Heavy-duty Air Compressor
Heavy Duty *NOT*
Bought the unit and put in the truck (inside) to use 'just in case'.
Went to use it for first time this spring, blew it's fuse immediately.....no light flick, no pump start, nothing at all, just blew fuse IMMEDIATELY.
Put spare fuse in.......same story.
Ran out of fuses......found out YOU CAN'T BUY REPLACEMENT FUSES at the store, you have to order them from the 'manufacturer via the 800 number in the manual.
After you give them your address and email they send you replacements (I figure it was a scam to get that info for SPAM)
Got replacement fuses.....THEY ALSO BLEW before the unit even started.
Am returning unit today to see if I can refund without receipt (long gone now).
Looks like, according to the reviews, this unit has inconsistent quality and thus is unreliable.
DON'T PURCHASE....unless you plan on wanting to eventually be let down.
June 4, 2013
compact for taking in the travel trailer, handy to have
May 22, 2013
good compressor - bad plug
Worked perfectly once !
2nd time, compressor stopped working and had to change the fuse in the plug. Worked ok after.
3rd time, compressor started to slow down after a minute or so. Noticed significant smoke coming from the compressor unit's plug inside my cigarette lighter socket (I do not smoke and never used the socket for anything else). The spring that provides fuse contact inside the plug was burnt to the point it had collapsed and not providing a good electrical continuity.
As I wanted to keep the $25 powerful compressor, and did not want to return the unit to get a replacement with the same cheap cigarette lighter plug, I simply cut off the burnt plug and replaced it with 2 strong alligator clips and an inline fuse receptacle and I now plug the unit directly onto my car battery's post. No more problems !!!!
May 21, 2013
Best Pump Ever
This is absolutely the best pump I have ever tried. It would still be worth it if it was $149.99. Amazingly fast and powerful, the light.... well that's not the brightest, but if your ever stuck at the side of the road, it surely will help. It's surely worth it at $49.99, and when they have it for $24.99, if you don't already have it, quit wasting time and run on over and pick one up. You will not be disappointed. I don't know what people are saying about the fuses. I bought another one yesterday as an extra. I've had one for 5 years and it still runs like new and hasn't blown a fuse. Take my advice, get over there and buy one. What are you waiting for???
May 19, 2013
I returned 2 of them
I bought one of these compressors last fall. After blowing 4-20 amp fuses in the wife's mini-van a mechanic friend suggested i try ( even tho not recommended ) a 30 amp fuse. After it blew 2 of them and also blew a fuse when i tried plugging it into an outlet in my truck i gave up and returned it, The 2nd. one would start slowing down after a few seconds and if you shut it off and restarted it ...it would run for 30 secs then slow down again. After 3 or 4 mins. it also blew a fuse. I gave up and returned it. They were nice enough to refund the difference when i purchased the smaller one that inflates tires in 4 mins. Cross my fingers...i have not tried that one yet.
March 21, 2013
A "must have" in your trunk
I have always had one in my trunk for years (another brand) and they are very handy to have when you need it (or your coworkers or friends have a flat and need one). But they took forever to fill.
I purchased this one from Canadian Tire because of the speed. I was not disappointed. My two slow leak tires were inflated super quick (150 kPa inflated to 240 kPa in just over a minute).
I also was surprised at how quiet it was compared to my old one. It also didn't dance around like my old one did.
The on/off switch was also a bonus to have.
The gauge was also accurate.
I bought a second one to keep in our 2nd car. I like how the wires, hose, and accessories all have a location on the compressor body to be tucked away for storage.
Not sure how all those other people were blowing fuses in their car. The unit itself has a 15amp fuse in it. I would expect that fuse to blow first before the cigarette lighter fuse.
The speed makes it worth the purchase.
February 23, 2013
It inflated my SUV tire in less than 10 minutes, it was completely flat. No blown fuses or anything like that. It did the job!
I picked it up while it was on sale, so I wouldn't pay the 49.99 regular price for it.
February 20, 2013
Amazingly fast very powerful pump.I have a f150 limited with 22" rims and this pump inflated my tire in less that 3min
February 16, 2013
I bought this air compressor thinking that it was a decent one. Man was I wrong. After blowing up 3 bicycle tires the air compressor died and naturally just after the warranty was off. Take my advice and don't buy it !!!!!!!
February 8, 2013
I purchased this air compressor when it went on sale for $25. I thought it was a high quality product since the original asking price was $50, I was wrong. It would blow car fuses and I realized that you have to turn the unit on and then screw it into the tire so that the fuses don't blow b/c of initial power spike ( it took a lot of fuses before I realized that). After 3 months of moderate use it died on me.
Product is poorly made.
December 18, 2012
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