RAC630 12V Automatic Digital Compressor with LED Light £19.89 delivered Amazon
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RAC630 12V Automatic Digital Compressor with LED Light £19.89 delivered Amazon

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Found 29th Jan 2012
My local garage used to be 20p for air, it's now £1 & if you're not fast enough to get round all 4 tyres, that's a couple of quid per trip

I know you should check your tyres every week or so but like most I only do when I remember or a tyre looks flat. Still for £20 this will have paid for itself within a year. (the analogue RAC610 is only £8.99)

RAC630 12v Digital Compressor
Plug into your car lighter socket, set the pressure reading (in Psi, bar and Kg/cm2) & it will switch itself off once your tyre is at the right pressure.

Manufacturers waffle
inflates a tyre in under 3 minutes
Blue back lit digital displaying pressure
Pre select pressure mode with automatic switch off
Needle style adapter for footballs

49 Comments

Original Poster

Forgot to add if you go via nectar they are currently doing 2points per £1 for amazon

Cold, home bargains do a budget version of this for about a fiver.

Most petrol stations where I live give you an air token (upon request) when you fill up.

It's a good product - I have one and it works well. Always about this price (though routinely drops to about £16).

TheManners

Cold, home bargains do a budget version of this for about a fiver.Most … Cold, home bargains do a budget version of this for about a fiver.Most petrol stations where I live give you an air token (upon request) when you fill up.



Give? As in free?
Crikey...not round here (north manchester) they dont. Tokens cost between 20p and 40p

Original Poster

Bet the budget ones don't get over 100 5star reviews & are probably analogue without the auto cut off. But if you can post a link to a cheaper one of the same spec I'll cancel my amazon order & buy that

TheManners

Cold, home bargains do a budget version of this for about a fiver.Most … Cold, home bargains do a budget version of this for about a fiver.Most petrol stations where I live give you an air token (upon request) when you fill up.


TheManners

Cold, home bargains do a budget version of this for about a fiver.Most … Cold, home bargains do a budget version of this for about a fiver.Most petrol stations where I live give you an air token (upon request) when you fill up.



This is a quality product. I don't think the Home Bargains 'budget version' will be as good as this.
It can be used for bike tyres, kid's pools etc, so it's always handy to have something like this at home.

Nope it's budget version but it does place air into a tyre... who cares about the details!!

And yes, Morrisons give out air tokens upon request for FREE.

ant eg

Bet the budget ones don't get over 100 5star reviews & are probably … Bet the budget ones don't get over 100 5star reviews & are probably analogue without the auto cut off. But if you can post a link to a cheaper one of the same spec I'll cancel my amazon order & buy that


Good deal, I have a £5 Tesco job that makes more noise than anything else and takes about 15 minutes to raise the pressure by 10psi. The neighbours love the noise...

I bought the lesser spec model with an analogue gauge and without the auto cut out..... Mainly because of quite a few reviews saying the digi display can pack up.
It was less than half the price of this as well.

TheManners

Nope it's budget version but it does place air into a tyre... who cares … Nope it's budget version but it does place air into a tyre... who cares about the details!!And yes, Morrisons give out air tokens upon request for FREE.



Has it got auto cut-off, a digital display?

This is the standard price for this model on Amazon. However, heat added as I have one of these and it is well worth the money. Inflates tyres in a couple of minutes and is accurate to within 1psi.

blowbrown

This is the standard price for this model on Amazon. However, heat added … This is the standard price for this model on Amazon. However, heat added as I have one of these and it is well worth the money. Inflates tyres in a couple of minutes and is accurate to within 1psi.


It has been around £25 for the past few months.

Got one of these and yes the display has packed up. Still inflates but you have to use a separate pressure gauge.

Grinch

Got one of these and yes the display has packed up. Still inflates but … Got one of these and yes the display has packed up. Still inflates but you have to use a separate pressure gauge.



I never trust the gauges to be accurate in these compressors, so would always use a seperate gauge anyway.
Which made me think i may as well buy the cheaper one with the analogue gauge.

This is the 630 version not the 600.

The 600 version is £20 all the time.

This one is not.

I have one and it's excellent. It can inflate a flat tyre with ease.

Which most compressors would struggle to do.

Also it's very fast.
Edited by: "JoeBoy88" 29th Jan 2012

Any difference in the pump power between this 630 and the 600 and the 610 analogue ??

The 630 is more powerful with a led light aswell.

Plus it rolls up better I believe.

Good price for auto cut off digital compressor. I already bought recently an analogue, manual read compressor but that one is heavyduty, was on reduced price of £19. You have shared a good deal, heat added.

anyone ever heard of a foot pump?? a lot cheaper!!

