WOW !!! A High Pressure Pump that won't break the bank, and it's compact !!!!!
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FAQs for ShoeBox Compressor
World's smallest high pressure (4500 psi) air compressor.Products:Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Currently the target price is 3-400 dollars retail but this could change.
Q: How fast will it fill a tank?
A: It will fill a 68 cubic inch tank in about 4 hours to 4500 psi.
Q: I hear it needs another compressor?
A: Yes, it needs an 85 psi input from a shop compressor for maximum fill rate. If you don’t use a shop compressor it will take 6 times longer to fill a tank.
Q: What shop compressor can I use?
A: Almost ANY shop compressor that puts out at least 85 psi at 1 CFM or more will work fine. The mini-compressor takes very little air and a shop compressor will only kick on a few times. Small shop compressors are so cheap it didn’t make sense to try and build one into the mini-compressor.
Q: How many CFM does the mini-compressor use when pumping?
A: It takes about 0.04 CFM which is nothing.
Q: Can I use a compressed air tank instead of a shop compressor?
A: Yes you can. Some thing like a portable air tank for filling tires should work but it needs to be big enough to maintain some type of pressure during the 4 hour fill time.
Q: Can I fill a scuba tank?
A: Yes but you have to provide a fill hose and attachment fittings. I estimate it will fill an 80 cubic foot scuba tank to 3000 psi in about 24 hours.
Q: Can I use a low pressure scuba with a regulated output to 85 psi to feed the mini-compressor?
A: Yes but we don’t recommend it because a high pressure regulator is more expensive than a small shop compressor that can be bought new for 80 bucks.
Q: How much noise does it make?
A: Not that much but its not completely silent. Its less noisy than your mothers sewing machine.
Q: Does it turn off by itself?
A: Yes but the pressure is preset at the factory. You have to buy either the 4500 or 3000 psi model.
Q: What else do I need to get to make it work?
A: To keep the cost down we only supply a stainless nipple output from the compressor. This is the same nipple you find on your paintball markers tank. You need to get a hose to connect what ever type of tank you have, scuba, paintball, pellet gun, to the compressor.
Q: What size is it?
A: Its about 16” wide, 12” deep and 6 ½ inches tall. The picture on Facebook shows a pencil for scale in front of the compressor.
Q: When will it be available?
A: We are making the pre-production prototypes now and hope to have the first run out within two months.
Q: Is there any water or particle filtration on the mini-compressor?
A: No there is not to keep costs down. You can put a water trap between the shop compressor and the mini-compressor if that’s a concern.
Q: How much electricity will it take?
A: It will cost less than 5 cents an hour to run the compressor.http://www.automags.org/forums/showthread.php?s=9a704bb0caca6d842aa779b3ff7c51d6&t=251312