Supercheap air compressors

Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 25, 2002 at 01:00
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I am in the mood to buy a compressor and would like to hear from people who have one that they got from supercheap and how long it takes to pump up tyres.If their not much good then I'll get an ARB one.

Thanks Geoff
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Reply By: Savvas - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Got one for Xmas!

The TY2007H which is the larger of the two 4x4 models, pumped one of my Jackaroo tyres (245/70R16) from 0 to 36psi in just under 6 minutes and from 20 to 36psi in exactly 3 minutes. This was without the engine running so it was just on the battery's 12v power. Having the engine running should be a bit quicker as the alternator would be pumping out 13.8v and it will prevent you draining your battery.

I'll mostly use it for inflating tyres after off-roading and I expect it will suit my needs very well. All depends on how regularly you will use it. There are some users on this forum that have the same compressor and are able to do 3 or 4 vehicles tyres, one after the other without a problem and without the thermal cut-out being triggered.

Bottom line ... I'm happy with it.

Do a search on Supercheap in this forum. There is more feedback available for you.
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks once again Savvas you responded to my question with the information I needed. Supercheap is having a sale on today I'll go and have a look. Thanks for spending the time to respond to both of my Questions, Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy new year.

Regards geoff
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Reply By: brian - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Hello geoff, i purchased a cheap compressor from k mart approx 15 years ago, has pumped everything from footballs to landcruiser tyres,still woks fine.
yes it does get hot with continued use and you do have time for a long lunch while you reinflate 4 tyres,its slow but still works.
i have fitted an arb compressor on board these days,much faster hopefully just as reliable,time will tell.price of arb units etc seems to be extream.
if you dont plan to go where a flat tyre will be a catostrophic situation perhaps the cheaper unit will do for you needs.horses for courses.
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Brian

Geogg
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
If you plan to get lockers, or run air tanks for air tools etc go with ARB..

Lots of the smaller ones are just toys, good for air beds etc.

Search the archives, this has also been done more times than tires !!

Do it right do it once.
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Truckster one more time wont hurt.

Geoff
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Reply By: Paul - Friday, Dec 27, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 27, 2002 at 01:00
Geoff,

I just bought "The Grunter" from www.marlows.com.au

$68.50 inc delivery.

Did a bit of testing today,

Removed the valve from my spare to completely deflate it. It took about 6 minutes to pump it from 0 to 32psi.

They claim "will inflate a standard tyre from 0-30 psi in only 3 minutes"
Guess "a standard tyre" is for my Nissan Pulsar, not the Cooper H/T's on the Patrol.

I had pull the Pressure guage off and adjust the needle position so it would read correctly.

Paul
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Paul

Geoff
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Sunday, Dec 29, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 29, 2002 at 01:00
Would be interested to know how slow it pumped up a tire on the car with weight and stuff on it.

$69 cant argue.
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Reply By: flappan - Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00
I've got one of the $120 Supercheap ones. Happy with the purchase.

The tyres on my PJ from basically flat (zero) to 35psi in 5 minutes.

Mind you IMO these type of Compressors are the "go" for general type of use ie (once in a while). If you use it all the time, I would recomend going for a "quality" one, or if moneys not an issue.

As I said though, mines been good.
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Reply By: Member - Paul - Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00
Ok, ran further tests on the front wheels of my Patrol, (as per trucksters request........tyres under load)

I defalted the tyres to about 5psi, attached "The Grunter" compressor and turned it on.

after 5 minutes the guage read 30psi, when I turned the compressor off the guage drops to 26psi, I then connected an independant (accurate) type pressure guage....it tells me the tyre pressure is actually 33psi.

If I inflate the rear tyres to their recommened pressure (36psi using the guage on The Grunter), the actual pressure in the tyres when measured with a hand guage is 42psi.

The next test is to see if it can infalte all 4 tyres in sequence without the thermal cut out kicking in.

Paul
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00
Im impressed, for a el cheapo it does 30psi basically in 5 mins! Nice work!

Thanks for going to the effort too.

yea the thermal thing would be interesting too. Im betting that it will kick in, but who knows..

How hot was it after the one tire??

Take care












Endless air does it lots quicker ;)
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Reply By: Member - Paul - Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00
I didn't take much notice of how hot it got but it was warm.........I'll test it in a few weeks up North on the beach.

Paul
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Reply By: Goodsy - Tuesday, Dec 31, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2002 at 01:00
Think I might get one of these grunters got a supercheap 30k's away. Use a K-mart cheapo at the moment work fine but takes so long. A six pack to reinflate the 31's then no driving.
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