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WOW !!! A High Pressure Pump that won't break the bank, and it's compact !!!!!  :)


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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.

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I have one and so far I just love it. pumped up a 68/3000 paintball tank fron 0-3000psi in 2 hrs. Pumped up my maurader from 2000-2800psi in 8 min. airforce tank from 0-3000psi took 1hr 25min.I also have a 80cf scuba tank and it fills that at about 140psi per hour, it's pretty quiet and built very well.

Offline keith2324

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Nalby, if you don't mind, I would like to pick your brain. I plan on buying one of these compressors soon. I currently have the Marauder and I would like to know what accessories I need to fill it since it doesn't come with any hoses, etc. I also plan on buying a scuba tank. I have read other posts on this but am a bit confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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nalby

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Nalby, if you don't mind, I would like to pick your brain. I plan on buying one of these compressors soon. I currently have the Marauder and I would like to know what accessories I need to fill it since it doesn't come with any hoses, etc. I also plan on buying a scuba tank. I have read other posts on this but am a bit confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Keith.

Well you would need at least a 3000psi rated hose with 2 female fittings ( tunaman on automag forums sells a 4500 that is perfect ) you also need a shop compressor  to supply at least 85psi to the shoebox. the last thing you would need is an adapter to hook up your scuba tank.( they come with different valves so you have to know wich one you have)

Offline keith2324

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Thanks Nalby. I already have the shop compressor. I'll look up Tunaman and get the hose from him. Thanks.

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Offline Ray

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Wow, Can't wait to get one. When will they be available?

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Offline keith2324

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I believe they have sold the initial 100 units right now and will start selling more in a few weeks.

Keith.
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I want one ,need one ,i,ll keep watching for awhile ;)
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Offline howie1a

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It doesn't make sense buying a compressor since air fills at dive shop only run from 4 to 6 bucks to fill at tanks weather they are 120 cu ft or 80 cu ft. your going to spend 5 to 6 hundred bucks by the time you have a tank and all the stuff you need to charge it.  Also be very careful with air pressure air it can kill, Scuba tanks are visual tested  every year and pressure tested every 5 years this is to prevent them from exploding and hurting the person that fills them , This is required  for filling in a scuba shop it's not about the breathing the air but the pressure.
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Offline keith2324

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Some people live out in the boonies and don't have access to a dive shop and their local Fire Departments don't fill the tanks! Besides, some people just need to be responsible and take responsibility for their own actions.

Keith. 
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Benjamin Marauder  .22/Leapers 3-12X44SWAT/Trigger Mod/Full Floating Barrel
Gamo Whisper VH .177/GRT III
Xisico B-28  .22/Leapers 3-9X44SWAT
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