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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Recommend me a tyre inflator Reply with quote

Evening all,

My Michelin electric tyre inflator has died. It's the second one I've had and I'm a bit disappointed.

What alternatives are there - it needs to be tither battery powered or powered from the cig lighter.

I'm not quite ready to have a proper compressor in the garage!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought a Ring after a Best Buy award from an Autocar mag. group test of such devices.

I wouldn't recommend.

Takes an age to inflate even just a few PSI, and the auto cut off feature stopped working after a couple of months.

Sorry don't know if that's much help Dont know
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vlad wrote:
Bought a Ring after a Best Buy award from an Autocar mag. group test of such devices.

I wouldn't recommend.

Takes an age to inflate even just a few PSI, and the auto cut off feature stopped working after a couple of months.

Sorry don't know if that's much help Dont know


Hi, yes, that's of help - negative reviews are just a good as recommendations.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one I use is out of one of my wife's Mercedes SLK(probably standard across range) . No auto cut off but is powerful and use it now on the camper van and those tyres are inflated to 5.5 bar !
I sure you could get one from eBay etc
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using a Halfords one for the last 7 years, it's been faultless in all that time, I use it for inflating all our car tyres and I do have a compressor. No auto cut off though but that is fine.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought 3 of these from Tesco, one for each car, a couple of years ago, they work well, digital pressure gauge ( not highly accurate), but no auto cut off.
I think I paid £10 each thumbsup


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Michelin, the first two died quite quickly, the second of which died two weeks after purchase so was exchanged by Halfords for another. This has lasted years and is very good, auto cut off with a very accurate gauge and lighting etc.

I think it may be worth trying another? Haven't managed to find any alternatives that are better than the Michelin, though like you, I was hacked off that two had failed previously. It seems their quality control is a bit hit or miss.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vlad wrote:
Bought a Ring after a Best Buy award from an Autocar mag. group test of such devices.

I wouldn't recommend.


Perhaps you chose the wrong Ring? I have the Ring RAC900 and as far as I am concerned it is excellent. It is the heavy duty metal one that has to be connected to the battery terminals, is fine for everything up to truck size and is up to the job of going far over 50psi if you needed it to. It makes all of the consumer plastic things on the market seem like children's toys and is the weapon of choice with many of the track day crowd.

The only downside is that you will be spending about 70 quid for one...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't the 996 have one as part of the tool kit?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C4 with collapsible spare tyre
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the Ring RA635 on amazon. Have used it once and it seems ok. Takes a while to inflate and the measurement is way off, apart from that all ok
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used a cycle foot pump for several years - its so easy - each 'pump' adds about 1lb.

And I use it for my bicycles as well!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommend me a tyre inflator Reply with quote

searider wrote:
Evening all,

My Michelin electric tyre inflator has died. It's the second one I've had and I'm a bit disappointed.

What alternatives are there - it needs to be tither battery powered or powered from the cig lighter.

I'm not quite ready to have a proper compressor in the garage!


What did you go for in the end?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Michelin, Similar to the others, first died after a couple of months, I've had the replacement for four or five years and its been faultless. Luck of the drawer with them I think.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got one of these years ago and it's still going strong. They're often on special, so if you can wait, they can be had for a significantly cheaper price and it also gives the ability to jumpstart...

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-jumpstart-1010/
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