Max Air 35 Gas Compressor MA-35-GS-SCUBA (3000psi) 030405

Mfg Part #: MA-35-E1-110-SCUBA (3000psi)
  • Free 12 oz bottle of Max-Air synthetic compressor oil included
  • Time required to fill an 80 cu. ft. cylinder from 500 to 3000 psi - 20 min
  • Only 85 lbs / 34 kgs with Carrying Handles
  • 4.2 cubic feet per minute @ 4800 psig
  • Oil/water separating chambers
  • Tri-Chem breathing air purification system
  • Disposable purification cartridge is convenient and easy to replace
  • Digital hour/tachometer
  • Final Pressure Gauge (liquid filled, stainless steel)
  • Pressure maintaining valve (Priority valve)
  • Automatic shut off pressure switch
  • One (1) filling hose with on/off valve and push-button bleed for SCUBA yoke
  • Intake filter
  • Ridgid 2 piece intake extension tube - (gas model only)
  • LUBRICATION: Splash lubrication with oil thrower pin
  • OIL TYPE: Max-Air #101 oil synthetic compressor oil
  • OIL CAPACITY: 12 oz
  • DIMENSIONS: 28" L x 13" D x 15" H / 71 cm x 33 cm x 38 cm
  • Subaru EX Gas Engine 6.0 HP - Great for working in remote locations where electricity is unavailable


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Customer Reviews for Max Air 35 Gas Compressor:

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Average Customer Review: based on 5 reviews.

Rating: NON-continous use
Reviewer: Julian R.  -  View all my reviews
For a NON CONTINOUS USE compressor the Max air 35 is reliable and relatively quiet. I use this compressor on an island in Georgian Bay and have yet to recieve a complaint from the neighbours about noise level..... thats bc it is not that noisy. Make sure you place the compressor on sturdy ground so that the metal casing does not rattle. Also make sure you buy multiple air filters bc you need to replace these every 10 hours. If you are not electrically savy then consider hiring someone to do the configuration for you or purchase the gasoline version. Also ensure you have a 30 amp line running to wherever you want to put this guy bc if not you will increase your costs.

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Rating: Compressor
Reviewer: Stuart C.
This is an awesome personal compressor, works great on a house boat at Lake Powell

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23 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Dive Compressor
Reviewer: Mark Swenson
The Max Air 35 met or exceeded our expectations. And was in fact faster at filling dive tanks quicker than the large compressor at the Two Harbors dive shop. The motor is a bit noisy, so be kind to your neighbors.

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Rating: max air gas
Reviewer: larry higdon
this compressor is idea for your own personal use. easy starting, no hastle and user friendly. i would highly recommend this compressor for anyone who fills and uses 2 to 10 tanks of air per day. maybe the only down side would be that the unit is fairly loud so dont expect to fill in your back yard during late hours, your neighbours may not like it.

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Rating: MaxAir Compressor
Reviewer: Andrew B Mendenhall MD
We are very satisfied with the compressor for delivering a timely and clear air fill. We use our compressor aboard a 28 foot sailboat in the Sea of Cortez. It is a bit bulkyfor our small boat but we constructed a storage box that keeps toes and feet from finding the compressor as we move about down below. (doubles as a seat in the cockpit when at anchor) It is important to factor in the expendables section in terms of use and cost. We recommend getting a few extra filters and some compressor oil, change regularly and consult the thermometer and manufacturers guide to determine the expected lifespan for the filters lest you find yourself with the inability to fill lots of tanks. Exceeds expectations in all!

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Questions and Answers for Max Air 35 Gas Compressor:

  • Philip:

    If this compressor is used to charge Nitrox cylinders with just air, do the cylinders have to be O2 cleaned after or are the oils/filters compatible with Nitrox?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    This is strictly for air and should not be used for filling nitrox.

  • victor:

    I need to know if you can send the compressor to Merida, Yucatan Mexico.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Victor, yes you can order a compressor from us and have it shipped to Mexico. If you add all the items into your cart and the when you are ready to checkout. You are going to want to use the Amazon checkout. Then you are going to enter the billing and shipping information. Once you have all of that information you are going to hit the recalculate button and it will tell you what your shipping and duties will be to your location. If you have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • lito:

    Dear Sirs good day I need to know if this compressor also I can serve to compress and retrieve helium gas.

    Elliott  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Lito, This compressor is not for use with Helium gas.

  • Nick:

    If I want the Max Air 35 with the single phaze electric motor does it come "plug and play" or do I have to do some wiring? Also, how much is it with the electric motor?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Nick, all of the electric versions are #3,154.95. Also yes it comes all wired up so all you have to do is plug it in. If you would like to place an order or have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • Nick:

    I am looking for a compressor to be installed on a boat. Only place big enough is the engineroom. Whats your opinion on an 220v aplication being used when engineroom cool and air braught in from outside. Its a spacious stand up engineroom on large sportsfish.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Nick, if you are going to be running it down in the engine room. Then you are going to need to make sure the the exhaust from anything be taken inside the air intake of the compressor. As long as that happens I do not see why you would not be able to fill a few tanks. Just to let you know this compressor is not designed to be running on a continued base. If you are only filling a few tank then turning it off to let it cool down before running it again. If you would like to place an order or have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • Rick:

    if this compressor wasnt meant for continuous use, how many bottles can be filled before needing to shut down for cool down? @ approx 3 tanks an hour.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    The best description for this compressor is a couple of bottles every few hours. That's not exact, but it's designed for personal use. A couple divers making weekend dives and refilling between dives would be an average use for it.

