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Ring Automotive RAC750 230V Mains Powered Rapid Air Compressor, Incl. Storage Bag

by Ring Automotive
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
RRP: 64.99
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Technical Details

  • Simple features
  • 230v mains powered
  • Analogue display psi, bar, kg/cm2
  • Includes handy storage case
  • 3-piece adaptor kit included
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandRing Automotive
Item Weight3.7 Kg
Product Dimensions28.2 x 26.4 x 15.5 cm
Item model numberRAC750
Manufacturer Part NumberRAC750
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 1,669 in Car & Motorbike (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.2 Kg
Date First Available24 Jan 2008
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Parts
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Product Description

Product Description

Suitable for use at home, on driveway and in a garage. This analogue compressor can inflate a fully deflated car tyre in under 2 minutes. CE approved.

Box Contains

  • 1x analogue compressor
  • 1x carry case
  • 3x ball adaptors
  • 1x instruction leaflet

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    Ring Automotive RAC750 230V Mains Powered Rapid Air Compressor, Incl. Storage Bag + Draper 69924 Tyre Pressure Gauge with Flexible Hose
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    As other reviewers have stated, you will have great difficulty simply getting the air hose on and off the tyre valves, a task made worse by the fact the hose is far too short. On a cold day with what feels like someone else's hands, it is simply not possible to pull the connector off a valve without losing two or more seconds of air. This is because the connector is of very poor quality, and is very poorly finished as well. It is not metal like you might find on your local forecourt but cheap feeling plastic.

    The gauge on the unit reaches to a stratospheric pressure nobody in the real world wants (300 psi) meaning the more ordinary numbers you do (20-40 psi) are crammed together at the start of the dial and are impossible to read accurately. A twitch of the needle covers a huge range of pressures and the unit over-reads by 10 psi when the pump is running, making it a game of switching the thing on/off to see when the pressure is right.

    On that subject, pumping the rear tyre on my wife's car to 32 psi and then checking with an external digital gauge showed it had been over-inflated by almost 6 psi, and others here on Amazon alone have reported even wilder discrepancies. So it's outright dangerous too.

    While it does do the job of inflating tyres very well, and being 240V - the main reason I chose it - you have no fear of draining your car battery, and while the pressure stays good, strong and constant throughout, it is dangerously inaccurate and broadly worthless because of that.

    Ring is a British company.
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    149 of 154 people found the following review helpful
    By Birdy
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    After having bought other tyre inflaters that run off the car 12v supply over the years and realised they are a waste of money ,RAC750 - Mains Powered Tyre InflatorI decided to buy the "Which Best Buy", and WOW was I NOT dissapointed. I went out and checked/inflated the tyres on both our people carriers in no time at all.
    The only small fault I would say is the inflater pipe could be a little longer. It has a handy bag to carry it in also.. A great product.
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    67 of 69 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better 23 May 2010
    By Watson
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    This does what it says on the tin, but for the money, I think it could have had a pressure gauge, which you preset to whatever pressure you need and then it cuts off when it gets to it. The dial on the pressure gauge covers such a wide range that it's next to useless, as it's difficult to get an accurate read. Consequently, you need a separate pressure gauge, and need to keep taking the nozzle off to check it's the right pressure. Needless to say, every time you do this, you lose pressure trying to get the nozzle off and back on, and from the pressure gauge aswell. It's good at blowing up tyres, but so it should be for a mains compressor
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    24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Let down by the fittings, otherwise OK 22 Sep 2010
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    I bought this recently, partly on the strength of the Amazon reviews, so there were no surprises. The pump seems effective, reasonably robust and quite quiet. Beyond that, the gauge is almost useless: mine jumps to 80 psi as soon as it gets going then slowly edges up. This means inflating by guesswork, removing the hose and checking with a separate gauge. The hose and adaptor could be better. I expect that pushing them back in the storage compartment after every use may eventually cause fraying. It looks as though fitting a replacement would involve dismantling the whole unit as the hose mounting is through the back of the storage compartment. The storage compartment for the flex is also too small (probably designed somewhere where they use smaller plugs than ours.) Struggling to get the flex back inside is likely to loosen the connections over time, but again, it's mounted through the back of the compartment with no obvious access to tighten the connections or fit a replacement.

    Although the RAC (Royal Automobile Club) does sell its own range of car stuff, the RAC in RAC750 stands for Ring Automotive Company. Nothing wrong with Ring - I can see their premises from my house - but it's worth knowing.
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    34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars What a let down! 28 Oct 2009
    By prh
    I was very disappointed with this product. For a start I had great difficulty getting the thing on and off the tyre valves and the air hose is ridiculously short. The pressure gauge is calibrated up to 300psi so the graduations are very close together and hard to see. After inflating a tyre to what was 35 psi on the built-in gauge I checked it with a digital pressure gauge (accurate to +/- .5psi) and the tyre was shown to be 9 psi over inflated. I also tried it out on my wife's car with similar results. Trying to pack the thing back in its case to return to the retailer for a refund was a right fiddle - there's not enough room for the power cord and plug to be stowed away easily.
    A tyre inflator should at least be accurate and this one was wildly out.
    I really wanted this tyre inflator to work as I detest going to the garage to check my tyres.
    Oh well - back to the drawing board I suppose.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Ring RAC750 Mains powerd tyre inflator 16 Feb 2011
    By chommin
    Whist it can and does pump up tyres etc quickly it has drawbacks
    The pressure gauge is erratic, inaccurate, and cannot be preset, an accurate separate pressure gauge is essential
    a long extension mains lead is required to connect it to the car tyres
    it is difficult to put away the mains lead and plug back into its storage space
    a metal tyre connecter would be preferable to the plastic one provided which appears flimsy
    in use, the grey back cover keeps falling off but clicks back easily
    tilting the machine whilst in use to read the pressure gauge affects it running smoothly
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars He is very pleased with it and it works well
    Bought it for my dad to inflate the tyres on his mobility scooter as he doesn't have a car and therefore needed a mains powered compressor. Read more
    Published 7 days ago by J K FARMER
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be great if it had a more accurate pressure reader.
    Yes it could do with an accurate digital pressure reader, but in all other respects I found it easy to use as long as you veered on the cautious side initially until you are... Read more
    Published 13 days ago by PB
    5.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward
    Just what I wanted. Straightforward mains based compressor. Has adaptors for other types of inflation and a bag for the unit too.
    Published 20 days ago by Peter Milham
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Published 1 month ago by Michael Day
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great Product
    Great product. Rapid inflation, 300psi guage was reasonably accurate at 50psi, lightweight, convenient. Only reservation is hose length is too short.
    Published 1 month ago by Bryan Hiscock
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    Bought to inflate tyres because the 12v plug in were unable to cope, This works well and does the job quickly.
    Published 2 months ago by Roy Glen
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very good inflator, more expensive than a 12v but worth it
    This is a good produce, very robust and quick to inflate. i use it for my motorhome which required 5.5 bar, the 12v aren't up to the job. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Philip John Hughes
    5.0 out of 5 stars Charger
    In liked this product as it is easy to use, I had one previously which was much heavier, it does the job I bought it for
    Published 3 months ago by donkey
    5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the packet
    I wanted a tyre inflator that ran off the mains and this was the only one I could find the guage is not reliable but if you use a separate one it's not a problem. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by castingkingpete
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
    This product was ordered on Saturday afternoon and delivered on Sunday morning, the product is everything that is promised, I bought it for my husband , he is difficult to please... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Lawrence of Arabia
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