Altaros Booster Maximum Overload

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    2muchair4leyla
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    I've had my booster about 6 months now and I love it ran a few compressors through it and found its soulmate check out the videos 

     Ménage à trois  the altaros hurt these first two reciprocators 

     Coup de foudre it was love at first pump the Altaros fell head over heels after this screw

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    2muchair4leyla
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    The pressure  drop

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    xindaris
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    I have the same booster but mine had a catastrophic failure just before the 2 year mark. Altros would not honor the warranty to repair it. I have since bought a Hatsan Lightening Compressor, it’s 5 times as fast, it costs less than the Altros when you figure in the cost of a compressor to run the Altros booster and if the Hatsan makes it over 2 years it will have been a much better choice.

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    2muchair4leyla
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    Did you factor in a high pressure air dryer  or are you pushing wet air . They don't make refrigerated air dryers for high pressure air and the desiccant dryers Joe Broncato  sales are for predryed nitrogen  and solvents we use them in our labs I've  been producing high quality air for lab use for over 20 years so that's why I chose the booster its slot cheaper to dry low pressure air than high pressure air in the long run lots of guys will be sorry the filled scba tanks with wet air @ 300 bar it's a disaster waiting to  happen brother be careful 

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    viperjoe
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    If you had to buy a couple of those HF compressors to drive the Altaros then I would agree and go with the Hatsan but for me I had a large stand up that I bought at Sams Club over 15 years ago and that drives it just fine. I did invest about $100 on making a after cooler to remove the water but I have needed that for a long time. 

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    xindaris
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    The Hatsan has an automatic purge which I set for every 15 minutes plus I have a high pressure desiccant dryer between the compressor and the bottle. When I was using my Altros I used 4 desiccant dryers on the low side and 2 desiccant dryers on the high side. The Hatsan is much more cost effective and the air is just as dry. With the Altros I used a 3 thousand dollar commercial shop compressor to run it at a continuous 140 psi and it was dog slow at filling bottles. Altros was great at free advice warranty support but would not repair it when it broke. They would not even allow me to send it back to them for repair.From now on if a company does not have support in the USA they are off my list.

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    2muchair4leyla
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    How much runtime did you get out of the altaros before it broke? And what broke on it

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    2muchair4leyla
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    On the first use the cheap power pack on mine broke when I pulled it out the plug 

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