Ultimate Speed Mini Compressor £12.99 @ Lidl
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Ultimate Speed Mini Compressor £12.99 @ Lidl

£12.99LIDL Deals
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Found 18th Sep 2017
Suitable for inflating car tyres
Powered by a 12V cigarette lighter plug
Max. air capacity: 35L/min
Max. operating pressure: 10 bar
Includes 4 adaptors for items such as balls, air mattresses and bicycle tyres
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Hot for the style, good price. I’m looking for a mains powered compressor if anyone knows of any good deals?
Never mind the price, HOT for reliability; I have had mine for twice as long as my last THREE tyre pumps, and it still works perfectly.

My only criticism, is the air hose from the pump is a bit short for larger wheels.
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portgordon1 h, 9 m ago

Hot for the style, good price. I’m looking for a mains powered compressor i …Hot for the style, good price. I’m looking for a mains powered compressor if anyone knows of any good deals?



You could always combine it with one of these. halfords.com/cam…BwE
Love lidl power tools, although I've purchased 3 of these for various family members and rocker switch broken on all 3 of them.

They all still function but very temperamental.

I've found the ring 630 to be better.

For a premium price of £30 I bought this amazon.co.uk/Tir…NDY

And I must say it's worth the extra money. Detachable air hose, detachable power cable and quietest pump I've owned/seen.

Body is plastic, I would have preferred metal, although the rubber surround really dampens the sound and vibrations.
Edited by: "devils_advicate" 18th Sep 2017
Master.G1 h, 49 m ago

You could always combine it with one of these. …You could always combine it with one of these. http://www.halfords.com/camping-leisure/camping/coolboxes/halfords-mains-to-12v-accessory-adaptor-new?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Camping-_-Coolboxes-_-290806&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=xpwmlltaar&istBid=tzwt&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:868555882|agid:49387673732|tid:pla-327965431649|crid:203456299395|nw:g|rnd:12600442574882596614|dvc:c|adp:1o2|loc:9046300&gclid=CjwKCAjw3f3NBRBPEiwAiiHxGCCTTabjda2GsAD7yHABnlykQDg6CcurmUUInToRX9pTxHYNzE-ePxoCd-EQAvD_BwE

Buy converter easy to pick up
I've had the same generic one, but from Maplins. It eventually vibrated off, it's rubber feet, the cover for the rotating part and then stopped working.

They're ok for emergencies, but the ring ones from Tesco are much better quality and pack away neatly.
Had one in the van for a couple of years and it's saved me a few times
angie143 h, 17 m ago

bought one of these just coming up to 3 years ago......never tested it …bought one of these just coming up to 3 years ago......never tested it when bought..just went in the car boot.....(my bad)....come to use it first time....the on/off rocker switch jammed in the on position...........contacted lidl...(still had receipt luckily)............they arranged to send a replacement...took about 3 weeks to arrive....new one works fine.............so hats off for good customer service................if you buy this time around, just remember to test all works as it should....cheers


Have some '........' just in case :-D
Yep, rocker switch broke on mine too. Didn't have the receipt........ Sounds like a common problem.
That's a little on the bulky side for storing in your car - you really want something like this, cheaper too: amazon.co.uk/Rin…sor
Rocker switch broke on 2 of these ive had, utter garbage.
Bigfootpete4 h, 52 m ago

That's a little on the bulky side for storing in your car - you really …That's a little on the bulky side for storing in your car - you really want something like this, cheaper too: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ring-RAC610-Compressor-Inflation-FAVOURITE/dp/B0030FBSQ2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1505800738&sr=8-3&keywords=car+tyre+compressor



If you have a car yes, however the pump you recommend was not capable of pumping up the tyres beyond 25 PSI on a Volvo XC90 or my pickup, although it reported the pressure as 32 PSI. I have a very similar design pump to the Lidl one in this deal, but purchased from Euro Car Parts, and although it is very slow on heavy vehicles, it can cope and was able to inflate the tyre whilst in was still installed on the vehicle to 39 PSI. You'll notice on the product comparison listed in the Amazon link, you have to get to the RAC900 (same design as the Lidl pump) to have a pump capable of handling a transit van.
Not fully tested mine yet but those Ring ones don't last much more than a year if you use them regularly. Motor always burns out on the little ones in the end
Master.G22 h, 10 m ago

