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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:15 pm

SO I was looking around Thinkgeek.com, yes I know, bring on the jokes, and I found this thingiemawhopper. It's a power station and 275 PSI compressor for about 100 USD. http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/travelpower/962e/
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:45 pm

Those power stations are WAAAAAAAYYYYYY over rated! I've seen simular for 50 dollars out of the box brand new. It's your money!!!!
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Unread postAuthor: rl93 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:51 pm

I love that website.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:52 pm

Although thinkgeek has a lot of cool stuff, a lot of it seems over priced to me. Take a look at some of their swiss army knives(If you can call them that).
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:53 pm

That type of compressor is usually horrible, and they burn out really fast. They might be OK for really small guns with small chambers, but at that point, it would probably be a better idea to invest in a shock pump.
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:37 pm

And your looking for a power source it is prob easier to make your own.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:24 pm

The way that little compressor gets 260 PSI is by using a very small diameter piston. I wouldn't be surprised if the piston wasn't only a 1/4" diameter.

It'll might take forever to fill even a smallish chamber to 120PSI, let alone 250PSI.

Kind of pricey at $100, but the 120VAC power from the internal 12V lead acid is kind of cool.

Before I sprung for the $100, I would want to have an idea of how fast will it inflate a standard automotive tire. One minute (unlikely), 5 minutes (maybe), 10 minutes or more (probably). I would also want to find a review that gives me some idea about how robust the compressor actually is.
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