12v compressor: anyone used this one?

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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

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Some cars, like my Honda civic, come with a tyre repair kit and a 12v compressor instead of a spare tyre. (Not much good for a blow out) so possibly some cheap ones from a scrap yard?
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yetihair wrote:Some cars, like my Honda civic, come with a tyre repair kit and a 12v compressor instead of a spare tyre. (Not much good for a blow out) so possibly some cheap ones from a scrap yard?

The problem with that type of compressor it that they are low volume.

I bought a repair kit too.
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It need to be high volume / flow rate and pressure for doing things like reseating tyres that have been dislodged off of rims etc.

I'm not keen to try the carb cleaner and match method.... :run
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yetihair wrote:Some cars, like my Honda civic, come with a tyre repair kit and a 12v compressor instead of a spare tyre. (Not much good for a blow out) so possibly some cheap ones from a scrap yard?
i have that in my civic, the 12v compressor only takes a minute to blow up the tyre from flat and the repair glue lasts long enough to get you to a garage. Not for blow outs tho. In 17years of driving ive only ever had one blow out. Thats what the aa membership is for.

A cheap compressor will do the job, no need spending lots of money. A £20 will do!

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ninja.turtle007 wrote:Cheers for the heads up Jed.

I have just bought this. http://www.island-4x4.co.uk/tmax-compre ... -3923.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Looks good :ok

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jed the spread wrote:
ninja.turtle007 wrote:Cheers for the heads up Jed.

I have just bought this. http://www.island-4x4.co.uk/tmax-compre ... -3923.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Looks good :ok

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And have you played with it yet? What do you think?
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Winchweight wrote
And have you played with it yet? What do you think?
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Not sure I want to know now......


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Ha ha, thanks Rich! :lol:

It inflates tyres very quickly! It inflated a completely flat 225/70/16 whilst on the van to 41 PSI in under 2:30mins. The gauge is pretty accurate whilst the compressor is running.

With some slight adjustment it looks like it will fit in the Peli case in the westy luggage rack.

I think at some stage I will add Anderson connectors.
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What are Anderson connectors?
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Winchweight wrote:What are Anderson connectors?

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Ah, ok. Not a bad idea, then I suppose you can put the connectors onto anything you might need to power, such as work lights etc?
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Yep. Solar panels, battery chargers. Quite heavy duty as well.
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I think it's Al that has them in case he needs to give or receive a jump start.
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