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Unread postAuthor: fom » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:13 pm

Are they worth it? Any faster than bike pumps?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:39 pm

Yes, Depends on your strength,how fast you pump and chamber size.
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Unread postAuthor: fom » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:41 pm

MrCrowley wrote:Yes, Depends on your strength,how fast you pump and chamber size.


Do you own one? or are you just guessing?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:45 pm

12 volt compressors are decent for use in filling small chambers, but I can fill my paintball gun's chamber much more rapidly with a bike pump. They also do not last very long, you would be lucky to get 50 fills out of the compressor before it ceased to function.

I killed one a couple years back attempting to fill a bike tire to 35 psi. After that episode (which lasted 5 minutes) it worked for another 10 minutes, then stopped completely.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:12 am

fom wrote:
MrCrowley wrote:Yes, Depends on your strength,how fast you pump and chamber size.


Do you own one? or are you just guessing?


Yeah I do have one thanks.

If you have a small chamber use a bike pump,if you have a big chamber use a bit of both as one is tiring and the other slow.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:20 am

i got a bike pump and its made to make 260psi.
it usually takes me about 40-50 pump to get it to about 300, it may sound like a lot but its not really and its pretty easy ya dont have to put much weight on it till the 200 psi range

here some pics of it;
http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t274 ... s--x/Pump/

peace
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Unread postAuthor: Matheusilla » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:22 pm

A 12 volt pump might not work in some cases because some cannons need a larger volume of air to close the valve/seal the breech. However, a good 12v pump can produce quite a bit of pressure, compared to the average bike pump. i bought a cheap bike pump for about $6.00. It's made of metal and gets me to 120-150 p.s.i.
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Unread postAuthor: DeathBlade » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:05 pm

There are some high output 12volt compressors, I have one for my jeep when I go off roading, its a smaller model of one of these. These mv-50/m1050 12 volt compressors rock! (they need to be connected to you battery terminals though)

http://www.qindustries.net/products/air.htm
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:12 pm

I have used a few 12v compressors. They tend to die if you use them like a regular compressor. Run it for 2-3 minutes max at a time, and let it rest awhile (long enough to cool off, 3-5 minutes at least). Open it up and oil the moving parts after every 20 or so uses. Don't expect it to last more than 50 fills of a big-ish chamber. 100 would be lucky.
They're not that fast, but it can beat a bike pump depending on chamber size and how hard/fast you're willing to work that bike pump :wink:
Btw, they have VERY little flow, and COULD NOT be used for a BBMG or etc... but would be fine for pressurizing a small pneumatic gun.

You can buy a motorcycle battery or other rechargeable 12v battery to power it. I use a motorcycle battery that I also use for starting my RC plane, and other assorted electronics projects.

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Unread postAuthor: DeathBlade » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:35 pm

Pete Zaria wrote:They're not that fast, but it can beat a bike pump depending on chamber size and how hard/fast you're willing to work that bike pump :wink:
Btw, they have VERY little flow, and COULD NOT be used for a BBMG or etc... but would be fine for pressurizing a small pneumatic gun.


Not these master flow compressors my Mf-1050 I have puts out 2.5cfm it will get the 5 gallon propane tank I use on my golfball howizer up to 75psi in about 4 minutes. Check the links.

http://gearinstalls.com/pepboys.htm

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?t=8650
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