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  • Offline MitzaPCH   ro

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    Use of an external compressor for tyres
    on: Jan 21, 2023, 07.01 pm
    Jan 21, 2023, 07.01 pm
    Could you guys please refer to a good 12v socket that i can use in order to inflate wheels on the go ?

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    Re: Use of an external compressor for tyres
    Reply #1 on: Jan 23, 2023, 01.59 pm
    Jan 23, 2023, 01.59 pm
    I have a fused flylead attached to the battery which I use to connect an Optimate battery conditioner.
    I also use the lead for a mini compressor. DIN socket on bike no good for this as it trips the CANBUS.

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    Re: Use of an external compressor for tyres
    Reply #2 on: Jan 23, 2023, 09.09 pm
    Jan 23, 2023, 09.09 pm
    Hi All

    I bought a rechargeable one from Xiaomi which is portable and lasts for ages. I use it on all the cars and take it in the Caravan.
    It is about 2 lbs I guess in weight, so just throw it in to top box.
    It does get quite warm if doing all 4 tires, but I have found it great as you can set the pressure and leave it alone, it is even accurate to about 0.5 PSI.
    Last Edit: Jan 23, 2023, 09.10 pm by Boro8907

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    Re: Use of an external compressor for tyres
    Reply #3 on: Jan 23, 2023, 11.42 pm
    Jan 23, 2023, 11.42 pm
    *Originally Posted by purds [+]
    I have a fused flylead attached to the battery which I use to connect an Optimate battery conditioner.
    I also use the lead for a mini compressor. DIN socket on bike no good for this as it trips the CANBUS.

    No, it exceeds the overcurrent threshold monitored by the ZFE. The CAN-bus does inter-controller data comms and has nothing to do with it.

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    Re: Use of an external compressor for tyres
    Reply #4 on: Jan 24, 2023, 03.45 am
    Jan 24, 2023, 03.45 am
    I take along and use the portable Airmoto (lithium battery) compressor. Weighs about 1 lb.Just keep in mind not to let the bottom sit on the ground if the value is close to the ground because the air intake is on the bottom and it will suck in dust.