Ring Analogue Air Compressor 12V £9.99 @ Screwfix
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Ring Analogue Air Compressor 12V £9.99 @ Screwfix

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Found 20th Feb 2016
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Air compressor with 3 piece adaptor kit for bikes, air beds and other inflatables. Fitted with fused 12V power plug, adaptor and approx. 3m cable. Inflates a 13" tyre up to 35psi in 4 ½min. Air line length approx. 48cm.

Inflates Tyre in under 4.5min
Pressure in psi
bar
kpa & kg/cm²
Car Tyre Nozzle & 3 Adaptors (Ball
Bike & Inflator)
Fitted with Fused 12V Power Plug
3m Cable with Approx. 48cm Air Line Length
Max Pressure 100psi
3 Piece Adaptor Kit

52 Comments

Was £13.99, so better with a few quid off. Thanks for posting OP!

Better spend this amount of money on few quick tyre repair bottles and 20p to pump your tyres. No more rushing around with flat tyre.

Got one of these but the digital readout version, nice piece of kit in a little storage zip bag. Son has a problem where 2 of his tyres have slow punctures losing around 4psi per week. Plenty of tread on the tyres, is there anything like tyre weld which is permanent for slow punctures? Don't want to get charged £15 or so per tyre for a repair if there is a cheap fix.

Bletnaxui

Better spend this amount of money on few quick tyre repair bottles and … Better spend this amount of money on few quick tyre repair bottles and 20p to pump your tyres. No more rushing around with flat tyre.



Unless like me, you want to keep your car tyres, your wife's car tyres, 2 mountain bikes, one motor bike and a yoga ball correctly inflated. So no, tyre weld and some 20p's are a fat load of use to me.

Hope that is better than the digital one that I got from Eurocarparts (supposedly re-branded Ring). Lasted 3 tyres.....

It's a good price, the digital one is loads better though.

kramvic

Got one of these but the digital readout version, nice piece of kit in a … Got one of these but the digital readout version, nice piece of kit in a little storage zip bag. Son has a problem where 2 of his tyres have slow punctures losing around 4psi per week. Plenty of tread on the tyres, is there anything like tyre weld which is permanent for slow punctures? Don't want to get charged £15 or so per tyre for a repair if there is a cheap fix.



There's no quick fix, you need to have the tyres and wheels looked at. It's not necessarily a puncture that's causing it. It could be alloy wheel corrosion or a damaged wheel.

Kramvic, possibly old alloys in which case a decent garage will sort em out one at a time so you can use a full size spare, send em off to be skimmed, that sorts a pretty high % of alloys before having to resort to more expensive measures.

Not saying it is, but it is an avenue to look at.

Great deal for the inflator, these ought to be mandatory in all cars as part of maintainence kit, (even a numpty can use em).

I've got one of these and they are pretty decent and the pressure gauge is surprisingly accurate.

kramvic

Got one of these but the digital readout version, nice piece of kit in a … Got one of these but the digital readout version, nice piece of kit in a little storage zip bag. Son has a problem where 2 of his tyres have slow punctures losing around 4psi per week. Plenty of tread on the tyres, is there anything like tyre weld which is permanent for slow punctures? Don't want to get charged £15 or so per tyre for a repair if there is a cheap fix.



​i have put tyre slime in a tyre in the past and it solved the slow puncture.. but recently done the same on a 6month old all terrain tyre and not solved it. still slow deflation. I would bite the bullet and get the tyres taken off and the inner fitment surface scrubbed of the alloy as that is likely where your losing air like me. plus if you add too much puncture slime it can put the balance out of the wheel. and it deffo won't work on less than 40 profile tyres as the slime cant evenly distribute round the tyre over the inner rims. usually the alloy corrosion is the main problem. my local only charge a tenner so it's not too bad.

So this compresses analogue air?
Edited by: "Fish2013" 20th Feb 2016

20p to pump up your tyres,you're lucky,50p around here!

I got this and it broke after a few uses. I understand this may have been a one off, but when I was on the tools I used ring gear all the time and saw how it's quality diminished over a short space of time. I'll not vote either way, but don't expect the world from this

whingygit

20p to pump up your tyres,you're lucky,50p around here!


Cost me quid fifty today as one of my tyres got a dodgy valve and only had 4 psi in it. 50p per 2 minutes.

Sainsbury's is free round here

£10.90 DELIVERED! on t'ebay: £10.90 in del.

Can anyone who owns this product please confirm that the connector *screws* onto the valve?
TIA

I got late to my work because of a flat tyre. only if i had this.

Original Poster

Fish2013

So this compresses analogue air?



Has a dial instead of digital read out.

Cavity

Sainsbury's is free round here


Morrisons if free near me if you spend £15 on fuel (you have to ask for a code for the machine).

simonspeakeasy

Can anyone who owns this product please confirm that the connector … Can anyone who owns this product please confirm that the connector *screws* onto the valve?TIA



​Yes it does.

oohflamey

There's no quick fix, you need to have the tyres and wheels looked at. … There's no quick fix, you need to have the tyres and wheels looked at. It's not necessarily a puncture that's causing it. It could be alloy wheel corrosion or a damaged wheel.



