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Costs
Price ($)
$349
$250
$245
$85
$315
$169
$199
Test results
CHOICE Expert Rating (%) Expand to view more details.

This overall score is made up of the inflation score (70%) and the ease of use score (30%).

71%
83%
84%
53%
90%
74%
76%
Inflation score (%) Expand to view more details.

The inflation score is calculated as a percentage based on the amount of time taken to inflate the test tyre from 0 psi to 40 psi. Size of test tyre was 245 70/R16.

80%
80%
90%
50%
90%
80%
70%
Ease of use score (%) Expand to view more details.

The ease of use score is calculated as a percentage based on evaluations of; ease of checking and adjusting pressure, ease of reading gauge and graduations (precision), and ability of compressor to pump up four tyres from 20 psi to 40 psi without overheating.

50%
90%
70%
60%
90%
60%
90%
Noise (dBA) Expand to view more details.

Noise in dBA measured 1.5 metres from the compressor.

83
72
79
74
78
78
74
Time to inflate tyre from 0 to 40psi Expand to view more details.

Time in minutes taken to inflate one tyre from 0 psi to 40 psi. Size of test tyre was 245 70/R16.

4min
3min 45sec
2min 45sec
8min
2min 45sec
4min
4min 30sec
Accuracy at 40psi
not applicable
39
39
40
39
38
38
Recommended products
Recommended Expand to view more details.

CHOICE recommends models that score at least 80% for inflation, are easy to use and have integrated pressure gauges and thermal safety cut-out.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Comments
Good points
• Very good inflation speed
• Very good inflation speed
• Integrated pressure gauge
• Hands-free tyre deflator
• Finer pressure gauge graduations allow for better precision
• Excellent inflation speed
• Integrated pressure gauge
• Integrated pressure gauge
• Excellent inflation speed
• Integrated pressure gauge
• Remote control
• Very good inflation speed
• Integrated pressure gauge
Integrated pressure gauge
• Hands-free tyre deflator
Bad points
• No integrated pressure gauge
• No hands-free tyre deflator
• None to mention
• Pressure gauge graduations too far apart for optimum precision
• No hands-free tyre deflator, push-button only
• Pressure gauge graduations too far apart for optimum precision
• No hands-free tyre deflator
• Pressure gauge graduations too far apart for optimum precision
• Pressure gauge graduations too far apart for optimum precision
• No hands-free tyre deflator
• Pressure gauge graduations too far apart for optimum precision
Features
Sand tray
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Can operate from cigarette lighter
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Hands free tyre deflator
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Can operate when not connected to tyre valve
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
On/off switch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Air filter
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Carry bag
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Pressure gauge
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Thermal safety cut-out
Yes
Yes
Yes
not stated
Yes
Yes
Yes
Over pressure safety cut-out
Yes
not stated
not stated
not stated
not stated
not stated
not stated
Specifications
Length of hose (m)
6
7.5
8
5
5
10
7.2
Length of power cord (m)
2.3
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.4
3
2.4
Weight (kg)
6.5
5.2
8.7
2.2
8.7
6.1
5.4
Dimensions (HxWxD)
20x44x24
23x30x28
24x35x22
18x20x20
24x35x22
33x44x17
24x27x20
Contact
arb.com.au
bushranger.com.au
tyrecheckers.com.au
tyrecheckers.com.au
meanmother.com.au
repco.com.au
tjm.com.au
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