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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Noob Paintball Regulator / what does this part do?

Can anyone tell me what this part does. This is a pic of the GLA paintball regulator.



I am wondering because I found the same regulator and blue adapter on eBay for far less. The adapter says 7/8-14 reduced to 5/8-18 UNF. I think that the 5/8-18 is the same as the paintball threads.



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I contacted the seller regarding this ebay listing. This regulator is for the mini pressurized system. It will not work for paintball or a standard CO2 tank. Also, it uses a European electrical connection. You would need to purchase a step up step down transformer as it is wired for 220V not the standard US 120 volt.

I decided to pass on this due to all the extra purchases and work it would require to make it work in the US.

However after running several searches on the Intense Inc name I think I may have come up with a more direct route to purchase these regulators.
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However after running several searches on the Intense Inc name I think I may have come up with a more direct route to purchase these regulators.
Bat Billy, thanks for the info. I was driving myself mad looking at treads per inch, UNF, tanks from different countries, valves, adapters... to get this to work. But the electrical on top of that, more trouble than its worth.

Now you have intrigued me. What is the other route you found? GLA? They are the only one in the US I could find.
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You are right, 5/8-18 UNF is paintball tank thread.

but look inside the adapter, it is different from a paintball valve. In the adapter, the threads go all the way to the end(there is no threads at the end so O-ring can seal as for paintball tank) and the gas passage opening is at the center where the paintball tank pin is, so the pin might block the little hole.


The 7/8-14 is UK/international standard co2 tank nut threads.
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You can porobably purchase the correct piece from Orlando and swap them.
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Bat Billy, thanks for the info. I was driving myself mad looking at treads per inch, UNF, tanks from different countries, valves, adapters... to get this to work. But the electrical on top of that, more trouble than its worth.

Now you have intrigued me. What is the other route you found? GLA? They are the only one in the US I could find.


I work with a company that does business internationally in Japan and China. I'm going to look through our distributors to see if I can find a place that sell the Intense Inc. line of parts. I can't seem to find an american website for them.
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I just found the companies Hong Kong website at:

http://aquastore.com.hk/

The site looks really crappy but I may try to give them a call.
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Anyone learn anything more, because I bought one of these damn things by mistake...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...02#post2113302
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You guys know that thing is 220VAC, right?
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Anyone learn anything more, because I bought one of these damn things by mistake...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...02#post2113302
Unfortunately, your thread sums it up pretty well. The regulator was made for a non-North American standard paintball cylinder.

I would see if you can sell it off to someone that is overseas, perhaps?

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You guys know that thing is 220VAC, right?
The original post (from September) is a regulator that has a solenoid rated for 220V.

The one that bruinhd posted does not seem to have a solenoid.

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The original post (from September) is a regulator that has a solenoid rated for 220V.

The one that bruinhd posted does not seem to have a solenoid.
Opsie.
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