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Best <400w Tire pump for inverter?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by frady, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Dec 17, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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    frady

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    I'm looking to get a tire pump to keep in the truck (can't justify ARB) and I'm assuming the 400w inverter would run a more powerful pump. Anyone done any research on this or have suggestions on a pump for this purpose?
     
  2. Dec 17, 2014 at 2:49 PM
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    If you are looking for lots of power you'd be better off getting a larger (750 or 1000 watt) inverter that you could just plug into your 12v.

    I just bought a VIAIR 88P and for 60 bucks it's pretty awesome. Extremely well made. It fills 33" tires from 15 to 30 PSI in under 3 mins and it runs straight off the battery posts so you don't have to worry about the fuse on your 12v outlet not being able to handle it. If you want something that can fill faster and longer without cooling off, get the 400P for around $170
     
  3. Dec 17, 2014 at 6:23 PM
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    I'm just keeping it behind the rear seats. All the different compressors have full size specs on their website. It's nice and small but well made. 6 pack of cans kind-a-thing.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2014 at 5:25 AM
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    You don't use the inverter with the ViAir. Power is provided by small alligator clips that connect directly to your battery's POS/NEG terminals. This is a better option as you won't be blowing fuses.
     
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    i stand corrected.
     
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    http://www.sears.com/craftsman-120v-portable-inflator/p-02875121000P?prdNo=3

    I have this 120V one from Craftsman in my truck. Have only used it once with the actual Tacoma bed outlet to inflate a trailer tire from 0 to 60, but it did that just fine with no issues.

    My old 12V one burned out so I figured the 120V would give me a lot more convenience for light use around my garage as well.

    Probably still need to pick another 12V to go in the other car though.
     
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