Halo Information

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Halo Hopper Types
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HaloA - First Halo hopper, was driven with gear drives, were very loud, and the board was a continuous spin...basically all the board did was turn on/off and when the eye saw paint it stopped...they were rediculously fast for their time, but had their flaws, tended to break paint a lot, and ate batteries...

HaloB - Second generation of the Halo hopper, replaced the whole lower cup assembly with belt driven gears (basically a large skinny o-ring)...made the halo much more consistent and a lot quieter....

ReloaderB - Empire Paintball's solution to the Halo 'eye problems' The Empire ReloaderB uses sound technology instead of the usual reflective eye technology to sense when the hopper should feed paint...the sensor in the hopper listens to your gun firing and after the report of each shot it rotates the motor a partial spin enough to feed the next paintball. they cost generally $20 - $30 more than a standard HaloB, and are a very useful addition to the Halo hopper. I've used them and compared them side by side with HaloB's using the stock eye sensing systems and they work just as well and in some cases more consistently. There are some problems with the boards however, especially the Reloader B1's. When using brittle paint, any outside noise loud enough to be registered as a 'shot' will make the ReloaderB spin, and has the possibility of souping the paint in the hopper because the motor will push the ball stack when there's no place for it to go...i've seen it happen a few times. Also, with quieter guns like the DM series and Shockers, the sound activator doesnt always hear the gun report so it may not feed or wind the spring resulting in chops during high ROF. The Reloader B2 board fixes a lot of these problems and adds 6 levels of motor speed, 6 levels of sounds sensativity, and a shot filter that slightly slows down the hopper, but prevents over tensioning the stack while making the feed more consistent.
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HaloB Boards:
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T1 Board: very first board produced for the HaloB, had a shallow on board button with a rubber seal button on the halo board cover...press button to turn on, the LED would flash green then turn off and the motor would spin for 3 sedonds, then pause for 1/2 second, then spin 3 seconds, etc etc...as long as there was no paint in it...otherwise if it was feeding it was a continuous spin, very consistent, one of my favorites...

TE1 Board: second board for the HaloB, was supposed to have upgraded eye logic and use less batteries, was a continuous spin board which means when it was turned on the motor would keep spinning, unless it saw paint and then it would stop. This board, when it first came out had a flaw that drew too much current from the battery pack which caused the boards to overload, smoke, and create sparks....effectively frying the board to the point it was useless...

TE2 Board: same as the first, but it didnt fry...they fixed the overload problem...

Z-Code Board: newest generation of HaloB board, comes stock in ALL brand new HaloB hoppers...so if you buy one online that says it comes with a Victory board, they better send the victory board in its own package unless they say they install them before shipping. they are continuous spin until they see paint, slightly faster than the TE2 board, and very consistent, they need no upgrading, and aftermarket boards are basically just to squeeze every last drop of speed from your HaloB...

Victory V35 Board: Halo's aftermarket board, said to feed consistently 35BPS...hence the name...it has 6 speed settings built in, all the way from 8bps to 35bps...the speed is adjusted by holding down the on button for 10 seconds until the board goes into programming mode...the motor wont spin, but the LED will flash green the setting currently selected, stock it comes at 3, which is half speed, and around 18-19 BPS which is more than adequate for most. To change the setting, just tap it until the LED flashes the number of times you want...it will flash for 10 seconds if you dont touch it and then turn off and save the setting. To turn on, just tap the on button and it will show you what speed its set for in LED flashes and then start to spin continuously like the Z-Code stock board until it sees paint.

TAG Cheetah Board: a very advanced HaloB aftermarket board put out by the same company that produced the Predator Marker Boards...read all about it here: http://www.tagsportz.com/product_info.php?products_id=5&osCsid=ef0f9f4a98e99082a87e25ee216abe6f
I have one, and it has worked off and on...its a finnicky board, but when it works, it works GREAT...

WAS Equalizer Board: not yet released...waiting on US/Worldwide patents to clear. you can check it out here for now: http://www.wickedairsportz.com/development.php

Angry Products Angry Halo Board: A HaloB board put out by Angry Products that's solution to the jamming issue is to power through the jam...usually resulting in a souped hopper when using brittle paint...other than that they are one of the fastest feading boards yet made for the HaloB. when the hopper is on the LED glows red all the time, another interesting feature of the board.