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Does anyone on here use a powered tyre inflator? Just looking for some recommendations. Plenty on amazon with reviews but would prefer reviews from the Lexus forum. As we're getting older it would be easier than a foot pump. Although I don't mind the exercise myself, I'm really thinking of my wife should I not be available for whatever reason. Looking for something that gives a reading of the pressure rather than having to use a separate tyre pressure gauge to check. Maybe one where you set the pressure desired and it stops when that is reached.

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I use and recommend the Heyner "Digimatic Portable 12V Compressor" from www.heynershop.co.uk.  It's a quality German product.  I paid £35.  Far superior to my previous Ring compressor which broke, was replaced, then the replacement broke.

I've just checked the Heynershop website and it seems that particular model is not available, but I can vouch for the quality of Heyner products.

     
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Thanks Garth

 

Anyone else???????????

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I have Porsche ones in my other cars, they're compact and work very well.. They also come up on Ebay now and again...

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Further to @JeffL's question (hope you don't mind, Jeff 🙂), could anyone also recommend a tyre inflator that plugs into a 240V outlet?

 

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Hi, I have been using a Ring mains powered tyre inflator for years.  Purchased from amazon about 5 or 6 years ago.  Has a small circular pressure guage on the front.  Sorry I've just looked for a model number, can't  see one.  It's rated at 175W and  works quickly...Mark.

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I got a cheap Aldi compressor. Does the job and seems to have worn fairly well.

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I also have an Aldi compressor and it's brilliant for all sorts of things around the garage and house.

Sadly, you have to wait until these things come round in the stores but a quick look on eBay brought up this one which is very similar.

This one isn't quite as powerful but is free delivery and free toolkit as well.

I initially got mine for blowing out computers that came in for repair; some of them can be quite nasty as you can see below (although these photos are from somewhere else, not me, as I've never had anything quite so bad):


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I’ve got one of the Michelin Rapid SUV tyre inflator. It’s pretty quick and pretty quiet in comparison to the old Michelin one I had.


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On 4/2/2020 at 10:03 AM, PCM said:

Piers, thank you. I have that one on my watchlist on amazon. Good to know you recommend it. The amazon reviews are excellent. Definitely considering this one.

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On 4/2/2020 at 10:54 AM, LexIS200Sport said:

Further to @JeffL's question (hope you don't mind, Jeff 🙂), could anyone also recommend a tyre inflator that plugs into a 240V outlet?

 

Ganesh. No problem, be interesting to see what gets recommended.😀

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On 4/1/2020 at 1:03 AM, Garth-1 said:

I use and recommend the Heyner "Digimatic Portable 12V Compressor" from www.heynershop.co.uk.  It's a quality German product.  I paid £35.  Far superior to my previous Ring compressor which broke, was replaced, then the replacement broke.

I've just checked the Heynershop website and it seems that particular model is not available, but I can vouch for the quality of Heyner products.

     

Garth. I quite fancy this one too, pity that exact one is discontinued.

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On 4/2/2020 at 11:09 AM, MNP said:

Hi, I have been using a Ring mains powered tyre inflator for years.  Purchased from Amazon about 5 or 6 years ago.  Has a small circular pressure guage on the front.  Sorry I've just looked for a model number, can't  see one.  It's rated at 175W and  works quickly...Mark.

Mark, yes they've got the Ring ones on amazon and also recommended (I think) on honestjohn.co.uk.

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On 4/2/2020 at 11:09 AM, stox said:

I got a cheap Aldi compressor. Does the job and seems to have worn fairly well.

David, yes Aldi and Lidl do have some good stuff, you just have to be there at the right time, will bear in  mind.

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On 4/2/2020 at 10:54 AM, LexIS200Sport said:

Further to @JeffL's question (hope you don't mind, Jeff 🙂), could anyone also recommend a tyre inflator that plugs into a 240V outlet?

 

You can get aVoltage Converter 240v to DC 12v. I've got this one on my watchlist with two others but this one has the better reviews.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B019H2EQWY/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=A3993T6ETSKJ8R&psc=1

Can anyone on here on recommend one? Thanks.

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On 4/1/2020 at 1:03 AM, Garth-1 said:

I use and recommend the Heyner "Digimatic Portable 12V Compressor" from www.heynershop.co.uk.  It's a quality German product.  I paid £35.  Far superior to my previous Ring compressor which broke, was replaced, then the replacement broke.

I've just checked the Heynershop website and it seems that particular model is not available, but I can vouch for the quality of Heyner products.

     

Hi Garth

I've had a look at the Heyner website and all the current models appear to be analogue display. Is your one digital display? Just wondered as the description you gave is Digimatic. I've emailed them to ask which one from their current range is the equivalent one to yours.

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Yes, the Heyner Digimatic has a digital display.  Worth tracking down if you can find one.  Photos attached.

 

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On 4/2/2020 at 10:54 AM, LexIS200Sport said:

Further to @JeffL's question (hope you don't mind, Jeff 🙂), could anyone also recommend a tyre inflator that plugs into a 240V outlet?

 

Ganesh, might this be of interest? It appears that you don't have to plug it into the cig lighter on your car (although that option is available). It's a Battery power pack with compressor. Rechargeable at the mains. I'm thinking this might be a good buy on the basis that the cost of a compressor plus the cost of a converter would cost as much. Anyone else on here got a view? 

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/jump-start-910-cw-12v-compressor/

 

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@JeffL that certainly looks the bee's knees , thanks for sharing  🙂

 

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I have a very compact RAC inflator, from I think Halfords. Neat, small and efficient and does the job, plugs into cigar lighter socket. These items have scaled down in size significantly over the last few years... I also have an independent one linked to a booster Battery  with its own supply, as above, but It is bulky and heavy, and I find myself using the RAC for convenience.

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Just a question: is it possible to use the inflation kit now furnished by Lexus in place of spare wheel ?

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There are plenty out there that will do a fine job - I have used Ring ones for many years - however the gauges on most electric pumps (and foot pumps) tend be rather inaccurate and so it's worth investing in a good standalone pressure gauge to check the pressure after inflating - once you know the delta then you can usually set the cutoff on the electric one at a pressure that you know is correct (regardless of what it actually reads).

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