The Campbell Hausfeld Cordless Inflator features a high-pressure pump with a cooling fan for safety. The inflator runs with a 12-Volt battery and has a built-in pressure gauge that makes reading air pressures for car tires simpler. It also features a 15-Amp fuse that helps prevent overheating and comes with a 7.2-Amp sealed lead acid battery for convenient cordless use.
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94%of customersrecommend this product128 of 136reviews
Rating Breakdown143 reviews
94%of customersrecommend this product128 of 136reviews
I thought this would be a great product, but when I received it, I was very disappointed. I charge it for 24 hours and it couldn't even inflate one auto tire. I charged it for another 24 hours and it still wouldn't inflate one tire without running out of battery power. I don't know if the battery was weak or if there was a defect in the charging unit. I returned it to the store for a refund. One thing I did find out when I was searching the web for a solution to the lack of charging is that this model is a DISCONTINUED PRODUCT. Campbell Hausfeld doesn't even carry replacement batteries so being able to get a new battery may not b possible in the future
Pros: Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
Overall a great product. This replaces a corded unit from CH which lasted 15yrs. Cordless is the best. Tire gauge is not accurate which is not unusual on these units. Use this almost daily to keep tires on aluminum rims at pressure. Battery holds a charge for a long time. Also, outer case was scratched in numerous places. Happy with unit so far.
Mind you, i only use this to air up or inflate tires---so we are talking maybe once or twice a week usage at the most. If you need to inflate tires something else everyday, you may want to consider a commercial, or higher-grade compressor.
What i really love about this inflator is the ability to run cordless; This makes it easy to inflate all tires on the car---no wrestling with the extension cord.
It also seems to have stamina and the battery charge seems to last fairly long; I've inflated a few larger tires, P205/70 R15's, from completely deflated to about 40psi and the inflator does not seem to miss a beat(i think the on-board cooling fan helps?). The battery charge could probably last long enough to inflate all four tires on the car from completely flat to normal psi.
One thing that concerns me is that the gauge may not be super-accurate, but it will get you in the ballpark range. And then you can use an separate gauge to verify.
1. The Product. Listen up Buddy. I might be one of the BEST testimonials on this actual product. I purchased this same model 10+ years ago from Wal-Mart for $60.00. Felt I might be rolling the dice again because if you have had any experience with the many, many , many consumer light to medium duty inflators. Then you know probably half of them choke, smoke, seize and die with-in the first dozen uses. Cheap Chinese compressors. Particularly in most of the multi-function jump start, light, electric outlet models. Once the compressor smokes, you just get to flush some money away. Again. Recently, my 10 year old CC2300 cordless inflator, this same model had to be retired. The battery finally gave out after probably 100 charges over 10years. The 12volt battery in this is replaceable however, a decent replacement is about $30.00 by itself. MInd you.. The inflator (compressor )still worked! The battery just couldn't hold a charge anymore. I'm not sure Campbell Hausfeld is still actively manufacturing the model anymore. This model only seems available from a handful of sellers. Another reason to buy it NOW don't hesitate. I like to mention in the manual though not in the product description here, that it says on a full charge this thing can inflate EIGHT normal car tires to 30-PSI before needing a full recharge. I think it probably could, might have to take a few breaks in between to let it rest and cool off. Myself I just wanted to be able to air up two Automobiles on occasion without a hassle. So, putting 5-10psi in eight tires was easy with this Model inflator. Normally, would still have a green light or just turning to yellow on the battery when I was done. The unit once full charged holds most of it's charge for 3-months maybe more.
It is said, "They don't make things like they used too anymore. " All too often, Things are made to wear out, fail, or just don't meet expectations. You can buy a nice looking toy inflator or you can buy this Campbell Hausfeld Cordless Inflator. I might just buy another in reserve, just so, I don't have to worry about what to do 10years from now. It may look a tad plain Jane, even not that fancy, but it's built to last and it's built to work. Buy it for yourself. Buy it as a gift. Either way you got a true outstanding value. Also, you won't have to keep feeding the gas station air pump $1 worth of quarters. That's if you can even find a gas station with a working air pump anymore. Think about that.
