Ring Automotive RAC600 12V Digital Air Compressor Inc Storage Bag from Amazon for £17.99 (free delivery)
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Ring Automotive RAC600 12V Digital Air Compressor Inc Storage Bag from Amazon for £17.99 (free delivery)

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Found 11th Aug 2011
- RRP £29.99

- Lowest price recently on HUKD - £19.31

- 264 reviews on amazon averaging at 4.5 stars!

- Good reviews from HUKD members in previous posts:
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Product Description
This digital compressor can inflate a fully deflated car tyre in under 3.5 minutes. It has an air flow rate of 25L/Min. Built in white light for direction and red light for alert/SOS. Fitted with a fused 12v power plug. and 3.3m power cord (approx). Flexiable air hose 60cm(approx) with screw stem connector.Separate pump and light switches. CE approved
Box Contains
1 x digital compressor
1x carry case
2x ball adaptors
1 x Instuction leaflet

17 Comments

Something I've wondered about these devices which perhaps someone can answer for me: do these blow air sufficiently quickly that you could use them to blow dust out of e.g. computers mainboards?

mistersquiddy

Something I've wondered about these devices which perhaps someone can … Something I've wondered about these devices which perhaps someone can answer for me: do these blow air sufficiently quickly that you could use them to blow dust out of e.g. computers mainboards?


i have one, really useful and reasonable accurate and fast to inflate tyres and balls. Never thought to use it as an air duster, but i don't think it's THAT fast.. i have to try..

saw them for 7.99 at the local bp petrol pump

Banned

mistersquiddy

Something I've wondered about these devices which perhaps someone can … Something I've wondered about these devices which perhaps someone can answer for me: do these blow air sufficiently quickly that you could use them to blow dust out of e.g. computers mainboards?



Deffinately....

I have this model and it's great, the compressor built in is quite loud, certainly louder than a fridge or something like that so worthg baring in mind if using indoors but it inflates a completely flat car tyre in about 3 minutes which is pretty good in my book....

Also the cables are very long

Paid £17.99 for mine from amazoin about 6 months ago so average price but great product and worth having in your boot.... Also the case is pretty smart

Good price, have been using one of those for over a year.

Banned

myansari

saw them for 7.99 at the local bp petrol pump



Not this one you didn't, BP do the RAC ones which take 15 MINUTES to inflate a flat tyre.... pathetic... These ring ones are the bees nees

Good overall user scores on Amazon but look at the low scores and there is a worrying theme of very inaccurate pressure control. It may be better than cheaper ones but it seems to be far from perfect!

This is supposed to be very good, and has won or been runner-up in most of the magazine reviews I've seen. On that basis I bought one from B&Q a month or so back but took it back because it wouldn't switch off at the correct pressure - it always went over the pre-set pressure by 1psi (or maybe 1.5psi) can't remember now. Maybe I was unlucky, but long-term reviews aren't too favourable either. In the end I got a Torq branded model with the same spec, but cheaper still, again from B&Q.

So this is a very good price for this unit - but whether it's worth buying or not is another matter.
Edited by: "tonytiger" 11th Aug 2011

Got one and it works well.

tonytiger

This is supposed to be very good, and has won or been runner-up in most … This is supposed to be very good, and has won or been runner-up in most of the magazine reviews I've seen. On that basis I bought one from B&Q a month or so back but took it back because it wouldn't switch off at the correct pressure - it always went over the pre-set pressure by 1psi (or maybe 1.5psi) can't remember now. Maybe I was unlucky, but long-term reviews aren't too favourable either. In the end I got a Torq branded model with the same spec, but cheaper still, again from B&Q. So this is a very good price for this unit - but whether it's worth buying or not is another matter.


Do they not usually add a little extra to compensate for the pressure lost when removing the valve? If I'm inflating to 32psi, the compressor rarely stops bang on 32psi but keeps going for a short while, presumably to ensure that after the inevitable air leakage (and thus pressure drop) when you remove the valve, the tyre is round about the correct pressure.

Sweetchuck

Do they not usually add a little extra to compensate for the pressure … Do they not usually add a little extra to compensate for the pressure lost when removing the valve? If I'm inflating to 32psi, the compressor rarely stops bang on 32psi but keeps going for a short while, presumably to ensure that after the inevitable air leakage (and thus pressure drop) when you remove the valve, the tyre is round about the correct pressure.



It's unlikely you'd loose that much pressure disconnecting the unit, unless you do it very slowly. And if that was intentional operation, I'd have thought it would have stated that in the instructions. I'm sure most people will be happy with this unit, but I wasn't.

I have one of these. Knocks spots off the more expensive Michelin one I had previously (which shook itself to atoms in about a nanosecond). Think I paid £25, or thereabouts, and don't regret doing so at all. Hot.

EDIT: and no, you can't use it to clean a motherboard
Edited by: "007BobTodd" 11th Aug 2011

got one of these- sure i paid less than this for it though

£6.50 + vat at Makro in store I paid (that exact model)

Original Poster

Are you sure it's not the analogue version you bought?

ScubaDoc

Are you sure it's not the analogue version you bought?




Digital auto shut off the lot, these things have been advertised in newspapers, halfords etc some for up to £30 + p&P but they are all the same. digital set the required pressure auto shut off with light adapters and a carry case

Thanks ordered one.
There was another that looks the same but a different brand from Amazon that was posted last week at £16 and that is now £20
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