Air horns are a popular and attention-grabbing way to signify a goal or other important events at sporting events, concerts, or other gatherings. HornBlasters horns are commonly used on vehicles but can also be installed in arenas or buildings. In this guide, we will go over the steps for installing HornBlasters horns with a 110v power source, as well as some important safety and maintenance tips.
At the core of any horn system is the air source, which provides the air pressure needed to produce the loud sound. HornBlasters recommends choosing an air source that can deliver at least 110-120 PSI for maximum loudness, along with at least a 5-6 gallon air tank to ensure the horns have enough honk time. There are a variety of 110v air compressors and air systems available that can work well for this purpose.
CHOOSING A HORN
Choosing the right horn is also important for achieving the desired sound and volume. HornBlasters offers a range of train horns to choose from, including the budget-friendly Shocker XL and the powerful K5LA. The K5LA is the loudest horn that HornBlasters offers and is commonly used in larger venues due to its output volume. In fact, it's even used in the Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta, GA. More info on that here.
Adapting our horns to the air compressors is extremely easy and can be done with the aid of one fitting. A 1/4" NPT x 1/2" PTC fitting can be used to adapt from the tank's existing outlet port to the 1/2" line we use with our kits. Check it out here.
You can remove the 1/4" quick disconnect fitting from the compressor and replace it with our fitting instead. The quick disconnect on the compressor looks like this: