Bicster wrote:Oh, on the subject of DC powered portable compressors - they're all crap (cheaply made, loud, slow) but they should last for years of normal use. The built-in gauges are worthless on all of them.
Agreed. The DC units are fine for topping off tires but you need a decent pressure gauge. I've been using this type for nearly 20 years:
Aside from being easy and accurate, the "relief valve" lets you overinflate slightly with the compressor, then dial down to precisely the pressure you want.
As far as compressors, there are tons out there. I use one that's a combination car vacuum and compressor. Might as well get double duty!