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Alexxxx

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The DM12 takes a 9volt battery, ‘normal’ batteries are fine as long as it is decent quality - such as Duracell, Energiser etc

Dye recommend Alkaline or Lithium Ion
Thank you very much! Im also a bit confused on air systems. Does it matter which one you buy? Are some of them incompatible with certain markers?
 

Tom

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Thank you very much! Im also a bit confused on air systems. Does it matter which one you buy? Are some of them incompatible with certain markers?
In general terms any air system will do.

On an older basis, or still on some purely rental sites there are CO2 systems.
These are unsuitable for most electro markers.

You would expect to use HPA compressed air at a walkon site etc, and the DM12 will need that

There can be a difference in the output pressure of the fitted regulator, and some are adjustable.
Certain markers need a particular output pressure, but the DM12s inline regulator should handle most of the normal ranges.

There is a lot of choice in cylinders:
The simple and cheapest option is a ‘standard’ 3000psi aluminium cylinder costing in the region of £30/£40 new
They are cheap enough to not bother with getting them tested after 5 years

Fibre wrapped cylinders offer a range of shapes and sizes plus the potential of taking a higher pressure fill up to 45000psi, and is a little lighter. These cost from £150, and are an investment that will need to be tested every 5 years
There are also ‘ultra lights’ which are much lighter

If in doubt get a standard aluminium 3000psi, then when you’re more experienced you will have an idea of which fibre wrap will meet your needs (if you actually need it rather than just wanting a more sexy cylinder )
 

Alexxxx

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In general terms any air system will do.

On an older basis, or still on some purely rental sites there are CO2 systems.
These are unsuitable for most electro markers.

You would expect to use HPA compressed air at a walkon site etc, and the DM12 will need that

There can be a difference in the output pressure of the fitted regulator, and some are adjustable.
Certain markers need a particular output pressure, but the DM12s inline regulator should handle most of the normal ranges.

There is a lot of choice in cylinders:
The simple and cheapest option is a ‘standard’ 3000psi aluminium cylinder costing in the region of £30/£40 new
They are cheap enough to not bother with getting them tested after 5 years

Fibre wrapped cylinders offer a range of shapes and sizes plus the potential of taking a higher pressure fill up to 45000psi, and is a little lighter. These cost from £150, and are an investment that will need to be tested every 5 years
There are also ‘ultra lights’ which are much lighter

If in doubt get a standard aluminium 3000psi, then when you’re more experienced you will have an idea of which fibre wrap will meet your needs (if you actually need it rather than just wanting a more sexy cylinder )
Thank you very much! When you say you get them tested every 5 years, where would you get that done?
 

Tom

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Thank you very much! When you say you get them tested every 5 years, where would you get that done?
They can be tested by IDEST members, HPAC (Armourlite) provide air systems to a number of events in the UK and are an approved test centre. If you attend an event that they are at then you can hand it over in person and collect at another event.

Otherwise paintball retailers and dive shops can arrange testing. But you can cut out the middle man with a ‘local’ IDEST centre

 

Alexxxx

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They can be tested by IDEST members, HPAC (Armourlite) provide air systems to a number of events in the UK and are an approved test centre. If you attend an event that they are at then you can hand it over in person and collect at another event.

Otherwise paintball retailers and dive shops can arrange testing. But you can cut out the middle man with a ‘local’ IDEST centre

Ah okay thank you! Is it expensive to have them serviced?