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- ASIN: B002L146OC
- Item model number: MF-1035
By : Q Industries
Price : $29.64
You Save : $10.35 (26%)
Q Industries Santa Ana Transportable High Volume Air Compressor is a little and effective unit for common size passenger tires, ATV’s, sports equipment, and motorcycles. This unit is the new and enhanced HV-30 with a slightly faster inflation time and newly developed deal with.
- Inflates a passenger car tire beneath 2 minutes
- Contains 3 adapter nozzles for inflating sports balls, rafts, and toys
- E-Z twist brass inflator and three feet coil hose
- Powers straight from a vehicle cigarette lighter
- Handy nylon carry bag
I have used another portable air compressor before, and it sounded like WWIII was beginning. I also had to keep a foot planted on it to keep it still. Not the same story with this compressor. Yes it makes noise. Yes it vibrates. They all do, but with this compressor it is all done at an acceptable level. A reasonable amount of power lead, which reaches all 4 wheels of a 2007 Toyota Camry. I have to get the compact spare out of the trunk to fill that but that is not a problem.
Unlike some other pumps, this does not have a plastic lever to clip the air line onto the tire valve. You press the line to the valve and screw the sleeve on. This is all made of brass. It can be a little fiddly but again, I don't consider that a problem. In fact, I found a reason to make it a positive. If you are only topping up a tire, there is no need to screw onto the valve at all. Just hold it onto the valve with steady pressure, the same as you would do at a gas station. Regarding those who feel that you lose pressure while unscrewing the sleeve from the valve, then as another reviewer stated you can slightly overfill. Personally, if you hold the airline onto the valve as you unscrew then it releases practically nothing. Then simply whip away the airline once completely unscrewed.
It all packs away in a hard wearing nylon carry bag that is supplied, and allows you to keep the nozzle accessories with the compressor should you need it for other jobs such as rafts etc.
So, for the working noise, vibration, store-ability, and the budget price I'm pleased with my purchase. It does what I need it to which is to keep the tires at the correct pressures on my car.
Final note. ALL gauges that are fitted onto the pumps have a discrepancy tolerance. Always use a separate, accurate gauge to check the pressures. Once you know if yours is over or under reading and by how much then you can allow for that on the gauge on the pump, but I'd still check that that doesn't change over time.
This item comes with a canvas bag with pockets for the air compressor and coiled pipe and it very easy to carry it around. It also come with air fill adaptor for air bloom and ball needle.
Fill air for auto tire was a breeze. It takes about a minute to fill the tire. The power cord connects to 12V cigarette power outlet and is long enough to extends to the outside of the car for the air compressor on the floor. It also has a long coiled air pipe with one end snap to the air compressor, and the other end connected to a threaded air valve connector. To fill the air, just thread the connector to the tire valve, and turn it on. You and monitor the air pressure from the dial gauge on the air compressor. After it is done, just turn off the power.
The air pressure gauge has very large range, and it is hard to ping point the actual pressure. The notes on top of the gauge states that the gauge is not very accurate, with error from 3psi to 9 psi. After a few tries with a separate tire gauge to measure the actual tire pressure, I was able to figure out the how to read the air pressure gauge without consulting the separate tire pressure gauge.
I left this compressor in the car trunk, so when the tire pressure is low, I don't have to go hunt for the air station at gas station. I also used this device for my bike and ball and it is super fast to fill the air.
Overall, I like this device with a few reservation on the in accurate air gauge.