Michelin programmable rapid tyre inflator
About this deal
Some inflators have 12V ports so they can effectively be used as an extension lead that connects other accessories to your car’s power. If your car isn’t fitted with a USB port, it’s useful to have a tyre inflator with this feature so that you can charge a tablet or smartphone on the road. If you really like the small size of this mini compressor, that’s the only thing that makes it stand out from other inflators. I’m not sure that’s going to be enough to sway many people into buying this, but here’s the price link if you’re interested:
In the box, you’ll get the tyre inflator itself, plus a couple of adaptors for balls and inflatables (like air-beds and paddling pools). There’s a bag with this unit rather than the soft case some other manufacturers opt to supply, which may make it slightly easier to store away in the boot of your car if space is at a premium. So far so normal! All in all, this is one of the best inflators we’ve seen, but it does have a chunky price tag to match: If you want to be equipped for every flat tyre eventuality, the VonHaus Cordless Tyre Inflator has you covered. It will run for up to ten minutes from the supplied 1.5A lithium-ion battery, but if you forget to charge it you can always switch to the bundled 12V adaptor, which comes with an unusually generous 3.5m cable. It has a small, but still readable, digital pressure meter. And you can just set your desired pressure, pull the trigger and let it go to work: it will stop when it reaches the right level.It is a circular shape with feet on the bottom to reduce vibration, overall it feels like a well built solid unit that would last the test of time. It also comes equipped with 4 high power LED's for illuminating the tyre valve at night which is useful in the winter months. In all honesty, as we said about the 12266 edition, we can’t see a lot of people needing that 12V power outlet on the inflator itself, but maybe there’s something we’re not considering.
Consider breaking down and needing to inflate your tyres. We all know that mobile phone batteries have a habit of dying at the worst moments, so this will allow you to give it a boost while you sort the tyres out – better than leaving it in the car to charge while you’re pumping up tyres. Some like our Michelin 240V superfast digital inflator plugs into your household mains if you’re worried about your cars battery. It will also inflate faster! Our Halfords Advance tyre inflator does both 12v and 240v! While others are rechargeable and don’t need to be plugged in to use, like our Michelin mini rechargeable inflator which is great for topping up tyre pressure where ever you are.