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Apeks XTX200 Tungsten Regulator

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The Apeks Tungsten XTX Regulator is the culmination of decades of development in regulator design. With a new Tungsten PVD coated body, Apeks have created their toughest, highest performing and most visually stunning regulator to date.

The Apeks Tungsten XTX Regulator is the culmination of decades of development in regulator design. With a new Tungsten PVD coated body, Apeks have created their toughest, highest performing and most visually stunning regulator to date.

Apeks Tungsten XTX Regulator

The Apeks Tungsten XTX Regulator is the culmination of decades of development in regulator design. With a new Tungsten PVD coated body, Apeks have created their toughest, highest performing and most visually stunning regulator to date.

Engineered to take on the extreme environments of technical diving the XTX regulator is nearly impervious to ice build-up and able to deliver consistent and clear breathing thanks to its overbalanced design. The mainspring chamber is environmentally sealed which further prevents ice-buildup and keeps contaminants and bacteria from getting into the 1st stage and spoiling the quality of your air. The FSR 1st stage is nearly indestructible, so Apeks have ensured its readily serviceable, and made the valve seat removable ensuring you’ll be able to enjoy using your Tungsten XTX Regulator for years to come.

The incredible XTX 2nd stage is pneumatically balanced ensuring your breathing is effortless, no matter how much air is left in your tank. Like the 1st stage, the body has been reinforced with the same Tungsten PVD coating. It not only looks fantastic but makes the 2nd stage resistant to abrasion and damage. The venturi switch and open control knob give you complete control to configure your how your regulator functions on the fly.

When you’re in truly frigid water the air coming into your 2nd stage can be extremely cold and uncomfortable. A heat exchanger around the valve mechanism extracts warmth from the surrounding water, warming up the air entering your mouth for more comfortable breathing.

The Apeks XTX Tungsten Regulator is one of the finest and most durable technical regulators available today and is well worth considering as a serious diving investment.

Key-Benefits

  • Tungsten PVD Protective Coating - The external metal-work of both the XTX 1st and 2nd stage have been PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coated with a durable alloy of Titanium, Zirconium and Chromium. This high-quality coating is not only abrasion and damage resistant but visually impressive too. The rich satin finish emphasises the exemplary level of quality you’re getting with the Tungsten XTX.

Apeks Tungsten XTX FSR 1st Stage

  • Balanced Design - The FSR 1st stage features a balanced diaphragm making it exceptionally good in all diving environments, no matter how much air is left in your tank.
  • Optimised Hose Routing - The 2 High pressure and 4 Low Pressure ports are angled allowing you to easily route your hoses.
  • Cold water ready - The environmentally sealed main spring chamber prevents ice build-up. The FSR is cold water ready and able to handle temperatures below 10*C, enabling to keep diving deeper, or in harsh environments.
  • Resists Contaminants - The sealed main spring chamber keeps silt and contaminants from entering the system and reducing the quality of your air supply and preventing bacteria (like E. coli) spoiling your dive adventure.
  • Removable Valve Seat - The Removable ARCAP Valve seat means the FSR 1st stage is easy to maintain.
  • Nitrox - This first stage is nitrox ready to 40% oxygen when you first open the box. This is a rare feature for first stage regulators and only the best use this feature.

