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#4532679 - 10/03/17 07:54 AM suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air
edwardh1 Offline


Registered: 01/17/03
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Loc: Coastal South Carolina
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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#4532686 - 10/03/17 07:59 AM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1]
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Registered: 02/01/11
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Loc: MA
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

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#4532707 - 10/03/17 08:16 AM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1]
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#4532720 - 10/03/17 08:24 AM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1]
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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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#4532721 - 10/03/17 08:25 AM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: AandPDan]
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#4532723 - 10/03/17 08:29 AM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1]
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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.

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#4532732 - 10/03/17 08:34 AM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1]
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He's asking for a small inflator, and all of you are linking tanked compressors.
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#4532738 - 10/03/17 08:39 AM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1]
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Here is a tankless one that runs on household voltage:
http://a.co/afsNMCm
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#4532801 - 10/03/17 09:24 AM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 5969
Loc: Waco, TX
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.
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#4532802 - 10/03/17 09:25 AM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: HangFire]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
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.
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#4532813 - 10/03/17 09:29 AM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1]
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#4532850 - 10/03/17 10:04 AM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
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Loc: Chicago, IL
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.

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#4532977 - 10/03/17 12:43 PM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: EdwardC]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 5969
Loc: Waco, TX
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".
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#4533045 - 10/03/17 02:29 PM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: Linctex]
Malo83 Offline


Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 1976
Loc: Cali
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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#4533054 - 10/03/17 02:42 PM Re: suggestions on small 110 volt air compressort air [Re: edwardh1]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12605
Loc: NE,Ohio
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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