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400 psi eletrical compressor

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400 psi eletrical compressor

Post by Drag_Racer408a » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:01 pm

Heres a link. Looks like it could do the job well.

http://www.toolbarn.com/product/maxtools/AKHL1050E/


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Re: 400 psi eletrical compressor

Post by Spaceman Spiff » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:26 am

Drag_Racer408a wrote:Heres a link. Looks like it could do the job well.

http://www.toolbarn.com/product/maxtools/AKHL1050E/
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Post by Drag_Racer408a » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:29 am

Well if i could build one to go that high i would spaceman. haha.


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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:06 pm

Drag_Racer408a wrote:Well if i could build one to go that high i would spaceman. haha.
I am pretty sure the AntiGravity guys had one that went that high and it was a regular Sears brand garage compressor. I remember they broke it trying to hit 500PSI or something like that in their video.


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Post by Drag_Racer408a » Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:03 am

I have seen that video before. I think it was a regular like 5 gallon garage compressor like you said but with the tank and pressure switch removed so it could just keep running until it broke.


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Post by Tim Chen » Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:13 am

Drag_Racer408a wrote:I have seen that video before. I think it was a regular like 5 gallon garage compressor like you said but with the tank and pressure switch removed so it could just keep running until it broke.
That sounds awful risky. I bet the compressor part wouldn't explode if it were overloaded, but the tank surely would. I hope they bypassed that tank!


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Post by Drag_Racer408a » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:15 am

Yes they removed the tank from the compressor. Otherwise you would be standing by a bomb.


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Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:32 pm

Drag_Racer408a wrote:Yes they removed the tank from the compressor. Otherwise you would be standing by a bomb.
Where did you guys see this video of their compressor?



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Post by Drag_Racer408a » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:49 pm

its in this video during the burst test part.

http://www.antigravityresearch.com/cgi- ... ecordH.wmv


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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:04 pm

Drag_Racer408a wrote:its in this video during the burst test part.

http://www.antigravityresearch.com/cgi- ... ecordH.wmv
That's the one!

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Re: 400 psi eletrical compressor

Post by dongfang » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:14 am

Hi,

The compressors in fridges will go to 30 bar (900 psi) or so. The biggest problem is finding a junked fridge where the compressor still works. A year or two ago, people would have their whole kitchen replaced if they didn't like the color, but now....

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Re: 400 psi eletrical compressor

Post by Spaceman Spiff » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:05 am

dongfang wrote:Hi,

The compressors in fridges will go to 30 bar (900 psi) or so. The biggest problem is finding a junked fridge where the compressor still works. A year or two ago, people would have their whole kitchen replaced if they didn't like the color, but now....

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I never knew they went that high. I thought it would be only around 300PSI. I read that somewhere on another wrocket website. I threw out a working refrigerator not long ago too. It had been in my basement and got all rusty and nobody wanted it. I'll be kicking myself now!


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Re: 400 psi eletrical compressor

Post by andicirk » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:01 pm

dongfang wrote:Hi,

The compressors in fridges will go to 30 bar (900 psi) or so. The biggest problem is finding a junked fridge where the compressor still works. A year or two ago, people would have their whole kitchen replaced if they didn't like the color, but now....

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mmmmm 30 bar is about half of 900psi, as far as my maths go , 900psi is about 62.052703 bar

1bar is 14.5038 psi

hope that clears things up,
but if a fridge compressor does go to 30 bar thats still 435.114 psi which is enough to blow your socks off
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Re: 400 psi eletrical compressor

Post by dongfang » Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:24 pm

Hi, yeah oops 30 bar is only about 30 * 15 = 450 psi. My bad.

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Re: 400 psi eletrical compressor

Post by Spaceman Spiff » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:00 pm

andicirk wrote:
dongfang wrote:Hi,

The compressors in fridges will go to 30 bar (900 psi) or so. The biggest problem is finding a junked fridge where the compressor still works. A year or two ago, people would have their whole kitchen replaced if they didn't like the color, but now....

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mmmmm 30 bar is about half of 900psi, as far as my maths go , 900psi is about 62.052703 bar

1bar is 14.5038 psi

hope that clears things up,
but if a fridge compressor does go to 30 bar thats still 435.114 psi which is enough to blow your socks off
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That's still a lot more pressure than my best design can hold at this point. It might be worth investigating.


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