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Old 10-07-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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12 volt air compressor ??

Anyone recommend an in-expensive 12 volt air compressor ??

One that's alittle more heavy duty than the $15 ones. I cooked my last cheap one.

Any info apprciated

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Old 10-10-2011, 08:14 PM   #2
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Hi Sunline1

I really cannot help you on the 12 volt compressor, but I'll throw this out. After dealing with trying to find a gas station with a working compressor that will do 80 psi and a hose long enough to get to the camper, the next trip I had my own. And it now lives in the truck. And I have had to use it on my one TT tires when I had a valve leak and a buddies TV tires trying to dial in towing pressures.

It is a 120 vac unit. I use it in camp off the CG power to air up before I leave if I need to. Since I boondock I also have my genny on board so I have portable power. Mine has a 2 gallon tank, goes up to 115 psi, an air regulator, hose and air chuck for $50. It does not hold a candle to the Campbell Hausfield USA made Farm duty one I have at home bought years ago, but it does work for airing up my truck or TT tire in a pinch. Takes a bit but it is workable.

I was concerned the 12 volt jobs would not hold up hearing the folks talk about the burned up ones. I even worried about the expensive ones would not hold up when I need it, I spent the money and they still have issues. I worked through the power issue by having a no 10 gage 50 foot extension cord that lives in the camper under the bed. Some day I'll get an inverter big enough for other camper needs and I can use that too if I need.

Hopefully you will find some one who has had good luck with a 12 volt unit and can recommend one.

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I found this one on an aid from our scrolling links across the top of the page

The Most Powerful DC Air Compressors in the World

These I'm sure will do the job and not burn out. Maybe the battery will in the process. But I'm guessing they are out of yours and my price range.

Search 12 VDC air compressor - Grainger Industrial Supply
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:26 AM   #4
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John

Thanks for your reply.

Interesting the Most powerful DC air compresser.

I'm surprised at the "selection" of 12 volt units that Grainger has.

I don't have a generator as you do so I'm kinda stuck with getting a DC one.

I have a small 5 gal air tank, which is okay in a pintch.

I'm sure I'll come up with something.


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One thing to watch for. I bought a 12v compressor to have with me in case I needed it. It only runs on internal battery and won't run when plugged into 12v source for charging. I checked a few others later and found that that's how a lot of them work. I'd like to be able to use it plugged in if the battery is dead. If the battery runs down, it charges for 12 hours before you can use it.
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That's something else to look for !!!!
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Wow neat pumps but boy you better have a good battery 180 amps is a lot of current! You might try an air shock compressor from an auto parts store.
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