with a new stylish look and FDX-10 First Stage featuring DVT ( Dry Valve Technology).

  • Cosmetic makeover with new stylish colors

  • Diver adjustable inhalation effort

  • Patented Orthodontic Mouthpiece with high-density bite tabs

  • Patented Dynamic Adjustment automatically maintains inhalation effort throughout the dive

  • Adjustable Venturi Switch (A.V.S.) for simple Dive/Pre-Dive Adjustment

  • Inline ball swivel for reduced jaw fatigue and comfort

  • Paired with the FDX-10 Over-Balanced Diaphragm First Stage available with Oceanic's DVT (Dry Valve Technology)

  • Now available with MaxFlex Hose which is a lightweight, flexible, Braided hose designed to outperform and outlive traditional rubber hoses. 

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The Alliance Service Agreement offers FREE routine annual maintenance parts for as long as you own your  Oceanic Product and maintain the specified terms. There is no additional charge for this program.

DVT

Dry Valve Technology (DVT)

DVT is a revolutionary regulator technology designed to automatically eliminate moisture and contaminants from entering your first stage, even if the dust cap is accidentally left off.

DVT eliminates corrosion of critical internal components, bacteria, hose deterioration, and damaged gauges and computers.

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Q: Can Your First Stage Regulator Do This?

A: Most first stage regulators are exposed to corrosive water intrusion either when removed from the cylinder valve between dives or in the rinse tank.

Q: Ever Wonder Why They Call It a "Dust Cap" and Not a "Water Cap"?

A: Most dust caps are not designed to keep water from entering your first stage. Regardless of how carefully you may maintain your regulator, water entry is a much more common problem than most divers realize.

Without DVT: Living With Corrosion and Restricted Airflow.

A: When water enters your first stage, critical internal seals break down and precision-machined metal parts begin to corrode. This inevitably leads to significant performance degradation and expensive repairs. Moisture also spreads throughout your breathing system, causing bacteria build-up, hose deterioration, and damage to gauges and computers.

The Solution? Dry Valve Technology.

Though you should always use your dust cap to keep dust and other contaminants from entering your first stage, the extra protection of DVT means one less worry.

How Does It Work?

Open the tank valve and air is delivered through a downstream system without restriction.

When your dive is finished, before the regulator is even removed from the tank valve, the Dry Valve Technology system is already closed, sealing out moisture and any other contamination.

The filter is safely positioned behind the moisture barrier to eliminate filter flow restriction due to corrosion.

 

Dual Algorithm Technology

Diver Adjustable Inhalation Effort

 A simple twist of the adjustment knob enables complete control...

Set the inhalation requirement to near zero when you need ultimate performance, or tune it for greater resistance as conditions or preferences change.

 

repetitive deep and decrompression dive profile

Most downstream demand valve regulators are calibrated during manufacturing to a single, 'middle of the road' operation. Whether finning up current at 100+ feet or merely snorkeling out to the dive site, this factory adjustment may not be optimum for the wide variety of demands we place on our equipment.

Patented Dynamic Adjustment

A common objection to adjustable second stages is that divers can't imagine themselves twisting and turning a knob as they descend and ascend through the depths. If inhalation resistance is set near zero at depth, your ascent would require you to manually increase resistance as ambient water pressure is reduced to prevent free-flow. Taking another stride beyond common second stage engineering, Oceanic designed a patented DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT feature into the heart of the Delta 4.2. This mechanically balanced valve maintains a preferred breathing resistance throughout the dive. Set it once and the Delta 4.2 automatically adjusts to make breathing as easy at 100 feet as it is at 30 feet - with no additional manual adjustment.

 

Diver adjustable inhalation effort
Most downstream demand valve regulators are calibrated during manufacturing to a single, 'middle of the road' operation. Whether finning up current at 100+ feet or merely snorkeling out to the dive site, this factory adjustment may not be optimum for the wide variety of demands we place on our equipment. A simple twist of the Delta 4.2's adjustment knob enables complete control...set the inhalation requirement to near zero when you need ultimate performance, or tune it for greater resistance
as conditions or preferences change.

Patented Dynamic Adjustment
A common objection to adjustable second stages is that divers can't imagine themselves twisting and turning a knob as they descend and ascend through the depths. If inhalation resistance is set near zero at depth, your ascent would require you to manually increase resistance as ambient water pressure is reduced to prevent free-flow. Taking another stride beyond common second stage engineering, Oceanic designed a patented DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT feature into the heart of the Delta 4.2. This mechanically balanced valve maintains a preferred breathing resistance throughout the dive. Set it once and the Delta 4.2 automatically adjusts to make breathing as easy at 100 feet as it is at 30 feet - with no additional manual adjustment.

Adjustable Venturi System (A.V.S.)
The A.V.S. deflector vane found in the Delta 4.2 diverts the airflow from the valve directly to the mouthpiece, producing smooth venturi-assisted inhalation. With the addition of a user Adjustable Venturi System (A.V.S.), in the form of a simple yet ingenious switch, full adjustment control rests in the hands of the diver.

