12 volt compressor for tyres etc - suggestions

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  1. Landyguy

    Landyguy Funster Life Member

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    Any ideas and suggestions for a good quality heavy duty compressor.
    Also use for Landrover etc.
     
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    Ring Air Compressor(y)
     
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    We've had one of these since 2011 and it's served us well so far.

     
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    I've recently bought and used the Ring RAC900 as well.
    It is solidly built and performs superbly well.
    You probably won't ever need to buy another one.
     
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    I've got the same one
    Compact and powerful
     
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    I've had a slime compressor for over 10 years and it's been everywhere with me on bike and car, quality is superb. You'd need a bigger one than mine though for a large vehicle.
    http://slime.com/category/tire-inflators/
     
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    Thanks for your replies- only problem I can see is easy access to batteries in motorhome as not a 12v socket - would it draw too much current for normal 12v socket circuit?
     
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    I was worried about this as well. However, I have used it on my Fiat ducato based motorhome and a Mazda car. Both times it was a doddle.
    Connect the red crocodile clip to the + terminal and the black one to any thing metal and it works straight away.
    I was told that anything this powerful will blow the fuse in a cigar lighter.
     
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    We bought a decent one from Paddocks:

    http://www.paddockspares.com/h-duty-portable-air-compressor.html

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    We have a socket on the trailer for 12V:

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    Same on the Mercedes, plus we have a socket with crocodile clips to go direct on a battery.

    The extension lead lets us reach all the wheels.

    The smaller compressors are more convenient and take less power, but with 12 wheels to look after we prefer a good quality unit with better pumping volume and pressure.

    Peter
     
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    We have a Ring Rac900 too, it's one of the few available that will pump up to 5.5 bar. The only thing I don't like is the screw on inflator, it's impossible to take it off the valve without letting air out. You need to over inflate by a few lbs and use a good pressure gauge to check afterwards.
     
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    Can you connect it to the same terminals under the bonnet that you'd attach a battery charger or jump leads you ?
     
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    The Ring RAC 900 is a what I also have .. great bit of kit but as you suspect, it's rated at 280watts so draws nigh on 24amps ..

    shop around there are sometimes on offer..


    http://www.ringautomotive.co.uk/uk/products/Cars/Tyre+Care/Air+Compressors/RAC900
     
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  14. Landyguy

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    thanks for all your replies and input.
    Have ordered a Ring RAC 900 at a good price
     
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    This is what I use, doesn't need plugging in and quicker than electric.

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    Martin
     
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