Are all CO2 cartridges the same thread?

Answered by Jason Smith

As far as my knowledge and personal experiences go, all CO2 cartridges typically have the same thread. However, it is important to note that there are two common sizes of CO2 cartridges available in the market – 12 gram and 16 gram. Both sizes usually feature a standardized thread design to ensure compatibility with various CO2-powered devices.

The thread on CO2 cartridges is typically referred to as a “standard” or “universal” thread, and it is widely adopted across different brands and models. This means that a CO2 cartridge with a specific thread size can be used interchangeably with different CO2-powered devices that also feature the same thread size.

The primary purpose of having a standardized thread is to ensure convenience and ease of use for users. It allows them to easily replace or swap out CO2 cartridges without worrying about compatibility issues. Whether you’re using a CO2 cartridge for inflating bike tires, powering airsoft guns, or any other application, the standard thread size ensures that you can find a suitable cartridge that fits your device.

In my personal experience, I have used both 12 gram and 16 gram CO2 cartridges for various purposes, such as inflating bike tires and powering paintball markers. I have found that the thread size remains consistent across different brands and models, allowing me to easily switch between cartridges without any compatibility problems.

To summarize, while there are different sizes of CO2 cartridges available, they typically feature a standardized thread design. This ensures compatibility with a wide range of CO2-powered devices. So, whether you’re using a 12 gram or 16 gram cartridge, you can expect them to have the same thread size, making them interchangeable for most applications.