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Octopus MV


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Octopus MV - 1

CAREFULLY READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE USE, AND KEEP IT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE, Congratulations on your purchase of a Mares regulator. This product is part of Mares's new family of advanced high performance underwater life support system. It is designed, manufactured and tested by experienced divers. For over 40 years, Mares has been an industry leader in dive innovation and technology. The modular of regulators have several key features for your diving comfort. Any critical information or warnings that might affect the performance or result in the injury or death of the technician, regulator owner, or other persons is highlighted with the following symbols: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices. MARES reserves the right to modify any products, processes and manufacturing techniques at any time. It is the technicians' responsibility to acquire the latest information and parts from MARES for service and repairs to be performed. If the instructions provided in the manual are unclear or difficult to understand, please contact MARES before using the regulator or Carefully follow these and all the other instructions concerning your MARES regulator and all other SCUBA equipment. Failure to do so could lead to serious injury or death. As with all SCUBA equipment, MARES regulators are designed to be used by trained, certified divers only. Failure to fully understand the risks of using such equipment may result in serious injury or death. DO NOT use this regulator or any SCUBA equipment unless you are a trained, certified MARES diver.

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Octopus MV - 2

The MARES regulators described in this manual have been tested and certified by Registered Test Centre No. 0426 - Italcert - Viale Sarca 336, Milano - I, in compliance with EC directive 89/686/EEC of 21 December 1989. The test procedures were conducted according to the EN 250: 2000 standard, in conformance with the aforesaid directive which sets out the conditions for marketing and essential safety requirements for Category III Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The certification testing results are the following: Warm water Cold Water The CE0426 marking for Octopus MV is an adhesive...

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Octopus MV - 3

For safety reasons, it is not advisable to use an Octopus second stage that is not a certified MARES Octopus. The manufacturer declines responsibility for damages to persons or property resulting from the use of different Octopus second stages. The MARES Octopus second stages have been designed and tested for use on first stage low pressure ports OTHER than the preferential port used for the primary second stage. For safety reasons, the submersible pressure gauge / high pressure safety device to be assembled on the regulator must comply with the standard EN 250: 2000. According to this...

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Octopus MV - 4

DO NOT attempt to use your regulator unless you have performed all of these pre-dive operating procedures. The LP components are not designed for use with pressures higher than 285 psi. Connecting the hoses to the first stage The hoses and accessories should be connected in such a way as to avoid damaging the O-ring. Use a suitable wrench to remove the plug from the first stage port, and screw the terminal fitting of the hose firmly but gently into the first stage port. The regulator in and of itself is not a complete SCUBA unit, but only one of its components. Under the EN 250: 2000...

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Octopus MV - 5

When the regulator is out of the diver's mouth, free flowing of air may occur. This inconvenience may be easily eliminated by turning the regulator downward and lightly shaking it to fill it with water (Fig. 4). Should free flow continue, abort the dive immediately. POST-DIVE CARE AND PERIODIC MAINTENANCE Ideally, your regulator should be rinsed with fresh water while pressurized. This allows the second stage to be rinsed internally without introducing contaminants into critical sealing areas. Rinse the first stage and also run water into the mouthpiece of the second stage and out of the...

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Octopus MV - 7

cod. 46200694 - 02/06 - printed by Me.Ca - 2.000 - 02/06 - ArtBooK 2149/06 Mares S.p.A. - Salita Bonsen, 4 - 16035 RAPALLO - ITALY - Tel. +39 01852011 - Fax +39 0185669984

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