You could always combine it with one of these. …You could always combine it with one of these. http://www.halfords.com/camping-leisure/camping/coolboxes/halfords-mains-to-12v-accessory-adaptor-new?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Camping-_-Coolboxes-_-290806&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=xpwmlltaar&istBid=tzwt&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:868555882|agid:49387673732|tid:pla-327965431649|crid:203456299395|nw:g|rnd:12600442574882596614|dvc:c|adp:1o2|loc:9046300&gclid=CjwKCAjw3f3NBRBPEiwAiiHxGCCTTabjda2GsAD7yHABnlykQDg6CcurmUUInToRX9pTxHYNzE-ePxoCd-EQAvD_BwE


Which would likely see blown fuses - I would hope that this pump draws a bit more than 5a!
Bigfootpete9 h, 32 m ago

That's a little on the bulky side for storing in your car - you really …That's a little on the bulky side for storing in your car - you really want something like this, cheaper too: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ring-RAC610-Compressor-Inflation-FAVOURITE/dp/B0030FBSQ2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1505800738&sr=8-3&keywords=car+tyre+compressor



Pah; after my Ring compressor giving up after a good bit of use, I got a T-Max which I keep in the vehicle (ok, it's a van, but has rear seats and same length as a longer estate.)
(Pulls about 45A - so definitely running this from a dinky mains adaptor... but will seat beads in most cases!)
My Ring600 would pump my van tyres up to 50psi or so fine - normally left the engine running, which sped it up a bit with higher voltage.
I saw exact one in b&m today, cant remember price, but was similar
hmmm looking for a new vacuum pump ,,,,
_g_3 h, 15 m ago

Which would likely see blown fuses - I would hope that this pump draws a …Which would likely see blown fuses - I would hope that this pump draws a bit more than 5a! Pah; after my Ring compressor giving up after a good bit of use, I got a T-Max which I keep in the vehicle (ok, it's a van, but has rear seats and same length as a longer estate.)[Image] (Pulls about 45A - so definitely running this from a dinky mains adaptor... but will seat beads in most cases!)



How can you say that? You have no idea what the resistance is.
Master.G2 h, 48 m ago

How can you say that? You have no idea what the resistance is.



How can you say that. YOU have no idea whether or not I have an idea what the resistance is.



As it goes; I did. From using similar pumps and having them blow a 5a fuse; gives a good guide.

Further, this seems to be the exact same item that is listed at 15a here: ebay.com/itm…448
I'd be a bit sceptical it was that much, but wouldn't be surprised if it was over 5a if it's a half decent one.
Typically the lighter socket is fused between 10A and 20A I believe - so it'd be nice if it was under 10 for a continuous draw... it's possible the 15a figure is a start-up power when already pressurised.
I have tested these and they draw a constant 8A from a 12.6v lithium battery pack . At start up there is a slight surge but I couldn't get an accurate reading but it looked to be 13A
Edited by: "devils_advicate" 20th Sep 2017
my tyre inflator got trapped in the boot of my Mercedes when it got crunched in a road collision
Master.G18th Sep

You could always combine it with one of these. …You could always combine it with one of these. http://www.halfords.com/camping-leisure/camping/coolboxes/halfords-mains-to-12v-accessory-adaptor-new?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Camping-_-Coolboxes-_-290806&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=xpwmlltaar&istBid=tzwt&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:868555882|agid:49387673732|tid:pla-327965431649|crid:203456299395|nw:g|rnd:12600442574882596614|dvc:c|adp:1o2|loc:9046300&gclid=CjwKCAjw3f3NBRBPEiwAiiHxGCCTTabjda2GsAD7yHABnlykQDg6CcurmUUInToRX9pTxHYNzE-ePxoCd-EQAvD_BwE

Not a bad shout! But I’d be hoping that a mains powered compressor could be slightly larger and more powerful (without being as large as your usual very expensive workshop compressor) - I’m looking for something in between. An adapter could be a very good solution though to at least run the compressor I already have from the mains, so thank you!
portgordon52 m ago

Not a bad shout! But I’d be hoping that a mains powered compressor could b …Not a bad shout! But I’d be hoping that a mains powered compressor could be slightly larger and more powerful (without being as large as your usual very expensive workshop compressor) - I’m looking for something in between. An adapter could be a very good solution though to at least run the compressor I already have from the mains, so thank you!



devils_advicateabove has very helpfully shown that it IS a bad idea!
Certainly in this case they will draw way more than the 5A the 12v transformer will provide.

