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Gary Wooding26/02/2021 08:10:56
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I've scrapped my old air compressor and am looking for a replacement. I'm drawn to **THIS** one, but am confused about the statement in the Product description that reads "The device is not supplied with a pressure regulator (Oil Splitter)". What does it mean?

Does anybody have one of these compressors or have any comments/information about it? What about it's maximum pressure or it's displacement?

Jeff Dayman26/02/2021 08:26:30
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Could be a translation issue Gary. Many compressors are not supplied with a pressure regulator or oil separator (oil splitter is the translation issue I think). If you are only using air tools you may not need either one. If you are spray painting or running model engines you likely will need both. Piston type reciprocating air compressors do output oil mist and droplets from the crankcase and cylinder walls into the supplied air. If you have a good oil separator this oil and any dirt in the air will not make its' way into your paintjob or model engine.

You can get a regulator and oil separator (and an inline particle filter if needed) from any car parts supplier or industrial supply, or A mazon, ebaay, etc. usually with 1/4" or 3/8" NPT threads for home shop compressors.

JasonB26/02/2021 08:36:07
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Don't thnik you will need a separator as it's an "oil free" compressor but a regulator and moisture trap would be worth adding, check if it's BSP or NPT

Also looks to have a non UK plug so may not comply with our regs.

Edited By JasonB on 26/02/2021 08:36:58

Dave Halford26/02/2021 09:26:30
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Gary, from the photos.

nothing is on straight

the motor bracket welding looks gobby

needs a filter regulator

850W electrical is 1HP

1HP will deliver about 2cuft/min FAD most deliver 100psi

It will blow up tires and blow chips off your lathe bed and deposit them out of sight behind your apron. It might not be able to keep up with the blow gun for very long.

I would replace like for like, that way you won't be disappointed

Anthony Kendall26/02/2021 09:26:34
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If you are interested in the silent type and can accommodate 24L instead of 35L, this might be a better bet for around the same price.

Depends what you need it for - as always.

In my opinion there is good back-up and it is ready to go.

I have first hand experience - I have the 50L version which is ideal for me.

Alan Wood 426/02/2021 09:54:51
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I would echo Anthony's recommendation. I have the Bambi PT50 which looks like a badged version of the Hyundai 50L. It has a 65% duty cycle and can cope with my Fogbuster mist coolant system.

Edited By Alan Wood 4 on 26/02/2021 09:56:36

Gary Wooding26/02/2021 10:16:19
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Many thanks for the information guys, it's a great help.

Anthony, I rather like the Hyandai. My old compressor had a little output valve (tap?) that cut off the output air when rotated (similar to a water tap), but I can't see one on the illustrations. Does yours have such a thing?

Dave Halford26/02/2021 10:37:11
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I use on of these, they don't break and come in various sizes

Anthony Kendall26/02/2021 11:24:09
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Gary, yes each output has sliding valves - difficult to see on the pics.
All the fittings are ¼BSP.
Dave's solution is good though, especially if you have hands like bunches of bananas like I do wink

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