An inflatable or automatic life jacket
comprises an outer shell that surrounds the most important part of the automatic life jacket: the swim bladder
. The release system
, which consists of the automatic release device with a CO2 cartridge and the releasing mechanism, usually a water-soluble tablet, is attached to this. When the mechanism of the automatic lifejacket is triggered by contact with water, the swim bladder fills with air and thus provides the necessary buoyancy.
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