Apeks Tungsten XTX 2nd Stage

  • Diver Changeable Exhaust - Apeks have designed their XTX range to suit you. The 2nd stage comes with two swappable exhausts, a larger one for improved bubble clearance and a lightweight compact exhaust to ease of use.
  • Pneumatically-Balanced - The XTX 2nd stage is pneumatically-balanced. This ensures that even when you’re running low on air you receive the same, consistent and clear supply of air rather than having to pull harder to get enough air.
  • Easy-Push Purge Button - The XTX 2nd stage features an enlarged purge button ensuring it’s always easy to operate. A 2-stage progressive purge is used - press the purge on the side for a lower flow rate, useful where more control is required such as filling lift bags etc, then press in the centre for the full effect of the purge.
  • Venturi Lever - The large venturi level is easy to locate and use and any time and allows you to control how much breathing effort is required to receive air.
  • Opening Effort Control - Let your regulator breathe at its best with the large Opening Effort Control for maximum breathability.
  • Anti-Bacterial Design - The XTX 2nd stage has been designed with active anti-bacterial protection. The additive kills MRSA, protects against E-Coli, bacteria and fungi, ensuring you stay safe in hostile underwater environments.
  • Comfo-bite™ Mouthpiece - Apeks’ Comfo-Bite Mouthpiece uses a bridge that sits across your palate eliminating jaw-fatigue. This has the added benefit of stopping dry, filtered air from your regulator drying out your mouth.
  • Heat Exchanger - A heat exchanger surrounds the valve mechanism helping to dissipate the ice-cold temperatures in your regulator by extracting warmth from the surrounding water, the result is warmer, more comfortable air.
  • Braided Hose - The XTX regulator uses a braided hose for improved performance in deep water and greater flexibility, so you can manoeuvre more easily when wearing the apparatus.

Who is the Apeks Tungsten XTX Regulator For?

The Apeks Tungsten XTX is Apeks’ flagship XTX regulator and comes with the performance to match. It’s a serious investment that will survive years of use and abuse and still come out performing flawlessly, the tough PVD coating especially ensures the regulator will resist any form of damage or abrasion and keep looking pristine.

Able to handle water temperatures below 10*C it’s more than capable in UK waters and performs effortlessly in less extreme environment, ensuring it's a highly versatile choice for any discerning diver looking for only the highest quality technical dive equipment.

Who is ApeksWell known for their design and manufacturing of high quality breathing apparatus, Apeks supply more UK divers with regulators than any other dive manufacturer. Apeks has grown to become one of the benchmarks of the industry with superior standards in both engineering and design. Innovative development of not only their regulators but other diving equipment, Apeks offer a lifetime guarantee on all of their equipment, a testimony to the reliability and quality.

Apeks Tungsten XTX Regulator Specifications
Connections Yoke and DIN available
Type of first stage Over-balanced diaphragm design, environmentally sealed
Body Type One piece forged body
Number of HP ports 2 (7/16" UNF)
Number of MP ports 4 with 5th port option (3/8" UNF)
Environmental Dry Kit Standard
First stage exterior Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Coating
Orientation Convertible LH or RH
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Technical Specifications 

XTX Series Regulators

Regulator  XTX Tungsten XTX200 XTX100 XTX50 XTX50/DS4 XTX40 ATX40
First Stage - Diaphragm 
Piston               

Connections - Yoke

 

- Din

 
Over-balanced Diaphragm Design
Environmentally Sealed
Swivel Turret 1st Stage          
PVD First Stage Exterior             
Number of HP Ports 2 (7/16" UNF) 2 (7/16" UNF) 2 (7/16" UNF) 2 (7/16" UNF) 1 (7/16" UNF) 2 (7/16" UNF) 1 (7/16" UNF)
Number of MP Ports

4 with 5th port option 

(3/8" UNF)

4 with 5th port option 

(3/8" UNF)

4 with 5th port option 

(3/8" UNF)

4 with 5th port option 

(3/8" UNF)

4 with 5th port option 

(3/8" UNF)

 

4 with 5th port option 

(3/8" UNF)

4 (3/8" UNF)
Reversible Controls  
Coldwater Ready

✔ 

Venturi Lever
Opening Effort Control Knob    
Comfo-bite Mouthpiece
Nitrox Compatible
Diver Changeable Exhaust Tee
Work of Breathing Score Avg 0.70 joules/litre Avg 0.70 joules/litre Avg 0.70 joules/litre Avg 0.70 joules/litre Avg 0.70 joules/litre Avg 0.85 joules/litre Avg 0.85 joules/litre
Weight  

