Omega Air Charger Compressor – Got me one.

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    bltefft
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    Hi guys/gals.  I didn’t see a thread about an Omega Air Charger compressor, so I figured I’d start one.

    My original 4500 psi compressor, a Shoebox that I bought back in 2012, sprung a irreparable leak on me, so, I went looking for another 4500 HPA compressor.  While It gave me no trouble,  didn’t really want another Shoebox compressor, because I didn’t really care for the second “pusher” compressor it required.

    Well, after looking at quite a HPA compressors, I had almost settled on an Omega Super Charger.  I watched several YouTube videos about the Super Charger and was set to buy one, and then when I saw some videos made by SothernGunner about another kind of Omega 4500 compressor.  It was called the Omega Air Charger – it’s a lot like the Super Charger, but it is not inclosed and without some of extras that I can live without.  Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t just settling, the Air Charger is a quality compressor.

    It arrived yesterday and it man, weighs a TON!  I’m in a wheelchair and it was all I could handle.  I set it on a Black and Decker Work Mate bench in my garage and I was in business.  Set-up was pretty straight forward and in just a little while I was ready to put air into my 66 cu. ft. carbon fiber tank (got a while ago from Joe Brancato of airtanksforsale.com.

    I followed the directions, attached all my HPA hoses between it and my CF tank and was ready to go.  It is water-cooled and when I plugged in the power cord, the water pump started running (like it should have) and a little fan started blowing.  After making sure all was set, I pushed the green button and the compressor came on.  Man, is it ever quiet – I was amazed that I wasn’t nearly as noisy as my regular old pancake shop air compressor.

    The one thing I wish it had was an hour meter, so I improvised and it ran for about 2 hours straight (manual reads to not run it for 8 hours straight).  During those couple of hours I watched it perform.  About every 15 minutes I opened and little valve and let it blow moisture out.  I’ve got an HPA water filter that I’m gonna use in the future.  As for the hour meter, I went online and bought one.  I’m gonna wire it in and just remember it is 2 hours short on time.

    Well, all went just fine.  in those two hours It took my 66 cu. ft. tank from around 2800 up to 4500 psi (several times I stopped it and started it, just kinda playing around).  The Omega has a cut-off switch that I had set to 4500 and it cut off perfectly.

    Well, that’s it for now.  Just thought I’d check in and tell you all about my new 4500 psi Omega Air Charger compressor.

    All the Best,
    Bobby

     

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    chasdicapua
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    Thanks Bobby, it’s really great when folks write something up about products (especially compressors!) they bought. Good luck with it. 

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    bltefft
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    “chasdicapua”Thanks Bobby, it’s really great when folks write something up about products (especially compressors!) they bought. Good luck with it. 

    
You’re welcome.  Only used it once, but I sure do like it.

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    LDM
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    Yeah, thanks a bunch. I’m interested myself. Do let us know if there are issues.

     

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    Ginuwine1969
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    I’ve own my Omega Air compressor for a little over a year now and it has been the BEST investment in my Airguning Hobby to date.  I’ve got 4 PCP and 1 springer and i personally feel if you are shooting a 25 cal or bigger it is a must have.  There have been several reviews on this gear though, it may have been hard to find due to the age of this compressor.  The Air Venture 4500 air compressor is the newest kid on the block with a faster fill time.  But rest assured you will have years of enjoyment from your latest purchase.

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    Ginuwine1969
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    Edit, my bad Bltefft, i was thinking the Super charger not the air charger, believe they are almost the exact same except one is enclosed.

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    bltefft
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    “Ginuwine1969”Edit, my bad Bltefft, i was thinking the Super charger not the air charger, believe they are almost the exact same except one is enclosed.

    
That is my thnking, too.

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    spectr17
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    thanks for the review Bobby, Ive been wondering about a compressor for my Omega tank. 

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    Rich1
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    I will get one in a few months. Short $400. but I be ready in a few. I have bin watching Southern gunner u-tiube and the thing I find is it runs slow and easy. You can almost count the strokes.  

    That is what sold me on the Omega.  The chinese ones run to fast to last.

    I have an 88 fiberglass tanks and planing on another small piggy back tank. Then I will place the compressor in the garage, High and dry. Only $400.00 more. 

    In the mean tilme I will keep using my home made Benjamin marauder mounted on a machine I built. Charges to 2,850 every time. Buat about every 890 or so uses I have to replace the o ring 30 31 & 32

    Keep shooting guys

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    Rich1
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    Forgot to check the little box when regestering

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    bltefft
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    “Ginuwine1969”Edit, my bad Bltefft, i was thinking the Super charger not the air charger, believe they are almost the exact same except one is enclosed.

    
I need to modify my previous reply to you – the Air Charger is “open” and I glad, because mine weighs a ton.  I read somewhere that the Air Charger pumps just a tad more air per stroke than the Suoer Charger, but don’t quote me on that.

    I’m sure happy I got it.

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    bltefft
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    “spectr17”thanks for the review Bobby, Ive been wondering about a compressor for my Omega tank. 

    
You’re welcome.  I’m still very happy with it.  I’ve used it again to go from 2000 psi up to 4500, and had no issues.

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    OldCorps
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    Thanks for the post Bobby, appreciate it. Geeze, you being in a wheelchair and being able to set the compressor on the bench REALLY impressed me. Props to you Sir, you are THE MAN! Hope it runs forever for you!

    Ed

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    bltefft
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    “OldCorps”Thanks for the post Bobby, appreciate it. Geeze, you being in a wheelchair and being able to set the compressor on the bench REALLY impressed me. Props to you Sir, you are THE MAN! Hope it runs forever for you!

    Ed

    
Thanks for the kind words, Ed.

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    hunterone
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    Which hour meter did you buy for it?  I have one on the way and want to track the hours.  Thank you.

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    mark2cars
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    Bobby I have had my Air Charger for just a month now and no problems at all. BTW…it weighs 66 pounds !! You must have a very strong upper body dude ! I agree that it is pretty dang quiet…so much so that I can hear my wife call for dinner over the compressor noise. I bought it for much the same reasons you did. Here is a pic of mine.

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    Bowhunter73
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    Thanks for the review I've had a air charger since 2015 bought it from Todd in Texas it's works like a dream now that I'm retired I use mine a lot more.

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    benj397
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    Another user who bought the air charger from Todd in Texas.  Been very happy with the purchase.  Prior to that air was a 1.5 hour round trip driving plus the wait time for the fill.  Then once home and the tank cooled, I had less than 4500 psi.  

    I did perform upgrades to it.  I added an hour meter that only runs when the compressor runs and I added a fan and radiator which didn't come on them originally.

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    i added a hour meter to mine also but mine came with the fan radiator and water tank on it, I made the mistake of listening to guys talk about adding a moisture filter on the intake side which I did but my bad I didn't check the absorben enough an it caked making it hard for the compressor to pull in air and it messed up the seals, I sent it to Todd in Phoenix and he rebuilt it for me.

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    benj397
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    Yes, I read about the intake filter upgrade but never saw an advantage to it.  While it might trap some moisture, I figured it would be negligible in the scheme of things so I never bothered with adding it.  Now I'm glad I didn't as I would have been like you and not checked it often.

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