California Air Tools 1.6 Gal. 1/2 HP Ultra-Quiet and Oil-Free Aluminum Tank Air Compressor-1650A - The Home Depot

California Air Tools

Model # 1650A

Internet # 202977393

1.6 Gal. 1/2 HP Ultra-Quiet and Oil-Free Aluminum Tank Air Compressor

California Air Tools 1.6 Gal. 1/2 HP Ultra-Quiet and Oil-Free Aluminum Tank Air Compressor

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$179.00 / box


Model # 1650A

Internet # 202977393

The California Air Tools 1650A Ultra Quiet Air Compressor is designed to be one of the quietest air compressors in the industry having only 56 decibels of sound. This air compressor makes less sound than a normal conversation (65 decibels). The powerful 1/2 HP motor operates at only 1680 RPM creating less noise and less wear. The Oil-Free Dual Piston Pump System is engineered for high performance and durability. The 1.6 Gal. aluminum air tank is lightweight (31 lbs.) and rust resistant making it very easy to transport and store. This air compressor is ideal for anyone working where noise is a major issue.

  • Ultra quiet only 56 decibels
  • Oil-free pump for less maintenance and repair costs
  • 1.6 Gal. rust-free aluminum tank
  • Lightweight for easy transporting - 31 lbs.
  • Powerful 1/2 HP (rated/running) 1 HP (peak) motor
  • 1.90 CFM at 40 psi and 1.10 CFM at 90 psi/maximum pressure 120 psi
  • 2-pressure control gauges/one 1/4 in. universal quick connector
  • Low amp draw - 4.5-amps
  • Less heat - dissipates heat more efficiently
  • Extra-large dual piston pump for increased compression /extra-long pump life of over 3000 hours
  • Thermal overload protector/less time to fill the tank - only 90 seconds
  • Low vibration - motor speed of 1680 RPM
  • Oil-free pump allows you to use in different temperatures and terrains
  • Easy to use ball drain valve
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Product Depth (in.)  14.2  Product Height (in.)  14.6 
Product Width (in.)  17.3 
Air Delivery SCFM @ 40PSI  1.9  Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI  1.1 
Amperage (amps)  4.5  Application Use  Air Brushing,Blow Cleaning,Brad Nailing/Stapling,Hobby Nailing,Hobby Painting,Inflation 
Compressor Tank Capacity (Gallons)  1.6  Compressor Type  Home Maintenance 
Compressor/Air Tool Features  Handle,Oil Free Compressor,Tank Pressure Gauge  Decibel Rating (Outdoor)  56 dBA 
Horsepower (hp)  0.5  Included  No additional components or accessories are included 
Lubrication Type  Oil Free  Maximum Pressure (psi)  120 
Portable  Yes  Power Source  Electric 
Product Weight (lb.)  31 lb  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  90-Day  Stage Count  Single Stage 
Tank Material  Aluminum  Tank Style  Hot Dog 
Tools Product Type  Air Compressor  Voltage (volts)  110 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings  Manufacturer Warranty  Limited Warranty 1 Year 


Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great compressor for the cost!! I had been researching this compressor for some time before purchasing it. Everything I had heard is true, this is a great set up. I am an avid model builder and I do a lot of airbrushing. My set up with this brush will switch between 2 well known brand airbrushes, one with a .3 needle and the other with a .2, both airbrushes function very well with this compressor. I have already got several hours of operation with this compressor and I have not been disappointed, it has a fast refill rate, and I am able to spray without loss of pressure while the tank refills, this is huge for me as I do a lot of detail airbrushing and fluctuations in psi have been problematic in the past with other compressors I have owned. As you can see from the photos, the compressor sits in the room with me. While it is running I am able to have a conversation with my wife, and I can work into the wee hours of the night without waking my wife or children up. The layout of the regulator was a bit frustrating, but nothing that can’t be fixed with a few extra fittings. I like to run a water trap on my air compressor and getting everything to line up was a bit finicky, but once set it is working great. The compressor is also surprisingly lite and easy to transport. Set was a snap and the overall craftsmanship seems quite solid. Overall I am very happy with this compressor and I expect it to give me many years of service! May 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good little compressor It was all set up ready to use, Need a job to use it now... January 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for airbrushing! Super quiet is the best feature. Great PSI and tank is large enough to do considerable spraying before it turns on to refill. PSI is constant, no fluctuation. Would be nice if it had water filter on, but added one easily. Would recommend! March 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great compressor Best air compressor to use inside, very quiet running and recovers fast, for what I use it for February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great units, unbelievably quiet, decent quality, low power draw Great units, unbelievably quiet, decent quality, low power draw. says it all, if you want super quiet these are worth a few extra bucks. February 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Its very quiet I like it, received quickly and ready to work. Low amps. I wanted a bigger one, but they were out of stock. January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for your airbrushing needs. After doing many reviews on different air compressors, i decided on this model from California Air. Its compact shape allows easy placement in your studio and is very stable.Its a little louder than my old small compressor,which is smaller in size and performance.After considering what i will mainly be spraying and looking at the specs on different models, i decided this one would fulfill my needs quite well.The 1.6 gal. tank hold plenty enough air for me to spray around 30 psi for a fair amount of time before the compressor kicks in to refill the tank.Which doesn't take very long at all, this keeps the compressor from heating up and laboring.The low amp draw and low db lvls allows me to run this next to my drawing table without disturbing anyone.The new drain valve is a breeze to use, so keeping the tank free from moisture isnt a chore anymore.While this is the smallest model , it more than keeps up with what i need it for. I foresee a very long and prosperous future ahead woth this compressor. Home Depot shipped my order quickly and it was double boxed so it arrived in great shape.I would definitely recommend this compressor to anyone looking for a good airbrushing compressor that will last them a long time and not be very loud when running also.While its not a true silent compressor,. it also only cost about a 1/3 of a silent one also.Consider this compressor an investment in your airbrushing career, you wont be disappointed. August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic little air compressor! This air compressor works exactly as advertised. It is so quiet that I can use it in my basement shop while the family is asleep. It also provides plenty of air for my small shop. June 12, 2012
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