If that’s the case it won’t feed at all. When you pull the trigger is when the motor will run and spin that little paddle wheel feeding gels Into the tube the push them into your t-piece so your gearbox can fire the gels.
If it’s the ldt mp5 this might help you
Mag priming is the process of having a little bit of extra wiring with a switch so when you push it it will activate that mag motor to feed gels without having to fire the blaster.
Mag prime’s a good feature from the point of view of not dry firing your blaster all the time. Dry firing’s a little tough on your blaster without that cushion of air.
That being said, I have plenty that don’t mag prime off the battery… just hold open the latch at the top of the feedtube and fill it up from your speedloader. Usually only takes one or two trigger pulls to start firing gels.
I’m habe been thinking about fitting by blaster with a mag prime but my only concern is my mates who don’t know what they are doing holding it down for too long a gels getting banned up into the t peice.
Is there any way to put some form of timer cut off or am I dreaming?
There are a few blasters around that seem to have a timer function on the mag prime, watched a review last night on an older blaster that kept priming for a few seconds when the handle was released, but thanks to Mr Turkey I can’t recall which blaster.
I don’t think you can really overprime… that change in motor noise you hear when the blaster’s primed isn’t gels getting smashed. If it was you’d be getting confetti out the end if your barrel every mag change.
Adding a primer is easy and I do it on all blasters except of course mechanical mags.
In almost all cases you will need to diode isolate the feed from the motor so priming doesn’t also activate the motor.
I love to tinker but I’m not big on the programmable prechargers. The additional gadgetry for something you only do once per mag insertion is for mine a waste of time and money.
Having said all that, a chip with a sensor in the t-piece that activates feeding when a mag is inserted until gels get in there would be more useful than a programmable one.