R2 TEC regulators have excellent specifications, performing well in both laboratory testing and real world diving conditions.
The R2 TEC first stage regulators feature a balanced diaphragm design with a dry chamber to seal the working diaphragm and prevent freezing in cold conditions. This environmental protection is also preferred for diving in heavily silted water. The first stage is made from maritime brass with a high quality frosted chrome finish.
The R2 TEC first stage has:
- 300 bar DIN fitting
- 2 HP ports on either side of body
- 4 LP ports located on a rotating turret.
- Proflex hose black ~ 70cm
A 5th axial LP port may also be fitted to the turret (available as an optional extra).
The rotating turret allows for flexible hose routing. This design is very popular for stage tanks and primary sidemount tanks as hoses can be stored neatly and deployed, when needed, to their maximum length. When diving with back-mount twin sets or a single tank, this design also offers some movement when routing hoses down each side of the BC wing.
The R2 TEC second stage regulator is a pneumatically balanced down-stream regulator with both Venturi flow and breathing resistance adjustments. A heat exchanger improves operation in cold water by reducing the risk of icing. The second stage has a breathing resistance in the range of 0.983 - 1.004 J/L, which reduces breathing effort and helps minimise air consumption - it's a level of performance that you expect from a world-class regulator.
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 from icy Polish lakes to caves and (not so punishing) tropical waters. After assembly and tuning, all regulators are tested by two independent technicians, to ensure that they meet Tecline's exacting standards for performance and quality. The R2 TEC is suitable for use with Nitrox blends up to EAN40 out of the box.
Overall the R2 TEC offers excellent levels of performance and quality, an affordable price, and the benefits of a rotating turret first stage design.