Viair 70P

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Viair 70P
6.8 Total Score

$69.99

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  • Comfortable carrying bag included
  • High quality brass air connector
  • Has an on board pressure gauge

Going on a cross country road trip? Visiting your cousin out of town? There could be a myriad of reasons for taking a trip, but it is necessary to remember that your car tires have to be kept at proper pressure to minimize risks or flats or blowouts. If you are seeking a portable air compressor that inflates tires of most semi trucks without damaging tires of a sedan, the Viair 00073 70P Heavy Duty Portable Compressor is right up your alley.

Pressure

It has a maximum pressure of 100 PSI and can fully inflate a sedan tire in less than 5 minutes (car engine should be running). The unit has a DC plug that is compatible with almost any vehicle’s outlet – rest assured there is no risk of blowing the outlet’s fuse.

Usage

Some tire inflators don’t have long power cords that make it difficult to reach all four tires, but this unit comes with a 16-feet cord a 4-foot air hose so accessibility isn’t an issue at all. This 12V device can be used to inflate tires of cars, bicycles, RVs, ATVs, along with sports equipment. The overall operation is quieter due to noise dampening technology. The size is nice and compact so it fits into the car trunk snugly.
The compressor doesn’t get heated easily, so you can dislodge it right away after inflating tires. Brass fittings on the unit enhance durability, while rubber feet at the bottom improves stability during inflation.

Features

  • Maximum pressure is 100 PSI
  • Requires a minimum of 15-ampere power port rating
  • Brass twist-on tire chuck
  • Dimensions are 2 x 8.5 x 8 inches
  • Weighs 5 pounds
  • 1.06CFM Free Flow @ 0 PSI
  • Turn unit on to inflate and switch off to check pressure using onboard gauge

Accessories

Ball pump needle, two nozzles, and a useful carry bag to house both the unit and other accessories

Warranty & Service

A very basic 12-month warranty is provided with purchasing this air compressor.

Conclusion

The 70P Heavy Duty Portable Compressor is sleek and convenient. It is perfect for outdoor activities like cycling and camping, especially during times of emergencies. The unit can be used to inflate tires, sports equipment, kiddie pools, and children’s toys. You don’t have to look for repair stations anymore!

The operation is practically noiseless and even though the unit has to be turned off to check tire pressure, the large gauge on top displays it in 5 pound increments. Please ensure this device is a part of your roadside emergency kit.

It is fast and easy to use, but an LED light would be helpful so I don’t have to use a torch or another source of light

6.8 Total Score
Quiet and compact

Cheap and has outstanding reviews by customers. This device, can easily meet the needs of the basic user of the Air Compressors category.

Pressure
6
Build quality
7
Warranty
7
Accessories
7
PROS
  • Comfortable carrying bag included
  • High quality brass air connector
  • Has an on board pressure gauge
CONS
  • Has a relatively low maximum working pressure at 100 PSI
  • Only suitable for tires
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