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AA Car Essentials 12-Volt Digital Tyre Compressor

by AA
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Pre-set pressure mode with automatic cut-off
  • Tyre deflation valve
  • LED lamp and flashing beacon
  • PSI, bar and kPa settings
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandAA
Item Weight1.3 Kg
Product Dimensions21.4 x 20.6 x 9.4 cm
  
Additional Information
ASINB005GNT9IA
Best Sellers Rank 7,876 in Car & Motorbike (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 Kg
Date First Available1 Aug 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS WITH THIS PRODUCT:

1. Ensure that the adaptor is fully tightened onto the tyre valve. Failure to do so may result in the unit not functioning properly. (To check that the adaptor is fitted correctly press the tyre deflation valve and a small volume of air will escape).

2. The vehicle engine should be kept running at all times during operation of this tyre inflator.

Box Contains

  • 1 x AA Car Essentials 12-volt digital tyre compressor

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    69 of 76 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Blew the fuses 1 May 2012
    By Kathryn
    Verified Purchase
    I bought this on the strength of the AA brand name, and when it arrived I was pleased with the overall look and how small and lightweight it was. I briefly tested it to make sure it worked. It appeared to as the display came on fine and the emergency lights were nice and bright, but I didn't try and pump a tyre. I then happily popped it in the boot of my car and forgot about it.

    Three months later when I needed to use it I found it didn't work. The lights turned on and the inital display worked, but as soon as it was attached to the car tyre it turned off. Then to top it off, after a few attempts to turn it on again, it blew the fuse in my cigarette lighter. Thinking it might be a problem with my car I tried it again in 2 different cars, the exact same thing happened, including blowing the fuses in the cigarette lighters.

    Now it it possbile that I have just been unlucky and received a faulty model, but I strongly recommend testing it fully when you receive it. I have contacted Amazon to see if there is anything that can be done after such a long time. If I do get a replacement I will come back and let you know how I got on with it.
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    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Abysmal - Dont buy at any price!! 31 Mar 2013
    By Rob
    Verified Purchase
    I purchased this in July last year, as in the main, the reviews seemed to be OK. I only used it on a couple of occasions and it was great - it worked much quicker that the old inflator I had used previously.

    As the car has been idle for a couple of months, I needed to inflate all four tyres so yesterday, I used it for the first time this year. They wearn't flat but were all low, about 18 - 24Lbs. All progressed OK to start with but it was slowing-down by the time I started the third tyre; it had about 18lbs and needed to be at 32lbs..

    Well, it never got there - the compressor got slower and slower, so quickly decided to switch it off but before I had the chance to do this, it just stopped. There was no power (the display was not illuminated) so decided to check the lead. As I opened the door, I was greeted with that horrible smell of electrical burning. The plug had partially melted and the fuse had blown. So I chopped it off and replaced the plug with a much better quality unit and nothing; I checked the polarity and that was fine as there was power gitting to the unit as the display was now lit, so it was clear - the compressor had seized.

    So, used on three occasions and that's that! All I can advise is to beware - this, and I have to guess the all the other rebaged clones such as Ring, Streetwise - must come out of the same chinese factory. Its a very cheap product, but there is a reason - its awful. Frankly, the AA should be ashamed of the licence fee thay're collecting by putting their name on it.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars User review 13 July 2012
    Product looked good but cut out when attempting to increase car tyre pressure to 42 psi to tow caravan, which is why I bought it.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars First impressions are it's OK 23 Mar 2013
    Verified Purchase
    First impressions are that it has good features, the digital display is clear and it's easy to set up the correct pressure using the + & - buttons and the three lighting options are very useful.
    In comparison to my old Halfords pump purchased in 1998 the plus' are: it's quieter, seems to inflate quicker, has the digital display and automatic cut-off. The negatives are the lead is shorter (I could inflate front tyres with the pump plugged in the boot), the power socket is not very easy to grip, and the lead storage is not as good.
    I'm getting use to the screw on adapter as the old one was of the locking type. Hopefully I won't experience problems reported in other reviews and I'll get 15 years service out of this one.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars easy 7 Mar 2013
    Verified Purchase
    I always forget to pump car tyres up, now it is easy and quick just to take it out of the bag and inflate them
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars great product 18 July 2013
    Verified Purchase
    just what i needed to replace an ageing pump. very powerful and you just dial in the pressure and it does the job for you!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Had to replace it 17 July 2013
    Verified Purchase
    After using a it a few times it packed up on me, so I emailed Amazon customer services although my 30 day return policy was up
    they were just great and they sent me a brand new one right away.
    I just though I would have no problems being a AA product but there you are. Thank You Amazon
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Tyre compressor 9 April 2013
    Verified Purchase
    Bought as I present for our son was well pleased with it,we may think of getting one for our car.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Exellent item
    Had this over a year now its working fine even the wife can use it its simple to use. Recommend it highly and you cannot believe the price.
    Published 5 days ago by lloyd reid
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice
    Bought this for a friend... now everyone wants one.
    Ideal for small cars and those moments when changing a tyre is a grind. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Derek D'C
    5.0 out of 5 stars Really easy to use
    Plug it in to the socket in the car, clip it on the valve, preset the required pressure on the display and hit the button. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by R. Turtle
    2.0 out of 5 stars Useless
    It takes ages to blow up one tyre and then overheats, and smells of burning, to say it's made by the AA I was very disappointed in it.
    Published 1 month ago by janny
    5.0 out of 5 stars A really useful piece of kit - keep it your car at all times
    We were having trouble with our tyres requiring pumping up all the time so using a compressor in a petrol station just wasn't viable. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by fridayschild
    5.0 out of 5 stars Quality unit
    For such a compact unit this compressor has more features than larger units I've previously owned. It tucks away in a side compartment of the boot easily.
    Published 3 months ago by Alan
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great product.
    Over the years I have purchased several Tyre Compressors but this is by far the best quality and the best value that i have bought.
    Published 4 months ago by James
    2.0 out of 5 stars Surprised the AA allows its name to be used on this product
    Poor quality, doesn't seal to the valve properly, lets more out than it puts in. would not recommend it unless you want a black plastic doorstop as that is all it is good for.
    Published 5 months ago by Basil
    5.0 out of 5 stars digital pump
    It is efficient and easy to use my husband and I are elderly and we now carry it everywhere we go,
    Published 6 months ago by Sylvia Froome
    4.0 out of 5 stars great
    Just what I needed after my old one conked after 15 years. Quality brand for reasonable price & arrived quickly.
    Published 6 months ago by Mr. Stephen Berry
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