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Looking for a portable compressor

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by JUS, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:38 PM
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    JUS

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    Hey guys.

    Like the title says, I'm looking for a portable compressor to run off the 120v outlet in the trd off road. I would prefer it to be small enough to store in one of the back seat storage bins. I would like a setup with a quick connect to change air Chucks or nozzles for inflating air mattresses or floats etc.

    Can anyone make a recommendation?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:47 PM
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    JoeCOVA

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  3. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    Technique

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    I recently got the Viair 300P and it works great but its 12v as well. Fits behind the rear seat though.
     
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  4. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    RyanDCLB

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    The MasterFlow is also a nice one, but is 12 volt too
     
  5. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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  6. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    Meh
    Harbor freight, 12v. The outlet is only 400w iirc
     
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  7. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    Jere

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    I carry one of these in my tool box in the back of the truck:

    41liRO4Un6L.jpg

    It has a compressor that runs on 12v built into this tool which also jump starts vehicle if your battery dies. Also includes a couple inverted 110 outlets, a USB charger port, a flash light/reading light. And, if the inbuilt 12v battery runs down, you can plug it into the truck via either 12 or 110 volt inlets for recharge/operation. Only thing is, the compressor is kind of slow, so if you need a lot of volume, and you might if you are filling four tires, it probably would take near infinite patience.
     
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  8. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    Maxcustody

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    I have a Viair and love it, works great and never had a problem. I have had it for years..........................
     
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  9. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    I just got the viair 400 automatic. It works great thus far!!! Fast inflation and fairly quiet. Don’t know if they have one that’s 120v though. I like that it can be hard wired and add a storage tank too. If your looking for something that’s more household/shop based (compressor/tank combo) the only recommendation I can make is look for one that’s oil lubricated vs oil free. The oil ones seem waaay quieter. I bought a cheap 1 gallon Campbell hausfield compressor like that years ago and it sucks. Its loud and for only 1 gallon it takes a while to build Pressure
     
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  10. Jul 8, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    Virginian

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    I agree and Another vote for the
    VIAIR 400P-Automatic Function Portable Compressor
     
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  11. Jul 8, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    400w should be good for up to a 1/2 motor, assuming the motor's start capacitor has enough oomph to provide the inrush current on start.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    Maybe for a bike or motorcycle but nothing more. It would be interesting to see some real world reviews on it. My guess is 10-15 minutes and it’s cooked.
     
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    why is everyone so against compressed air setups. way better, faster, works longer. 10lbs powertank and be done. not as small but you won’t spend ½ your time waiting
     
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    For occasional use our budget friendly Viair 88P has worked well for our Jeep on 35s. Attaches to the battery and the hose will reach all 4 tires. It stores nicely in a plastic ammo box. Truck is still new to the family and have not aired it down yet here in flat FL. If you will use it a lot then you might consider a more powerful unit.
     
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  19. Jul 8, 2019 at 10:10 PM
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    Because I’ll forget to fill it and then have to drive to a gas station to refill.

    Or I just use my compressor that always works and I don’t ever need to refill.
     
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    I may have to take a look at these. I was contemplating buying a Milwaukee m12 compressor for light use (mostly airing up tires) since I'm already in that ecosystem, but the videos I've seen make it seem that thing is super loud and slow and not very good... unlike the rest of their stuff which has been great. The only good feature on those seems to be able to have it fill up to a user-set PSI
     

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