I had alloy wheel corrosion on an old cavalier years ago. Started putting tubes in the tyres but in the end I had to get 4 steel wheels, cant remember why

Valiantcat

Morrisons if free near me if you spend £15 on fuel (you have to ask for a … Morrisons if free near me if you spend £15 on fuel (you have to ask for a code for the machine).



Completely free air and water

Got a similar digital version of this. Really like the screw on connection to the tyres. Way better than the old clip on ones which you struggle to take off often.

Some Amazon reviews say the digital version is innacurate or the auto set and cut off system over/under inflates. Any truth in that? Thinking of getting analog version then checking pressure with a mini digital gauge.

I've had the digital version for years. Its very accurate. also use a Michelin Digital Pressure Gauge and the readings always agree. I'd recommend the digital one and remember it being an Auto Express Award winner.

buglawton

Some Amazon reviews say the digital version is innacurate or the auto set … Some Amazon reviews say the digital version is innacurate or the auto set and cut off system over/under inflates. Any truth in that? Thinking of getting analog version then checking pressure with a mini digital gauge.



Edited by: "DistortedVision" 21st Feb 2016

well worth having one of these. i have similar alloy problems to those mentioned above...but i also helped someone replace a tyre recently and given the position their car stopped they couldnt jack the car high enough to get the spare back on. we deflated the spare tyre for extra clearance, slipped it on and then reinflated it with this in a few mins.

you have to sit and watch the needle on this one and its rougly accurate to read the dial to about 2 units. press the big button to start the air and then again to stop. nice and easy. complete inflation of a tyre takes 3 or 4 mins. once a fortnight i usually top up the tyres on 2 cars in 10 to 15 mins.Just remember to turn your engine and let it idle while using so you dont run your battery flat.

Does anyone happen to know if there's a good mains powered tyre inflator anywhere?

Been using this same compressor for years. They usually pack up after about 3 years, so I buy another and use the new receipt to get my money back. Free for me :-)

Used the digital version of this for 5+ years, still going strong.

corradoboy

Been using this same compressor for years. They usually pack up after … Been using this same compressor for years. They usually pack up after about 3 years, so I buy another and use the new receipt to get my money back. Free for me :-)



You must be very proud of yourself

Bletnaxui

Better spend this amount of money on few quick tyre repair bottles and … Better spend this amount of money on few quick tyre repair bottles and 20p to pump your tyres. No more rushing around with flat tyre.


So instead you can "rush around" with a temporarily fixed tyre that now has to be replaced, rather than potentially be repaired.

oohflamey

There's no quick fix, you need to have the tyres and wheels looked at. … There's no quick fix, you need to have the tyres and wheels looked at. It's not necessarily a puncture that's causing it. It could be alloy wheel corrosion or a damaged wheel.


I had this many years ago the alloy rejected the rubber so filled it with tyre weld. Although it solved the problem the tyre company were not impressed having to clean up the aftermath!

For whatever reason my next set of tyres were fine?

simonspeakeasy

Can anyone who owns this product please confirm that the connector … Can anyone who owns this product please confirm that the connector *screws* onto the valve?TIA


Yes.

These are OK but not amazing. These always seem to get rated quite highly but I'm not quite sure why.

I'm on my second digital one, the first one got exchanged under warranty, the second one is just hanging on but is out of warranty.

Be warned that they're not great with high pressures. My bike requires around 100psi per tyre. It can do this from say 30psi with no problems at all, but if the tyre is already at say 90psi and I want to just top it up to 100psi then it often just stalls and can't get going. I have to deflate the tyre in order to be able to get the pump started. I have ended up swapping to a non electric track pump for the bike tyres.

The screw on end is quite useful but the plastic air release valve just before it snapped on mine, looks to be a weak point.

I'm sure there would be a better quality pump out there than this - I just don't know what it is!

Im well impressed with mine!! Analog is fine, you dont need a digital screen for everything...

NXSmiggy

I got this and it broke after a few uses. I understand this may have been … I got this and it broke after a few uses. I understand this may have been a one off, but when I was on the tools I used ring gear all the time and saw how it's quality diminished over a short space of time. I'll not vote either way, but don't expect the world from this



Send it back under warranty.

Had mine 6 years no problems at all

Word of warning and don't do what I did. Order one then realise you have one.......I have one as part of my tyre repair kit in my boot in place of a spare wheel. It's in the pack with the tyre gunk etc etc. Didn't even click with me until I looked in my manual to check what the psi should be. I'd check your individual car but think most might have one...it's a pretty generic one but has an analogue display and plugs into cig socket. Just cancelled my order, seems like a good price though! !

I had the digital version and it went wrong after a few uses, however got it replaced and have used the new one absolutely loads without any issues. I had the alloy corrosion issue many people have mentioned and was topping a couple of my tyres up regularly for a long time, so it got loads of use.
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