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Is there a difference between HPA and comp air?

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    Posted: 14 April 2009 at 9:50pm
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yep, HPA is cleaner and wont freeze up on ya.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 April 2009 at 10:30pm
Originally posted by ammolord ammolord wrote:

yep, HPA is cleaner and wont freeze up on ya.


Actually, HPA stands for High Pressure Air and Comp Air is short for compressed air.  They are essentially different names for the same thing.

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Oh my gawd!  HPA is soooooo much better than comp air.





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thanks guys.  i have another question, how much bigger is the HPA tank than a 20oz CO2 tank?
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It depends on the pressure rating (in psi) and the capacity (in cu. in.) of the tank.  What are the specifications of the tank you are considering?
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it comes in a package.  its 47ci and 300psi.

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I'm assuming that it is 47 cubic inches and 3000 psi as 300 psi is insufficient to operate a paintball marker for any length of time.  Not having handled one in a while, I seem to remember that being comparable in physical size to a 20 oz CO2 tank (maybe a hair smaller).  Either way it should be a bit lighter as well.  The bad news is that you are looking at only 400-500 shots out of that on most Tippmanns before it needs a refill.

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Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

I'm assuming that it is 47 cubic inches and 3000 psi as 300 psi is insufficient to operate a paintball marker for any length of time.  Not having handled one in a while, I seem to remember that being comparable in physical size to a 20 oz CO2 tank (maybe a hair smaller). 
 
I was going to comment, but figured I would wait for you to answer first. I put my 47ci next to my 20oz and with the regulator included in the length, they are nearly identical. The HPA is probably 1/2" or sod larger in diameter and yes the HPA is heavier.  The actual tank on the 47CI is smaller, but the regulator adds several inches.
 
I would post up a pic of the two along with a 72CI tank, but as usual, my wife has hidden the camera from me.
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I'll see if I can pick up a HPA tank when I buy my A5, and put it next to my 20oz Co2 tank and take a couple pictures for you a little later on.

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thanks alot guys.
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