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sebdefender

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Hihi
I plan to buy a tyre inflator and could see various ideas from going to Halfords to installing an air conditionning compressor. Apparently the portable ones are not up to the job, can someone tell me hos to install an ac compressor? tks
sebdefender

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sebdefender wrote:

Hihi
I plan to buy a tyre inflator and could see various ideas from going to Halfords to installing an air conditionning compressor. Apparently the portable ones are not up to the job, can someone tell me hos to install an ac compressor? tks




AC compressor means 240 volts AC normally which means you will need an invertor.


Have tried the Truckair one but was not impressed


Want good advice and help try Chris at http://www.boab.biz/index.htm

He gives good advice and has good kit.

Regards


Leeds
sebdefender

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Do you mean an off road vehicle mounted unit?

The type you would use in the field to inflate you tyres after a deflation?

Or a bicycle pump?
spacemutt

Posts: 200

 
We all have T-Max compressors. They are a brilliant bit of kit, good and strong and very reasonably priced. They will inflate a Land Rover tyre in no-time. Matt Savage was selling compressors that look the same as these at Billing for £200. I don't know what the difference is in quality, but we've never had one fail on us. In our shop at £58.75.
jjojjas

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how big are they? (measurements)
Jas
MATT NEALE

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Quote:

AC compressor means 240 volts AC normally which means you will need an invertor.



Nope - not at all.

Standard vehicle aircon compressor mounted in the standard position but plumbed into either a receiver tank or simply with an airline run from it will work perfectly well. The only electronics involved is the 12v switch for the compressor clutch.

If you really want to go overboard, you could also include an automatic oiler in the intake and an oil extractor/catcher in the outlet - mineral oil tends to attack the rubber that is used in tyres...

Have a quick look here http://www.jedi.com/obiwan/jeep/york_oilmod.html for some ideas.

Matt
MATT NEALE

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AC to me meant Alternating Current hence 240 volts hence need for invertor.

Looks like AC here means Air Conditioning and hence DC (12 vots Direct Current)



Oooops  Arrow



Regards


Leeds
spacemutt

Posts: 200

 
The main body of the compressor is 26 wide, 14 deep and 19 high (cm). The air line can be unplugged and uses the standard air-suzzie connectors.
sebdefender

Posts: 5

 
Cool tks to you all for your replies
sebdefender

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Randall
You are correct i am looking for a system to quickly reinflate my tyres to road pressure  after a run on the beach.
Spacemutt, how long does it take for the Tmax to reinflate a tyre (i got the 235/85R16)
Frank Elson

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I've got a Truckair and am very impressed with it.
Done eight tyres from around 20 up to mid thirties more than once when we've been out laning.
Frank Elson

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I would strongly suggest a CO2 tank in lieu of a compressor.  Cheaper, more versitile, non-electrical (!), portable, and MUCH faster.  You can match CO2 performance with a top-of-the-line compressor, but it's EXPESNIVE.
Frank Elson

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YUP... SCSL is correct....

CO-2 is faster... cheaper... less dangerous... and the simplest manner to go for inflation.... one little refillable bottle can do umpteen tyres... and refill at home.

It's lighter to carry a CO-2 than a whole 'electrically-charged' outfit!  And with the CO, more fits in the can!
sebdefender

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Randall, scsl
Very convincing on the co2 bottle althoug is there an issue putting co2 in a tyre?
Where can i get them? What accessories do i need for the tyres?
sebdefender

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Carbon Dioxide (Co2) is as dangerous as what we breath out every day... no prob... the least dangerous of gases... the safe-est -- if that's a proper word.

Safer than Oxygen... non flammable.  Any place that provides Brewing facilities... for in-home brewmasters, has it, in small tanks... own the tank... go for refills.

Hook up with a local parts supplier for air-tools, and they will supply the hose conection and pressure hand-switch for a tire gauge.

Safe-est solution.
Gilly

Posts: 1688

 
H guys,

right I am a very genuine novice at this but your post on the Co2 canister for inflating after offroad deflation is interesting.  Can you give me a rough idea of what size canister you are talking about here,

thanks for your help

Don't live with regrets, cos there are no 'rewind' buttons on 'life'

Gilly

Posts: 1688

 
Take a look at this...

http://www.powertank.com/

Simon

Don't live with regrets, cos there are no 'rewind' buttons on 'life'

Gilly

Posts: 1688

 
Hi Simon,

thanks for the link

Don't live with regrets, cos there are no 'rewind' buttons on 'life'

Gilly

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sebdefender wrote:

What accessories do i need for the tyres?


NONE!  All it is is just air really... it's just that more fits into a little can because it can be compressed safely to a higher pressure!

Go to a home brewery supply... best place to find a small can ( 18 inches by 5 inches in diameter) ... fit it with an air line to a fitting for tyres.

Don't live with regrets, cos there are no 'rewind' buttons on 'life'

Gilly

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One draw back would appear to be problem with refilling  CO2 tank.

Now having spoken to experienced LR overlanders they have commented that in certain terrains getting multiple punctures simultaneously is not unknown.  Wonder how long a single CO2 tank would last in those sort of conditions.

Maybe a case for horses for courses

Regards


Leeds

Don't live with regrets, cos there are no 'rewind' buttons on 'life'

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