CO2 Cylinder for Lifejackets.
A CO2 Cylinder can be ordered individually from RTS or in Multi-Packs. The multi-packs offer a slight saving for those wanting more items.
RTS Zinc Coated CO2 Cylinder are available in either 18g, 24g, 33g, 38g, and 60g. RTS also stock a 45g CO2 which is painted instead of zinc coated. Please specify your cylinder size when adding to your cart.
These cylinders fit most lifejackets and are 1/2″ UNF Thread. This is the norm on European lifejackets.
CO2 Cylinders do not have an expiry date. They have a manufacture date.
NB. Items containing CO2 cylinders can be shipped anywhere in the UK although express shipping is not possible to some destinations. RTS can also supply CO2 items to most European destinations using overland transport. Please check my carriage info page for more detail.
All RTS CO2 cylinders are manufactured to the highest standards. 33g etc refers to the quantity of CO2. The Gross Weight of the cylinder is stamped on the bottle eg typically 139.0 on a 33g CO2 cylinder. Each lifejacket is designed for a specific size of cylinder and the correct size must be used as specified by the manufacture of the lifejacket.
Cylinders should not be used if they are showing signs of deterioration. Such signs could be rust or scarring of the end cap.
If you are unsure whether the cylinder is full it can be weighed on calibrated scales to check. If in doubt don’t use.
Important Info on CO2 cylinders.
Each cylinder is able to fully inflate your lifejacket and the correct size should be used. Twin chamber lifejackets are therefore fitted with pressure release valves so that if and when both cylinders fire together, the excess CO2 is released.