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Old 27-12-2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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Electric Tyre Inflator

Anyone use one please, as I’m after some recommendations for a half decent one
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Old 27-12-2017, 12:13 PM   #2
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Anyone use one please, as I’m after some recommendations for a half decent one
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Hi Dave,

I have kept one in the boot of my car for a few years now , to cope with various rels wheelchair tyres.

I can tell you from experience that the Halfords own brand are a bit cheap and nasty.... but the more expensive Michelin brand ones that Halfords sell are very good indeed.

Basically, whichever brand / model you choose it should be quite heavy, as you need a half decent battery in it to cope with more than one tyre, otherwise it will just start to slow down and run out of puff as soon as you start using it.

Mine is very similar to this one, just an older model and it will top up 4 car tyres and still retain more than 50% charge, so i would guess it could cope with a totally flat tyre without dying afterwards.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...&storeId=10001

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Hi Mike - many thanks for your help and advice really very helpful
Will check out your link.... I need to sort something out all this leg pumping is not doing my knees any good lol
All the very best for the New Year
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Dave, not much use to you unless you find a pre-owned for sale, I kept the pump out of my old Auris and without jinxing myself it's still going strong to this day. Dependable Japanese kit
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Thanks Mike will keep a look out to see if I can drop on one
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I was looking at the Ryobi +1 inflator as it uses rechargeable batteries, but I've not got as far as buying one yet.

https://uk.ryobitools.eu/power-tools...s/r18i/r18i-0/
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I use the Ring one to replace the one that came with my Audi. These are a hell of a lot better than the majority of ones I tried. The plastic body ones all seem to have a similar motor and compessor. Shop around though as these ones are also sometimes available under another manufacturer for a tad less.
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I have one similar to this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAVY-DUT...UAAOSwTO9aAvmR

Pumps our 3.5ton horsebox tyres up to 65 psi no problem. These pumps tend to burn out the cigarette lighters sockets so in my cars that are not in constant use I make up a fused flylead to the battery using these connectors:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XT30-XT60...GPUKIoMENlfDZQ

I connect the tyre pump to these as a power take off, but also use them to plug in my Optimate battery maintainers. The horsebox is no where near power so I keep the battery connected to a solar panel, keeps the battery topped up even though it often doesnt move for a couple of months
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I use the ring rac900 inflater, yes it's a lot of money but it's quick, quiet and seems very well made

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This is the one I use. https://www.screwfix.com/p/ring-digi...FYqeGwodUnQEyw I bought it after good reviews and packs away neatly beside my spare wheel.

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