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Tyre Compressors

Alan

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Hi Gerhard, I have that one. Works well but gets hot and needs fresh air to keep it cool, but then I think all compressors do.
Paid about half that when I bought also on a special, can't remember where though.
 

Gerhard van Rooyen

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Thanks Alan. I agree with heating up - I see all the compressors specify a "duty cycle" which I assume is the time it can run continuously without ceasing? All in the 160l range have specified somewhere around 25 - 35minutes.

Yes it seems there has been a significant increase in price in the last 4 years or so.
 

Doug Nel

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The Viair has a much lonegr duty cycle 100%. Costs quite a bit more though. Has mine for 11 years now. I feel that the biggest cause of failure is dust. Somebody, can't remember who always recommended put the compressor on a car mat before use.

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Antony

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Hi Gerhard,

I have one like that. It’s mounted under my rear bench (less dust). I’ve used it on two G’s so eight tyres from one bar back to 2.4 without issue. For the price it works for me. Just make sure to get the 160l/min if you get the 72l/min we’ll all be waiting while you’re still inflating


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Gerhard van Rooyen

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Thanks guys!

Antony, Alan - you have convinced me - I think at the price it looks to be a good performer.

Viair has some really amazing equipment - and a website to match!
It seems like the similar priced portable compressors have similar performance figures (quality is a different story of course)

It also seems like the portable compressors with a 100% rating is in the R5000 range - not too bad if one considers that a 33% one costs about R2000.

They have a comparison table here which has ALL of the info one would want about compressors:
https://www.viaircorp.com/tech/compressor-comparisons


There are also on-board systems which could be compared with ARB and the likes.