Screwfix deal: RING ANALOGUE AIR COMPRESSOR 12V (96859) Basic, but £9.99
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Screwfix deal: RING ANALOGUE AIR COMPRESSOR 12V (96859) Basic, but £9.99

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Found 29th Apr 2016
Ok, this doesn't have the light, the digital read out etc but it will pump well for the money, & that is likely what it is really needed for, if you've got 2 cars buy an analogue & a digital unit so you are never short of a top up, kids can sort out bike, balls & so on without pestering you..

cheap as chips for the new "driver" in your household ...they can buy their own car!

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
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I've got one and its come in handy a few times. Paid £12.99 so this is a great deal !
I have one, does the job just fine, nice price have some heat!
I have this one in my car. Seems to be average volume, average speed. But good price & great reliability (as I've had it a few years now).

Certainly much quieter than some I've owned, and not as quick to pump up car tyres as others. But I'd certainly recommend.
Same here. Been using one for a few years and still going strong. You can keep your lights and digital readout, analogue suits me fine and actually lasts..
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The weak point in these is the diapraghm it seems which can pop & render a unit useless after a few years, we pump our tyres frequently (2x weekly) due to a worn alloy which is due to go in for a "sort out" ...if all the extras don't bother you it's possibly adviseable to stockpile one as a floating spare.
can one preset a level for it to automatically inflate to it?
great price thanks.
MR GUS

The weak point in these is the diapraghm it seems which can pop & render … The weak point in these is the diapraghm it seems which can pop & render a unit useless after a few years, we pump our tyres frequently (2x weekly) due to a worn alloy which is due to go in for a "sort out" ...if all the extras don't bother you it's possibly adviseable to stockpile one as a floating spare.



Agree. I've had one of these that lasted around 2-3 tyre inflations before it packed up, so yours lasted longer than mine did...
Edited by: "RedTurkey" 29th Apr 2016
Got the digital one around this price at Christmas really good bit of kit.
i wouldn't bother, the valve connector is a joke as it takes a few turns to unscrew it off which lets air out. I bought the next model up which you can set the psi on but i have just returned it back to amazon as its useless.
I've also had one of these since Feb 2012 (according to my Amazon order history) paid £9.40 back then, so this is a good deal.
Im sure I paid more for this! But it's crap! The plastic doesn't screw
I have one of these. The only part about it that I don't like is that it's powered from cigarette lighter and I have to keep my engine running whilst using it to avoid flattening the car battery.
Nice price - heated.
Any recommendations for the kit needed to run one of these off the mains?
reakt

I have one of these. The only part about it that I don't like is that … I have one of these. The only part about it that I don't like is that it's powered from cigarette lighter and I have to keep my engine running whilst using it to avoid flattening the car battery.



The pump motor would burn out long before your battery would go flat
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reakt

I have one of these. The only part about it that I don't like is that … I have one of these. The only part about it that I don't like is that it's powered from cigarette lighter and I have to keep my engine running whilst using it to avoid flattening the car battery.



Hmm, sounds like you have a knack battery or some horrendous load leakage along the way, the draw on this for a tyre or two should make no difference unless your battery voltage is really bad / borderline ..you've got something peculiar going on I shouldn't wonder (what is the battery voltage)!?
diddlypockets

can one preset a level for it to automatically inflate to it?



​no. with this one you connect the pump to your tire and read the guage to see how much air needs to go in...press the yellow button...wait til the needle moves to where you want. i regularly have to put 10-20 psi in to 3 tyres and it usually takes 1 to 2 mins to do that.
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simonspeakeasy

Nice price - heated.Any recommendations for the kit needed to run one of … Nice price - heated.Any recommendations for the kit needed to run one of these off the mains?


take a wonder into maplins they do cigarette adaptors for 3 pin use in the house, not cheap unless yo catch em in a sale, & also check the spec as there used to be several, one was specced to be beefier than the other.
I've got the old digital version about 7 or 8 years ago. It's used a couple of times a month and it's still working fine.

It came out top in Autoexpress at the time:
autoexpress.co.uk/acc…600

Maybe standards have slipped since then?
Edited by: "weirdo" 29th Apr 2016
Screwfix also have the version with the light and the version with the digital readout reduced this weekend if people are wanting those instead. Not as cheap as this one though.
Got the digital version and had over 3 years with using it every 3-4 days for past 18months as I had 2 slow deflating front tyres x
More than saved my money back on the 50p the local garage charges for air.
Guess some people had bad luck with it failing.....for me all good and always in my car.
Banned
I would recommend it. It helped me to pump up my tyre in a supermarket car park (when I realised my tyre was almost flat) and managed to drive to the garage.
neostar4096

i wouldn't bother, the valve connector is a joke as it takes a few turns … i wouldn't bother, the valve connector is a joke as it takes a few turns to unscrew it off which lets air out. I bought the next model up which you can set the psi on but i have just returned it back to amazon as its useless.



It adds an extra .5 bar to compensate for that, there's no way to avoid letting a bit of air out whatever compressor you use
well ordered 3 for the cars, works out ok with the extra £5 voucher I had ... time will tell if they last.
Cheers op...ordered.
As per usual HUKD I didn't realise I needed one of these till I stumbled across this post

Here's a link to the digital version on Amazon for £19.99 for those interested.
[url]Ring Automotive RAC600 12V Digital Air Compressor Including Storage Bag https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000UPEHJU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_jPbjxbSWZCDDC[/url]
Just get one's Butler to do it for one.
Brought the exact same one on Wednesday in TK Maxx for £7.99, thought that was a normal price so sounds like I got a bargain.
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bigbargainbear

Brought the exact same one on Wednesday in TK Maxx for £7.99, thought … Brought the exact same one on Wednesday in TK Maxx for £7.99, thought that was a normal price so sounds like I got a bargain.



Well done bargain bagged!, ,...2 questions

Were there many?
Why didn't you list it here!?
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ipaq

Just get one's Butler to do it for one.



he'll be blowing in that little ole for the rest of the day though & I want my kedgeree served warm.
MR GUS

Hmm, sounds like you have a knack battery or some horrendous load leakage … Hmm, sounds like you have a knack battery or some horrendous load leakage along the way, the draw on this for a tyre or two should make no difference unless your battery voltage is really bad / borderline ..you've got something peculiar going on I shouldn't wonder (what is the battery voltage)!?


MUCH more likely to be the blade fuse for the socket.
jsoap

The pump motor would burn out long before your battery would go flat


Ok perhaps I need a new battery then. Running the pump without the engine running, it fills the tyres a lot more slowly.
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reakt

Ok perhaps I need a new battery then. Running the pump without the engine … Ok perhaps I need a new battery then. Running the pump without the engine running, it fills the tyres a lot more slowly.



here's a link to L/A from battery university, ..hope it helps. here


I'd recommend you read up a bit on a site called the "battery university" demystifies & from the horses mouth professionally speaking ..& whilst not "scientific kit" this.. for peanuts.. here read the review & hopefully your battery trauma will get off your back, if it continues worth looking into further.
jsoap

The pump motor would burn out long before your battery would go flat


i have one of these pumps and the battery can go flat in about 10 minutes if i do not leave the engine running.
A typical small battery is 45Ah - if it is fully charged then you could run this (10A) pump for 2 hours and still have 50% left in the battery.
I think that your battery is borked also
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