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Gooloo charger to power air compressor

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Kalex, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Kalex

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    Just purchased this Gooloo 1000 amp peak and 20800mAh to power a Viair p 88p portable air compressor.
    Worked awesome! Now I don't have to worry about the 12 volt cigarette fuse from tripping.
     

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  2. SageBrush

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    What are your use(s) ?
    It seems like over kill to just inflate a tyre.
     
  3. 365gtb4

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    One trick i employ to prevent the fuse from burning out is to start the compressor before attaching it to the tire. This stops the sudden load on the startup and protects the fuse.
     
  4. arnis

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    How about a reasonable vehicle with reasonable cigarette lighter socket. BMW has 25-30A to offer. Since..always.
     
  5. docherf

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    My prior BMW 335 had only a 20 amp fuse for the cigarette lighter. I had blown it with that same Viair compressor the OP has. They are good quality compressors - can do high pressures for road bikes.
     
  6. Kalex

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    I use it to power up my electric scissors jack when I switch my wheels.
     

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    That looks like a gadget I need to get!
     
  8. SKRGO

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    How much power is lost, when you store it in the car during the winter?
     
  9. Kalex

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    Its lithium ion, but they suggest topping it off every 3 months, so it's on my calendar.
     
  10. Kalex

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    The Gooloo 1000 amp charger was $64, and the P88 Vaiar was $52 at Amazon. Those were the sale prices.
    After changing the 4 wheels the charge only dropped to 95%, The convenience is priceless.
     
  11. arnis

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    Not good enough. Starting current should be managed with simple electrics. Having powerful brushed DC motor directly to the plug is not "wise enough".
     

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