One More Day Until Turbocharger Arrives

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    Quoddy
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    Attached the Alpha filter to the 100 Omega tank until the Omega Turbocharger gets here tomorrow. I mistakenly said SuperCharger when I posted.

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    Matt247365
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    Congrats on the new Super Charger! Got mine about a year ago. You’re gonna love being in charge.
    Matt

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    Tominco
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    I agree! Your going to love the freedom of having all the high pressure air you can handle!
    Here’s a little sneak peek at an upcoming vid I’m working on.

    1 on the bench, one in the box! ;)

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    RBAZ
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    You’re gonna love it. Had my turbocharger a few months now, sure beats hour and a half drive to the dive shop every ten days or so.

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    Quoddy
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    Whoops! I meant to say TurboCharger. I originally was going to get the SuperCharger, but AoA was out of them, so I went for the TC.

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    Tominco
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    “Quoddy”Whoops! I meant to say TurboCharger. I originally was going to get the SuperCharger, but AoA was out of them, so I went for the TC.

    
Yeah? Well then, your really going to be happy! 
    Take your time with initial setup and don’t use distilled water. 
    Tom

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    mag13
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    “Tominco”

    “Quoddy”Whoops! I meant to say TurboCharger. I originally was going to get the SuperCharger, but AoA was out of them, so I went for the TC.

    
Yeah? Well then, your really going to be happy! 
    Take your time with initial setup and don’t use distilled water. 
    Tom

    Why no distilled water Tom? What’s up with that…
     

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    Quoddy
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    Got it! Followed the pre-start instructions,fired it up, and the tank filled from 3000 to 4500 fairly quickly. The vent timer was so small I could barely make out what I had it set for. Also I’m guessing that the red off light referred to the test status. Anyway, I’ve since moved it out of the kitchen, where it was for the test run. Now sitting in my “office” along with all my air gun gear. I should add that it had just barely an hour on the meter for the factory test.

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    Quoddy
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    Finally got the quick connect fill probe I needed, and mounted Joe’s Alpha filter on the TurboCharger this morning.
    No more three hour drive to the scuba shop and back. Now I can sit back and enjoy fills. 

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    Tominco
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    @quoddy 3 hours drive, wow! Man, you are going to be so happy having this! After testing the two side by side, I can tell you that you definitely made the right choice going for the Turbo. 
    The moisture purge system is there to protect against putting moisture into your tank. The more you purge, the drier your air will be, and the slower your tank will fill. So, your Alpha filter is actually acting as a redundant drier system. You may never have to change out the desiccant, ever. 
    I actually pushed my moisture purge numbers up a little in duration and frequency for a little added protection against moisture. The Alpha Turbo fills so fast that it should have minimal effect on the whole process. And, the darn thing is so quiet that the “psssshhhhtt” sound acts as a nice reminder that the unit is still running. It’s in a another room behind a closed door so, I can barely hear it if I have other things going on. 
    Here’s a lesson I learned this morning… I connected, and then opened up, a bottle with ~4000 psi in it and then turned the machine on to top it off. The pressure from the bottle put too much strain on the internals and the motor was having a hard time getting started (it was trying though!). Kind of like trying to get a car going from a stop in 5th gear. I stopped the compressor, bled the line, and turned it back on. Once it got chugging along, I slowly opened up the bottle valve and the compressor hardly noticed. I didn’t put a stopwatch to it but, I can tell you it was done before I thought it would be. 

    @mag13  Distilled water is too pure. I was told any the compressor guy at AoA that distilled water could allow the machine to overheat in certain extreme situations. Something about the way distilled water boils at a different temperature due to the lack of impurities. I don’t think the coolant solution in either one of my machines even comes close to boiling so, I think this precaution is for extreme events where something else is wrong. It is mentioned in the manual a few times so, their pretty adamant about it. 
    Tom

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    tibor
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    question ???..why the need for the scuba bottle.. {the extra cost }since you have a compressor now ,can’t you just fill the the rifle with the bottle attached…..unless you are using all your air away from home ..that would seem why the need for a bottle..correct?
    either or super nice congrats!

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    Quoddy
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    Tibor… it takes only seconds to charge the gun from the tank, plus there are a lot of available fills (30+) without ever firing up the compressor. Then there’s the obvious… when I’m away from home I just take the tank and have even a vacation long supply of air.

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