March 27, 2018
March 27, 2018
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Great tire inflator, but overinflated in testing, November 12, 2017
By Zero Ehxe (East Texas) –
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This review is from: Auto Shut-Off 12v Car Tire Inflator Air Compressor Pump 150PSI, Preset Tire Pressure with Emergency Flashlight, 3 Air Nozzle for Ball/Bike/Airbed/Motorcycle by Dr.Auto (Electronics)
I was in the market for a new tire inflator and this one caught my eye because it turns itself off automatically when it reaches the desired pressure. It is nice that it shows PSI as well as BAR and kilograms measurements. (I’ve added pictures of all the different reading types, though they are a bit hard to see as the display lights are a bit dim in direct sunlight.) The electrical cord length is the same as the other tire inflator I have, and the inflator tube is the same length as well. It comes with a sports ball inflator attachment which is nice. There is a small blue piece of plastic and a small red piece of plastic. The blue piece has ridges and I determined it was the perfect size to screw on valve stem caps, so maybe it’s designed to be a place to hold your valve stem caps when you take them off of car tires. The problem is where to put the blue piece of plastic itself. It has a small clip on the outside like it’s supposed to clip onto the inflator somewhere, but it’s too large to hold on to the electrical cord (it just falls off) and too small to fit on the inflation tubing (it broke when I tried fitting them together). So what good is a valve stem cap holder you can lose just as easily as the valve stem cap? The red piece of plastic is the perfect size for storing the ball inflator because the ball inflator fits inside the cap, but it doesn’t screw in or anything, so you have to store your ball inflater device somewhere else as the main device does not have a door to hold the pieces in. The inflator tube fits inside a cutout well enough but the electrical cord doesn’t, so you have to wrap it around the device for storage. Other inflators I have seen have a housing compartment with a door for all the cords and attachments; this one doesn’t.That’s all manageable nitpicking stuff though. What matters is how this inflator operates. It’s easy enough to get running. You just plug it in, start the car, press the middle button to set the metric you want to use, and the up and down arrows to set the number you need it to reach, then attach it to the item to be inflated. Push the power button, and the inflator gets to work. For my test, I inflated a bicycle tire and a car tire. I set the inflator to stop at 30 PSI, but when it turned off, the pressure reading was 35.5 PSI. I tried the test again at 40 PSI for the car tire and the inflator turned off at 42.5 PSI. I tested it on all 4 of my car tires and 2 bike tires, and the inflator consistently overinflated by a few pounds before turning off. The reaction time is so that by the time the pressure reads the proper amount, it has already put more air into the tires and increased the reading. It’s only by a small amount, and it is still a lot easier than sitting over an analog meter and trying to get it exactly on the mark, so I only took away one star from the rating. It’s still a better product than the analog tire inflator that didn’t shut off that I replaced it with, it just isn’t a “flawless five-star” product in my testing.Overall, I would highly recommend this inflator to anyone who is sick of kneeling down for 20 minutes while their tires inflate. Set it and forget it! 4/5 stars.If you found this review helpful, please show some love by clicking the “Yes” button below. It really helps me to know what reviews you guys and gals like! Thanks for reading!
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
The Perfect Air Compressor With Auto Shutoff And Pressure Presets, October 12, 2017
By ð GrandpaJake ð (South Carolina) –
Customer Video Review Length:: 7:18 Mins
If you are looking for a air compressor for your tires and other inflatables then this is what you are looking for. It takes the guess out of when the tires are inflated properly as it will shut off at the set level. You can usually see this recommended pressure on the tire or if you open the driver side door the setting for your tires are listed on the outside edge. So all you do is select PSI and then set the level as you see me doing on the video. For our van it is 35 so I would set 35 and press the button and wait till it stops. What else is nice is that it will show you the pressure that the tire has before adding any once you connect the end to the valve. It comes with a few attachments to use for inflating balls, or anything else needing air. This is going to be a gift for my daughter but am planning on ordering another for my wife’s car. It also has a very bright emergency light in case you are in the dark. The Perfect Air Compressor With Auto Shutoff And Pressure Presets
Take Care GrandpaJake
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Get yourself back on the road quickly, December 4, 2017
By Alex Q –
This thing is handy! I’ve used it several times now to top up a leaky tire on my Honda Fit. Way more convenient than sitting in line at the gas station to use their pump (or worse, paying for it at some stations!). It fits in my trunk kit with my other emergency supplies and works quickly.
To first test it out, I deflated one tire to ~12 psi, and set the inflator for 34 PSI. It took 2 minutes, 45 seconds to fill up and shut off. It’s super easy to use. I hook up the tire nozzle end, plug in the car adapter, set the desired PSI, and push the power button. Boom! You’re back on the road. It’s a little loud and can’t handle long sessions (10min. max), so if you have a lot of inner tubes or something big to blow up, this isn’t for you.
The hose and power cable coil up and fit into the body, but I couldn’t get the ends in the cavity as well, which is disappointing. I would like to to see it be a little larger. There’s no on-board storage for the other tips, so it’s just another thing to lose. The light is okay for lighting up the area around your tire in the dark but doesn’t illuminate a very large area. It also points down instead of up, so when you’ve set it on the ground, you’re working by indirect light which isn’t the best. I also wish there was a small capacitor or battery packed in there to keep the light charged when it’s not plugged in. That way you could light up your surroundings while trying to get set up in the dark before inflating the
Quibbles aside, the product works and doesn’t break the bank. Pick one up if you’re tired (ha) of topping off your car with air.
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