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Unread postAuthor: grock » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:01 am

i was looking at buying one of these http://www.amazon.com/Slime-COMP04-Portable-12-Volt-Compressor/dp/B000ET6ZNI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1256705712&sr=8-6 but was wondering how well they work. does anyone own one? whats the volume output? how hard would it be to convert it to a 1/4" quick connect?

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Re: compact air compressor question

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:22 am

(url=http://www.amazon.com/Slime-COMP04-Portable-12-Volt-Compressor/dp/B000ET6ZNI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1256705712&sr=8-6)Slime COMP04 Portable 12-Volt Air Compressor(/url) gives you Slime COMP04 Portable 12-Volt Air Compressor if you replace the round brackets with square ones.

As to the compressor, I'm guessing it's no different to most small cheap 12 volt compressors, meaning it's shite ;) unless you have a really tiny chamber and don't want to fill to high pressures.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:47 am

wondering how well they work

I have no experience with that brand, but I have had compact air compressors in the same price range, and they were CRAP.

A 300 psi compressor goes up to 250 on its faulty gauge, which isn't right as the actual pressure is like 200...

A good bike pump is WAY better.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:49 am

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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:09 am

If you do get that, I must warn you its not going to be terribly portable. one must run that from a car battery, and it will drain your car battery so fast you need to run your car while filling it. Even with a 24ah 12 volt battery I only got about 2 fills for my mini cannon..... Aka.... Its probably not worth it at all.
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:16 am

Here's a compressor that might do the job.

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/self-po ... 19402.html
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:19 am

these things are not worth their price... just find an old fridge and you've got a pretty nice compressor...

you could use it to fill an old co2 tank or fire extinguisher if you need something portable... or get a bike pump
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:44 pm

i got me one of these http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1 ... ogId=10053 it carrys a charge for a while fills a 3 inch by 23 inch chamber to 60 psi in just a few mins it is protable comes with wall charger and car charger has a long life battery :D ( atlease it did for me) i broke the clip when i took it to 300 psi tho
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Unread postAuthor: covey12 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:59 pm

i have one of those it works fine for 80psi for my gun, but they can overheat easy
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:09 pm

i took it to 300 :D ...do u know what size the hose is i need to replace the clip
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:33 pm

300 according to the thing's gauge or according to a real pressure gauge?
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:34 pm

300 on the built in gage why
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:14 am

Because those gauges usually read higher then the actual pressure.
Many cheap bike pumps and cheap compressors have low-quality gauges, which almost always read significantly higher then normal.
Makes the stuff look perform better then it actually is.

Hold it next to a real gauge, and you will see the difference. Your compressor COULD have a good gauge, I can't tell that for sure, but its probably crap.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:38 am

POLAND_SPUD wrote:these things are not worth their price... just find an old fridge and you've got a pretty nice compressor...

you could use it to fill an old co2 tank or fire extinguisher if you need something portable... or get a bike pump


If you need portability to run at your local field, a 1KW inverter will run most fridge compressors. Follow the instructions in the inverter manual. Don't expect it to work using a lighter plug.
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