This compact and lightweight air compressor stores easily and is designed for light occassional use. It's ideal for inflating flat tires on the road, an air mattress while camping, or blowing up summer pool toys. The HV35's 140 PSI capacity and on-board pressure gauge are comparable to other higher-priced compressors. It provides 25 liters-per-minute of air through a 3-foot hose. The 5-foot power cord provides the freedom you need to inflate tires or other equipment. This compressor also includes adapters to inflate sports equipment and a convenient storage bag.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just came in from topping off 13 tires (including a spare) with this compressor. After 3 years, I still love it! Much more durable than the Coleman compressor I used to have that used a soft metal connector inside that wore away. The little bag is comes in is also tough and a great place to store a tire gauge and/or small flashlight.
The *only* minor problem I have with this is that the compressor won't start pumping if it's already under pressure. If it's screwed onto the tire valve and nothing happens when you turn it on, (1) check to make sure you've turned the car key so the accessory socket has power, and then (2) while leaving the compressor switch in the on position, unscrew the compressor connector slightly until it starts up, then retighten it. Or... turn it on *before* you connect the hose to the tire valve. Either way will work.
The gauge, as it says, has a +/- 10% accuracy. Mine reads about a couple PSI low. It's good for an approximate...
I bought this air pump to replace my plastic air pump which quit working. I had 2 pumps of similar construction and neither lasting very long, so I decided to try one that seemed made of stronger materials. The pump is very compact, but strongly made, as it has many metal parts. The power cord is long enough to reach all wheels on my car from the 12v outlet. The unit runs very quiet, as the feet have rubber pads, which along with the added weight, keeps the unit stable on the ground during use. The air cord has a screw-on connector for attaching to the tire valve. The unit also comes with a nice carry bag to house the pump, power cord, air connector tube and other tips for filling other items such as footballs, mattresses etc.The unit pumps up car tire quickly, but since it doesn't have an automatic shutoff, watch the gauge and shutoff manually. Also don't believe the gauge, mine read about 2-3 lbs high, compared to a quality air gauge.
Got this after having a screw pierce my tire and making it home while stopping at a service station along the way. Tested it out and it performs as one would expect from a small compressor. You won't get that sudden 'gush' like you do from a full sized one, but for a little compressor it does the job.
Comes in a small cloth pouch which is great for tossing it in the car. I don't know why there are complaints about attaching/detaching the hose, it has a thumbwheel that makes it easy. And I prefer the screw on connector to a tire vs. the quick latch types. I always had trouble with the quicklatches if you didn't get them on just right.
10/31/11 - I've noticed some people worried about blowing a fuse. You should have the engine running when you use this to avoid that. Also, it amazes me that some people knock this for cord length and/or 'cigarette lighter plug'. The total length is in the description and there are pictures of the lighter plug if you look...
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