Yoke 1272g

DIN 1142g

Yoke 1322g

DIN 1192g

Yoke 1269g

DIN 1139g

 

Yoke 1230g

DIN 110g

Yoke 1130

 

Heat Exchanger  



Non XTX-Series Regulators

Regulator  XL4 MTX-R AT/US4 FLIGHT
First Stage - Diaphragm 
Piston         

Connections - Yoke

- Din

Over-balanced Diaphragm Design
Pneumatically Balanced        
Environmentally Sealed    
Swivel Turret 1st Stage        
PVD First Stage Exterior         
Number of HP Ports 1 (7/16" UNF) 2 (7/16" UNF) 1 (7/16" UNF) 2 (7/16" UNF)
Number of MP Ports 4 (3/8" UNF) 5 (3/8" UNF) 4 (3/8" UNF) 4 (3/8" UNF)
Reversible Controls      
Coldwater Ready ✔ (Extreme)    
Venturi Lever  
Opening Effort Control Knob      
Comfo-bite Mouthpiece
Nitrox Compatible    
Diver Changeable Exhaust Tee      
Work of Breathing Score Avg 0.90 joules/litre Avg 1.75 joules/litre    
Weight        
Heat Exchanger    

Understanding Apex Regulators

Apeks regulators are some of the most popular on the market (and certainly our biggest seller!). Whether you’re a UK diver tackling icey-cold conditions or a tropical undersea explorer, Apeks regs are known for their uncompromising reliability, performance and engineering.

As a UK born brand, Apeks have over 30 years of experience developing regulators for our truly brutal conditions and there’s a good reason why they’re seen so often among experienced divers.

Whether you’re looking for your first reg on a tight budget or an experienced diver looking to enjoy the performance of a top-level regulator it’s worth knowing what you’re getting for your money and the differences between the various models in Apeks’ range.

Technology

What goes into an Apeks Regulator? As a leading brand in diving technology, Apeks use a host of advanced technologies to deliver impressive performance.

Overbalanced Diaphragm Design

If you intend to take on seriously deep water an overbalanced first stage is a blessing. When you descend the ambient pressure around you compresses your gas/air, restricting flow between your first stage and second stage and making breathing more difficult. The deeper you go, the greater this effect.

While all regulators counteract this effect to some degree by gradually increasing the rate of pressure through your hoses, overbalanced regulators increase the rate of inter-stage pressure at a much greater rate than normal first stage designs ensuring breathing is easy no matter the depth you’re diving at.

The over-balanced diaphragm design is found on Apeks Tungsten, XTX200, XTX100, XTX50, XTX40 and XTX50/DS4 first stages.

Environmental Dry Sealing System

Nearly all Apeks regulators are environmentally sealed.

Firstly, this prevents ice buildup on the main spring that can occur in extremely cold water and cause freeflow (when your regulator ‘freezes’ open, wasting air).

Secondly, the seal prevents contaminants like silt or microbes from entering the system and potentially harming you. For the same reason, the internals of the dry sealed regulators require less regular maintenance, though you should always spend a bit of time cleaning your gear properly after every dive.

‘Medium Pressure’ Ports

Apeks use the term ‘Medium Pressure’ to describe intermediate pressure or low pressure ports. This is a historical throwback, but they’re exactly the same.

Reversible Design

Apeks XTX range of regulators are reversible allowing you to route your hoses from either the right or left side of the second stage to suit your preference. Similarly, the venturi switch and exhaust is also reversible.

Diver Changeable Exhaust System.

XTX regulators feature the Diver Changeable Exhaust (DCE) system which offers users the choice of either a compact, light-weight exhaust tee on the second stage or a wider exhaust. The wider exhaust prevents bubble interference which is ideal for underwater photographers!

