Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Slime 40001 Power Sport Tire Inflator

Slime 40001 Power Sport Tire Inflator

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 6.6 x 6.8 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000ET9SB4
  • Item model number: 40001
By : Slime
List Price : $39.99
Price : $30.42
You Save : $9.57 (24%)
Slime 40001 Power Sport Tire Inflator

Item Description

Slime's Power Sport Tire Inflator is a versatile, compact air compressor with a capability of up to 300 PSI. It adapts to any 12 volt power source, and contains a most important harness wire with fuse, an alligator clip cord for any battery, a power cord with A/C adapter and a pre-wire cord to attach directly to the battery. Also included with the inflator are an air hose with speedy-clip, a valve core removal tool and filler tube, a tire pressure pencil gauge, and tools and adapters for tires, balls, beach toys and other inflatables. This unit and its accessories are protected by a rugged carrying case.


Slime 40001 Power Sport Tire Inflator


Item Functions

  • versatile, compact air compressor for inflation up to 300 PSI
  • Adapts to any 12 volt power source
  • Contains a main harness wire with fuse, an alligator clip cord, an A/C power cord, and a pre-wire cord
  • Consists of tools and adapters for tires, balls, beach toys and other inflatables
  • Kit comes with swift-clip, a valve core removal tool and filler tube, pressure gauge, and a rugged carrying case
Slime 40001 Power Sport Tire Inflator

Costumer Reviews

I have been looking for a portable tire inflator I can use for my motorcycle and with the lack of choices, I deicded to give the Slime Tire Inflator a try. The inflator is really small (a little larger than the palm as the picture indicates) and comes with a case that fit all the wires and the unit itself. The unit draws power only from the battery so you can't plug it into a power outlet from your house. You can either draw power with the alligator clip, a pre wired power source (just like the ones from battery tender), or from a cigarette lighter source. Operation is pretty simple too. You just connect the hose to the unit, connect the power cable and draw power from the battery from whatever one of the three above methods and flip the power switch on the unit.

Now the bad... since it's being labeled as a portable inflator, the casing of the unit look very cheap and filmsy. Just like the previous reviewer mentioned, the unit is obnoxiously loud and vibrates like crazy. Finally, it did take almost 5 minutes to inflate my motorcycle tire from 20 to 30psi so I definitely wouldn't recommend anyone trying it on much larger car tires. The owners manual did say that users should not use the unit for more than 8 minutes at a time which I assume wouldn't even be sufficient to add 5 psi of air into a car tire.

Overall, I think the product does a good job of inflating small tires on the go but I am very concerned about its useable life. With the way the unit vibrates while inflating tires and the filmsy looking case, I would not place much confidence on it to last forever. However, if you own a motorycle/ATV and need an inflator on the go, I would suggest this product since a few tube of air catridges cost just as much as this.

I was excited to say the least when I tried my new Slime power sport tire inflator, I had a low tire on my car and I didn't want to drag out my large compressor so I thought what a perfect time to try out my new slime purchase. It worked great and in no time had my tire back to the recommended pressure. I love the compact size as it will fit perfectly on my Honda Goldwing!this is exactly why I bought it.

The only draw back I could see was with the mechanism that hooks up to the valve stem, which seems to be the only one out there. Would be nice if some one would come up with a better hook up that would not allow air to escape when you try to disconnect! Other wise its a great unit!


Slime 40001 Power Sport Tire Inflator


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