Inline Swivel 
Ever notice that nearly every picture you see of a diver, their regulator looks like it’s not the least bit comfortable? The Delta 4.2 features an ergonomically designed in-line swivel for ultimate comfort.

Improved Adjustment Mechanisms
Both the Dynamic Adjustment Knob and A.V.S. Switch are designed to be unobtrusive, yet easily manipulated even with the thickest gloves.

Surge Deflector
Our surge protector (the titanium, blue or yellow that you see in the images above) reduces freeflow caused by surge or oncoming current.

Computer optimized design
Oceanic regulators are exclusively designed using the latest 3-D computer modeling techniques. This allows us the ability to model and test performance while still in the early stages of development. The Delta 4.2's unique deflector vane and housing design diverts airflow from the valve directly to the mouthpiece, producing smooth venturi-assisted inhalation.

Lightweight
The Delta 4.2's housing is made from an ABS/Polycarbonate composite blend of materials making the Delta 4.2 both extremely rugged and lightweight (6.7 ounces) and nearly neutrally buoyant underwater, reducing jaw fatigue on extended dives. The extremely ligweight cover ring is machined from a solid piece of aircraft aluminum, and then hard anodized, utilizing a unique process to prevent corrosion.

Patented Orthodontic Mouthpiece with High-Density Bite Tabs
To further reduce jaw fatigue, the Delta 4.2 features a patented Orthodontic Mouthpiece, designed to accommodate the natural overbite of the human jaw.

Nitrox Compatibility
The Delta 4.2 is classified as being suitable for use with nitrox breathing gas mixtures containing up to 40% oxygen by volume without the need for special preparation, cleaning or component parts.

FDX-10 Balanced Diaphragm First Stage
Forged from marine-grade brass, the FDX-10 features optimized air paths and angled hose ports for superior performance and comfort. A sealed Balanced Diaphragm design, Enviro Kit and patented DRT TM (Dry Regulator Technology) isolate all internal components from the environment. 2 high pressure and 4 low pressure ports allow convenient and comfortable hose routing.

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Customer Reviews

Great Reg
Review by Art (Posted on 12/19/11)
I have been diving with Delta's since 1989. This is by far the best regulator ever. Adjustments are easy. It makes some noise below 90 feet, perhaps it is in my adjustments, we will see after a few more dives on it.
delta 4.2 awesome
Review by NEREP (Posted on 8/28/11)
I breathed the Delta4.2 and it was great. lightweight, adjustable, swivel. :)
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
DELTA 4.2
Valve Type
DEMAND
Adjustment
KNOB/PRE-DIVE SWITCH
Balancing System
MECHANICAL
Integrated Purge Button
YES
Mouthpiece
ORTHODONTIC
Nitrox Compatibility
STANDARD TO 40%
Ambidextrous

Integrated Swivel
YES
Weight (without hose)
6.8 OUNCES
Dimensions (front profile)
2.67 INCHES
First Stage Configurations
FDX-10
Minimum Cracking Effort
DIVER ADJUSTABLE
Factory Set Inhalation Effort
0.0 - 2.5 CIW*
Work of Breathing
.87 JOULES
Warranty
2 YEAR
Limited Lifetime Service Agreement
YES
30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
YES

 

FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
FDX-10
Valve Type
BALANCED DIAPHRAGM
Primary Material
FORGED MARINE BRASS
Low Pressure Ports
4
High Pressure Ports
2
Dry Valve Technology (DVT)
YES
Integrated Swivel

Nitrox Compatibility
STANDARD TO 40%
300 BAR DIN Fitting
OPTIONAL
Sealed Valve Design
YES
Environmental Protection
YES
Weight
28 OUNCES
Factory Set Intermediate Pressure
138-142 PSI
Pressure Drop
9 PSI
Warranty
2 YEAR
Limited Lifetime Service Agreement
YES
30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
YES



WORK OF BREATHING

Did you know that it costs energy to breathe? The amount of energy your regulator requires to move each liter of air is called work of breathing (WOB). Lower work of breathing equals lower effort required to breathe and increased comfort and safety during a dive.

How to Read Work of Breathing Charts
The computer-generated breathing machine chart presented above represents a regulator's performance per standards established by the U.S. Navy's Experimental Diving Unit. Tests are conducted at 198 feet with approximately 3000-psi supply pressure, 25 breaths per minute of 2.5 liters each.

(1) Inhalation - The chart shows one complete breath cycle, starting with inhalation on the left and continuing along the bottom to the right, staying mostly below 0.0; thus the inhalation work of breathing is reported in negative numbers.

(2) Exhalation - The exhalation effort begins on the right and runs across the top to the left. These are all positive numbers since a diver (or the machine in this case) is blowing out (exhaling) rather than inhaling.

(3) WOB - The total area inside the loop formed by the two lines is what the computer analyzes to calculate the regulator's total work of breathing - the amount of energy the regulator requires to move each liter of air.

*Column Inches of Water

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