12V Just In Case Compressor
Mine worked fine for almost a year and then the "button" doesn't work anymore so it's trashed. For what it cost it worked fine. I know there is a year warranty on it but the receipt is long gone I am sure.
May 8, 2013
Decent for the price
This pump is worth getting when on sale. It's compact and does a good job topping up tires.
I recently had a slow leak, and the pump was able to get the tire pumped up enough for me to get to the garage for repair. If I hadn't had this pump, I would have had to take the leaky tire off and put on the spare, so it saved me a lot of trouble. Since it's quick and easy to use, it makes me more willing to check tire pressure, since I'm not forced to lug the Campbell-Hausfeld compressor and all the relevant accessories outside from my basement, wait for the air tank to fill, etc.
My one minor complaint is that the LED pressure display is nowhere near as bright as the product photos show. The first unit I bought had a display so faint that even when I cupped my hands over it I couldn't make it out. The replacement unit is better, but it's hard to see in sunlight. Still, for $20 on sale, I can deal with it.
October 11, 2012
Stash one in your car
This is a great little pump. It is easy to use. I have a slow leak and need to fill my front tire up regularly. The flashlight is bright and allows you to read door panel pressure listing.
The screw on hose and digital pressure reading allows you to stand comfortably and watch the lighted display while you wait for the tire to inflate rather than having to squat and hold it on the valve. I was pleased with the rate at which my tire inflated.
Nice to have attachments for other inflatables. Very useful accessory!
September 27, 2012
OK for the price ($19.99)
The first one I purchased had a short in the 12V plug. The second one appears to work fine. Definitely check it out when you buy one. I don't know the longevity of the product, but for the price, I am willing to take a chance.
August 29, 2012
exactly what I needed
Aside from the fact the cord is a bit short (another 2 feet? It was still long enough for my SUV) and the cords are bit cumbersome to wind back up, the pump is perfect.
I love the "screw onto the tire nozzle". It's easy to put on and take off, it feels secure, and it lets very little air out when you take it on/off.
As others have pointed out with this pump and similar ones, they have a hard time at high PSI. I have an SUV with tires that take 50PSI, and I could see that it was taking a long time at around 40PSI, so I just filled my tires to 45PSI. Not a big deal.
I also used it to fill my wheelbarrow inflatable tire... from 3PSI to 30PSI in what seemed like just a few seconds.
I got this pump because I couldn't stand the thought of paying $0.50 or $1.00 at the gas station to fill my tires when they all used to offer it for free. It met my expectations perfectly.
August 28, 2012
Terrible product. Terrible brand.
Before I purchased this compressor I had bought a non-digital Justin Case (which had died rather quickly). This was on sale so I got it.
Within the first 2-5 times using it, the start button had become stuck in the on position. About a week later, it died completely. Thank goodness I kept the receipt.
August 26, 2012
It's a great product for its price
I just purchased this compressor today and tested it too.
Pros: easy to use, digital gauge, it has a flash light,
Cons: 1.the top screw which hooks up to the tire is a twisting style not push and clip so by the time you disconnect the hose you are gonna get some air out. 2. the hose or power cable could be longer.
But overall, hey man, you have paid $20 so for that price you better bring your demands lower.
For those who wana know their required PSI:
PSI for majority of cars: 30 psi for all wheels
for motorcycle (sports) front 36 rare 42
May 21, 2012
check your car fuse rating
Check your car owner's manual for the maximum power rating of the accessory outlet, if you plan on using this handy little compressor at higher inflation levels (e.g., inflating a space-saver tire to 60 psi). At full load, the compressor can blow a 10-amp car fuse.
For instance, owners of some Subaru models should use the accessory outlet in the storage console between the front seats or at the rear of the car (both rated for 120 watts/20 amp), and not the dashboard outlet (max 80 watts/10 amp). Live and learn!
May 21, 2012
Amazing For Emergencies Or Just Filling Up
This compressor works amazing, it fills the tires on my Cavalier quite quickly. It also came in real handy when I had to change my tire and my spare was low on air, the light is definitely convenient in the dark as I don't have a flash light in my car (I also don't have to worry about always having batteries as I would for a flashlight). As another person stated: go a little over the psi for your tire (around 2 psi) because as you're unscrewing the cord from your tire you do hear a little air escape.
December 21, 2011
I am really happy with my purchase. This is a great compressor. It works fast to inflate my 16 inch tires and quiet. Also the sharp is very nice. The digital gauge is very large, much larger than I ever seen. It is a bonus!!!
November 16, 2011
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