I do not own a Phoenix but I thought I should get an idea of how to set the IP before getting one. I have read through the pdf of setting the IP for unbalanaced regulators but not sure if there is a different process for Balanced.
I have never checked or set the IP on a scuba regulator or any device before. I read through the VDH HPR thread and found that the IP should be set between 130-140 psi with Herman setting his at 140 psi. From reading the original Royal Aqua master manual and from looking at the pictures throughout VDH, the IP should be checked with the cans split.
What I need to understand is the gas source. Can I get an AL80 filled to 3,000 psi and set the Phoenix double hose to it or does the AL80 need to be filled to a max of 500 psi?
I do not own any tanks, so the only way for me to check the IP would be with a rental tank.
Do I also need to re-check the IP with the Top and Bottom Box assembled with the Main Diaphragm installed? I have read of mistakes where the HPR was bent, though from reading the VDH HPR thread, I followed all the install directions so that should not happen.
Side note: I think I will be ordering the scubatools regulator book.