As it turns out, the valve can be wired to a switch or button just like a light bulb. If you are not familiar with 110v electricity, an electrician can help you in setting this up properly. When the switch or button is pressed, the air valve will open and your horns will honk. You could make this wireless as well using a 110v wireless remote.
Should you opt to purchase a different compressor than what we have listed above, you will need to keep a few things in mind.
Our horns sound their best at 150 PSI. Running 200 PSI will not make them louder!
- Look for a compressor with an operating pressure of 150 PSI. Anything as low as 120 PSI will work, but 150 PSI will give you the best effect.
Tank size matters.
- The bigger the tank, the longer you can blast the horns. The 8-gallon tank above is capable of honking our Shocker XL horns for ~16 seconds continuous. A good rule of thumb is 2-seconds per gallon of air.
- If you have the option of purchasing a compressor/tank with ports on the tank instead of a pre-installed coupler, try to find a tank with a 1/2" NPT port. This is the size we typically use on our automotive tanks. The larger port will allow you to flow more air to our horns and in turn, get more output from them.
Husky 20-Gallon Vertical Air Compressor
This compressor operates much quieter than it's counterparts, rated at ~73 dba. This tank may be one of the best options for an arena or stadium given it's size, noise level and cost. At the time of writing this unit only costs $349.00.