Blue tongue compressor performance

Submitted: Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 19:53
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Hi all, i have a blue tongue series two compressor which takes about5-6 minutes per tyre to inflate from 22psi to 30.
Is this normal for a compressor of this type?
Seems a bit long for something that I paid a few bucks for.
Any opinions/examples/experiences appreciated.
Pete
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Reply By: michelle - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 20:45

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 20:45
Hi Pete, We have the same compressor and have only used it a couple of times, but it takes 2-3 minutes to blow up each tyre from around 20psi to 36psi. We usually take around 15min to blow up all four. Hope this help.
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Reply By: Truckster - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 20:58

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 20:58
How much did it cost?

sounds slow to me..

maybe take it back and ask to swap it for another.
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Reply By: goodsy - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 21:39

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 21:39
Check the voltage supplied to the compressor while running. Should be 12v. Do you run engine while compressing? 5-6 mins 22-30 very slow for a blue tongue.
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Reply By: Janset - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 22:03

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 22:03
Hi Pete.
I had one of those for a number of years and it served me well. When it come to performance, to compare yours against other is not really an accurate guide.

The variables that you have to take into consideration are:

What is the size of your tyre compared to the one compared against
How heavy is your vehicle compared to the other.
How long is your electrical wiring and what gauge are you/they using.
how long is the airline of the 2 vehicles. How thick is the hosing of the 2 airlines.

There are a few more possibly but these are the most common. Stay with what you have. What difference does it make if it takes you 3 minutes of 5 minutes to blow up the tyre. Are you really in such a hurry?

Regards
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Reply By: royce - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 09:36

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 09:36
Just bought a compressor from Autobarn [yesterday]. Went to Supercheap to look at their $99 version. Then went nextdoor and looked at Autobarn. Similar model for $160 approx. Asked if they'd sell for $99. They did. I'll try it out tomorrow when I inflate a heap of tubes for a river paddle.
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Reply By: Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 12:14

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 12:14
I have a blue tongue mounted under the bonnet of my 80 seies on a bracket supplied by Opposite Lock and operated with a toggle switch. It has a 6 mt airline and pumps from 20 - 30lb in 2-3 mins.
Cheers Rob
www.4wdtraining.com
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Reply By: GPA - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 17:02

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 17:02
Pete,

I have a cheapy from Marlows that I paid $99 for - puts out 35l/min. I can take my 31x10.5X15 from 18psi to 32psi in 3.5min per tyre - constant for all four. If I want to go up to 36psi - it takes another minute or so per tyre.

GPA
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Reply By: bruce.h - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 20:11

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 20:11
why not try putting a storage tank on if you got room &start pump before you need it might quicken up the process other than that kickback & relax lifes far to quick anyway
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 15:22

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 15:22
Check the cabling and fuse that supply the power to the motor. If they are getting hot then your wasting power and time. Get it replaced with heavier cable and a new fuse holder (avoid the glass type fuse holders).
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