2. Home Depot.. Blew my socks off on this purchase via the website. On Sunday night, I bought this on the Homedepot.com website and I used the paypal option. Personally like paypal and find it more Secure, faster, and just easy. Woke up the next Morning (Monday) and had an email with tracking that my inflator had shipped. I was like yeah, ok, whatever probably sitting on some freight dock as a paper weight. The next day (Tuesday) my package arrived (free shipping mind you). Literally in less than 36-hours after I clicked "buy" I had my New Inflator DIRECT from the manufacturer warehouse. Not a home depot sorting center or some third party. Direct from Campbell Hausfeld !. Outstanding Home Depot!! Super Kudos.
I am an average educated consumer and this is a completely independant review. I have no association, nor do not work for Home Depot (Seller ) or Campbell Hausfeld (Manufacturer)
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting, strong compressor
This is a great light weight inflator. I keep in my vehicle to inflate car tires and bike tires. It has come in handy more times then I can remember.
This is my second inflator. My first one lasted several years before the battery failed. I didn't keep it charged the last year. If you read the instructions, you should charge it on a regular basis. You can order a replacement battery through the manufacture but it cost more then half the price of a new inflator plus you have to install it.
If your battery fails, you can still use via the DC charger.
I have found that when you are inflating a tire and you have reached the tire pressure you want, keep the inflator turned on while taking the hose off of the tire. If you turn off the inflator then disconnect the hose, you can lose some tire pressure. Just a suggestion.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting
I owned one of these for five years with moderate use before it quit working. Most jobs were motorcycle tires, balls & mattresses. Don't plan to pump your car tires without plugging the unit into AC power. If you need a light duty inflator that is portable this is great. If you need something with lots of power you obviously need to buy something made for that purpose.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, lasted 5 years
Cons: will not do auto tires on battery
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Review 10 for 12-Volt Cordless Inflator
Hunk of Junk
PostedJune 3, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
Sorry to be the contrarian here, but others deserve to hear my experience. We bought two of these to use in sports classes. Inflating about 30 soccer/basket/foot balls a day, one of the pumps lasted two days. The other a week. Returned them both for replacement units. Neither made it through another week. Switched to the Black n Decker.
I purchased this exact unit at least 8 years ago and it still is working strong. Filling tires on bikes, tractor, carts or kids' balls has never been easier. Great gauge on it to tell you that your battery strength is getting low and time for a charging. Lasts a reasonably long time. Certainly more than enough to fill up tires on the entire families bicycles. Don't hesitate to purchase it.
Pros: Durable, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight
This is our second one of these, but the first one lasted about 10 years before we finally started having trouble with the battery not taking a full charge any more. We had no other problems with it. We drive a one-ton dually pick-up, and pull a horse trailer. This unit is powerful enough to fill an oversized tire on those vehicles when necessary. It is important to us to have this kind of stand-alone unit, because the cords on the ones that plug into the dashboard power supply will not reach the tires on the trailer. We searched until we found the same brand and same model to buy again!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Powerful
Primary reason for getting a new one is that the universal air valve adapter had finally failed--worn out--and replacing it would have been a significant inconvenience . Also, the battery on the old unit needed replacing. All in all, for roughly an additional $10-$15, I got a new unit rather than trying to repair a 10+ year old one. Would have rated the quality higher had the adapter on the old unit had lasted yet another 10 years! Got my money's worth out of the old unit and expect the same out of the new one. Works like a champ for my needs, primarily keeping car, wheelbarrow and bike tires properly inflated.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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Review 19 for 12-Volt Cordless Inflator
Battery doesn't hold a charge
PostedNovember 1, 2007
No, I do not recommend this product.
I originally wanted an inflator that I could plug into the wall. Sure, it's less mobile, but you don't have to worry about charging a battery on something that you use infrequently. Well, I still want a plug-in variety after a year or so with this thing. The battery is real picky about how it's treated (the manual has all sorts of rules about this) and won't hold a charge for anything. I'm on my second battery and it's already gone south. The company did send a new one when the first one ate it, but who needs the hassle. Don't waste your money.
After the initial 14-16 hour charge, I topped off: wife's car tires, son's bike tires, VW bus tires, boat trailer tires and my 4 runner tires. The yellow light began to barely blink and according to the instructions recharging for 7 to 9 hours is recommended after multiple uses. I consider what I inflated as multiple uses. I don't know why I didn't get this inflator sooner. It sure does beat several trips to the gas station. So far I'm very happy with my purchase.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Strong, Light Weight