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Old 07-31-2021, 11:04 PM   #1
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Portable Air Compressor

Does anyone have a portable air compressor you recommend? Needs to be able to have at least 120 psi for tires. I remember seeing one that powered by regular house power and also cig. lighter in the vehicle. If you have one, does it replace a regular compressor?
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:12 PM   #2
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I have this VIAIR installed on my tow vehicle. Tires take 120 but you will want higher than that for filling. This one also comes in a portable model with alligator clips for direct battery connection. A cigarette lighter version will be limited.
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Old 08-01-2021, 01:58 PM   #3
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I agree, viair is the way to go. Iíve had mine since 2015 and it has work flawlessly.
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Old 08-01-2021, 05:42 PM   #4
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Viair , they have units that can go over 150PSI. Mine is a small compressor with a 1.5 gallon tank and goes to 150 but it needs power direct from the battery because it draws over 20 amps at 12 volts. Its 4 years old and gets used about 4~5 times a year. I have even run a 1/2" impact gun off it , one or two lug nuts and its out of air but it does it.
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Old 08-08-2021, 01:38 AM   #5
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Since I have a generator, I went with a 150 psi electric compressor. I can use this with my impact wrench and my brad nailer which I carry to keep putting the interior trim back on.
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Old 08-08-2021, 05:57 PM   #6
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I have the VIAIR 12 volt air compressor that we've had for 7-8 years. That said, I was gifted a Ryobi 18v hand inflator several years ago. I use it to top off the tires (110psi)and the airbag on the hitch. It's not as fast as the VIAIR, but quicker than unloading and setting up the 12 volt compressor. The Ryobi is also great for bicycle tires.
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