Monday, January 19, 2015

KISS SideKick CCR Configuration

Originally when I ordered my KISS Sidekick it was offered as a SCCR primarily but I had mine ordered with a extra gas port and two fisher cables.  The normal gas port for diluent that feeds the ADV was replaced with a 90 degree swivel with an Owniswivel quick disconnect (male) w/ check valve.  The additional port for the oxygen is an Owniswivel quick disconnect (male) w/ check valve.

The tanks are secured with custom tank brackets from another project but any pony bottle mounts should work.  The valve wheels are pointed inward towards each other and the 1st stages press up against the counter lung cage.

The diluent bottle is mounted on the right side (Left in photo) with an 8" LP hose, inline shut off and and then a 90 degree angle with Omniswivel quick disconnect (female).  This connects to the male quick disconnect which feeds the ADV.  The inline shut off is needed to prevent it from accidentally firing not in the horizontal position.  The oxygen is mounted on the left side (Right in photo) with a 90 degree swivel attached to an 8" LP hose, attached to the inlet side of the MAV/Metering valve.  A 15" LP hose is attached to the the outlet side of the MAV/Metering valve and has an Omniswivel quick disconnect (female).    This connects to
the male quick disconnect which feeds the oxygen inlet.  Both the 1st stages have a OPV and button SPG.

The unit is setup to be worn on the divers right side and the tanks are the lowest part of the unit.  At the top of the counter lung cage a D-ring is mounted to the right of the ADV port and lower on the cage a bolt snap was secured to the cage.  Both of these points are used for connecting the unit to the sidemount harness.  The bottom snap clips to the buttplate on the sidemount harness and the D-ring is attached with a small bolt snap connected to bungee which is secured to my harness.

One of the fischer connectors is attached to a Shearwater Nerd, the excess cable is wrapped in a figure 8 around the breathing hose stubs.  The other fisher connector is attached to a handset, which is secured to the side of the counter lung case like a stage reg is stowed.

I don't have much of photo of me in the unit but here is one of me getting out of the water with my setup and the other you can kind of see how it rides in the upper left of the photo.  Also check out the following links, look for the red fins and no tanks on the divers back ;)

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