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FX Electric Compressor

Postby Anonymous » Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:41 pm

I arrived home around 4:30 this afternoon and found a big box under my carport and felt like a kid at Christmas time, I checked the address label and sure as shooting it was from AoA.
I got my big strong son to get it indoors and once in used a chair as a hand truck and positioned it where I needed it.
Unlike a kid with a new toy I read and reread the manual, past experience had taught me. :wink:
I checked all fittings to be sure they were tight, put the adoptor on the electric cord and went to fill with coolent, take note the cap does not screw off like I thought, it pulls up and out as its just a vinyl plug.
Mine came with a din fitting, I asked them to ship a Foster fitting and double male along with it but they forgot so I removed the Din fitting and found you don't need the double male the Foster fits right on.
Watch when you unpack it from the box, the vent screw was floating in the bottom of the box and could easly have been lost.
I live in Fl. and the water has lyme in it so I used distilled water, it takes about a half gallon in which I mixed the little bottle of what I believe is anti-freeze for better heat transfer.
I fired my B-50 low, connected the Foster fitting and positioned myself to keep an eye the gauge thinking to switch it off when it hit 200 bar but no need to worry, not only did it fill in less than a minute, much less really, but it shut off automatically at about 195 bar, it really surprized me that it filled it so quickly and quietly.
I haven't filled my dive tank as of yet.
The manual states that it will remove 99% of water and as I'm using it in an air conditioned room and when I loosen the vent screw no water emerges as the air is dry to begin with.
So how do I like it, I love it! Its saving this old man's back ( I have degenerative disc disease along with pinched nerves) so this is the greatist thing since sliced bread to me.
How do I rate it? From a scale of 1 to 10 for ease of use =10
Price wise I give it an 8, a little pricey but cheaper than an operation and Doctor's bills. :wink:
So if you've got some extra cash lying around you might want to consider getting one, I immagine with the price of fuel going up the price of everything else will follow, so don't wait too long.
I'll sign off as "Happy Paranoid old Man. :D

Anonymous

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Postby Anonymous » Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:58 am

Well I've had it a few weeks now and so far so good ( check the date I entered the original post), no complaints, it works as advertized.
I took the back plate off to lube it using Militec oil and grease, they tell you to check it every couple of months, I'll check it every month. Its nice and clean and well made the pump is heaver duty than the hand pump and uses two v belts.
It runs nice and cool.
Its saving this old man's bad back and I'm doing more shooting. :)
I guess if I had to complain about something it would be the box its shipped in, cardboard, when it arrived it had a fist sized hole in the side, for its weight it should be double boxed for what they charge for it, but the product itself is great.
I've noticed the price has gone up, so if your thinking of getting one get it now before prices go up again!
You can't go wrong, and I have no financial interest in the company or of those who retail it, I'm always suspicious myself when someone writes something good about some product as they might have a vested interest in the product you know. :wink:

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Postby 220swift » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:28 pm

Ya still shooting and is the pump still working for ya


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Postby Cygnus X » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:26 pm

nice to finally hear something posetive about that compressor.


can it fill beyond 195 bars ?
Is it still working ?

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Postby Lowell » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:25 pm

Cygnus X wrote:nice to finally hear something posetive about that compressor.


can it fill beyond 195 bars ?
Is it still working ?


The pressure switch is adjustable for shut off pressure, and the motor has enough torque to move the pump to around 290 bar.

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Postby SP » Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:02 pm

Sounds good, please keep us updated. i would like to get one . One of these days..

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Postby Killer-B » Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:18 pm

Well my back is pretty strong still and I have a scuba shop about 10 minutes away that fill my twin CF Tanks to 4800 for $4 so I'm good but you never know. If that shop closes down I may have to spring for one.

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Postby Ca_Varminter » Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:21 pm

Some of us are not that lucky!!
4500 fills are pain to find!! without being ripped off.
I'm still waiting too get my Bauer PB compressor!!

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Postby Killer-B » Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:23 pm

Ca_Varminter wrote:Some of us are not that lucky!!
4500 fills are pain to find!! without being ripped off.
I'm still waiting too get my Bauer PB compressor!!

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How long have you been waiting :?: and who did you order it through :?:

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Postby Ca_Varminter » Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:36 pm

Champions Choice...
I got their last one about 6 months ago. Great Price !! I was sold through their Gehmann line. But it suffered major damage in the sensitive hand of the UPS!!

So He won't be placing another major ordering until Jan. So I have to wait... But on EBAY their has been some good prices on the Alkins compressors!! But their 230v, the bauer was 110v, so I have to do some wiring!!??

Just trying to decide?????

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