Hatsun Lighting compressor?

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    Benchrestbob
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     Hello all,

                     Just ordered Hatsun Lighting compressor was not planning on it but with 3 FX rifles now Crown25 Wildcat Compact Impact X 30 figure Ill be going through the air now . Plan on getting Joe B Alpha filter pricey but 4500psi is something I don't what to see blowing out of a lesser filter. Anyone have comments on setup problems tips& tricks? Thanks Bob 

     

     

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    Theman406
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    Hi

    I received one directly ship from hatsanusa and open it up filled it with kobalt synthetic oil from lowes,add 50/50 mixed Prestone and installed,engine air filter, fill whip and oil breather, turn on cooling system and ran for 10 min and found around lines at plastic tank were sipping a little so bought clear rtv and reseal it , check pressure on digital gauge and had to recalibrate it because was not reading what my gauge which is a known accurate guage

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    Bigragu
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    BenchrestBob, at the upper right of this page is a search button, above your inbox button. Click that, then type in Lightning Compressor. There are pages on everyone’s replies, tips, advice, downfalls, etc. Lots of good reading. 

    Congratulations on your purchase. If you truly want to make this compressor last follow ALL the instructions in the manual, too the tee, and use the best fluids you can afford. I use Amsoil compressor oil, and Zerex diesel rated coolant, and follow a 60/40 ratio of distilled water to coolant. The coolant lines coming out of the tank are right against the cooling fan cover plate. In time the vibration will chafe the cooling lines. I wrapped the lines with wire loom, and anywhere the lines may be too close to heated parts. 

    Back to the cooling fan plate- loosen the attachment nuts and raise that plate up at minimum 3/4”, and if you can get a bit more, do so. All that will do is allow more air to freely move, and aid in the cooling process. Set your auto purge to come on every 5 minutes, and, yes, you will need to re calibrate the digital gage to a known good gage to see if the digital gage is spot on. Mine and others have been off anywhere from 150-200 psi.

    lastly, go to amazon and get yourself a stick on vibration hour meter, and stick it on the black plastic bell housing cover. It’ll make the maintenance changes on your fluids easier, and Amazon also has a cover that you can buy to cover that compressor up to keep it dust free.

    ive posted links to these amazon purchases many times on here, along with my notes on this compressor. You will find it using the search feature.

    Good luck.

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    Benchrestbob
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    Thanks for the info. Bob

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    Benchrestbob
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    One? For you I was thinking of getting Alpha filter for compressor is it need? Do you have add on filter for your set up. Thanks Bob.

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    Bigragu
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    The Lightning compressor has really good filtration and the auto purge works sweet. Set it to blast out every 5 minutes instead of the 15 minutes that hatsan reccomended to me over the phone. I’ve come to the reasoning that the average time use for me is 13-15 minutes to go from 3200 psi to 4500psi on my tank, so that would mean my auto purge will never come on. The compressor has a built in check valve so during an auto purge, you will not lose pressure while filling. 

    I actually bought a small auxiliary filter, that uses the cotton roll, that I found on eBay. It connects right at the end of the fill whip, and from there connects to my tank or gun.

    Big advice here to always remember. If you ever shut off your compressor before the end of its job, that means it’s fully pressurized. DO NOT TRY AND RE TURN IT ON TO CONTINUE. You will surely damage your compressor, or shorten it’s life span. It is best to bleed the compressor of all air, then re start. This pretty much is a rule for all compressor types used for PCP fill ups. 

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    Fredeich
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    Thanks for those tips Bigragu.  Just getting ready to use my new Lighting.

     

    Fred

     

     

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    Bigragu
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    Heres a copy of my notes I took, that goes into more detail than what the manual provides. Basically, my findings. When you all need to calibrate your digital gage, it gets tricky, so I touched on that part for sure. Lastly, the importance of that coolant on switch. That switch plays double duty and is an important switch other than turning on the coolant fan motor and coolant pump. It pretty much sets the stage on the calibration process, let’s you know if it’s okay to turn the compressor on(the lady’s voice comes on) so make sure and check my notes on that. 

     

    There was an upgrade to the cooling system put out by Hatsan. It involved replacing a fitting on top of one of the compressor motors heads. You may want to notify hatsan by email and a service form filled out on their webpage, to see if yours was already done. If you bought it straight from Hatsan it’s probably all taken care of, but if bought from another vendor that had them in stock, there’s a good chance it wasn’t done. 

    Hatsan will want you to take a pic of a certain area and email it to them. They will send you the part, along with a $50 coupon to use on their site towards a purchase, for you doing the work(really easy task). When they hpgave me that, I thought that was down right cool, and I saved it till they had a big sale, and scored on some more pellets. If you’re subscribed to Hatsan and get their emails, you will be notified of special sales that are not available to a person not subscribed to them. I learned that recently when another member named Gendoc bought their Spark compressor for an awesome price, and when he posted the sale code to others, some were not able to get that deal. You had to have been subscribed to them.

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