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KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GENERIC ALUMINUM CLICK-STYLE ADJUSTABLE OXYGEN REGULATORS AND COMMERCIAL GRADE CLICK-STYLE OXYGEN REGULATORS DESIGNED FOR USE IN MARINE ENVIRONMENTS
OE COMMERCIAL GRADE OXYGEN REGULATOR DESIGNED FOR USE IN MARINE ENVIRONMENTS
The Oxygen Edge™ O2 regulator is the only “Commercial” made click-style high pressure oxygen regulator that is dose adjustable with a 540 CGA hand wheel cylinder connection. OE oxygen regulators are specifically designed, engineered and manufactured for use in marine fishing environments to resist the destructive effects of Galvanic Corrosion. The Oxygen Edge™ marine oxygen regulators are sold to sport fishermen and commercial fishermen worldwide. Dial in the lbs. of bait or fish (2 lbs. – 200 lbs.) and the correct dose of oxygen is always delivered.
The OE regulator body and internal components are made of solid brass, plated inside and outside with solid nickel plated (nickel plating tarnishes like a 1943 Buffalo nickel), it is not shinny nor has a mirror finish like a car bumper. Pure brass and pure nickel coating are resistant to Galvanic Corrosion when exposed to marine salty environments (water and air). There are no internal sacrificial zinc components in OE regulators. Most aluminum click-style oxygen regulators are commonly Made in China and Mexico do contain zinc internal components because zinc metal is very inexpensive.
The “Generic aluminum click-style oxygen regulators” we sell contain NO ZINC COMPONENTS, these regulators are Made in China.
The Oxygen Edge™ precision dose adjustable click-style commercial high pressure oxygen regulator is Made in USA to proprietary engineering specifications. The Oxygen Edge™ regulators are engineered and built for use in salty Marine Environments… resistant to Galvanic Corrosion.
When zinc comes into contact with (salt, salty air) marine environments, the zinc anode material is (oxidized) consumed. The oxidation (GALVANIC CORROSION) is that white powdery corrosion seen on aluminum body oxygen regulators that are exposed to salty air marine environments and salt exposure.
GOOGLE “SACRIFICIAL METAL” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacrificial_metal
GOOGLE “DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ELECTROLYSIS AND GALVANIC CORROSION” – https://www.boataccessoriesaustralia.com.au/blog/our-blog/difference-between-electrolysis-and-galvanic-corro/
Aluminum body adjustable click-style oxygen regulators are sold in a variety different color; blue, green, gold, silver, grey, red, yellow, pink. Some have a shiny chromium alloy plating, like a polished chrome car bumper. Made in China and Mexico, manufacturing quality control is often lax or missing. The dose of oxygen dialed in on the regulator may vary considerably compared to the actual dose of oxygen delivered… RE: poor/no manufacturing quality control.
New aluminum click-style Oxygen regulator
Used aluminum click-style oxygen regulator (effects of Galvanic Corrosion)