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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:31 pm Reply with quote
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Does anyone refill their pcp airgun using an electric compressor and if the do what are the specs needed for the electric compressor?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:52 pm Reply with quote
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Have a look here donec.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:21 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks Al. Do you use that compressor?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:16 pm Reply with quote
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Air Compressors cost about $1.00 per psi developed, just as a rough guide.... For a PCP you will want a compressor that does at least 3000 psi, so be prepared to spend about $3000.... Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:29 pm Reply with quote
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I think I saw one on AoA website for like $2,699.00...maybe get some guys to go in together and get one for all to use. Don't think I could afford one solo!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:45 am Reply with quote
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The only spec you need worry about is
the one on the tag that starts with "$"

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:49 am Reply with quote
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Alstone wrote:
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WOW....
that thing sucks 14amps....
That mottors working hard..

but its a nice we unit...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:44 am Reply with quote
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After noting the motor spec's. I see its not built for use in North America. The U.S. and Canada both have 60Hz electrical systems not the 50Hz used in Europe and many other places.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:19 am Reply with quote
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donec wrote:
Alstone wrote:
Have a look here donec.



Al
Thanks Al. Do you use that compressor?


I don't have one if I did then I would have a PCP airgun, also considering that in the UK one costs £2000, thatís an awfully lot of springers/Co2 guns you could buy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:38 pm Reply with quote
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What the barrier is to an affordable compressor? How tough could it be? I'm sure it would be a low volume sales thing, but some enterprising chap should go after it. Right now, they are basically for airgun millionares.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:07 pm Reply with quote
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I've been pondering what it would take to automate an off the shelf hand pump.

I don't have one yet, but it can't be that difficult to mount a high pressure hand pump to an electric motor, or perhaps to lower pressure air cylinders, running off a standard pressure compressor (100 to 150 psi).

Just a thought... I have not run the numbers on it yet, but it seems possible.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:23 pm Reply with quote
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I've been pondering what it would take to automate an off the shelf hand pump.

I don't have one yet, but it can't be that difficult to mount a high pressure hand pump to an electric motor, or perhaps to lower pressure air cylinders, running off a standard pressure compressor (100 to 150 psi).

Just a thought... I have not run the numbers on it yet, but it seems possible.
I was reading about this and if I am understanding correctly the problem comes in when you pump too fast with a hand pump it is not able to handle the load and you get too much moisture in the cylinder.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:46 pm Reply with quote
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mount a high pressure hand pump to an electric motor

It's been done.... I think it was FX that used to sell one.... but they have discontinued it.... It worked OK for filling a gun, but people abused it by trying to fill SCUBA tanks.... overheated the pump and wore it out.... Rolling Eyes

There was a thread a while back on this forum about building one.... and a pics of a conversion kit someone made and was selling for about $500 and you still had to buy the hand pump (another $300 for a good one).... Shocked

It is rumoured that Crosman will be bringing out one designed for airgunning in the $500 price range.... If that happens, it will be very popular.... Wink

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Everything seems to have been done before, but we forget! Smile

Have a look here:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/79574/thread/1237007498/Tired+of+Hand-pumping--

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:20 pm Reply with quote
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That was the one I was thinking of Al.... but I was LOW on the price.... It would be over $1000 including pump by the time you shipped it.... Rolling Eyes

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