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Old 3rd January 2013, 10:31   #241
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- Bad thing is the wire. Its a serious pain to wind the wire and stuff it back into the open cubicle provided at the back of the inflator. Will have to learn how to do it easily.
I quickly wind up the wire by rolling it on my right hand's 4 fingers.
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A small variation, wind in a figure of eight on the thumb and little finger. The advantage is that the cable does not get badly twisted.
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A small variation, wind in a figure of eight on the thumb and little finger. The advantage is that the cable does not get badly twisted.
Yeah. But unfortunately, it is not be possible with this one. The cable is just too long and the cubicle is very restrictive so it has to be wound up very compact to stuff it back.
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Old 3rd January 2013, 11:25   #244
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Not exactly. When wound in a figure of 8 you can always double it before inserting into the block. My pump(s) also have small compartments.
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I was searching for 12v air compressor for my SUV and came across this product on Ebay. Anyone used it before?? feedback??

http://www.ebay.in/itm/12V-Electric-...#ht_2075wt_906

>>It has a metallic body and weighs close to 3kgs, so I feel it should not bounce around when switched on.

>>Also it has metallic nozzles, should last long? I have read somewhere on Team BHP that plastic nozzles give away early.

>>Comes equipped with a switch to turn the compressor on/off.

>>It also claims to have an airflow of 35L/Min. Does have anyone idea about what these guys are talking about and how much and by how much (time for flat to full(32psi)) it is going to help??

>>Most importantly, is it worth 1400?
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Old 11th February 2013, 13:23   #246
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I was searching for 12v air compressor for my SUV and came across this product on Ebay. Anyone used it before?? feedback??

http://www.ebay.in/itm/12V-Electric-...#ht_2075wt_906

>>It has a metallic body and weighs close to 3kgs, so I feel it should not bounce around when switched on.

>>Also it has metallic nozzles, should last long? I have read somewhere on Team BHP that plastic nozzles give away early.

>>Comes equipped with a switch to turn the compressor on/off.

>>It also claims to have an airflow of 35L/Min. Does have anyone idea about what these guys are talking about and how much and by how much (time for flat to full(32psi)) it is going to help??

>>Most importantly, is it worth 1400?
This is a good tire inflator-I picked up one in New Delhi about a year or so back for 1200 Rs.
It filled up a completely deflated tyre of my esteem to 30psi in 1.50 mts, when I checked it out.
Actually, these come in a bulk packing from china & the local distributors here get the cartons printed with varying brand names, so that the brand doesn't really matter.
At the same time, there is no warranty, so the prudent thing to do is to check out that it works & then buy.
Recommended,BUT needs to be checked before purchase; you MIGHT have issues if you buy from ebay, or you might not- your call.
My suggestion would be to look for to locally- its quite commonly available.

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Yeah. But unfortunately, it is not be possible with this one. The cable is just too long and the cubicle is very restrictive so it has to be wound up very compact to stuff it back.
FWIW, I would recommend putting the inflator in its container & let the wire rest loosely inside the container i/o stuffing it back in the recess, if it is so small. Coiling a wire that tightly can cause breaks in the insulation/ the conductor.

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FWIW, I would recommend putting the inflator in its container & let the wire rest loosely inside the container i/o stuffing it back in the recess, if it is so small. Coiling a wire that tightly can cause breaks in the insulation/ the conductor.
What you suggest is not possible with the bag and that would have anyway left a hefty chunk dwindling around even if the bag allowed it. dkaile's solution works best as I found after trying folded figure of 8 as well.
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Got this for 200 bucks yesterday
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Got this for 200 bucks yesterday
Looks very compact. Did you get it online? If so kindly let me know the source.

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Looks very compact. Did you get it online? If so kindly let me know the source.

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Yeah,it is pretty compact and easy to use.
I purchased it from a Goodyear tyre shop
I had gone to get a puncture fixed,liked it and got it.
Its from goodyear,so you will be able to purchase it at a good year tyre shop.
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Yeah,it is pretty compact and easy to use.
I purchased it from a Goodyear tyre shop
I had gone to get a puncture fixed,liked it and got it.
Its from goodyear,so you will be able to purchase it at a good year tyre shop.
Thanks for the info. Will try to grab one this weekend.
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On my short visit to Pune yesterday, bought the LIMI Digital Tire Inflator finally..........
- Bad thing is the wire. Its a serious pain to wind the wire and stuff it back into the open cubicle provided at the back of the inflator.
Have been using the same for the past 8 months. Sourced it through a local distributor. Works like a charm. Was a boon on long drives. The plastic body is sturdy and well-finished. The ability to set the auto cut-off pressure was what made me pick this.

As for the wire it is quite lengthy. I do not bother winding it up into the inflator's compartment. I put the inflator in its carrying case, but wind and leave the wire outside. The entire set is put in another polythene cover and left in the boot.
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Watch out for one thing, esp. with the cheaper (Digital) Stuff - the precision will be good (0.1-0.2 psi) but the accuracy may be poor (off by say 2psi).
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Has anybody tried this? How good is the build quality, precision and accuracy of the gauge, utility?

Selling at Rs 985/- on ebay at
http://www.ebay.in/itm/4-in-1-Car-Em...item4852e26e9b


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Happened to see this at the Hi-Tech Bridgestone shop, Powai for Rs 900/-. Looks good utility-wise and works well too. But the compass is pretty dicy, it was getting stuck and wasn't aligning properly all the time unless tapped repeatedly. Checked their website also http://www.securide.in/. The site says Rs 950/- so there is some confusion on the actual cost at the shop.

It has:
1. Digital tyre pressure gauge - seemed to show matching results to the air compressor - works on coin batteries, provided fitted inside
2. Torch - works on AAA batteries - not provided
3. Hammer
4. Rope, Wire, Seatbelt cutter
5. Compass - seemed not so good

Thinking of picking it up.

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