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    Quote Originally Posted by No Misses View Post
    I think that it is a great idea. It is so good that it should not be limited to only this aplication. Here are some more places where it would work.

    Light Switch- Red for off / Green for on. How many times have you wondered. Is it daytime, or is the light turned on?
    Faucet - Red for off / green for on
    Car ignition - Red for off / green for on

    The possibilities are endless

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain View Post
    Another product looking to solve a non existent problem.
    Totally agree.

    Will the different colors even be distinguishable underwater? (Red is the first color lost)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivingCRNA View Post
    Just because the valve is open does NOT mean that there is gas in the tank...
    Very good point. Does this mena I have to look at my SPG too?

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianr33 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by captain View Post
    Another product looking to solve a non existent problem.
    Totally agree.

    Will the different colors even be distinguishable underwater? (Red is the first color lost)
    If you're more than 10' underwater and your air is still off, the valve already failed it's primary purpose of making sure it's on before you got in the water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post
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    I have yet to see any information on this one way or another. If I had to make an educated guess, I suspect there is a gearing mechanism or some sort in there that could be considerably more susceptible to damage than a standard valve is (especially to impacts, like when a tank tips over and the handle hits something). If that's the case, I would MUCH rather have a standard valve instead of the added "convenience" of the visual indicator. This includes work as a DM, or standard diving, doesn't matter which. If it's possible for something to crack inside the indicator, and break pieces off later in such a way that operation of the non/off valve is impaired, that would be a terrible addition.
    What a coincidence, that while I has taking my PSI Valve tech class, I received on of these valves with my order from XS SCUBA. I took the valve in to the instructor and we disassembled this valve and look specifically at this device. The green part slips on over the bonnet nut and the red part threads over that. The red sleeve rests inside the valve handle and actuates when the hand wheel is turned. There are no moving mechinisms, just simple threaded technology. It is a tough material and I do not see breakage as a problem, and if breakage where to occur, there is no interference with the opening or closing of the valve. The working opening and closing seat rests sealed inside the valve, by the bonnet nut.

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    I found a schematic of a XS Din Valve with the outline of the installation of the on/off indicator. It should also be noted that this can be easily removed if it is not desired by the diver. But both me and the PSI Instructor are in agreement, that this really does not belong on a manifold or as part of a Tech Diving realm. But it is another adjunct, of the SCUBA world always trying to reinvent its self.
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