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suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air #4532679
10/03/17 06:54 AM
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anyone have any suggestion on a small 110 volt / inflator- not a 12 volt one - to use for around home for car and boat tire inflation?
most seem to be 12 volt, and I dont want to blow any fuses in my car


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Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1] #4532686
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Not sure how you feel about Craftsman but I've had one of these for years. It's quiet, easy to carry, lubed with oil, and uses a piston not diaphragm pump.

3 gallon compressor

Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1] #4532707
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Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1] #4532720
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If you want something that lasts and is relatively quiet, get a compressor that's oil-lubed. I have this one:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Campbell-Haus...ressor/28808013


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Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: AandPDan] #4532721
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Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1] #4532723
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If you want something small and therefor tankless, get a Viair. I have the Viair 88P for 4 years now, and am very pleased with it. Yet it's 12V but it uses battery clips, so it won't blow a fuse.

If you want it to pump up a tire quickly, either get something with a tank (and keep it charged), or get one of the larger Viair's that use battery clips instead of a 12V socket.

Before the Viair I had two different Vector/B&D jump-start/air-inflator combinations. Both burned out their compressor quickly. It seems the duty cycle on these cheapies is shorter than the time it takes to inflate a standard car tire. You're expected to stop it every 5 minutes and let it cool off for 5-10 minutes. They take 12-15 minutes of runtime to fill a flat auto tire, so figure a half hour or more, most of it waiting. In 5 minutes, the Viair is done.

Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1] #4532732
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He's asking for a small inflator, and all of you are linking tanked compressors.


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Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1] #4532738
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Here is a tankless one that runs on household voltage:
http://a.co/afsNMCm


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Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1] #4532801
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Originally Posted By: edwardh1
anyone have any suggestion on a small 110 volt - to use for around home for car and boat tire inflation?


My 82 year old father in law uses a little 120vac, 3-gallon, 100 PSI unit from Harbor freight.

It has been serving him well for several years, and is $39 with a coupon.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: HangFire] #4532802
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Originally Posted By: HangFire
He's asking for a small inflator, and all of you are linking tanked compressors.


some of the best/cheapest inflators also have a small 2-3 gallon tank.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1] #4532813
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"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1] #4532850
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I know he is looking for a small, presumably tankless, inflator, but I would strongly recommend a small tanked compressor.

There are benefits such as being able to run small air tools (like a nailer), being able to charge up the tank, then take it far from the outlet to top off a tire, typically built to handle higher duty cycles, and can be used to dust off electronics.

Obviously, a tanked compressor is a lot larger and heavier though.

Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: EdwardC] #4532977
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Originally Posted By: EdwardC

Obviously, a tanked compressor is a lot larger and heavier though.


Not really any more money, though.

There are huge, HUGE benefits of being able to "unplug, and take air with you".


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: Linctex] #4533045
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Picked this one up at Lowes, was on sale for $99.00 works great for me.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-8-Gallon-Portable-Electric-Horizontal-Air-Compressor/50129758

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Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1] #4533054
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how small? how much budget?

If you want something that will last that makita is amazing for what it is.


if you want cheap the 40$ HF 3gal is pretty good.

I had a 8gal HF oiled compressor, I now have a 6gallon oilless Campbell Hausfeld 150psi compressor that is better in every way that I use it.


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