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Apologies if this is in the wrong section.

I just bought https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B074G1B...colid=T7T1A4J4Z64A&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it.

I have used it across 4 vehicles this weekend and thought its a worth a mention. I checked my fleet with a trusty old school analogue gauge and found 1 tyre to be a little lower than usual (local tyre place didn't put the psi requested in). Then a few neighbours asked me to do theirs. The readings on this units gauge matched my trusty analogue item so that's a great start.

The good thing with this is, that it does not rattle around like 99% of these type of inflators, its smooth in operation, not overly noisy and it inflates quickly!! I like the options of the power sources as not everyone will want to start their car just to inflate a tyre or top it up etc. The lengths of the cables are also very decent ensuring large cars are no problem. The leads all easily store away rather being something that you can never get back in after taking them out. It comes with a carry case too.

A bit pricey but, I have had an AA one and Michelin one, whilst they did the job they were slow to inflate an noisy with me never being able to easily stash the cables away into their recess after use.
 

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I've a couple of Durrite Twin Piston Compressors
I find they last better than a lot of the 12v versions - you have to connected them directly to battery or charging point though as they will blow most 12v socket fuses.
Bought them for Off-Road use to get the Landy Tyres back to road pressures after off-roading

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I've also just bought Oasser Tyre Inflator
Bought it for the motorbike as it's small and rechargeable

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You guys or gals are way to posh....
I use my MB one for the car.
Have a couple of ring ones in the garage for other jobs.
 
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I've a couple of Durrite Twin Piston Compressors
I find they last better than a lot of the 12v versions - you have to connected them directly to battery or charging point though as they will blow most 12v socket fuses.
Bought them for Off-Road use to get the Landy Tyres back to road pressures after off-roading

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I've also just bought Oasser Tyre Inflator
Bought it for the motorbike as it's small and rechargeable

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Just ordered the Oasser Tyre Inflator :)
 

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That's 30 quid more than I paid for my last aclass!!! Would have to consider commin out of retirement!!!

Wowzers, that's a lot for a tyre inflator if you rarely use one (like me). But, for those who use one more often then its worth it.
 

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I've a couple of Durrite Twin Piston Compressors
I find they last better than a lot of the 12v versions - you have to connected them directly to battery or charging point though as they will blow most 12v socket fuses.
Bought them for Off-Road use to get the Landy Tyres back to road pressures after off-roading

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I've also just bought Oasser Tyre Inflator
Bought it for the motorbike as it's small and rechargeable

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Exactly why I bought it. There's a lot of air in a 9x16 bar grip tyre (for those who don't know that's a 16" rim with a tyre that has a 9" sidewall and is 9" wide - 35" tall when fitted!)
 

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Cordless inflators .
 

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I got one of these about a year ago. Not heavily used it, but seems to work well. I prefer the screw-on valve connectors.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/1000-Peak-...compressor&qid=1608670442&s=automotive&sr=1-4

Used it to assist the starting of my car which I don't use much and thought the light & USB might be handy as we get the odd power cut here.

Current price is a bit high - it's usually less than that and Costco often have it for around £70.
 

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I'm more used to 10 and 12L cylinders...
 

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All old hat now,, those pumps with that pull down leaver to lock the connection on to the valve . Best tyre pump to buy now is the one with a SCREW on type connction ... no more leaking out once it is screwed in to place
 

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All old hat now,, those pumps with that pull down leaver to lock the connection on to the valve . Best tyre pump to buy now is the one with a SCREW on type connction ... no more leaking out once it is screwed in to place
I've both and prefer the clip on. I've found with the screw on type that you can't always get them unscrewed fast enough to stop the air leaking out after you've inflated the tyre - especially on bike and wheelbarrow tyres. You have to over inflate and then test the pressure afterwards and most likely have to inflate again to compensate for the removal losses.
 
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Those 12V ones are all very well but in an MB how many 12V plug-ins do you have that are live engine off?? Answer probably only 1, and that's the phone prep one in the centre arm rest that you can't get at to use! I have loads of cigarette lighter type things all round my S204, not one of them is live engine off. I now have a 20V cordless inflator (like BC I prefer clip-on connection, sausage fingers and screw on connector do not go together well!) which I'm well pleased with, cost £60 from Scotts of Stow.
 

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Those 12V ones are all very well but in an MB how many 12V plug-ins do you have that are live engine off??

As Blobcat already stated, the best 12V ones connect to the battery as they draw too much power for a plug in socket.
 

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I've both and prefer the clip on. I've found with the screw on type that you can't always get them unscrewed fast enough to stop the air leaking out after you've inflated the tyre - especially on bike and wheelbarrow tyres. You have to over inflate and then test the pressure afterwards and most likely have to inflate again to compensate for the removal losses.
The trick with screw on one's is to push the hose section towards the valve while unscrewing the brass sleeve. No leakage at all.
 


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