Setting Up my Omega Turbo Super Charger Compressor

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    bowwild
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    I’ve had this machine (new from AoA) for more than a month.  To date I’ve only unboxed it.  I sort of dread doing mechanical things like this the first time so I have to be in good frame of mind with plenty of time. 

    I bought the machine and a hose and couple of fittings AoA recommended to fill my Omega 4500 PSI carbon tank. 

    The manual was enclosed but not very complete.  For example, there are two little black rubber capped openings on the top. I don’t know what either is for. They look identical. I opened each and see a toothpaste looking goo, grease of some kind?

    I put the ice and antifreeze in the correct place along with filtered drinking water, to the 1″ below the cap level.  Turned the machine on (toggle switch) to make sure water circulates — check. 

    Now I’m going to stop and wait until AoA’s time zone matches mine and call them.  I’m not sure whether to connect the hose that came with the compressor to the hose on the tank or replace the one on the tank with this one.  I also have to make sure I understand the dials.  For instance, there’s a little short dial arm that is used to place the longer dial arms.  The instructions say to “make sure both are set at the same place (4,500PSI).  I’m pretty sure that means the two longer, moveable dials (one is black and the other red) but I don’t want to screw this up and end up with the NSA thinking Kim Jon is in my basement testing a nuke. 

    I looked for a video but couldn’t find one.

    I’ll come back here and report how it worked later today or tomorrow.  If not by noon tomorrow,  N. Korea will have a vacancy. 

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    T3PRanch
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    Thurmond

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    bowwild
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    Thanks for this video.  I watched it, read the manual, studied the machine, and called AoA.  

    I had to take the hose off my Tank and put on a male adapter. Then the compressor hose attached to that.  Had to do it twice because the metal washer with o-ring inner had to be put on first to prevent leaking.

    Got the needles set, closed bleeder knob on compressor.  Then turned on water pump, confirmed coolant flow and pushed start to begin compressor.  After a few seconds I opened the knob on my tank.  Have to admit, it was spooky to see that needle on the tank gauge move towards its full level. It was at 3,250 PSI.  I didn’t keep a good time on it but it took about 15 minutes, no more than 20 to get the tank to 4,500.  The automatic shut-off worked perfect..

    Then I turned off water pump, opened bleed knob on the compressor, closed the knob on the tank, and detached the hose from the tank.   All worked perfect!  Saved me an 80 mile round trip to the dive shop, with an appointment to fill my tank. 

    The fellow, “Todd” at AoA was extremely helpful and patient. Even told me what MM wrenches (14 and 9) to use to hold the din while I removed the tank hose. 

    So, I’m proud to report that my basement activity didn’t put me on a “no-fly” list.

    Cool.

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    OldCorps
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    Glad to hear you didn’t launch yourself into orbit, lol. I was impressed with the fill from 3250 to 4500psi. Pretty darn fast!

    Ed

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    bltefft
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    “OldCorps”Glad to hear you didn’t launch yourself into orbit, lol. I was impressed with the fill from 3250 to 4500psi. Pretty darn fast!

    Ed

    
4500 psi kinda scares me.
    Bobby

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    “bowwild”Thanks for this video.  I watched it, read the manual, studied the machine, and called AoA.  

    I had to take the hose off my Tank and put on a male adapter. Then the compressor hose attached to that.  Had to do it twice because the metal washer with o-ring inner had to be put on first to prevent leaking.

    Got the needles set, closed bleeder knob on compressor.  Then turned on water pump, confirmed coolant flow and pushed start to begin compressor.  After a few seconds I opened the knob on my tank.  Have to admit, it was spooky to see that needle on the tank gauge move towards its full level. It was at 3,250 PSI.  I didn’t keep a good time on it but it took about 15 minutes, no more than 20 to get the tank to 4,500.  The automatic shut-off worked perfect..

    Then I turned off water pump, opened bleed knob on the compressor, closed the knob on the tank, and detached the hose from the tank.   All worked perfect!  Saved me an 80 mile round trip to the dive shop, with an appointment to fill my tank. 

    The fellow, “Todd” at AoA was extremely helpful and patient. Even told me what MM wrenches (14 and 9) to use to hold the din while I removed the tank hose. 

    So, I’m proud to report that my basement activity didn’t put me on a “no-fly” list.

    Cool.

    

Glad you’re in business.  I have an Omega Air Charger and love it.  Did your instructions tell you to crack open the bleed valve every 15 minutes, or so, to release any moisture that was building in the system?   My instructions told me to do that.  Of course, you may have an automatic moisture release on your unit – I don’t know.Just thought I’d ask.Bobby

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    bowwild
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    Bobby,
    All my instructions said to do was set the duration on 1.5 seconds and period at 15 minutes.   Thanks for asking and if any have this compressor and think I should open it, please share.
    Thanks
    Roy

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    DellaDog
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    So y’all are running theses without an additional HP filter?

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    jlc
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    Todd is a great resource at AOA.

    He knows the compressors, setup, maintenance etc.

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    bltefft
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    “DellaDog”So y’all are running theses without an additional HP filter?

    
If I knew what a HP filter was, I could comment.  If it is a water filter, then, yes I run one.

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    bowwild
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    I have no extra items in my system. Just the Omega Turbocharger Compressor and the Omega 75 cu.ft. tank.

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    DellaDog
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    By HP I mean a filter on the high pressure side just before the air goes into your gun.
    Like a Diablo or JB filter. 

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