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Old 05-20-2012, 07:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A bit confused about HPA tanks

Some seem to be high pressure and some seem to be low pressure. I'm guessing this has to do with the output of the built in regulator. How do you know which kind you need?
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i think only angels require lp. hp should work for everything else.
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If you have an electro pneumatic that has an operationg pressure of 200 PSI or less you can use a low pressure output regulator on the tank. If you have anything else then you should use a high pressure output regulator on the tank.

My understanding is that with a lp reg you can go deeper into the tank and have consistent shots. Also your marker's hpr (high pressure regulator), also known as an inline regulator, won't have to work so hard to bring the input pressure down to the marker's operating pressure.

heinous, the older Angels had to have a tank with a low pressure regulator. I believe the newer ones could be used with a high pressure output tank reg.
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I think one of the biggest misconceptions is that people think HPA stands for "High Pressure Air". Hpa means Hectopascals, which is how the size or volume of the bottles is measured. People hear HPA, but get confused when they hear low pressure right after that.
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i think only angels require lp. hp should work for everything else.
I'm pretty sure Bob long guns need LP or SLP (Super low pressure).
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I'm pretty sure Bob long guns need LP or SLP (Super low pressure).
They function just fine with regular tanks, the only negative I've ever heard was a claim of less efficiency which I don't buy personally.

There are lots of folks out there that always fall for creative marketing. It's always been that way. Look at the magic box, 20+" barrels, rifled barrels, etc. Lots of "snake oil" out there.
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