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    Electric tyre pumps

    I've got a proper compressor, but space constraints + effort in getting it out make it a bit of a PITA for a top-up of a tyre.

    Do those ~$15 eBay-spec electric pumps work reasonably for a car tyre (they don't take 3 hours to get the tyre from 32psi to 40psi)?
    I see that DeWalt has an 18V skin (inherited couple of 18V skins/batteries from Dad) but has no listed info regarding whether it can do car tyres acceptably ...
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    Don't know about DeWalt but I use the 18v Ryobi tyre pump and it works really well. Tyres are pumped up reasonably quickly and it stops at the pre-determined pressure so you can do other things while it chugs away. I've seem a lot of them in pit garages at club track, sprint and race days.

    Can't imagine the DeWalt version would be much different.
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    Ive got a mean mother adventurer 3.

    got it during an ebay sale for <200 bucks. has a remote which is kinda nice when changing between tyres.

    that thumper would do the same job for 1/2 the $.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyHusseinXF View Post
    +1 - seems like a good thing for pumping up tires - faster than expected.


    now in double ender -
    https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/pro...ompressor.html
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    The best 12 VDC one I have ever seen was the one in the back of my Audi with the run flat.

    Maybe hit up a wreckers for one or check ebay.
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    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Audi-A3-...UAAOSwoUZbxETW

    Pumps a bike tire up in about 15 seconds, where my $100 super cheap one would take 2 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Broadhurst View Post
    The best 12 VDC one I have ever seen was the one in the back of my Audi with the run flat.

    Maybe hit up a wreckers for one or check ebay.
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    Bloody handy. No auto settings though.

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    Thanks for the comments & suggestions on the 12V ones; and thanks Banzai for the info on your 18V one.

    Jason Broadhurst & Its me, does that Ordi/VW/Skoda one use a bespoke 12V plug or the cigarette lighter? It can't be that hard to splice-in a pair of alligator clips & run it direct off the battery (easier than fixing the cigarette-lighter/12V-port in the Volvo ). The only downside of a 12V one is that the urge to purchase more 18V skins is a powerful one
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    Has alligator clips and about 5m of wire.
    Only problem is its a cunt to repack back into itself.

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    I have the milwaukee one and while its great on the 2AH battery it goes flat real quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suzuki dave View Post
    I have the milwaukee one and while its great on the 2AH battery it goes flat real quick.
    Same. Very happy with it but need to buy myself some more amp hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSRman View Post
    +1 - seems like a good thing for pumping up tires - faster than expected.


    now in double ender -
    https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/pro...ompressor.html
    yeah the double ender is a fast unit.

    It's nearly as fast as my $$$ ARB twin unit.

    The baby ones that dumbhurst is talking about are an order of magnitude slower.
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    Thumper is great if you are doing series of tyres, and i use the single one regularly enough. The Ryobi is better though if you are just topping off some tyres as the set and forget function works a treat.
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    I just figure that if you don't actually have a flat tire - you could go to servo... If you can't be fucked getting out your real compressor..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banzai View Post
    Don't know about DeWalt but I use the 18v Ryobi tyre pump and it works really well. Tyres are pumped up reasonably quickly and it stops at the pre-determined pressure so you can do other things while it chugs away. I've seem a lot of them in pit garages at club track, sprint and race days.

    Can't imagine the DeWalt version would be much different.
    Same. Works really well.
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    Anyone used the Ozito one? https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-po...-only_p6290638

    Im considering it over the Ryobi due to 240v, and also having a ton of Ozito batteries that i adapt to other platforms. (The Ryobi one i refer to above was borrowed from a mate)
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    the little ones are fine for a low profile tyre that might be down a few PSI.

    the big beasts are more for doing 4 x 285/75R17 MTs up from 18psi to 40+psi after coming off the beach without overheating and taking an hour.

    Oo___oO


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    anyone found a compact good quality dual 12VDC/240VAC compressor unit? want something that can be used in workshop for inflation, pressure testing and cleaning etc not for running any serious tools though. only seen an ozito
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    Quote Originally Posted by suzuki dave View Post
    I have the milwaukee one and while its great on the 2AH battery it goes flat real quick.
    Quote Originally Posted by Panda I give no fuck View Post
    Same. Very happy with it but need to buy myself some more amp hours
    Yeah just bought one. Drained the 2ahr battery adding 10psi to 4 tyres. I only want it for pushbike tyres and adding a couple of psi to 2 tyres at the track if needed
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    Forg, you have a compressor...set it up. In the corner, out the back etc, set it up to do stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaikai View Post
    Forg, you have a compressor...set it up. In the corner, out the back etc, set it up to do stuff.
    This. I have 30m of air line on mine even taking into account the time to coil that back up its quicker than waiting for the inevitably flat battery tool to recharge.
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    I have no real excuse for wasting the $150 (it was on special) for the DeWalt 18V pump, which I've not needed to use yet, compared to working-out how to service the compressor & then using it.
    Except it's easier & more fun to go shopping for tools than the garage shuffling required to get the Escort shell outta the way so I can get to where the compressor is stored, and then to find a place to store all the stuff that's in the only available corner the compressor could sit.

    Both the DeWalt and the AEG 18V chargers say you can leave a battery in it, as it'll turn off unless the battery needs charging. So I never have flat battery issues. My biggest issue is having chosen one brand as my 18V solution & then inheriting some useful tools of another brand ...
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    I have the dual thumper in the back of my 4WD and it's great for getting tyres from 12psi to road going pressure but seems overkill for topping up tyres on the daily. Factor in an extra $50 for a reliable gauge and some extra fittings to fit it inline. The gauge it comes with will almost certainly be out and it's fitted to the tyre end, while the switch to kill the compressor is on the compressor. I threw a new gauge on at the compressor end so that I can just switch the compressor off when it's at the point I want it rather than constantly disconnect, check, reconnect and inflate a bit, check.

    I think the most logical options in this case are either set up the compressor you already own for free, maybe in an out of the way spot and grab a retractable hose reel next time supercheap has them on sale so it's easy to use or grab a cordless one that has the set-and-forget function and uses batteries you already own.

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    Is there anything that anyone has found that is good for 24v systems?

    We used a little 240v compressor running off a small generator and it is dying/useless and we have an onboard tank on our service truck that runs 24v. It's frustrating when you need more air and the compressor starts playing up.

    Thinking we could have the tank full when the car comes in for service and fill tyres, blow out dust etc.

    The thumpers ones look good, is there a 24v equivalent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raynman View Post
    Is there anything that anyone has found that is good for 24v systems?

    We used a little 240v compressor running off a small generator and it is dying/useless and we have an onboard tank on our service truck that runs 24v. It's frustrating when you need more air and the compressor starts playing up.

    Thinking we could have the tank full when the car comes in for service and fill tyres, blow out dust etc.

    The thumpers ones look good, is there a 24v equivalent?
    The ARB Twin Air Compressor that I have on board is great, they sell them in 24v configuration as well.
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    two double thumpers in series - quadthumper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSRman View Post
    two double thumpers in series - quadthumper.
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