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New 4,500 PSI Daystate LC110 Air Compressor Reviewed.

Airguns of Arizona has recently announced a new 4,500 PSI HPA compressor. The Daystate LC110 Air Compressor is powered directly from a 110 Volt electricity supply, making it suitable for domestic use.

Having a convenient method of generating your own supply of High Pressure Air is a liberating experience for any PCP owner. It eliminates the “air anxiety” that all of us have felt at some time. The usual symptoms is “Do I have enough air in my tank for tomorrow’s Field Target competition”, or something similar.

With your own compressor, you don’t have to wonder if the dive shop is open, then find the time to drive there. Just hook up your tank to the compressor and fill it up immediately. You’ll see the pressure rising on the compressor’s built-in gauge.

New 4,500 PSI Daystate LC110 Air Compressor Reviewed.

The Daystate LC110 Air Compressor is a simple unit to operate. AoA tells us it’s a high quality machine that provides the essentials of HPA production in a durable and reliable format.

There’s no secret that the Daystate LC110 Air Compressor is manufactured by Italian compressor specialists Coltri. Coltri and Daystate have partnered to produce a number of HPA compressors. This is the latest result from that relationship.

New 4,500 PSI Daystate LC110 Air Compressor Reviewed.

The Daystate LC110 Air Compressor is less expensive than the previous – and still current – 220V model.

Obviously the different input voltage is a big attraction to most users who want an HPA compressor for home use. However, as the Daystate LC110 Air Compressor draws 15 Amps when running, it’s best used on a circuit without other heavy-duty devices competing for the power. Most of us are unlikely to find this an issue…

HAM tester Doug Rogers found that the LC110 was easy to prepare the first time for use. The compressor is filled with a small part of the oil provided with the unit – as per instructions. Then connect a tank using standard 1/2-inch NPT quick disconnects, turn the power on and start making your own HPA. It’s as easy as that!

New 4,500 PSI Daystate LC110 Air Compressor Reviewed.

As this review unit was an early production model, it did not have printed instructions. But Todd DeOrio – AoA’s compressor expert – immediately had Doug on course and helpfully answered all the questions the HAM Team had.

The Daystate LC110 Air Compressor has a “petcock” valve that’s manually-operated to bleed off water vapor. We used it in conjunction with a Diablo Dry Air System. Combined together, the system ran well and provided plenty of dry air as rapidly as we needed.

New 4,500 PSI Daystate LC110 Air Compressor Reviewed.

Note that the Daystate LC110 Air Compressor really is designed to fill air tanks – not to connect directly to your PCP air rifle. This is because the output pressure is fixed at 4,500. Clearly this is correct for most HPA tanks, however, it’s too high for direct filling of an air rifle.

Of course, portability issues mean that you will certainly want to fill a tank and then take it with you to the range, or in the field. So the fixed output pressure is unlikely to be an issue for most owners. If it is, an adapter is available from AoA for safe lower pressure fills.

The Daystate LC110 uses a three-stage compressor. It provides 1.1 SCFM (Standard Cubic Feet per Minute) of air. This means that it’s capable of filling a completely empty 75 Cubic Foot tank in about 68 minutes.

As most people top up their tanks, the average filling time is clearly much faster than this.

Doug tested the speed and found that it topped-up his big – 88 Cubic Feet size – tank from 2,900 PSI to 4,500 PSI in 30 minutes with two water vapor bleed offs.

His small – 14.7 Cubic Feet capacity – tank topped-up in about 15 minutes. Again from 2,900 PSI to 4,500 PSI.

Doug commented “I like that only have to worry about oil level-no coolant or grease to mess with. The one downside is that I wish it came with an hour meter.”

Noise level when running was pleasantly low. It’s less than we had expected and lower than the average (low pressure) shop compressor. Doug measured the sound level and found that it registered 76 dB with his sound pressure meter placed a couple of feet away.

Doug did find that the black paint on the compressor part of the unit did “off gas” somewhat when first used, making it somewhat smelly. However, this died away after a couple of tanks had been filled.

Doug did find that the black paint on the compressor part of the unit did “off gas” somewhat when first used, making it somewhat smelly. However, this died away after a couple of tanks had been filled.

An obvious question is, “How does the LC110 compare to the Omega SuperCharger and TurboCharger models also sold by AOA”?

The answer is that it depends what you want. The Omega units have more functionality built-in (multiple pressure settings, for example), but the Daystate LC110 Air Compressor is faster. AoA will talk you through the options and help you choose the model that suits your needs.

It’s good to have choices!

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