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12-Volt Inflator with Warning Light in Black

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A powerful 12-Volt, 250 PSI compressor and an accurate gauge make this inflator an efficient and excellent machine. This car tire inflator easily plugs into the 12-Volt accessory outlets to operate. The gauge is easy to read to help you in determining the amount of air inside the car tire. A bright LED warning light is very helpful for night use.

  • Power usage: 12-Volt cigarette lighter high power
  • 10 ft. long cord with cigarette lighter head
  • Flash light and working light
  • Inflate car tires, bike tires and athletic balls
  • 25.6 in. rubber with nylon encasing air hose

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Will this drain my battery if I run it without starting my car?

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February 7, 2014
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Pueblo, CO, USA
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December 1, 2014
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Depends on how long you run it and the condition of your battery. It is a electronic device so it will discharge the battery. If you are just topping off the tires it should be fine. If you have 4 flat tires I would run the engine.
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Asheville, NC
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December 1, 2014
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It is recommended that you have a full charge on your car battery or turn the ignition on.
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Middleton, WI
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November 3, 2014
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I don't know if it will drain your battery if you run it without starting your car, but it will blow the fuse in your car regardless (which is what happened with mine).
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Fort Worth, TX, USA
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October 24, 2014
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No, I added 5 lbs to each tire without any noticeable effect.
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Pontiac, MI, USA
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October 21, 2014
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I ran it on my GMC truck for 15 minutes and it started right up.
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Harrisburg, PA, USA
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March 13, 2014
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I don't think it would drain your battery to fill one tire. That is... as long as you have a reasonably "healthy" battery
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March 5, 2014
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This is for emergency use. As such, you should not be running it for a long time. If you are home and have a completely flat tire, you may want to plug this in to an AC DC to 12V Cigarette Lighter adapter. Attaching a picture of one of those.
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February 18, 2014
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NO, if for just a single refill.
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February 14, 2014
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you can air a tire without starting the car. keep in mind this is for emergencies and not for daily use.
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Concord, CA, USA
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February 9, 2014
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It depends on your battery and how long you run the pump. The maximum you can run the pump is 10 minutes before you have to give it a 1 hour rest. If you continue to use it, it might shut down or over heat (at least, that's what it says in the instructions).
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Florida
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February 9, 2014
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Can fill a vehicle tire without vehicle being on and not have a problem. Not sure about much longer of a time then that.
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Can I use HDX 12-Volt Inflator with Warning Light in Black for my air mattress

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August 19, 2013
Does HDX 12-Volt Inflator with Warning Light in Black come with accessories to pump air into my air mattress.
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santa clarita, ca
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October 21, 2014
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should be able to, there is a little adaptor
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March 5, 2014
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It does come with two different accessories to help with such.
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Northern Illinois
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February 18, 2014
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Absolutely, fine tool for all inflatables.
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Alabama
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February 14, 2014
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not good for that.
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Concord, CA, USA
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February 9, 2014
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That would take an extremely long time. I'd advise against it. The pump has a 10-minute time limit before you have to turn it off and give it an hour break. Then it can be used for 10 more minutes. The instructions say the pump might overheat if you continue to use it over 10 minutes. I have not tested it to see if it's true.
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Vancouver, WA, USA
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February 5, 2014
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Yes, it can inflate an air mattress with the accessories supplied. Depending on the size of the mattress, it could take a long while. You would be better with a dual action hand pump with a big fat cylinder, or a battery operated blower that is sold alongside the air beds
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Florida
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February 4, 2014
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That particular pump did not come with the accessory to blow up an air mattress. You could use it to blow up say a beach ball
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January 24, 2014
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would probably overheat or explode before filling the mattress. its a high pressure pump.. low volume.
I'd expect around 15min to inflate a totally flat tire.. maybe longer for suv size tires.
for an air mattress you can buy a cheapo high volume pump for <10$ way faster and better.
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Pueblo, CO, USA
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November 10, 2013
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Yes, it has different attachments for the air hose but it does not move a lot of air so it would take a VERY long time to blow up a mattress.
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Chicago, IL, USA
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Probably. It comes with three attachments.
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September 3, 2013
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Hi Valueguy,
Yes, this inflator will inflate an air mattress. You will need to use the plastic nozzle adapter along with the hose from the mattress.
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Does it have a wire to connect to a regular house electric plug or do you have to plug it into the car?

