Kirby Morgan® – M48 – Rebreather Pod With Switchover Regulator
The Rebreather Pod , also referred to in the past, as the NATO Pod, with switch over regulator or Rebreather Pod in the DSV configuration is designed to be used in operation with the Kirby Morgan M-48 MOD-1 and SuperMask® modular full face masks. A Pod Frame which contains a hook and Catch, Release allows the diver to form a water seal to the mask Jaw Frame, creating a dry lower cavity. The Pod can be released and resealed to the Jaw Frame during the dive without removing the mask. This modular design also allows the diver to complete their pre dive without donning the mask, and once the mask is donned, clear communication with topside support personnel is achieved without speaking through or past a BOV/DSV.
Rebreather Pod, P/N 805-080, with unit specific hose adapters (not included), has been designed for use with most commercially manufactured rebreathers. The Rebreather Pod incorporates an integrated quarter turn barrel valve similar to other rebreather DSV/T-bit assemblies. The Rebreather Pod utilizes changeable hose adapters (not included) that allow it to be used with all rebreathers, even specialty or limited production units, provided the adapters are designed for them (contact Dive Lab for specifics). In addition to standard rebreather capability, the Pod can also provide open circuit switchover capability when configured with the open circuit switchover demand regulator P/N 805-050.
The Rebreather Pod has a flexible silicone rubber skirt that acts as the watertight closure and foundation for the rebreather barrel valve assembly. The lower skirt has a tilt to purge valve installed, which is used to dewater the Pod cavity. Both sides of the skirt have provisions for dewatering valve placement. The standard configuration will have this valve assembly, installed on the right side. The Pod mouthpiece is made of soft flexible silicone that is bellowed to allow for positioning with a ratcheting mechanism, facilitating fore and aft movement of the mouthpiece.
Hose adapters for rebreather are purchased separately and are not included in the general packaging. The hose adapters and the original equipment manufacturer’s mushroom valves are not included. Contact your rebreather manufacturer’s. See document 100-813 on Kirby Morgan® Site.