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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck


    It depends on how easy it is to access the battery. If you just open the hood or remove a panel, it's pretty simple. Plus you can use it with equipment that uses a 12-volt battery but doesn't have a cigarette lighter outlet. It takes forever to fill my off-road tires with the plug type. The battery terminal type goes way way faster.

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    The clamps are a non-issue and work without any fuss. The 120VAC units wont help you if you're stranded on the side of the road.
    the work fine with a small inverter plugged into your 12v outlet/cigarette lighter

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    I'd be surprised if you could start an AC compressor with an inverter on a 10A fused circuit without overloading it.

    Keep in mind this thread is about keeping an inflator in a car or truck for emergency use. The units with direct battery connections perform much better than the power limited 12V outlet models especially when you get into larger volume SUV and truck tires.

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    I'd be surprised if you could start an AC compressor with an inverter on a 10A fused circuit without overloading it.

    Keep in mind this thread is about keeping an inflator in a car or truck for emergency use. The units with direct battery connections perform much better than the power limited 12V outlet models especially when you get into larger volume SUV and truck tires.
    any compressor small enough to carry for emergency use will run on a 10a circuit, that is not the setup I have now, but was in the past

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    Cheapie Slime brand. $9 at WalMart. Have one in every vehicle, including each bike.

    Works fine for airing up tires in a pinch.


    But, instead of that, let me convince you to spend tons of money on something you didn't ask for.

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by TwelveGaugeSage View Post
    It takes forever to fill my off-road tires with the plug type. The battery terminal type goes way way faster.
    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    The units with direct battery connections perform much better than the power limited 12V outlet models especially when you get into larger volume SUV and truck tires.
    Now I see. As you were..

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    VIAIR Corporation - 12-Volt & 24-Volt Air Compressors and Pneumatic Systems


    i have the 300P. inflate up to a 33" tire.

    300P Portable Compressor | VIAIR





    forget the cigarette lighter for power. too much load on that system. connect to the battery.

    look for a system the will reach your back tire!

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    But, instead of that, let me convince you to spend tons of money on something you didn't ask for.
    I must have missed where he asked for inexpensive and slow.

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Ryobi inflator for sale for $20, but 1) it needs a battery that will drain over times and its expensive anyways 2) the reviews are trash. Any suggestions?
    If $20 is expensive, $9 is not as expensive. C'mon Bill. Too easy.

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    I read that as $20 for the crappy tool plus an expensive battery making it a very poor value compared to a proper portable compressor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    I read that as $20 for the crappy tool plus an expensive battery making it a very poor value compared to a proper portable compressor.
    Thatís accurate - regardless that solution wouldnít work for me since itís not long term storage capable.

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    Let me know how the 90P works out. It wasnt available when I bought my 88P which is overkill for my car's low profile tire needs. The more compact nature of the 90P may work for me and I can put the 88P in my wife's SUV.
    So far so good. Inflated four 225/55 x 17 tires from flat in three minutes each. I’ll check the Slime pump I carry on the bike some time but I’m sure it takes 3-4X longer.

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I was asking why the clamp models seem more popular with all here vs the cig-outlet models..
    12V plugs are limited to 180W or less depending on the vehicle: 180 is max with a 15A fuse.

    The 90P draws a max of 23A (276W) so 1st, it is much faster than the plug ins. 2nd, we have a spare LiFe battery so that makes it completely portable. 3rd, we have three trailers with tires that take up to 80psi, the extreme limit of the plug ins. This is taking the place of a second 120V compressor in NH for us.

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    we have three trailers with tires that take up to 80psi, the extreme limit of the plug ins.
    Just want to point out, this is not true. The lil cheap, under 120w plug ins I use can hit 300psi. Not fast, but they do not give up at 80psi, it's no where NEAR their limit. I don't know where that misconception comes from?

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    You must have a pretty decent one. My two really slow down when you hit 60psi. Granted they were both gifts which were probably bought at a grocery store.

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Just want to point out, this is not true.
    If it takes half a year plus 10 minutes to do one tire, is it really that untrue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    If it takes half a year plus 10 minutes to do one tire, is it really that untrue?
    Never said they were quick, when I've used them the 3 to 4 mins tops to get up to pressure haven't been an issue. (On the spud gun it was 10+ but that was a 6 gallon resi getting pumped to 300 so...)

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    Re: Recommend Portable Inflator Car/Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Just want to point out, this is not true. The lil cheap, under 120w plug ins I use can hit 300psi. Not fast, but they do not give up at 80psi, it's no where NEAR their limit. I don't know where that misconception comes from?
    From Viair’s spec sheets linked in the message? Their pumps list max pressures of 60-120 psi. No idea about other units from other manufacturers.

    Also, they list the time required to fill various size tires. Most models can fill a passenger tire size in about three minutes, whether a plug-in or clamp model. Annoyingly they don’t list the same tire size for every model. They do list a table with CFM output and current draw for each model and a range of pressures.

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    All of these little units are piston type, so theoretically, they can make a lot of pressure. But obviously as the discharge pressure rises, the compression ratio increases and the longer time it takes to increase the pressure. Also the more power it takes. Then you always have the problem with the little connecting rod not exactly being on board with this continuous increase in pressure.

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