140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by groundhog on Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:58 pm

Thanks Paul will be off to Maplins to get one of those.....

I did buy one in Canadian Tire ( Vancouver)- of course everything is bigger and better over there......er no actually it takes about a week to put a couple of pounds in a tyre -totally useless!! hugegrins
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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by nuevoboy on Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:43 pm

This looked like a good replacement for my burnt out old one but it's only got a 3 metre power lead, which won't get it anywhere near my rear tyres on the Nuevo and I wouldn't fancy using some sort of extension lead in case it overheated.
Shame.
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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by BML on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:02 am

The one from Maplins looks very much like the Kensun that I bought and just dumped when it started showering sparks.
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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by boxerman on Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:56 am

nuevoboy wrote: and I wouldn't fancy using some sort of extension lead in case it overheated.
Shame.
In case what over heated? the compressor or the extension?

Can't see why the compressor should overheat. Either chop the cable in the middle and solder [or crimp if you must] in a length of suitable cable i.e. greater than the 10 amps the compressor is rated at, or unsolder the plug and and add 'your' extension to the end - resolder the plug onto the bit you've added

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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by BML on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:19 pm

I suddenly saw sparks coming out of the underside of the pump so I suspect it just failed.  It looked tough but was not and I'm still looking for a pump that will do what I want which is inflate my campers tyres.
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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by boxerman on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:51 pm

I had one that was supposed to reach 200 psi [my 'proper' compressor knocks off at 90] but it wouldn't take the van tyres beyond 45. That was quite a while ago though, I bought one of these Michelin ones:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Michelin-Hi-Power-Inflator-Detachable-Digital/dp/B000V5IG5U
and it has been fine, will take my tyres up to 65. I swapped the tyre connector as I didn't like the screw on one.

BTW I didn't pay that much for it either, I got it from Amazon returns.

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Post by BML on Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:46 pm

Many thanks, I wil have a look.
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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by daisy mae on Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:49 pm

I have the one the motor breakdown firms use, forget the name know it begins with an R, it is in the van but I am tired up at the moment.
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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by Paulmold on Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:50 pm

How about this one, just seen it recommended on another forum...
http://www.jgs4x4.co.uk/t-max-heavy-duty-12v-portable-air-compressor-car-van-truck-4x4-tyre-pump.html

needs to go direct to battery not into cig lighter as too powerful for cig socket.

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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by daisy mae on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:06 pm

daisy mae wrote:I have the one the motor breakdown firms use, forget the name know it begins with an R, it is in the van but I am tired up at the moI
It is the RING heavy duty compressor , has to work from battery not cigar lighter, they also do a mains one.
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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by boxerman on Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:44 pm

Looks a decent bit of kit Paul.

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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by fenderbender on Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:59 pm

Bought one of these last week, not from maplins though. It's fine for car tyres but on van it slows down and stops at 45 psi.
Emailed seller and they're sending me another.

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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by Paulmold on Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:00 pm

Which one are you referring to FB

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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by BML on Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:26 pm

T-MAX HEAVY DUTY 12V PORTABLE AIR COMPRESSOR CAR VAN TRUCK 4X4 TYRE PUMP- BA2641


That looks good.
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Re: 140psi compressor on offer at Maplins

Post by fenderbender on Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:14 pm

I got the same one as advertised at maplins Paul, at the top of the thread.140psi, blows car tyre up really quick but not the vans.
Hopefully replacement will be OK.


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