Some paintball markers such as the Tippmann A-5 use a metal "sear" that locks the bolt and hammer assembly in its charged or "cocked" position and won't activate unless the trigger is pulled, which discharges the marker. The tripper activates or "trips" (can be a solenoid if the trigger is electronic) the sear.
The solenoid can refer to two things: The solenoid on electrically assisted sear tripper markers (like a Tippmann with electric trigger) the solenoid is an electro magnet that moves a long pole that trips the sear that fires the gun. A solenoid valve is an electronically controlled valve (like on a Smart parts ion, or any gun you don't have to cock) it uses electric current to open and close.
Either the sear for sear tripping electronic guns, or the actual valve itself, like in true Electro pneumatic guns.
there are two main kinds of electrical markers: Sear trippers with electrical assist: normal mechanical gun setup, but instead of a physical link between the trigger and the sear, there is a switch, which is hooked up to a circuit board, which then uses a motor or solenoid to push the sear out from the bolt, sliding the bolt forward, opening the valve and starting the firing and re-cocking process process Full electric: There is a direct link from trigger switch to board to a solenoid valve (not to be confused with a sear tripping solenoid) that directly sends the air to the bolt and Paintball here are the animations: non electric assist sear tripper: http://www.zdspb.com/media/tech/animations/prolite.gif Full electropneumati : http://www.zdspb.com/media/tech/animations/ion_superrender3.gif
Most likely the striker o-ring is broken or needs to be lubricated. It could also be that the sear is work, or the mainspring could be worn. Take it to a local paintball store to have it looked at.
The Tripper was created in 2006.
The duration of The Tripper is 1.62 hours.
Astro Tripper happened in 2008.
Day Tripper was created on 1965-12-03.
The duration of Tripper's Day is 1800.0 seconds.
Fire Tripper was created on 1985-12-16.
Tripper's Day ended on 1984-10-29.
Astro Tripper was created on 2009-03-12.