You could make a transformer up from an old PC power supply that would provide 20A, but probably not worth the effort.

Typically this sort of pumps are designed for vehicle use so have DC motors - that way it makes a lot more sense to power from a native DC source than transform a good number of watts down to 12v DC.

There are a few options for smaller AC pumps, but for the portability in a vehicle aspect, I prefer to stick to DC. As above; if you've got the cash and space the T-Max Adventurer will happily inflate tyres very quickly compared to something like this.
_g_57 m ago

devils_advicateabove has very helpfully shown that it IS a bad …devils_advicateabove has very helpfully shown that it IS a bad idea!Certainly in this case they will draw way more than the 5A the 12v transformer will provide.You could make a transformer up from an old PC power supply that would provide 20A, but probably not worth the effort.Typically this sort of pumps are designed for vehicle use so have DC motors - that way it makes a lot more sense to power from a native DC source than transform a good number of watts down to 12v DC.There are a few options for smaller AC pumps, but for the portability in a vehicle aspect, I prefer to stick to DC. As above; if you've got the cash and space the T-Max Adventurer will happily inflate tyres very quickly compared to something like this.

Yes very true. I should have said interesting idea just hadn’t considered an adapter before. I think something along the lines of this is what I am after (the t-max does look good though):

100PSI Multi-functional Household 240V AC Electric Air Pump /Air Compressor for Car Tyres and Heavy Duty Tyre Inflator to the Ball
amazon.co.uk/dp/…57K
Edited by: "portgordon" 20th Sep 2017
portgordon4 h, 36 m ago

Yes very true. I should have said interesting idea just hadn’t …Yes very true. I should have said interesting idea just hadn’t considered an adapter before. I think something along the lines of this is what I am after (the t-max does look good though):100PSI Multi-functional Household 240V AC Electric Air Pump /Air Compressor for Car Tyres and Heavy Duty Tyre Inflator to the Ball https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01JIOM8NA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VzNWzbZ8PG57K



This seems to be a better spec for the same price.
amazon.co.uk/RAC…CM/

The one you linked to I'd worry wouldn't be that great.

If you do have the space, for £20 more you could get an Aldi 25ltr mains air compressor.
Ok, for tyres you do have to wait for it to get some pressure up - but then it's much more powerful, so possibly quicker in some cicumstances for tyres anyway.
Master.G18th Sep

You could always combine it with one of these. …You could always combine it with one of these. http://www.halfords.com/camping-leisure/camping/coolboxes/halfords-mains-to-12v-accessory-adaptor-new?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Camping-_-Coolboxes-_-290806&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=xpwmlltaar&istBid=tzwt&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:868555882|agid:49387673732|tid:pla-327965431649|crid:203456299395|nw:g|rnd:12600442574882596614|dvc:c|adp:1o2|loc:9046300&gclid=CjwKCAjw3f3NBRBPEiwAiiHxGCCTTabjda2GsAD7yHABnlykQDg6CcurmUUInToRX9pTxHYNzE-ePxoCd-EQAvD_BwE


I tried that combo today, then realised the transformer is rated to 5 amps and the pump at 9 amps. Adaptor will be going back to Halfords. The search for a bigger transformer will commence. Thanks anyway.
iwilltaketwo14 h, 30 m ago

I tried that combo today, then realised the transformer is rated to 5 amps …I tried that combo today, then realised the transformer is rated to 5 amps and the pump at 9 amps. Adaptor will be going back to Halfords. The search for a bigger transformer will commence. Thanks anyway.



Ah never mind. -g- did point that possibility out. Good luck in your search.
qwales19th Sep

Not fully tested mine yet but those Ring ones don't last much more than a …Not fully tested mine yet but those Ring ones don't last much more than a year if you use them regularly. Motor always burns out on the little ones in the end


This is true, I've had two of them and both stopped working within a year
Rocker switch went on mine too. Shame as it seemed to work well for my T5 transporter
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