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    I will probably get one, but only because I've gotten caught at the airport with flat tires after a 2 week vacation with the fams. The plug-in kind will blow a car fuse in a jiffy.
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    It would be super handy for topping off car tires too. I always keep my cars topped off to around 40psi for best fuel economy. The bike van gets even more when its full.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crickey7 View Post
    I will probably get one, but only because I've gotten caught at the airport with flat tires after a 2 week vacation with the fams. The plug-in kind will blow a car fuse in a jiffy.

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    I've always scoffed at power pumps because they can blow up tires if you don't carefully watch the pressure (don't ask me how I know) but some power pumps now have a way to set the pressure you want and automatically shut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baiskeli View Post
    I've always scoffed at power pumps because they can blow up tires if you don't carefully watch the pressure (don't ask me how I know) but some power pumps now have a way to set the pressure you want and automatically shut off.
    No danger blowing anything up with this inflator. It isn't at all like hitting it with a 150psi air compressor with a decent reservoir. I have spent more time with it now and it struggles as the pressure rises. With the built in gauge you'd have to be pretty dense to overfill something.

    That said, I scoff at its ridiculousness. However, I am still seeking out any under inflated thing I can find to use it one. Anything in my sphere of influence that holds air is currently fully inflated.*





    *Politicians are not in my sphere of influence and my inflator has no temperature effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomad View Post
    my inflator has no temperature effect.
    I call physics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstone View Post
    I call physics!
    Total BTUs same but sensible temp goes up!

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    I was trying to make a little joke about politicians being full of hot air, but it came out a little too obscure. Could have been the sunburn and/or the red wine.

    Anyway, you're right. Not getting around Boyle's Law. I'll try using it in a vacuum next time I am in outer space and let you know the results.

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    I call physics!

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    Update on the tool you don't need. I've used this little guy to inflate everything from airbags on a pickup to tractor tires to tiny hand truck tires. It really saved my bacon in the car when I ran over a nail...spare tire was flat. I even bought one for my dad.

    I put a replacement pump head on it from a floor pump to make switching between presta and schrader easy.


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