The Apeks Regulator Line-Up

While you can buy both the Apeks first and second stages individually, most divers will want to purchase a full set as this offers the best value for money.

All of Apeks’ ATX, XTX and MTX regulators are environmentally sealed and overbalanced making them suitable for diving in sub 10*C conditions.

The Apeks Regulator Line-Up

While you can buy both the Apeks first and second stages individually, most divers will want to purchase a full set as this offers the best value for money.

All of Apeks’ ATX, XTX and MTX regulators are environmentally sealed and overbalanced making them suitable for diving in sub 10*C conditions.

Apeks ATX

  • First Stage: DS4

  • Second Stage: ATX40

Apeks entry level, sealed, cold-water regulator, the ATX offers straightforward, reliable performance that’s ready for UK diving. The ATX is sold with the ever reliable DS4 first stage. While it’s nothing flashy, it features 1 low pressure port and 4 high pressure ports which should offer enough flexibility for beginner and experienced divers alike.

The only real downside is the slightly bulky nature of the second stage and lack of adjustability that Apeks’ more expensive offerings offer.

Apeks XTX40

  • First Stage: DST

  • Second Stage  XTX40

The XTX40 steps up from where the ATX leaves off. Paired with the DST first Stage the combo delivers a tangible step-up in performance at an affordable price. The more up to date XTX40 second stage provides noticeably improved breathing over the ATX40, as well as being lighter. The DST second stage provides 2 low pressure and 4 high pressure ports with a swivel turret which provides a whole lot more flexibility. Lastly, the second stage is rated more highly for use at extreme depths than their entry level models, though in reality first stages like the DS4 are going to function equally well for most dives!


Apeks XTX50

  • First Stage: DST

  • Second Stage XTX50

The XTX50 is our recommendation for most divers as it offers the best between cost and features. The second stage is the same as the XTX40 with addition of a diver adjustable breathing resistance control which we think is worth the extra small outlay. The XTX50 + DST combo is probably Apeks’ best seller for good reason. Its dependable, high performing and feature rich, it’s everything you could ask for in a regulator without spending big bucks.

Apeks XTX100

  • First Stage: FST

  • Second Stage: XTX100

Internally, the XTX50, XTX100 and XTX200 second stages are exactly the same. However the  XTX100 + XTX200 second stages are constructed using lighter, higher quality ,materials which should make them more hard wearing in the long run. It’s not necessary, but when considering your purchase as a long term investment it might be worth thinking about.

The Apeks FST first stage is a serious bit of a kit. Not just a beautiful piece of engineering, it offers typically flawless Apeks’ performance. Angled ports provide improved routing for your hoses which can be extra handy for keeping them tamed.

Apeks XTX200

  • First Stage: FSR

  • Second Stage XTX200

The XTX second stage features the same spec as the XTX100 model, with a slightly upgraded body.

The FSR Second stage offers similar features to the FST first stage but with a removable ARCAP Valve seat which should allow you to keep using the FSR for forever and a day, if you’re looking for a no holds-barred reg the XTX200 might be the way to go.

Apeks Tungsten XTX

  • First Stage: Tungsten FSR

  • Second Stage: Tungsten XTX200

Exactly the same as the XTX200, but with a nuclear bomb-proof PVD coating made from Titanium, Zirconium and Chromium that makes the Tungsten XTX nearly indestructible. It might be a touch over the top - but if you’re looking for a beautiful piece of dive engineering that will perform flawlessly anywhere and double as an art piece when you’re out of the water...get the Tungsten XTX.

Apeks MTX-R

  • First Stage: MTX-R

  • Second Stage: MTX-R

Based on the Apeks’ military grade MTX regulator, the MTX R is an incredible piece of engineering. We’ll be honest, for most of you this level of tech simply isn’t necessary. However, if you’re looking for the toughest regulator on the market that shrugs off near zero degrees condition there simply aren’t any options that even get near the MTX-R.

