EPAuto Auto Portable Air Compressor

4.0 rating

Looking to buy a portable air compressor? The one from EP Auto is surely worth consideration even though there is stiff competition in the market. It has an auto shutoff feature and plugs directly into the car cigarette lighter socket, making it convenient to take just about anywhere.

Pressure

The maximum pressure is 100 PSI and inflating speed is 1.06 CFM. It goes from 0 to 30 PSI in 5 minutes, but could take a few minutes extra for inflating all four tires in a car. Since the size is compact and sleek, one shouldn’t expect super fast performance. That being said, it is pretty quick for its size.

Usage

As mentioned, the 12V tire inflator connects to your car cigarette lighter socket. Please ensure the port supports 15A. You don’t have to monitor the pump while it is being inflated as it is shut off automatically when the required pressure is attained. It uses a metal screw-on connector that fixes it to the valve stem of tires. Attaching and detaching hardly takes much time.
To prevent damage due to overheating, a protection feature is incorporated into the design. Reading pressure is easy due to a digital display. It also has a LED flashlight that turns on the moment it is plugged on – it won’t be a hassle inflating tires in the dark.

Features

  • Can be plugged directly into the cigarette lighter socket of the vehicle
  • 4 display units make it convenient to read – PSI, KPA, BAR, KG/CM
  • Bright LED flashlight to enhance visibility in the dark in 3 modes Bright Torch, Emergency Flashing and Red Warning
  • Overheat protection senses overloading, while auto shut off turns the unit off on reaching correct pressure
  • Set the desired pressure level by holding + or – button
  • Maximum pressure is 100 PSI, while the tire goes from 0 to 30 PSI in 5 minutes

Accessories

Adapters for balls and inflatables included for sports equipment, additional fuse,and a storage bag for keeping extra attachments.

Warranty & Service

Warranty is till a year from purchase date.

Conclusion

The 12 V portable air compressor from EP Auto is best used to inflate tires on cars, bikes, sedans, and midsize SUVs. Don’t use it on LT, HT and truck tires as it won’t work. The reason why this unit is so popular is it has the option to set the inflation pressure and built-in gauge is accurate as well. Moreover, it is quiet and turns off on its own so there is no power wastage. It provides a number of great features and delivers good performance.

It is quiet and fast – just what I needed for long drives during the weekend

Summary

Small and compact, sturdy, and surprising in its value. While not excelling at any review aspect, it is affordable and carries one killer feature – auto shut off when reaching the desired pressure.

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