12v compressor: anyone used this one?

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12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby Winchweight » 01 Apr 2014, 19:02

As it says, looking for a 12v on board compressor to add to the vans fit out, has anyone used this one? Your thoughts?

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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby Rogue Trooper » 01 Apr 2014, 19:47

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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby Winchweight » 01 Apr 2014, 20:37

Maybe, but the first one seems very heavy and I'm concerned neither is heavy enough duty for pumping up 4 Syncro tyres several times a day.
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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby Peninsulakid » 01 Apr 2014, 21:08

Hi

I bought one 2 years ago at the first OA show.

Great piece of kit. Very well built.

I'd recommend it.

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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 01 Apr 2014, 21:20

I've been looking too. I've read recomendations on for the T-Max. But this is a better price http://www.paddockspares.com/pm982-twin ... 00gbp.html
And they do a single cylinder version for around £43. Not sure how good they are though.
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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 01 Apr 2014, 21:24

Just read that includes a tyre repair kit. I'm going to be getting one. :ok
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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby Jim San » 01 Apr 2014, 22:09

I dont know why - but several posts I have posted never appear?

I replied to this about 30 mins ago and its not here!

ANyway, Maplin one looks handy, and the reviews look pretty good :ok
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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby hugomonkey » 01 Apr 2014, 22:47

Jim San wrote:I dont know why - but several posts I have posted never appear?

I replied to this about 30 mins ago and its not here!

ANyway, Maplin one looks handy, and the reviews look pretty good :ok

if someone else posts at almost the same time as you then it quite common that your posts won´t go through
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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby jed the spread » 02 Apr 2014, 18:54

ninja.turtle007 wrote:I've been looking too. I've read recomendations on for the T-Max. But this is a better price http://www.paddockspares.com/pm982-twin ... 00gbp.html
And they do a single cylinder version for around £43. Not sure how good they are though.



That is one of the ones we were trying out in Africa Tom.

Bad points

The valve on the hose fell apart after the second go (fixed with another part by Dave in Spain)
The pressure gauge on the hose only gives a true reading when the pump is turned off.
They only just pump up 4 Syncro tyres from aired down for sand pressure before it over heats and cuts out.
The gauge broke.


Good points

It blows a tyre up from flat pretty quickly.
They are cheap.
When I got back and moaned on the phone they sent me a brand new one within 24 hours.


It isn't a bad compressor, its just let down with the cheap hose and gauge. I would be trying the T-max or an ARB if I were to buy again but that is only my personal opinion from what I have experienced. Also another compressor lesson we learned is to have one per vehicle if traveling with others otherwise it over heats and you spend ages waiting for it to cool down to air up again.

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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby Winchweight » 02 Apr 2014, 19:24

All worth knowing thanks guys.
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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby The Bishop » 02 Apr 2014, 20:05

Are you just blowing up tyres?

If so surely a cheaply would do?

Now what I fancy is a high pressure hose for cleaning stuff!
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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby Winchweight » 02 Apr 2014, 21:50

Blowing up tyres after soft going deflation or after punctures, reseating tyres onto beads, cleaning air filters etc
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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 03 Apr 2014, 11:05

Cheers for the heads up Jed.

I have just bought this. http://www.island-4x4.co.uk/tmax-compre ... -3923.html
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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby Peninsulakid » 03 Apr 2014, 11:17

Thats looks the same as the one I bought but a much better price!

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Re: 12v compressor: anyone used this one?

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 03 Apr 2014, 11:24

Peninsulakid wrote:Thats looks the same as the one I bought but a much better price!

You won't be sorry


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