Who sells a 240v mains car tyre inflater?

Who sells a 240v mains car tyre inflater?

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belfry

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746 posts

155 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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I have a couple of 12v car tyre pumps, but I'm looking for something that runs off the mains. I am about to fill several car's tyres up to 50 psi for the winter storage and I cannot be arsed to fiddle around with a 12v pump connected to the cigarette lighter socket.

I've looked on Amazon and Ebay but they don't sell one. Any ideas pleas?

GreenV8S

29,120 posts

257 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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I guess your issue is the tiny flow rate from those 12V things.

You can get much bigger compressors, typically with a mini reserve tank. Hyundai sell them in various sizes. £100 ish would get you something you can lug around that delivers a few cuft per minute. Or just haul them out to your nearest petrol station and put a few pence in the machine.

Dave.

6,628 posts

226 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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I’ve got one, can’t remember the make, but it’s yellow.... hehe

It’s a pain the arse to be honest, hose is short, mains cable is short, so you’ve got two extensions to cart out, plus the unit itself and the inflated gun. Oh, and it’s on or off via a switch on the unit.

Proper faff!

Might as well get a proper compressor/tank/etc with a long hose.

Now I use a hand held one, does fine topping up/checking 4 cars on one charge.

Bill

46,909 posts

228 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Makita do an 18v battery pump that is brilliant. It's pricey if you don't already have the batteries though.

dhutch

9,894 posts

170 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Dave. said:
Might as well get a proper compressor with a long hose [or two].
This is what I have, combined with a good pressure gauge, and a bike trackpump which is actually supprising good for putting 5psi into a single tyre for two days till you get slow flat fixed.

I'm told the advanced step is small aluminium propane bottle converted into an airtank, which you can charge up in the garage and take out to the front drive.

Daniel

Scrump

16,468 posts

131 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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I have a small mains powered compressor with a long airline.
Tank is only 5l so it fills almost instantly. Ideal for tyre inflating.

Baldchap

5,039 posts

65 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Bill said:
Makita do an 18v battery pump that is brilliant. It's pricey if you don't already have the batteries though.
I have one of these and it's *amazing*. I did five cars, including chucking the RS4 up to 42psi from mid-30s (42 is fully laden pressure) prior to a week away. It's still on four (out of four) spots on the battery charge level.

dhutch

9,894 posts

170 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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Baldchap said:
Bill said:
Makita do an 18v battery pump that is brilliant. It's pricey if you don't already have the batteries though.
I have one of these and it's *amazing*. I did five cars, including chucking the RS4 up to 42psi from mid-30s (42 is fully laden pressure) prior to a week away. It's still on four (out of four) spots on the battery charge level.
Interesting. They do good kit, and I've used their low pressure high volume blower for inflating boats at work.

I was going to say that in a way, what you really want is a 12vdc pump that isn't rubbish. Although it might take more than a lighter socket can give.


Daniel

robsdesk

172 posts

105 months

Monday 16th November 2020
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I also have the 18v Makita one, miles better than the other (quite expensive) 12v one I have, very good - inflates quickly and feels well built (also has the quick release style connector rather than a screw on one which is handy, especially if you're going a bunch of tyres).

Captain Answer

1,133 posts

160 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Not quite the same application but I've got an EC5 cigarette socket that plugs into a jump starter battery, handy for keeping the 4 sheds at home topped up using my Ring inflator without having to start them

steveo3002

8,995 posts

147 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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id consider this the next step up from 12v cig lighter pumps , can be used for other tasks too

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-Tools-24975-Air-Co...

Spurry

152 posts

63 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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One of the other benefits of the 18v Makita inflator is the lcd digital pressure display which can be preset to the pressure required.

belfry

Original Poster:

746 posts

155 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Thanks everyone. I have bought a used 240v 1.5hp air compressor on ebay. I will use it to inflate car tyres and to blow dry the nooks and crannies on my classic cars after washing them.

The 12v air pumps are useful, but I wanted something with more 'oomph' for occasional use. Also, a source of compressed air is likely to be useful in a garage anyway.

E-bmw

6,620 posts

125 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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If you can find one the ALDI "suitcase" inflator/compressors are excellent.

They are also made under another few brand names, which currently elude me.

Pierscoe1

2,457 posts

234 months

Wednesday 24th November 2021
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robsdesk said:
I also have the 18v Makita one, miles better than the other (quite expensive) 12v one I have, very good - inflates quickly and feels well built (also has the quick release style connector rather than a screw on one which is handy, especially if you're going a bunch of tyres).
Makita one looks like a good bet... and the pump itself isn't too bad (£40 from screwfix at the moment)... but HOW expensive is the battery + charger!!! (£80!)

is there anywhere you can get the pump with a battery/charger for a sensible price?



dhutch

9,894 posts

170 months

Wednesday 24th November 2021
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Presumably this jobby.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-dmp180z-18v-li-i...

The batteries are always expensive, but with lithium its even more so.

Fortunately they also hold a LOT more change and recharge very quickly.
Hence people sell 'bare units' and stick with one 'ecosystem' and a fairly low number of batteries.


Daniel

mikey_b

399 posts

18 months

Thursday 25th November 2021
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dhutch said:
Presumably this jobby.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-dmp180z-18v-li-i...

The batteries are always expensive, but with lithium its even more so.

Fortunately they also hold a LOT more change and recharge very quickly.
Hence people sell 'bare units' and stick with one 'ecosystem' and a fairly low number of batteries.


Daniel
For a tool that won't get hammered all day every day, I'd be tempted with an eBay special battery. They work almost as well, but are half the price.