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rj

posted on 27/4/17 at 06:23 PM Reply With Quote
can anyone recomend a 12volt compressor ?

Can anyone recommend a good 12 volt compressor, had several of the rubbish kind, usually with box labels promising 300psi, yet after using them a few times take about 10 minutes to put 30psi in a tyre. I have a 240v one at home, so just wanting something for tyres at trackdays
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posted on 27/4/17 at 06:30 PM Reply With Quote
I recently bought one of the Clarke jump starting booster packs with an in built compressor for taking to sprints/races. It acts as a slave battery for starting and does the tyres without need to be plugged in to anything else.

The compressor seemed to work fine getting a tyre on my truck to 50psi as well.

It also has a 12v port for powering other things like phone chargers and a working lamp.

Genuinely one of the most useful bits of kit I have ever bought.





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posted on 27/4/17 at 06:36 PM Reply With Quote
The build quality of these things is appalling, I have been looking at the more expensive twin cylinder ones that are sold as being suitable for off roading.





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Jamesc

posted on 27/4/17 at 06:38 PM Reply With Quote
How about one from an OEM? My Fiesta has a pump in the boot, and it's fairly fast. The only downside is that it's quite noisy, but can be had for less than 20 on eBay.
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mark chandler

posted on 27/4/17 at 06:40 PM Reply With Quote
I have found the OEM ones pretty good, my old eBay 5 one from a Citreon has lasted well, the one in the boot of my Volvo looks to be very robust.
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peter030371

posted on 28/4/17 at 09:01 AM Reply With Quote
I have got this one and find it works well http://www.screwfix.com/p/ring-digital-air-compressor-light-12v/5804G?kpid=5804G&cm_mmc=Google-_-Product%2520Listing%2520Ads-_-Sales%2520Tracking- _-sales%2520tracking%2520url&gclid=CIWajufkxtMCFQg6Gwod_I0MBA&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CKW4kufkxtMCFdGsUQodsLQNLA

As a bonus I checked its accuracy against very high quality calibrated gauges at work and its within 0.5 psi every time

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loggyboy

posted on 28/4/17 at 09:08 AM Reply With Quote
I also have a Ring digital, its been putting in sterling work for past few years.






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luke2152

posted on 28/4/17 at 06:20 PM Reply With Quote
A bicycle floor pump will do the job with modest amount of effort and has a decent gauge. The large barrel mountain bike ones are better for the high volume/low pressure of a car tyre
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UKKid35

posted on 21/5/17 at 08:49 AM Reply With Quote
"Streetwize Kruga Air Compressor" with Orange Hose, was 20 during one of the ECP sales

Much quieter and quicker than the junk I've used in the past



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Neville Jones

posted on 23/5/17 at 10:02 AM Reply With Quote
The only compressors worth buying are VIAIR, but if price is an issue, go with a something else that's got no plastic.

Cheers,
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Digimon

posted on 23/5/17 at 02:12 PM Reply With Quote
I have been using a T-max 12V Air Compressor for the past 5 years and its been brilliant or through its quite expensive

Pumps 160 Litres per minute 0 PSI (FAD Free Air Displacement).
Pumps 70 Litres per minute at 30 PSI.
Maximum working pressure: 150 PSI

https://www.jgs4x4.co.uk/t-max-12v-air-com pressor-heavy-duty-portable-tyre-inflator-adventurer-ba2663/

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