Apeks XL4

  • First Stage: XL4

  • Second Stage: DB4

The XL4 is the bridge between Apeks super-light ‘Flight’ travel reg and their best-selling XTX series regs. Tough as a tank, cold-water ready and comfortably light, the XL4 is remarkably good and has been cutting a fine figure, receiving top marks across the board from a host of reviewers and we think if you can afford it, it should be the go-to regulator if you dive a variety of environments and like to travel!

Warm Water & Travel Regulators Regulators

Unlike the rest of Apeks’ range which are designed to laugh off the harshest conditions, their warm water regulators are designed for more pleasant climes - while this might make them less than ideal for diving off the coast of Scotland, these regulators offer their own advantages - we’ve separated them from Apeks’ mainstream options for this reason.

Apeks Flight

  • First Stage: Flight

  • Second Stage: Flight

When the Flight was released to the world it was the lightest regulator on the market by a serious margin and it’s still up there. The hint is in the name really: Flight. If you’re a regular jetsetter who dives in warmer climates (anything above 10*c) the Flight is a great option.

Apeks AT

  • First Stage: US4

  • Second Stage: AT

Apeks entry level offering displays the brands usual bulletproof build-quality and impressive breathing despite the asking price. While it’s neither feature rich nor suitable for cold water diving, but if you’re on a budget and dive in pleasant conditions, it's still a great place to start for a beginner.

DELIVERY

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UK Delivery

If your order total is under £40 then you can choose one of:

  • Royal Mail Tracked - £2.95
    (1-3 Working Days)
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    (Guaranteed Next Working Day + 1 Hour Delivery Window)

If your order total is over £40 then you can choose

  • Royal Mail Tracked - FREE
  • DPD Next Day -1/2 Price - Only £2.49


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BFPO Addresses

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Please note that once we have shipped the item and handed over to the BFPO service we have fulfilled our contract and delivery responsibility. All queries and problems with delivery must be taken up by yourself with BFPO and any claims must be handled between yourself and them.

Restricted Products

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VAT Exempt

If this applies to you, the price you will pay for the goods will automatically be adjusted to remove the VAT element - you MUST choose the correct country on checkout for this to apply. We CANNOT refund the VAT once the order is completed.

You can also avoid paying VAT if you are having your goods sent to you in the UK, but are taking the goods abroad permanently within 3 months of making the purchase. You will have to pay the VAT with your order and reclaim the tax per relevant regulations - please be advised we cannot help with this process.

BACKORDER STOCK

We stock the vast majority of products listed on our website in our Whitley Bay superstore and warehouse and these products are available for same day dispatch & next day delivery.

Due to the huge quantity of products we stock, we offer the ability to backorder products which have gone out of stock and less popular products which we don't carry stock of.

Depending on the brand these backorder products can take anywhere between 1 and 10 days to arrive into stock. We estimate 3-5 working days on average but please be aware that products from Mares and Scubapro are shipped from Italy & Germany respectively so can take a little longer.

As always if you aren't sure or want a more accurate estimate just give our team a call or email!

RETURNS

You can return any product that is in an UNOPENED, RE-SALEABLE condition within 30 days as long as it is not marked as clearance. Please contact us before doing this so we can confirm this ahead of time - we recommend using a recorded delivery service for any returns as you will be responsible for ensuring it reaches us.

Please get in touch to confirm a return by email or phone before sending anything back. When sending a return it is important that you include:

  • Your order number
  • Your name & a contact telephone number
  • The reason for return

We will try and get your return processed as quickly as possible but if you don't send this information it can delay the return.

EXCHANGE

If you have ordered something and it doesn't fit then we can exchange for a more suitable size, stock permitting, but you will have to pay the return postage.

CANCELLATION

Our customers have the right to cancel their orders within 14 days unless their order has been dispatched. After the order has been dispatched, it is the customers responsibility to return the item in a saleable condition and receieve either a full or partial refund.

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