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Old 09-07-2005, 01:09 AM   #1
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Does any one make a 12-volt tire inflator that works worth a hoot?

The last one I used took forever to add a few PSI and made lots of noise and heat in the process.
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i have one. tomorrow i'll get you the make and model tomorrow
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I've got a campbell hausfeld, the cheap one. It works, but makes a lot of noise. When I can, I'm going to get me a real compressor...
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Yea, I got one of those 12v inflators. Its loud, and heats up extremely fast. Im sure you can pick up a good one from walmart for under 100$.
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Depends on your definition of "good one"... Personally, I'd like something that can run an impact in a pinch, and maybe a blowgun for short periods of time, in addition to the usual inflation tasks.

And, I don't trust or like Walmart anymore. I'm keeping my eye open for something used in the papers.

As far as the 12 volt units go, I suppose that some are better than others, but really, you can only do so much with 12 volts and no tank.
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i have a Viair 550c but then again maybe thats overkill ?
stick with Viair the maybe a lower model
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Had a bunch of different sizes and types.

What are you trying to accomplish with it?
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There are no gas stations with free air here so I was hoping someone made a decent 12-Volt tire inflator.
Bill all I will use it for is toping off low tires and maybe inflating a rare flat.

I figured if any company makes a decent 12-Volt unit that does not shake, rattle, and glow red hot you guys would know.

PS: Thanks for all the help.
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There are no gas stations with free air here so I was hoping someone made a decent 12-Volt tire inflator.
Bill all I will use it for is toping off low tires and maybe inflating a rare flat.

I figured if any company makes a decent 12-Volt unit that does not shake, rattle, and glow red hot you guys would know.

PS: Thanks for all the help.
Ron.. I haven't seen one yet.

However if you upgrade to an SSEi it comes with an inflator
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If you don't mind something big, check with the 4x4 shops. There are some 12v compressors that will run air tools that the hardcore offroaders use.
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