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Manufacturer: Buzz Bee Toys Inc.

Class:  Air - Pressure Chamber

  Item Number: 32000
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2013 / 2014
  Patents: HK 1301429.5
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 596.00 g (21.06 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 725.00 mL (24.17 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: 100.00 mL (3.33 fl.oz.)
  Pump Volume: 18 mL (0.6 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 10

Range: 90

Encumbrance: 45

Ergonomics: 80

Capacity: 45

Overall: 80


Blaster Dimensions :: 50.0 cm (19.69 ") x 6.5 cm (2.56 ") x 22.0 cm (8.66 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

::

Yellow
Black
N/A
Green / Orange
None

Nozzle Information: 1 Nozzle Selector (2 settings) .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

N1 - Stream ::

9.0 m (29.53')

11.0 m (36.09')

57.0 mL/s (1.9 oz./s)

6.71

4.92

1.5 s

N9 - Burst ::

9.0 m (29.53')

10.5 m (34.45')

64.0 mL/s (2.13 oz./s)

7.54

5.28

1.5 s


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The Water Warriors Charger is new air-pressure-based water blaster for 2014 by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. While similar in size to the Water Warriors Python 2, the Water Warriors Charger has a separate pressure chamber, thus allowing it to be pressurized faster than a pressurized reservoir system.

The Blaster ::

water_warriors_charger_16_100Nozzles ::

The Water Warriors Charger features two nozzles labeled as N1 and N9. The nozzles, themselves, are akin to the Water Warriors Python 2's largest nozzle setting and burst setting. Powered by the elongated pressure chamber, the stream and burst settings pack a good punch for a blaster of this size. The stream setting produces nearly a 2x stream while the burst setting's 4-nearly parallel streams push out water at a slightly increased rate of just over 2x. The only limitation, though, is thanks to separate pressure chamber, while pressurizing is fast, the amount of pressurized water only permits the blasts to last a little over 1.5 seconds before needing to be repumped.

Due to the long, angled, and slender nature of the pressure chamber (comprising the forward, top black region on the blaster), one gets better shots when the blaster is angled upwards. Unfortunately, no angle meter was included on this model to remind users where the optimal angles are. As well, the length of the pressure chamber and apparent positioning of the feed tube makes this blaster more prone to being at a sub-optimal firing angle.

water_warriors_charger_15_100Pump ::

The Water Warriors Charger has a functional pump, akin to that of the Water Warriors Colossus or Colossus 2. The tracked nature of the pump prevents it from rotating and makes it feel sturdier. The intake tube for the pump reaches well to the rear of the reservoir and is able to draw most of the water into the pressure chamber when needed.

I should note that the item tested had a particularly tight pressure relief valve. In most modern water blasteres featuring some form of separate pressure chamber, when the chamber is filled/pressurized to its maximum, attempting to pump more will open a pressure relief valve and allow the extra water to be pushed back into the reservoir. In thie case, the first few times pressurizing the blaster, I would reach max pressure, but then be unable to pump the pump back into the body, having the pump grip stick out for the first few shots. After more pumping, though, the relief valve could then be engaged and worked as expected.

water_warriors_charger_17_100Grip ::

The trigger and grip area on the Water Warriors Charger is nicely sculped and comfortable to hold. Due to the pressure reached in the firing chamber, the trigger may feel slightly harder to pull at times, but this is not a design problem per se; more of something to note about how this water blaster behaves.

water_warriors_charger_18_100The Reservoir ::

The reservoir on the Water Warriors Charger holds a decent amount of water. A full resevoir allows a user to completely refill the pressure chamber over 7 times before needing to be refilled. Additionally, since the reservoir is not pressurized, one can fill, pressurize the pressure chamber, then top off the reservoir to maximize one's water capacity in the field. Of course, the Water Warriors Charger's more slender stature show up when compared to the Water Warriors Python 2 which can hold nearly double in its reservoir (though its functional working volume is closer to 2/3 or 3/4 the total volume.

Overall ::

In the end, the Water Warriors Charger is a solid addition to the Water Warriors line. Featuring good performance and ergonomics in a smaller package, this blaster's primary shortcoming is that it features an elongated, small pressure chamber that restricts optimal firing angles to a narrower range than more common separate pressure chamber shapes. Nevertheless, the Water Warriors Charger packs a good, albeit brief punch, and should make for a good addition to most armouries. Able to hold its ground against any other modern water blaster, just be wary when going up against larger pressurized blasters.

Pros

Nice styling, sturdy build, nozzle selector's two settings offer distinct and useful stream patterns. Improved balance and ergonomics over previous models. Separate pressure chamber.

Cons

On the slightly low side for pressure chamber and reservoir capacity since this blaster is notably slimmer than older models.


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