Saturday December 20 , 2014

Why the Thermalution Heated Undergarment.

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Thermalution making divinga delight

 

Thermalution Products are made of the most advanced functional fabric, up-to-date design and ThermalTek® non-metallic Heating Wire Technology that generates heat and warms up the blood. It gives you the warmest clothing you will ever need in any cold situation. Thermalution is perfect for cold water activities like surfing, diving, swimming and kayaking etc.

The Thermalution Heated Undersuits use a revolutionary way to heat your core and keep you warm. The undergarment uses state of the art fiber heating technology that generates heat and warms up the blood in two locations along the divers back. The technology has high heat transfer efficiency with low power consumption giving the diver maximum heat with lighter, smaller batteries. The Thermalution generates Far Infrared Ray, which enables heat to penetrate deep into the body core. Warming the core then circulates warm blood to the entire body, keeping the extremities warm. The Thermalution is one of those pieces of dive equipment which will take scuba diving to the next level of enjoyment.

 

1.What are the Advantages to Divers?

Diving is about enjoyment and the Thermalution heated undergarment helps do that in a number of ways:

  • Staying warmer and hence making the dive more enjoyable.
  • Significantly reduced the weight a diver need carry (lead) because the diver can stay warm with a thinner wetsuit.
  • More freedom, flexibility and comfort because diving with a thinner wetsuit.
  • Longer dives due to improved air consumption (not burning up oxygen to keep the body warm)

Diving is about enjoyment

Diving is About Enjoyment

2. What is “ThermalTek® heating wire”?

ThermalTek® is a non-metallic state of the art heating fiber. It possesses high heat transfer efficiency, low energy consumption and generates Far Infrared which is beneficial to the human body while only emitting low EMI (Electromagnetic Interference).

 

ThermalTek

ThermalTek® is a non-metallic state of the art heating fiber

3. How is the Thermalution® Power Heated Undersuit superior to other similar heated wetsuit?

Thermalution® Power Heated Undersuit is the only suit in the world that works with portable rechargeable batteries and can fit to any existing wetsuit or drysuit. Our Power Heated Undersuit has the capacity to heat up in the shortest amount of time (under a minute) while being able to last for the longest duration (maximum 110~240 minutes per use). In addition, it has a temperature micro controller with ON/OFF and 3 temperature settings ensuring it to be the most friendly design you ever need compared to other products that use chemical heaters and require boiling or microwaving.

 

 

4. When the neoprene wetsuit already possesses thermal protection, why do I need the Thermalution® Power Heated Undersuit?

Thermal protection of wetsuit is limited to insulate your body and minimize heat loss. When diving, as you descend in the water, your wetsuit will be compressed due to water pressure. This compression of the wetsuit reduces your buoyancy and thermal protection. There is no way to make up for the lost insulation once you’re in the water EXCEPT for using our Thermalution® Power Heated Undersuit as it can GENERATE heat instead of only being able to reduce heat loss. Also, the thickness and quality of neoprene determine the function of wetsuit. The thicker the neoprene, the warmer you’ll feel, but you may get extremely exhausted by putting a thick wetsuit on. With our ThermalutionR Power Heated Undersuit, you can say good-bye to thick wetsuits and enjoy cold water activities.

 

5. What is the performance time of the Thermalution® Power Heater Undersuit?

A pair of fully charged batteries could last around 110 to 240 minutes depending on the temperature setting and unit. Furthermore, the high quality lithium polymer batteries used with Thermalution products have an average lifespan of around 500 recharges.

lithium polymer batteries used with Thermalution

6. What is the difference between Power Heated Undersuit -70m and Undersuit -15m ?

The -15m Undersuit is designed for surfing and other water activities performed largely above the water, while the -70m Undersuit is designed for diving purposes. There are no functional differences between the two products, but the -15m Undersuit is less capable of diving into deep depths as it can not handle as much water pressure as the -70m Undersuit.

yellow grade thermalution

With the Thermalution Power Heated Undersuit, you can say good-bye to thick wetsuits and heavy weight belts and enjoy the fun cold water diving with a thinner wetsuit. In all but the coldest of water, you can say good bye to Dry Suits and even if you are in those extreme conditions it will mean significant more comfort as it will eliminate the need for bulky undergarments.


 

Thermalution Heated Undersuits

Diving is about enjoyment and you can’t enjoy anything unless you are comfortable. Over the past 2 decades I have witnessed several quantum leaps in equipment which has resulted in making diving much more comfortable and much more enjoyable. The introduction of the BCD, weight integrated BCD’s, super stretch wetsuits have all made diving more comfortable and more enjoyable. The latest piece of equipment, which takes diving to the next level of enjoyment, is the Thermalution heated undersuit.

thermalution back

From a divers standpoint the thinner a wetsuit, the better flexibility of movement you will have and the less lead you have to carry but the less warmth you have. The big advantage of a Thermalution heated undersuit is that it enables the diver to dive in a relatively thin wetsuit and remain toasty warm throughout the dive.

 

The Thermalution Heated Undersuits use a revolutionary way to heat your core and keep you warm. The undergarment uses state of the art fiber heating technology that generates heat and warms up the blood in two locations along the divers back. The technology has high heat transfer efficiency with low power consumption giving the diver maximum heat with lighter, smaller batteries. The Thermalution generates Far Infrared Ray, which enables heat to penetrate deep into the body core. Warming the core then circulates warm blood to the entire body, keeping the extremities warm.

 

Recently I have been diving in 15c water in a 3mm wetsuit and no hood. On dives, which all exceeded an hour, I remained warm, and at the same time I had the freedom and comfort of diving in a 3mm wetsuit and I dropped my weight by 12lb’s (5kg).

 

With the Thermalution Power Heated Undersuit, you can say good-bye to a thick wetsuit and enjoy the fun cold water diving with a thinner wetsuit.

For more details see Thermalution

 

Explorer Loop Control Valve (LCV)

Rebreather divers must learn to maintain the loop volume close to its optimal level for their particular model of rebreather. The Hollis Explorer’s unique ‘Loop Control Valve’ (LCV) takes the pain out of managing loop volume during ascents. No more dumping gas through your nose – that’s one less thing to worry about!

The Explorer vents excess gas gradually in tiny bubbles at the top of each breath by means of a unique hydrostatically-balanced Loop Control Valve (LCV), that maintains a constant loop volume, it releases gas from counterlungs at approximately the same pressure and rate. As such the Explorer feels like a closed circuit rebreather. The loop controller also makes buoyancy control easier.

LCV makes buoyancy control easier.

The loop controller also makes buoyancy control easier.

The breathing ‘feel’ of EXPLORER is partially controlled by the LCV. Having removed the case cover this can be seen underneath the Canister. This is an adjustable valve (over a small range). Moving the valve to the left vents more easily and to the right it vents at a slightly elevated pressure.

eXplorer LCV

Adjust the LCV

Typically a small frame diver will start with the LCV all the way to the Divers Left and all others at the mid way point.  Since all programs are to have a confined water session, during that session the instructor should work with the student to properly adjust the LCV for the proper feel and to keep the unit at a min loop volume for the best breathing and the least amount of weight.

 

As a guideline if you have Puffy cheeks or BOV being pushed out of the mouth  then move LCV to the left.  Also, if the ADV consistently kicks in during normal inhalation – move LCV to right; Hard to exhale and need to blow out gas from around the mouth piece- move LCV to the left or if the mouth piece being forced into the mouth then adjust the LCV to the right.

 

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