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Old 21-09-2019, 21:24   #1
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12v Air Compressor - product search

When looking at COMPACT air compressors (not the big ones with bulky tanks), the typical compact 12v model sold by auto stores is made primarily for inflating tyres (see pic below).

I have been told that these do not deliver enough CFM to produce a strong air burst into free air - such as for cleaning an engine orifice or dislodging dirt stuck in a tight corner.

Sticking with 12volt and compact size, I'm trying to find an off-the-shelf product that can actually work well for such jobs.

I am prepared to accept a very short but powerful air burst (say 2/3 seconds) followed by a re-charge interval.

Size wise, let's target the size of a larger shoe box. If it has a tank, maybe a 1 quart (1 litre) size would be compact enough, especially if it can be detached for storage.

Think there's any candidate products out there, or does simple physics make this unobtainable ?
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Old 21-09-2019, 21:40   #2
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Re: 12v Air Compressor - product search

You are going to need an air tank to get a "very short but powerful air burst (say 2/3 seconds)"

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/12V-TRUC...frcectupt=true

Maybe?

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Re: 12v Air Compressor - product search

I would like a "tool grade" air compressor on board too. I don't need something the size of a dive compressor ... *yet*. But even for small tasks like dusting or such I agree with coopec - you're going to need a tank. But even the really small ones like the one you linked to you could add a tank to. Or even just have a portable tank, separate of the compressor, that you fill and move the tank around to your work space.

https://www.harborfreight.com/5-gall...ank-65594.html

You could run the compressor and fill the tank when you're making power for other things, or when your batteries are full and the sun is still shining on your solar panels.
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