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Old 27-03-2015, 06:25   #1
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Smallest compressor for diving

Hi, Ive been looking for a while for really small diving compressor, which I could easily use on my boat. Ive found a few (Bauer, Bavaria, Coltri, etc.), but still too big for my needs.
Im looking for one, which would be single phase 230 VAC, motor maximum 1 kW. Charging rate is realy not important, 20 litres / min is sufficient enough for me.
Thank you for ANY recommendation, any information
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Old 27-03-2015, 06:43   #2
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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

Check out Brownies Third Lung.
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Old 27-03-2015, 06:56   #3
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I have a power dive unit good for 2 to 6 meters
& 1 to 12 meters used once for 3 hrs to clean hull
Runs on 12v with clips for battery connection.
2 small marks on compressor where 2 drops of
saltwater went un noticed
Condition like new only 1 reg used other still
in original bag comes with 3 hoses 2 still un used
Want half new price $1250.00 au dollars
Pm me if interested
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Compressor approx 500L x 300W x 300H
Google it for images & info
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Old 27-03-2015, 07:02   #4
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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

Just to make this clear...Im looking for compressor for filling diving bottles, not for third lung
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Old 27-03-2015, 07:55   #5
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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

Look at the airetex 45.

Airetex, High, Pressure, Breathing Air, Compressor, - Created by, ASW Studios - Eagle, Mako, Max-Air / Coltri, Star compressor parts and filters, Hyperfilters, Continuous, blending, Nitrox, systems, Fire, Scuba, Paintball Industries, High pressure br

I just purchased one for my boat, which will fill an AL 80 in about 20 minutes. Costs depending on configuration ~$3500. Waaaay cheaper than Brownies, et al.
Lots of Fire Depts and Police dive/recovery teams use them, so I believe they have a very good reputation and are reliable.
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Old 27-03-2015, 08:42   #6
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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

most of the divers in SF now use the small home depot units
they have a round air tank and run on 110 seems all they need is the hose and regulator
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Old 27-03-2015, 08:51   #7
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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

Have a look on line for the brand name Hooka , I got one , came with 2/ 100 ft hoses with the demand valves , but it's 12 volt , 2 clips for battery connection .
I use it to keep the bottom clean , it cost me AU $ 999.00 three years ago .
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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

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Just to make this clear...Im looking for compressor for filling diving bottles, not for third lung
Obviously you're not getting your message across.

Seems clear to me, you want a compressor to fill SCUBA diving tanks, NOT a hookah or other surface supply unit with a hose attached to a small, low pressure compressor on the surface.
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Old 27-03-2015, 09:02   #9
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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

Brownie also has a fill compressor haven't compared sizes though.
Custom Installations Of High Pressure Compressors And Dive Systems | Light Duty

Might be worth a look. Please post what you actually find as I will be in the same market in a year or so.
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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

Kolouch, what is the upper limit for weight and size that you have in mind? I, too, would like a tank-fill compressor, but the same issues confront me regarding the total mass of the unit and the energy requirements to actually compress gases that high.
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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

Sometimes the forum can be frustrating. The OP was very clear in stating that the search is for a compressor to fill SCUBA tanks - bottles. NOT hookas.

I would be keen to hear from folks posting about a small compressor to fill SCUBA tanks, as well.

Not for hookas. SCUBA tanks.

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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

I don't think you will find one that only pulls 1000W, Best plan I believe is to get one with a gasoline motor, bigger than what I think you want, but what other options are there?
Be really nice if someone built a 1 CFM 5,000 PSI compressor, but I'm not aware of one.
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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

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most of the divers in SF now use the small home depot units
Actually, most of them don't. Most of them (not all) use compressors far better suited for use in a hookah. The Home Depot specials aren't really up to the task of light commercial use in a marine environment.
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Re: Smallest compressor for diving

Everyone thinks you want a dive rig, here is some COMPRESSOR information:

I have a Utilis 10, which I have had for 20 years. (has it been that long?) I carried it around the world on a sailboat, and have had it on two other sailboats, it is not that large, fits in a sail locker and runs off a 220v 1phz motor, it is easy to put a gas motor on as well. I have had ZERO problems with it, just change the oil and filters occasionally. It will fill a 100cf/12.9 ltr bottle in about 18 minutes to 3300psi -225 bar . The only thing is you have to monitor it and bleed the moisture valves about every 10 minutes, just open and close 3 valves.
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Oh, and instead of an aluminum 80 tank, look at a HP steel 80, much smaller and lighter and actually slightly more gas.
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