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#1 User is offline   woods freek 

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Post icon  Posted 05 May 2007 - 04:32 PM

i have an a5 with e grip which i play woodsball with. i was just wondering if i could use it in the rain without ruining it.

(if so what about with a rampage board in it)
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 04:34 PM

You will be fine as long as you don't completely drop the gun in a puddle.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:56 PM

I beleive the rampage board is supposed to be waterproof
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 04:25 PM

Electros are just as dependable as mechs in the rain. You can use them in pouring rain and sloppy mud all day with no problems. Don't worry about it.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 07:02 PM

What DVLCHLD said.

The board is enclosed well enough and uses such low voltages even if it gets wet the risk of a short or other electrical problems are close to nill.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 04:37 AM

The E-grip isn't truly an electro. The only thing the is "electro" is the trigger system and that is it.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 06:13 AM

View PostKnightwolf16, on May 7 2007, 07:37 AM, said:

The E-grip isn't truly an electro. The only thing the is "electro" is the trigger system and that is it.

There's 2 types of electro's

Electro Mechanical
and
Electro Pneumatic

An A5 is the first.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 10:11 AM

Your grip is functionally watertight, at least with respect to rain, especially once you have your hand on the grip. Plus, the Rampage board is advertised as waterproof. You can drop it in a puddle as well-I've done it, to no ill effects (Dried it out in the sun, was fine). As long as you don't actively submerge it for a long period of time, it's fine.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 01:27 PM

View PostMarauder_Pilot, on May 7 2007, 10:11 AM, said:

Your grip is functionally watertight, at least with respect to rain, especially once you have your hand on the grip. Plus, the Rampage board is advertised as waterproof. You can drop it in a puddle as well-I've done it, to no ill effects (Dried it out in the sun, was fine). As long as you don't actively submerge it for a long period of time, it's fine.



Im with what he said... Ive played in the rain a few times and havent had any problems.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:11 PM

Yeah your marker should be fine id be more worried about ur paint :D.


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Posted 10 May 2007 - 03:29 PM

I just got a great idea if you are really worried about it. I've played with A-5 e-grip for several hours in a down pour. But...

I'm 99% sure about this but please correct me if I'm wrong.

Take the board out and put a layer of vaseline over the whole thing and all the exposed wires, or coat it with silicon sealant.

Now i'm 99% sure that both the previously mentioned materials don't conduct electricity so please correct me if I'm wrong.

This would leave the e-grip uber waterproof and if you could keep your paint dry you could even go for a swim!
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 08:36 PM

View PostSuppresive Fire, on May 10 2007, 05:29 PM, said:

I just got a great idea if you are really worried about it. I've played with A-5 e-grip for several hours in a down pour. But...

I'm 99% sure about this but please correct me if I'm wrong.

Take the board out and put a layer of vaseline over the whole thing and all the exposed wires, or coat it with silicon sealant.

Now i'm 99% sure that both the previously mentioned materials don't conduct electricity so please correct me if I'm wrong.

This would leave the e-grip uber waterproof and if you could keep your paint dry you could even go for a swim!


Edit: BTW do you realize that you topic title is "A-5 with e trigger queston". E-triggers aren't made for the A-5. Just a fun little fact.

I'm pretty sure that vaseline does not have any conductive properties, but I would feel pretty skeptical about putting a lubricative all over my electonic board, plus the fact that vaseline doesn't really dry, makes it easier for the fact that it can be wiped off. Plus when you mix it with water, it diludes it and it starts to run off. I would be worried if the vaseline started dripping out of my trigger frame, plus that since the vaseline is running off the electronic board, it could possible ruin some of the protection that the board comes with, and it could cause a synergistic effect when mixed with the water, and could possible cause mass damage to your board.

you also wouldn't want to go swimming with you gun, because an electronic board is not the only thing that can be damaged by water. just think if water got inside the air lines, and then you fired you gun? it could damage the bolt & powertube, the o-rings, the cyclone feed, and by some freak incident, it could flow into you tank, and I'm pretty sure that you don't want water inside of a pressured air/C02 tank

water+air tank= :( :unsure: :aah:

This post has been edited by Sneaky Sir: 10 May 2007 - 08:47 PM

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 01:23 PM

It was a JOKE!!!!

you know as in HA HA FUNNY!!!

No crap there would be risks with multiple things on a submerged paint gun.

Relax on the E-grip vs E-Trigger deal he is new to the forum, Welcome by the way.
Oh its also not like the grip is a sponge. I've played in the rain and no water even got in the grip frame. I was thinking out loud.

This post has been edited by Suppresive Fire: 11 May 2007 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 04:23 PM

Ive played with my A-5 which has an E-grip with the WAS board and I performed just fine no problems. So as long as you don't overly abuse it I think your e-grip should be just fine.
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