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Portable air compressor solution

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Unread postAuthor: Jumpin Jehosaphat » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:08 pm

I saw something similar to this at a local auto zone.
Rigged up to a 12 Volt power source, this could be a better way of filling your pneumatic on the go than a bike pump.
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Take note of the 300 PSI rating.

I'm sure it's about a slow as a bike pump, but its less strenuous and allows you to reach higher pressures.

Do you guys think it would work well?
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:10 pm

Nope...

1) Very slow.
2) It is not meant for this type of application, and therefore would start smoking and eventually fail.
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:24 pm

It will wear down really fast. Just use CO2 if you need portable. It's much better than a portable compressor.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:37 pm

besides, would you buy anything whose brand name was "slime"?

unless you wanted to purchase goo, of course.
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:47 pm

slime lol..I wasthinking of using that as a compressor, but hey. You guys are the pros.by the way why can't it be used?
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:16 am

I think slime is a tire brand because the have goo in them that fills up holes.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:58 am

rmich732 wrote:Nope...

1) Very slow.
2) It is not meant for this type of application, and therefore would start smoking and eventually fail.
I could see use in a small gun such as Jacks pen gun/then again a shock pump is portable enough/
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:16 am

frankrede wrote:I could see use in a small gun such as Jacks pen gun/then again a shock pump is portable enough


Not only that but I doubt it would have the capacity to go up to the high pressures that minis require for decent performance, so yeah, you're better off with a shock pump anyway.
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Unread postAuthor: Technobob » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:13 am

When I was searching for a way to fill my cannon on the go I was looking at one of these http://www.qindustries.net/products/hv_50.htm It's a little more heavy duty and yet still small enough to carry. But in the end I decided to go CO2 it just easier and faster.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:06 am

The thing with any of these type of compressors is a reliable power source. They wear down car batteries fast. Slime is a tire sealant, i use it all the time on slow leaking tires, riding mowers/quads/auto's. The particular compressor in the Slime kit your showing is really just a one time emergence use, it wont last much more then 30 minutes of use, as soon as they heat up they are on the way out.

Me, i have a 12v compressor out of a mid 90's motor home designed for air ride shocks, so it's tougher then nails and can take a lot of heat. Still the same problem, a reliable power source, i think i'm going to run three car batteries run in parallel. I hoping to get about 40 to 50 shots out of them.
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Unread postAuthor: schismatized » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:28 pm

honda generator, 6hp 15 gal compressor, and a ford e350 van FTW!!!
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:29 pm

well if theres an outlet nearby get a computer psu, cut the yellow wire and one of the black wires and connect them to the compressor's power input. i did this with an old aluminum car compressor form what looks like the 70s the thing hasn't failed me yet. brought it to my friends house in maine (way up in maine) used it to fill my big mock up AT4 pneumatic, took a while but it was a hell of alot easier then pumping
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:50 pm

I have a multi-use air compressor for cars and have been using it for ard 3yrs.never tried it on spudguns tho but have brought it up to 250 psi and it still is in working condition.
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Unread postAuthor: knappengineering » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:49 pm

Could you use the small compressed air cylinders that are sold w/ bike kits for inflating a bike tire while on the road. Its a one time use, but I think it work, you would just need to stock up on them.
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:58 pm

are you taking about those small co2 Cartridges?
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