Post dive care & maintenance, Optional accessories & special features, 20 bc owner’s manual – XS Scuba Buoyancy Compensator User Manual

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20 BC Owner’s Manual

XS Scuba, Inc

Post Dive Care & Maintenance

With proper care, your XS Scuba BC will provide many years of reliable
service. The following preventative maintenance must be performed to extend
the life of your BC:
• Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and extreme heat. Nylon fabric
can quickly fade when exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and extreme
heat may damage the welded seams of the BC’s air cell.
• Avoid repeated or prolonged use in heavily chlorinated water, which can
cause the BC fabric to discolor and decay prematurely.
• Do not allow the BC to chafe against any sharp objects or rough surfaces
that could abrade or puncture the air cell. Do not set or drop heavy objects
such as block weights on the BC.
• Avoid any contact with oil, gasoline, aerosols, or chemical solvents.
• To preserve the life of the air cell, thoroughly rinse it inside and out with
fresh water after every day of use, following these steps:

1. Pressurize the power inflator with low pressure air via the LP hose.

2. Using a garden hose, direct water through the oral inflator to flush

the interior of the air cell, and then thoroughly rinse the exterior of

the BC. Before rinsing, ensure that the power inflator is pressurized

with air. This will prevent debris and contaminants from entering

the inflator valve if the inflator button is accidentally depressed.

3. Completely drain the air cell of water through the lower OPV/dump

valve by pulling the ball/cord assembly.

4. Fully inflate the BC, and allow it to dry inside and out. Then store

it partially inflated, away from direct sunlight, and in a clean, dry

area. Do not store the BC in an enclosed space, such as a car

trunk, where it may be exposed to temperatures below 0º F

(-18º C) or above 120º F (49º C).

5. To avoid stress on the air cell or harness assembly, remove all

weight from the trim weight and X-Lock™ releasable compartments

before storing the BC. Soft weights especially, can discolor the BC

over time.

CAUTION: DO NOT attempt to perform any disassembly or service
of your XS Scuba BC. Service requiring disassembly must only be
performed by a factory trained XS Scuba technician. To obtain any
service or repair, it is important to bring your BC to an Authorized XS
Scuba Dealer.

Optional Accessories & Special Features

You can purchase the following accessories for your new BC from your Authorized
XS Scuba Dealer: