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I've always checked the pressure prior to installation and
it should not exceed the maximum pressure of the water service.
And if that is above 60 psi, you may need a pressure reducer.
Your method should work as long as the pressure is relieved.
I use a bicycle pump as a compressor may rupture the bladder.
why would a compressor rupture the bladder? if the pressure was not to exceed the max capacity of the tank there should be no harm. if the tank cannot handle some hammer, either air or water, it is compromised anyway and should be replaced.
Like anything else, it's not the method so much as
it is the operator. It is very easy to apply sudden and
forceful pressure via a compressor and the hand pump
is easier to control. Certain manufacturers recommend
it as those bladders are not that robust. If you are
charging a unit that has been in service, you can't
assume it is in pristine condition. CYA, baby.