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Air compressor recommendations?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rodolfo Paiz, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Rodolfo Paiz

    Rodolfo Paiz P85 "Plug and Play"

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    Hi! I have an old Black & Decker air compressor that's served faithfully but may need a replacement soon. Here's my (few) thoughts so far:

    1. I'd like to buy something that has a VERY accurate built-in gauge so I don't have to do the fill-check-fill-check-fill-check thing as much... that's the ideal right there.

    2. I could almost say I don't care whether it runs off 12VDC or 120VAC since I'll use it at home, but of course I'll grant that 12VDC makes it portable and thus slightly preferable. So long as it doesn't blow the Model S's 15A fuse when running off the car's power, of course.

    3. The ability to use adapters to inflate bicycle tires and basketballs is a very nice plus.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Have you tried it with the Model S, FlasherZ?

    Also does "capable of inflating up to 225/65/R18 tires" suggest that it won't be friendly with the 21" tires?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Rodolfo Paiz

    Rodolfo Paiz P85 "Plug and Play"

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    Thanks, Flasher. Seems like the 85P should do just fine. It's supposed to use a max of 14.5 amps, so it shouldn't blow a fuse. And if it can handle 60 psi, it should be able to deal with nearly all car tires out there... the 21" tires on the P85 should just take a little longer.
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Looks like it. From product description:
    Has Tesla weighed in on using the 12V port for this purpose?
     
  6. clea

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    one would assume that by offering a 12v repair kit for the model s that that represents confirmation that it is ok to use it for this
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Excellent point, didn't even think about that.
     
  8. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Yes, I've used it to re-inflate all 4 of my tires after installing my Alloygators. It's a good, small, fast compressor.
     
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    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    For folks wanting to know the difference, the 70P draws a maximum of 14 Amps whereas the 85P draws 14.5 Amps. Don't know what the fuse in the Tesla is but there are complaints on Amazon that lead me to think the 85P is more likely to blow a fuse with that extra ~0.5 Amp even though the standard fuse size appears to be 15Amp. Does anybody know what the fuse size on the Model S is?
     
  11. Andrew

    Andrew Model S #6151

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    The 12v Fuse on the Model S is 15 Amps (per page 18 of the Owner's Guide).

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    This 12v compressor is on sale at Woot (today only!)... Anyone have experience with it? (Most of the Amazon reviews are positive...)

    http://tools.woot.com/offers/slime-tire-inflator-your-choice

    $34.99 + $5 shipping (vs. Amazon's regular price of $56.73)

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    [TR="bgcolor: #FFE7CC"][TH="colspan: 2"]Slime COMP06 Pro Power Heavy-Duty 12-Volt Tire Inflator - Specifications[/TH][/TR]
    Power Source:12-Volt DC power outlet rated 15 Amps or higher
    Compression:150 PSI
    Hose Length:16 feet
    Power Cord Length:10 feet
    Dial Guide:Analog
    Product Dimensions:7 x 7.13 x 9.25 inches
    Weight:5.34 pounds
     

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