The other is called AirPumpX but to be honest I'm not comfortable sharing a link since I think one of the sites is a rip off as I only found it via a Facebook ad and it has pictures of the Xiaomi unit. You can see it in action here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvNa4-sI9Kw
There are video reviews of both on Youtube so they do exist and work. Just wondering if anyone has any personal experience with them?
I have the inflator / deflator model that works for car tyres and inflatable toys / air mattresses etc. Has worked well for my leaf for 5+ years. Also found it invaluable in a trip up to Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) we did recently (not in the leaf) where I had to deflate and re-inflate tyres often for sandy tracks.
These are PlusOne battery tools from Bunnings so handy if you have other PlusOne tools.
It's a bit heavy on current (14 A), but works from my leaf's only 12 V power outlet. Anything less powerful could be rather slow. It seems to work well enough. I keep it at home; hopefully I can find a petrol station if I need a pump on the road.
Last Edit: Jul 14, 2020 14:33:31 GMT 11 by coulomb: Added "Anything less powerful could be slow."
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Post by EVangelist on Jul 14, 2020 23:22:33 GMT 11
I purchased the Tesla tyre repair kit because Model 3 does not have a spare, and this is a combined electric pump as well as goop inflator. It runs off the 12V accessory socket.
You wouldn’t buy one of these for the LEAF, but I will say the Tesla pump is bloody noisy. I don’t know if that is typical for all 12V pumps. But it seems to operate fairly quickly, it pumped up a tyre from 40 to 50psi in about a minute.
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Thanks for the options everyone. Some of those look a bit bulky to keep in the car all the time (as well as all the charging cables!) but could be useful to keep in the garage at home. Not that worried about speed, after all I would use it while charging (and my degraded battery now charges pretty slowly even via DC )