Been looking for one of these for a while, been through a few of the home bargains type cheapy ones - they just don't last so false economy.

I decided on the 630 as being the best without spending a fortune but I've been waiting for it to drop a bit in price. Has been under £20 for as long as I've been looking.

Can't vote hot as it's the same price as I've seen it at for weeks but I won't vote cold as it's a great product at a reasonable price

Rich_T

anyone ever heard of a foot pump?? a lot cheaper!!



I have one and you do not need a 12v battery or mains power-just good old leg power. Mine is single cylinder and will inflate a flat tyre in about 5 minutes-good exercise too.

Do a search on here for RAC630

4 months ago it was £17.00
7 months ago it was £17.60
9 months ago it was £17.00
14 months ago it was £17.99

So waiting for it to go down to around £17

RAC air compressors are cheap tat, had two that fell apart. Waste of money.

are these better built than the round halfords 'rapid' ones which turns out aren't so rapid?

ReflexReact

RAC air compressors are cheap tat, had two that fell apart. Waste of … RAC air compressors are cheap tat, had two that fell apart. Waste of money.



it's not RAC, it's made by RING, click the link and see

These are good- had the Ring version for a few years now- however, you can always pick them up around this price.

Don't forget double Nectar points (nectar.com)

Also if your an NUS extra card holder, you get £0.99 off!


Gift Certificates: -£0.99

ReflexReact

RAC air compressors are cheap tat, had two that fell apart. Waste of … RAC air compressors are cheap tat, had two that fell apart. Waste of money.



You are probably right but this is a Ring one. The RAC bit stands for "Ring Air Compressor" and they seem to be one of teh highest rated in their price range

Last one of these Ring Automotive pumps I got didnt last very long, just died without good cause. Only ever had light use and was really well looked after. Barely out of warranty when it stopped working.

However, when it did work it was a useful pump. (Just get a separate pressure gauge as the one I had was not very accurate)


Edited by: "TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY" 30th Jan 2012

air for tyres use to be free at all petrol stations, then went to 20p..then went 50p and i believe at some places its a £1.....wouldnt be surprised if it goes to the same price as petrol and diesel...lol...what next....charging for air that we breathe....anyway i got one of these with the flashing light..great bit of kit, saved me a few times when i had a slow puncture..auto shut off when pressure reached....however this may be a different model..

Fantastic unit, Used mine at weekend to top up my boilers expansion vessel!

I've had one for over a year, I bought it when it was HUKD a while back. Works great and never had any issues. The ones suggesting the petrol pumps are cheaper, what if you're in the middle of nowhere and you lose pressure in a tyre? Or some scrote deflates your tyres?

I bought the same model from 7dayshop last year. Packed up within 6 months of having it. Even when it worked it was rather fussy to use.

buylowsellhigh

I have one and you do not need a 12v battery or mains power-just good old … I have one and you do not need a 12v battery or mains power-just good old leg power. Mine is single cylinder and will inflate a flat tyre in about 5 minutes-good exercise too.



I suppose you still use betamax, too... X)

Bought a Ring branded for £15, same spec, shape, build.. Why is this hot?

Do you keep your engine running while you using it?
I'm just curious, as I bought this device and use it for around a year now.
However, I would be rather nervous while using it without the car's engine running.
Is there a risk of making your battery flat while using it for around 10 min or it is only my imagination causing me to keep my engine switched on?

Inquisitor

Bought a Ring branded for £15, same spec, shape, build.. Why is this hot? … Bought a Ring branded for £15, same spec, shape, build.. Why is this hot?



Because although it has been slightly cheaper in the past this is still a good price and seems to be the cheapest it's available for now. Having said that I've only ever seen go down to £17 or so on here, where did you get it for £15 from, have you got a link for it? Is it still that price now?

Rich_T

anyone ever heard of a foot pump?? a lot cheaper!!



Get a horse and cart to make it even cheaper

The Manners Nope it's budget version but it does place air into a tyre... … The Manners Nope it's budget version but it does place air into a tyre... who cares about the details!!


who cares about the details!! LOL What like correct tyre pressure.....



Edited by: "DGTi" 30th Jan 2012

Pindi

I suppose you still use betamax, too... X)



Could you use this compressor when your battery is flat as well as your tyre or you want to use the pump to inflate something in the house and have no access to a 12v cigarette socket. I have had the pump for 10 years and it has a very accurate analogue gauge and its working fine I see no reason to buy something I do not need-it's called logic may be you should use yours as well.
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