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Louisville, KY
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The 12V plug is built in - there's no way to connect it to a household 120V circuit without an adapter. It's pretty much intended for roadside emergencies, not so much for normal household use like inflating bike tires, basketballs, etc.
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January 5, 2015
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No, but you can buy an adapter if you really need/want. Do a search for "car to wall adapter".
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January 4, 2015
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It only works with a cigarette lighter in your car. It does make me wonder if someone makes an adapter such that you could use it in the house?
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You plug it in your cigarette lighter.
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Middleton, WI
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The Inflator only has a plug to go into a cigarette lighter in your car. The power requirements are 12-Volt DC/8 Amp max.
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It runs only from the car's battery by plugging into the "cigarette lighter" outlet. Most cars have several of these so called plug outlets located inside the vehicle. The cord is long enough to reach all the tires easily from just one front seat plug, however. It uses very little power so there is no worry of it draining the battery.
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Pueblo, CO, USA
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No it only has a 12v plug for your car.
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It only has the connection for the car outlet
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Terrible Product The HDX Multi-Function 12V Air Inflator is terrible. I plugged it into my car's cigarette lighter, turned it on, and then tried to inflate my bike's tires. After nearly 5 minutes of "inflating," the tire had barely more air in it than before I started. After a few more minutes, the whole thing stopped working because it blew the fuse in my car's electrical system (the auto mechanic who replaced the fuse suggested not using the product again). The plastic that the unit is made out of feels cheap and brittle, so I'm worried that it will break in my trunk just from being tossed around a little bit. Also, with the red warning light cover on, it's very hard to see the light shining through, which really defeats the purpose of the thing. All in all, I highly recommend staying AWAY from this product. December 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good inflator, bad gauge The inflator works well. It inflated my tires that were about 6 psi low in a few minutes. Much faster than my old one. I liked that it had a on/off switch so it wasn't running when plugged in. The gauge was very inaccurate and basically worthless. The light and flasher is a nice touch, though. October 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not a very good inflator I tried to put 1 pound of air in my truck tire and it took 10 minutes to put in 1/2 pound.. It just doesn't have much output. Maybe on a beach ball or bike tire it would be ok. Have a pressure gauge ready as the gauge is way off. (see pics). I have had better inflators. October 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pack one in your car This inflator performs adequately as long as you don't need a precise gauge. The small gauge is only about 1 1/2" in diameter with marks very close together in 5 lb increments. When I checked my car tire results to two separate good quality gauges, there was about 5 lbs less air than the inflator had indicated. The flasher light is fairly dim and is suitable only for night use. Remove the red lense cover and flip the switch to "light" and you have a flashlight, albeit not a very bright one. The power cord plugged into the dash outlet is long enough to reach all four tires. Even with these limitations, I think you'd be glad you had it in a roadside emergency. October 24, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lightweight and Compact Lightweight and compact, easy to use - got a nice little gauge - got a nice long extension cord to reach back tire of car. Personally, this saves me time and a trip to fill tire pressure up at the local gas station, although it is going to take time to fill the tire if it is low on air. My only concern is the tiny compressor inside, I just don't have a feel for the life of this product. This replaces one that I once had years ago. My former air compressor unit was much heavier and it finally died due to an electrical short. October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very handy and light weight Nice compact tool for any vehicle especially to pump up a slow leak. The length of the cords are enough to stretch to the back of my mini van. It does take a while to get your tire pumped up, but it is much better than a manual tire pump, and more convenient than going to the nearest gas station. Putting back the cables/hose into the housing may take a little patience to wind up and put back in, but ok. January 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice small tool The good part about this inflator is its small size and light weight. It is a nice size for behind the seat in the pickup truck or in a wheel well of a car. Very compact. It works with a cigarette lighter connection so there is no battery to keep charged or to go out when you need it most. It also has a small pressure gauge right on the unit to watch so you don't under or over inflate the tires. Over all a useful compact tool. November 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Quick and easy Have used this product a couple of times, and I it does a pretty good job. The plastic it is built out of does not look very sturdy, but it actually is pretty solid. It is well organized and perfect for my SUV. In terms of functionality - it is very good. I am OBSESSIVE with the PSI in my tires, and I always hate going to the gas station to pump them up. I've used it to re-inflate the tires 3-5 PSI at a time and it does a quick job of it. It is not too loud and it is easy to use and stays on the tires during inflation which is a big plus for me. Overall a very good product. November 18, 2013
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