  • Allen:

    Curious if anyone has experience running the 110 V. electric version powered by twin Honda generators producing a 30 amp circuit when paired? Any problem with such a setup? I would like the versatility of either electric or gas (via generators that I already own.) Thanks!

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Allen, that is something you would need to talk with the manufacture tech dept. (830) 257-5006. I have not heard of anyone doing this with this model.

  • Sal:

    Im considering purchasing this unit for use in a diesel vehicle. Id rather not carry gasoline - the vehicle will have a robust battery system and alternator. I can easily outfit the vehicle with an inverter to power the Max Air 35. Of course, a DC option would be ideal - is such an option available? If not, what would be your recommendation regarding use with an inverter? Id likely go for a 220V unit, standard voltage in my region, but Im uncertain what the practical difference between a single-phase and three-phase motor would be. Any experience with such an install?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    For more detailed information on options and customizing the compressors please contact our instructors at

  • Jonah:

    What is the max wattage (likely the start-up wattage) of the single phase electrical version of this compressor? Id like to know if my generator has the capacity to run the electrical version.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Jonah, that is something you would need to contact the manufacture directly on. They would be the ones that would know the tech specs on this.

  • Corey:

    Can i use a scuba compressor to compress natural gas?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at


  • George:

    I currently have the Honda 5.5 gas engine model. Could this be converted back to an electric 110v motor? If it can what would be the cost?

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hi George, That would be a question for Max Air. Max Air (830) 257-5006

  • Jeremiah:

    I have 4 hp 120 tanks that I use on weekend trips regularly and my buddy has two. While we will mos often be filling two tanks then done sometimes we will have six tanks to fill is this unit acceptable for that use? I will be running 220 single phase.

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello, this compressor is only able to fill to 3000psi.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    The Max Air 35 is designed for personal use. It''s made to handle a diver and his buddy''s tanks once a day or so or during weekends of diving.

  • graham:

    HAve been reading up on the Max35. what would you recommend as I dont think this one will work. I usually fill 10 tanks at the end of the day, 80, 100, and a few 120s. My other compressor I had it to shut down at 3400PSI. would like to put more than 3000PSI in them. I had a double hook up where I could fill two tanks at a time. I have a secondary lawerance factor filter system as well. Thoughts would be appreciated. thanks

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    The Max Air 35 is designed more for personal use. Typically 1 or 2 tanks at a time once or twice a day. The Max Air 55 will meet your needs, but that''s stretching it a bit. It really isn''t designed for daily use but is more intended for weekend use. If that is a daily number or cylinders being filled, you''d be best served by the Max Air 90.

Max-Air® 35 Gas Compressor


A compact, personal portable, high pressure, breathing air supply.

The Max-Air® 35 Standard is the most reliable, compact and portable compressor available today.

Ideal for home or boat use (8kW generator minimum required).

Economical to run and easy to maintain, the Max-Air® 35 will give years of high quality breathing air in locations where dive centers or air stations are not available.


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Standard Features Included in Base Price
4.2 scfm (7.1 m3/hr)** – Fills an 80cft tank in approx 22 min*
Truly portable at only 100 lbs (46 kg)
Dimensions: Length 28” x Depth 13” x Height 15”
Mounted on a durable powder coated steel frame with convenient carry handles
Oil/water separating chambers (manual drains)
Tri-chem breathing air purification system with activated carbon / 13X molecular sieve/ hopcalite
Disposable purification cartridge is convenient and easy to replace
Pressure maintaining valve for optimum air processing and prolonged cycle life
Final pressure relief valve
Intake filter
Oil filled pressure gauge 0~5800psi(400bar)
Filling hose with On/Off valve and bleed (SCUBA yoke, SCBA, DIN300 or Paintball)
12 oz.(0.35L) MaxLube 501 synthetic compressor oil
Spare parts list and owners manual
One year warranty
Factory Options not included in base price:
MI-4000 Air line visual moisture/CO indicator
CALL US!! All Stainless Steel Frame, Belt Guard and Fan Cover
Specifications Pumping Group
Construction: Air cooled, four stage, four cylinder high pressure, non-continuous duty, compressor, all stainless steel interstage and final stage coolers
Max. Pressure 4800psig (330bar)
Approx. Output: 3.5 F.A.D., 4.2 scfm (7.1 m3/hr) charging rate**
Max R.P.M.: 2800
Lubrication: Splash lubrication with oil thrower pin
Oil Capacity / Type: 12 oz.(0.35L) MaxLube 501 synthetic compressor oil
Drive Motor: Single Phase 3 HP 110VAC or 220VAC 60Hz Electric Motor
Noise Level: 87 dB at 3 meters
*Time required to fill an 80 cu. ft. cylinder from 500 to 3000 psig **Based on charging an 80 cu. ft. cylinder from 500 to 3000 psig *** Specifications and prices subject to change without notice

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