Ring Automotive - RAC635 Preset Digital Tyre Inflator, Air Compressor Tyre Pump, 3 Min Tyre Inflation, LED Light, Carry Case, Valve Adaptors, 12 V, Black
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EASY TO USE. Simple autostop feature allows you to preset the pressure you need, and it will automatically stop inflating once that pressure is reached. Accurate inflation, every time ALL THE EXTRAS. Includes LED light with three settings (bright white to illuminate, flashing white for attention and flashing red for SOS), three piece valve set for bikes and balls, and case for tidy storage The pressure is usually shown in two formats: bar and psi. There are typically two sets of these. The lowest is for normal use, but you may well see another set of higher pressures for when the car is heavily loaded, increasing the weight that’s pushing down on the tyres.
As well as being capable of pumping up car tyres, this air compressor also comes with a handful of other adaptors to inflate bicycle tyres, inflatables and footballs. Should I buy one? SEE THE DIFFERENCE. Watch the video to see the RAC635 in action, and scroll down for more information on the award-winner
If you want to be equipped for every flat tyre eventuality, the VonHaus Cordless Tyre Inflator has you covered. It will run for up to ten minutes from the supplied 1.5A lithium-ion battery, but if you forget to charge it you can always switch to the bundled 12V adaptor, which comes with an unusually generous 3.5m cable. It has a small, but still readable, digital pressure meter. And you can just set your desired pressure, pull the trigger and let it go to work: it will stop when it reaches the right level.
The built in LED light makes inflating at night easier and safer, and can be set to SOS mode to attract attention or warn other motorists. Once the tyre has reached the pre-selected pressure the system switches itself off and can be disconnected. Easy. If you need to use the compressor at night then it’s fitted with a torch, plus there is a flashing red light for signalling in an emergency and a valve for letting air out of a tyre if needed.Each of the inflators tested here has a gauge that gives you an instant readout that lets you know whether the tyre needs pumping. To use them, simply remove the dust cap from the valve on the tyre and push the end of the air hose over it, before pressing or releasing any catch to clamp it in place. Petrol station tyre inflators have pressure gauges, too, but these aren’t always accurate so it’s best to test using your own equipment. Size is probably the most important thing. The smallest inflators are around 20 x 20cm, so you can leave them in your car without losing too much luggage space. The best don’t skimp on the length of the power lead and air hose, which makes it easier to reach all four valves. Most can be preset to stop inflating when your tyre reaches the correct pressure. Plugging it in and connecting it to your car’s tyre valve is very easy and intuitive, although you might miss that torch function of the 635 if you’re attempting to do it on the side of a dark road. The three-metre power lead unwinds easily and is long enough for most purposes.