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I have a KJW KC-02 and I'd like to have it set up to use HPA, but I know almost nothing about HPA setups. I've searched through many forums and videos and so far found nothing that really helps. I need to know what the essentials are in a setup, I did a quick search on Evike and found these:

http://www.evike.com/products/45733/
http://www.evike.com/products/49287/

http://www.evike.com/products/36570/

 

Is this all I really need, and are these good products? How can I tell what's good and what's not?

Also If I already own and air compressor, could I just fill the tank up myself? And how long does a tank last, would it last me two or three days of constant airsofting?

Basically, I need to know everything there is about having an HPA setup before I invest my money into it.

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I'm going to recommend you keep looking. There are millions of forums out there specifically related to this topic. Try the PolarStar Talk forum and the Polarstar Owners facebook page. That reg you listed is SLP. Do you know what that means? There are threads on those forums explaining that. The tank you listed is HPA. Do you know what that means? Again, tons of threads explaining that. I don't believe you searched very thoroughly, and no one here really wants to spoon-feed you easily searchable information. Keep looking.

 

Side note, if you put that reg on that tank, you'll break one or both items.

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I've just started looking into HPA as well I can tell you that it can be a bit daunting since it often seems like much of the basics is a sort of "common knowledge" that the experienced folk expect everyone to know. Can be tough to find all the info in any one spot.

 

That being said I can answer 1 question. Typical shop air compressors run ~120psi & cannot create the 3000+psi needed to fill an HPA tank. You either need a compressor made for filling scuba tanks or an auxillary "shoebox" compressor in conjunction with a standard oil-less shop compressor

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Side note, if you put that reg on that tank, you'll break one or both items.

 

Yeah when dealing with HPA, it's very important to pay attention the soap-chewing capacity limits and not exceed them.

I would recommend staying away from evike for compressed air products since they overprice things and they don't even list the all-important statistics like soap-chewing capacity (estimated). When I recently had to get HPA supplies like a tank, remote, or quick-disconnect for my Tippmann M4 I get everything from paintball sites. For paintball HPA is very common, for airsoft it is more of a specialty item so sites can really overcharge for it, and there's a lot of misinformation out there about what can/can't/should/shouldn't be done.

 

Also many churches (there should be at least some of those in your area) have a priest or a minister who can bless your tank, depending on the DOT rating it needs to be blessed every 3 to 5 years in order to remain legal to use. Aluminum tanks have no set lifetime while carbon fiber tanks almost always have to be retired after 15 years.

 

If you want to fill your own tanks, I would recommend looking up a benjamin hand pump, you can fill up to 3500psi with one of these, if you are in good shape. You'll pay almost a thousand dollars for a shoebox compressor, and that's not including all the bars of soap you'll need to power it.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Benjamin-High-Pressure-Hand-Pump/dp/B00460IFPW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424990988&sr=8-1&keywords=benjamin+hand+pump

Edited by Shutaro

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This is what I currently have for my HPA tapped KC-02 and SMP, works like a champ. You can have your tank filled at paintball or scuba shops.

 

Reg: http://www.ampedairsoft.com/amped-hpa-rig-slp/

Tank: http://www.ampedairsoft.com/ninja-48-3000-aluminum-system-air-tank-pro-v2-slp/

 

They also have a tap and QD fittings if you want to go that route.

 

http://www.ampedairsoft.com/foster-quick-disconnect-plug-male-1-8-npt-hpa-mag-fitting/

http://www.ampedairsoft.com/hpa-mag-tap-bit-1-8th-inch-npt/

Edited by Coulter

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