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gtjason2000
09-13-2007, 07:38
I have the aeris atmos 2
http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=Atmos22Gauge
with the compass and knife on the back so I have no where to attach a clip. The only thing I can think of is to put a key ring or carabiner on the hose and attach a clip/retractor to that.

ScubaToys Larry
09-13-2007, 07:52
How I do mine is I have one of the split rings going to a male clip: http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=QRBSP8 and I thread the split ring onto one of those posts that go from the gauge part - up to the computer part... Where that hole is on each side in the middle there. Then I have a female clip on my BC and I just snap it up.

As another note - you can choose which side you want to thread. If you do it on the right side of the gauge (as your looking at it) then the console will hang with gauges out, and you can just tilt it to see without having to unclip. But if you are doing a lot of diving in conditions where it might get scratched up, you can run the split ring on the left side, and then the gauge will have a tendency of hanging with the gauges toward you which, while less convenient, will protect them better. But I do the first way..

Texas Girl
09-13-2007, 08:24
I use something like this
http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=BCLN1
on the post on the gauges and attach it to a chest d-ring.

fire diver
09-13-2007, 08:43
Dude, see those "holes" on the top and side of the console? Those are perfect for putting a clip on.

FD

ScubaToys Larry
09-13-2007, 09:06
Here you go... I did a little photoshop this morning...

fire diver
09-13-2007, 09:13
Here you go... I did a little photoshop this morning...

Now do one with a SS double ender. :smiley2:

Phestr
09-13-2007, 09:55
I have this retractor:
http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=RC002HF
Instead of threading the keyring, I use a zip tie. Same application, but it reduces the length from BC to guage by just over an inch, and takes out some of the flop.

ScubaToys Larry
09-13-2007, 09:59
Here you go... I did a little photoshop this morning...

Now do one with a SS double ender. :smiley2:


Not sure how easy it is to get the snap on that area... easy to do in photoshop! Just don't know in real life - but I'll check it out later today when I get to the shop.

gtjason2000
09-13-2007, 11:21
I thought of putting it on the side but those side posts are a rubbery plastic not a hard plastic and I fear that too much stress would rip it.

Texas Girl
09-13-2007, 12:10
I thought of putting it on the side but those side posts are a rubbery plastic not a hard plastic and I fear that too much stress would rip it.

If you are putting that much stress on the console, you probably have something else going on that you need to worry about. :)

Seriously, I connect mine the same way and have for several years. Also, it isn't like you will lose the console even if that post were to break.

CompuDude
09-13-2007, 12:42
I thought of putting it on the side but those side posts are a rubbery plastic not a hard plastic and I fear that too much stress would rip it.

Nonetheless, that's where most people I've seen mount them. Safe enough, it seems. And underwater, you'd have to work pretty hard to pull that hard on it.

ertechsg
09-13-2007, 12:59
My wife has hers just like larry showed and no problems. Unless you are hung on a reef and a shark come and ripes you off it it will be fine:smiley36:

sudnit5
09-13-2007, 13:17
I just got the Atmos 2 computer as well and was wondering how I would affix it to the BC. I am going to try the method by Larry, it looks easy enough :smiley1:

ScubaBoy
09-25-2007, 19:27
I have my console on a retractor attached to my bc. I can either tilt it up or pull it up to look at it. Works great and doesn't hang loose anymore. The retractor has a clip between the two parts so you can separate them easily when you pack up.