View Full Version : Difference in N2 tanks

10-31-2006, 05:43 AM
Hello, what is the difference in a high and a low nitro tank?

10-31-2006, 06:41 AM
The output pressure of the tank. high pressure, HPA for short, outputs pressure is about the same as co2 around 850psi give or take. Where as low pressure, LPA, is around 400-450psi.

Most low pressure guns will drop the incoming pressure of the air using a regulater. So the VS2/3 for example can use a HPA tank and will just regulate the air down to 200psi.

Just to not get confused. 45ci/3000psi. the ci or cu is the size of the tank normally in cubic inches. the 3000 or 45000 is the amount of pressure inside the tank NOT the output pressure.

I hope this helps.

10-31-2006, 06:45 AM
It is high and low output pressure....
N2 tanks have a regulator that controls the pressure output to your marker. High pressure tanks are regulated at about 800 psi. These tanks are the normal for paintball markers. Almost all markers, with the exception of Angels, require high pressure input. Low pressure N2 tanks are regulated at far lower pressures. Unless you have an Angel marker or plan to get one, I would highly recommend you get a HP tank. Spyders run on HP. All LP markers have HP regulators, and with the exception of Angels, run fine with HP tanks. They take the 800 psi input and bring it down to the pressure they operate at.
Hope this helps! :)

10-31-2006, 07:28 AM
Awesome guys, thanks so much for the help.