12v tire inflator?

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12v tire inflator?

Post by ElZorro » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:09 pm

Anyone have one they like?

I had a combo 12V/battery inflator from Slime that was crap... valve broke after just a couple uses and just out of warranty.
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Re: 12v tire inflator?

Post by drwrx » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:07 am

I have 3 Campbell Hausfelds that I keep in the vehicles. Purchased from Home Depot.
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Re: 12v tire inflator?

Post by zaxrex » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:23 am

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Re: 12v tire inflator?

Post by HappyIdiot » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:23 am

I have a husky one that screws on to the valve. I'm so happy with it, but it has been discontinued. I've broken three of the ones that clip on to the valve. If/when I have to get another one, it will only be the screw on kind.
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Re: 12v tire inflator?

Post by ElZorro » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:37 pm

Looks like CH has two models right now, a battery powered and a plug-in-only. Features look good, I like the auto shut off.

I try not to buy anything craftsman involving electricity... I've had bad luck with all that TTI stuff.

Do you have any problems with the screw-on disengaging unevenly? I've liked the clip on because it comes off quickly, but after having one break I'm ready for something new.
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Re: 12v tire inflator?

Post by HappyIdiot » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:19 pm

When unscrewing it, it takes a couple of turns to fully disengage and air would be coming out. So, I would add an extra pound and then double check it afterwards. I'm not sure I fully understand what you mean by unevenly.
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Re: 12v tire inflator?

Post by drwrx » Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:38 pm

I would go with the plug-in version. I had a battery version as well but it didn't last nearly as long and was much bigger and heavier. I have one screw-in type and it has been as reliable as the others . . . so far.
I have developed a technique for twisting the cap off fast w/o losing much air.

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Re: 12v tire inflator?

Post by ElZorro » Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:54 pm

HappyIdiot wrote:When unscrewing it, it takes a couple of turns to fully disengage and air would be coming out. So, I would add an extra pound and then double check it afterwards. I'm not sure I fully understand what you mean by unevenly.
Yea, thats what I mean by unevenly, air leakage because it doesn't disengage as quickly as the clip ons.
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Re: 12v tire inflator?

Post by Mr Kleen » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:15 am

I have a BMW Mobility Kit. They don't use runflats on the M cars (tell you anything?) so they get a nice zip up pouch with a compressor, valve kit, container of slime, and a cheap plastic pressure guage. I threw out the guage and added my own. It wasn't cheap though. >_<

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