We offer 2 kinds of systems: an automatic and a manual inflation system.
The latter is activated by the user by pulling on a toggle or handle. The automatic is activated by ingress of water.
Automatic inflation systems are activated by ingress of water. Upon immersion in water, a firing mechanism will activate and pierce a CO2 cylinder. The gas released from the cylinder will inflate the bladder of the lifejacket and create buoyancy. All automatic systems have an alternative manual override, which allows the user to pull the toggle and inflate the lifejacket if necessary.
Manual-only inflation systems are activated by the user by pulling on a toggle or handle. By pulling on the toggle or handle a lever system is released which will activate the cutter to pierce the CO2 cylinder and thereby release the gas into the lifejacket to achieve full inflation.
There are three different options for manual inflation systems: