Ring Automotive - RTC6000 Cordless 4-in-1 Tyre Inflator with Air Pump, Quick Set Auto Stop, Large Digital Screen, Power Bank, LED Light, Valve Caps, Latex Gloves and Storage Case, Grey
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Comes complete with three-piece adaptor kit for balls, bike tyres and other inflatables. Also includes handy storage case. The inflator is simply too slow to pump up most tyres from flat without exceeding its 8 mins on/8 mins off duty cycle. Using it with tyres needing more than 40 PSI isn’t recommended either. Although this is a nicely made product, cheaper – and only slighter bigger – rivals are much more versatile. This leftfield unit from Sealey gets the bulk of the basics right – but often in an odd way. For instance, the generous 5m power lead means the inflator can always be positioned right by the wheel, making its 2m coiled air hose a little excessive.
Some units are also equipped with an Auto-stop function, where you simply dial the target pressure into the inflator and it pumps out air until that pressure is reached. Simple. Most tyre inflators also feature screwed valve couplings which are faster and more effective than the old-fashioned lever coupling, making it even easier to add an accurate amount of air. The large display shows actual pressure as well as target pressure, and a single knob is used to set the target level. You press it to toggle through PSI, Bar and other units, and twist it to set the value. Couldn’t be easier. Wolf’s Glovebox Genie is definitely the best all-rounder for the money thanks to its solid inflation time and reasonable price. It may be slower than some tyre inflators ranked lower in this test, but it's only 25 secs slower than the brisk result set by the Sealey MAC01. Despite its smaller size, the Ring performed well, inflating the tyre faster than some of the larger models in this test. The Ring also retains a leisure inflator/deflator and is fitted with a Deflate button. We were also a fan of the foolproof knob and display set-up, and the smart carrying bag. The on/off switch is large, but temperamental and does not always stay on meaning that you have to manually hold the switch down while the pump is working. This may be a fault with my pump.
In the box you get the inflator as well as a carrying bag and a bottle cage attachment so you can carry it on your bike. The unit is charged via a standard USB cable that's supplied. The Sealey MAC01 smoothly adds air to a flat tyre in an excellent time – but it's let down by its lever-type valve which feels primitive when compared to other inflators in this test.
Also the plug you plug in to charge the pump feels rather flimsy. Your frightened of misalignment when you plug it in or pressing/pushing it in too hard. This comes with a variety of adapters, as there is the ability to pump up mattresses too, but that isn't something I'll do, as our ki ds will use it when they go camping this summer. Read full review This is an excellent and lightweight automatic pump. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery, so the mains lead is only there to charge the battery and cannot be plugged in during use. I thought I was buying a mains powered pump so was disappointed, until I realised that it has sufficient power to inflate four tyres (as long as they are not completely flat) up to required pressure, without the hassle of trailing wires. The Ring RTC2000 Cordless Handheld Tyre Inflator is a small rechargeable tyre inflator that's designed for topping up car tyres and inflating bicycle tyres, footballs (and the like) and even inflatables. It's light in weight (at roughly 500g) and comes with a two piece adaptor kit for sports equipment and Presta bike valves. There's an LED light and it also acts as a powerbank function if need be.For the review score, we gave Ring RCT6000 Cordless Digital Tyre Inflator 9.1 out of 10. To reach that score we use information on what customers are saying about the same product from a number of retailers, to create an aggregate score.