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This video will explain how to inflate, deflate, rearm and repack the Onyx M 24 Stole Inflatable Jacket. The Onyx M 24 can be inflated by simply pulling the Jerk To - Inflate handle. Now, I will take you to the deflation, the rearm, and the repack so your inflatable life jacket will be ready if you need it.
This life jacket has a manual inflator mechanism, a red indicator showing that this life jacket is not ready to be used, then inflated chamber, the oral inflation tube and the oral inflation cap, and a protective fabric cover.
First thing we need to do is remove and discharge CO2 cylinder. This is done by simply turning the cartridge counterclockwise until it is free from inflator mechanism. Notice the hole on the bottom of the CO2 cylinder, caused by the cylinder being discharged. Discard the cylinder.
Next, we need to deflate the inflatable chamber. To release the air, remove the cap from the oral inflation tube. Turnover and depress the protrusion of the cap into the valve inside the tube. This will open the valve and allow air to escape.
With one hand to pressing the valve in the oral tube, press off mostly air on the chamber. Then press all of the air out of the right chamber, fold over, then press the valve and squeeze off the rest of the air from the chamber. Do not ring your twist to the inflatable chamber when deflating. Replace the cap on the oral inflation tube with all the air out of the chamber, and is ready to be rearmed.
To rearm an Onyx K 301, rearm kit is required. This rearm kit includes a new CO2 cylinder and a green indicator tab. First, I need to reset the inflator lever and insert the green indicator tab that is included in the rearm kit. With the green indicator tab in place, I will install the CO2 cylinder from the rearm kit.
First, check the bottom of the CO2 cylinder and make sure there are no scratches or holes. The cylinder has a half inch thread. Simply line off the threads in the cylinder and the thread’s inflator mechanism, and turn the cylinder clockwise. So if you are firmly by hand, before going out in the water, always check that the green indicator tab and the CO2 cylinder are in place.
I can now repack the life jacket, so it will be ready to wear. Onyx Inflatable Life Jackets features a rely-a-pull guide that helps place the Jerk To-Inflate handle. Make sure the Jerk To-Inflate handle is placed below the chamber.
Using the full lines printed on a chamber, fold the edge of the yellow inflatable chamber under. Now, the front comes over. Match the hook and loop on the side of the cover. Press to secure the hook and loop. Using the full lines on the right side, fold the other side of the bladder under. Fold the front over. Match and secure the hook and loop.
Using the full lines on the upper part of the chamber, fold the chamber under so it is inside the cover. Match and secure the hook and loop. Make sure that the Jerk To-Inflate handle is accessible at the bottom of the life jacket. Now, you are ready to go back out on the water. read less
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