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Old 23rd April 2015, 19:24   #466
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I don't know why people are ordering through Amazon when it is available directly from company website and that too with COD option to even small cities like mine in Meerut.

Check here - http://resqtech.in/product/resqtech-...tyre-inflator/
I have been shopping on Amazon for several years even if the product is available directly because if there is an issue Amazon is more responsive and supports the buyer rather than the seller. Since, price is the same, I would rather buy from the place where I can get replacement/refund without any hassle. I have face some issues in the past with sellers and find resolution is easier with Amazon in between.
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I don't know why people are ordering through Amazon when it is available directly from company website and that too with COD option to even small cities like mine in Meerut.

Check here - http://resqtech.in/product/resqtech-...tyre-inflator/
Thank you for the link. I placed the order from their site through COD.

What's impressive is they give a 1 year warranty on this inflator,whereas the Emporis inflator is now available only with a 3 month warranty
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I don't know why people are ordering through Amazon when it is available directly from company website and that too with COD option to even small cities like mine in Meerut.
Can I know what is the level of noise this thing makes?

Vibrations any?

Are you relying on the gauge given in the inflator or have you bought a separate one?
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Old 23rd April 2015, 20:08   #469
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Can I know what is the level of noise this thing makes?

Vibrations any?

Are you relying on the gauge given in the inflator or have you bought a separate one?
Noise is high but seems durable and topping up is less than 5 seconds job unless its a full flat.

Vibration - yes as it's nearly sticking in the air on the tyre. Do be careful while screwing the cap on so that the valve goes straight as the cord is short at this end.

It's a kind of emergency inflator, so I can't rely fully on absolute accurate readings from it. But when I had screwed it on for the first time and compared to the reading I had filled the same tyre with my automatic inflator just a day before, the reading seemed pretty close and accurate.

But then its a CE and RoHS rated product, with 1 year no questions asked guarantee. They also claim to have presence in 100 countries and say that they are the world's largest manufacturers of portable car washers, what more can you ask at this price point.
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I got the Resqtech inflator (delivered by Aramex) today. I topped up 4 tyres on my Swift using it,here are some observations:

  • The onboard gauge has a mind of its own. When connected without turning the compressor on, it showed a reading of 26-27 psi,while inflating for a minute or so, the gauge went up from 35-38psi,once done it showed a reading of 32 psi with compressor off. If I inflated for a few secs relying on the gauge,it would show the same 26-27 psi after turning compressor off. I wonder why that is
  • Manual recommends keeping the car engine running while inflating so that the unit doesn't drain the battery.
  • The noise is barely any and vibrations aren't too much. As a comparison,its as noisy as my Karcher 3.550 pressure washer so not a bother.
  • It has a white LED which turns on the moment its plugged into a socket
  • Max usage time is 15 mins after which you need to give it a 15 min break before using it again.

Save for the iffy gauge,its Rs.1000 well spent

Not attaching any pictures since dkaile has done a great job with those already. Just the one picture to show how compact it is.

That box houses all you need for an emergency/weekly top up
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Do we have to hold this in hand while it inflates? The tube that attaches to the valve doesn't seem long. I am considering this for my car.
How long do you think it will take to inflate a flat tyre? any guess?
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Do we have to hold this in hand while it inflates? The tube that attaches to the valve doesn't seem long. I am considering this for my car.
How long do you think it will take to inflate a flat tyre? any guess?
Yes you will have to hold it in your hand but it's not a bother at all,vibrations are reasonably controlled.

I think it should take 3-5 mins,haven't had to inflate a flat tyre yet. I observed it fills close to 5 psi in a minute so assume you have 10 psi in a flat tire, 3 or 4 mins should be enough.
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The Emporis pump was put to test the other day when my car was parked in the office parking lot. After a 12 hour shift i ended up with a tyre which seemed half inflated. The reason for this was found to be a leaky & punctured valve later and how it happened still remains a mystrey. The pump was working but the nylon coiled hose had a leak and i bled more air while filling the tyre and had to abandon the pump. I limped to a puncture guy and had the valve mended. The emporis pump more or less proved a bit useless.

I have mailed those guys yesterday but have still not got a reply from them. Had sent a reminder too today. Will see if they respond.
I switched on the pump to see where exactly the air was leaking from. I found that the rubber edge which is connected to the pump side valve had torn off a bit. I added layers and layers of cellotape and checked again.

There was no more hissing sound of the air escaping from the wrong side after covering the tear with tape. Still i ordered a spare hose pipe (150 bucks) from emporis. Have deposited money in his account and patiently waiting for the spare hose to arrive.
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Had received ResQtech inflator yesterday and used it to fill the Thar's 255/55/16 tyres, takes roughly 45 sec to 1 min for 1 psi increase at 32 psi to 34 psi. Corrected all 4 tyre pressure ranging from 1 psi to 2. The inflator remained cool but the tip that connects to valve was hot, by the time i finished topping up the 4 wheels. Means air pumping in was warm, checked pressure again in the morning and no drop found due to this, thanks to the huge volume the tyres have.

Use is mainly for the bike and emergency for the cars, so should not be an issue.

Wire length with ciggie lighter attachment and inflator end is more than enough to reach all four tyres of the Thar, when plugged into dash ciggie lighter point.

Guage has an error of 2 psi (shows higher) when pump is not running, checked with the digital gauge i have. While running, just like other inflators shows higher psi.
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Seems a high quality product. US based company. CE rated. No questions asked 1 year guarantee.
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Had received ResQtech inflator yesterday

Use is mainly for the bike and emergency for the cars, so should not be an issue.
I've ordered one through amazon and waiting.

I had been looking to buy a motorized inflator and the following feedback kept me from making the purchase decision until now:
1. Most feedback says that these pumps are unreliable and most fail to work after a few months. So it may not work when you need it.
2. These inflators can take a lot of time to fill and some of them can put a high enough load to blow the fuse of the car charging point.
3. Tyre dealers there usually discourage from going for this saying these are not practical and the practical ones are quite expensive.

i'm placing my bet on this particular model ResQTech hoping that it is a good quality one.
I plan to use this as a standby, so it is most likely to just remain in the boot to be used in the need of the hour or for once in a while top-ups of football, bicycle etc. Hope it stays functional over long periods of dis-use/infrequent use.

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Hi,

I bought Coido 6526, 300 psi tyre inflator from eBay for Rs. 900/. Some points on the product:

Pros:
1. Small in size and fits nicely in my car glove box.
2. Quickly inflates the tyre by 5 psi (that is the max I have tried so far).

Cons:
1. Since there is no start stop switch, two people get engaged in the process. One has to hold the inflator since it vibrates once on. Other person has to switch on/off the car battery.
2. After 30 psi, it takes lot of time to put more air. It seems the tyre air back pressure is not allowing to fill more air after 30. This I have noticed for my car as well as scooty.

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I am looking for a compressed air port fitment type Tyre Inflator. Can any body give some leads here?
We have compressed air lines in our office, and I was thinking of hooking one in our basement parking so that it can serve as a DIY.
The similar kind we find in a Petrol Pump, but something that's affordable (under 20K).
I have found mistakes in the calibration of the gauges we find in petrol pumps, and the set pressure they claim varies widely between any 2 pumps.
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Got this Tropicool tyre inflator (with gauge, light etc) free on buying 4 Yokohama tyres. Since I already have one for the Baleno, will be giving it to my sister for her Ciaz.

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Saw MGA branded Tyre inflators at a Maruti dealer here. Can anybody tell me how the product is?? There are two models on offer- A Twelve hundred rupees model and a Fifteen Hundred rupees one.

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