Tornado III Compressor

This was the largest of the 3 compressors that Inflation Zone sent us.  The Tornado series of compressors are very compact and offer quiet power for their price and small size.   The company strives to offer the best product by paying attention to small details such as using Lucas Oil in their compressors vs. some cheap no-name.  The results: a great compressor at a great price that I believe will last quite a long time.

During the course of this test when I found the need for a compressor for things around the house such as blowing up the kids bike tires or inflating a blow up pool, this was the compressor that I went for.   Now don't think that this is all that it is good for, as this compressor will fill you vehicles tires just fine also, but it wont take up much space when you are not using it!

Specifications:

Voltage: 12 Volts
Air Flow: 1.94 CFM
Max Working Pressure: 140 PSI
Max Restart Pressure: 180 PSI
Max Amperage: 23 AMP
Horse Power: 1/4
Net Weight: 5-3/4 LBS
Warranty: 24 Months
Cylinder: 1.2 inches
Dimensions: 7.5"L x 4.25"W x 6.75"H

Again, a very nice carry bag that easily fit the compressor with room to spare was included.

The Tornado III had a pressure gauge built into the air hose.   There was no cigarette adapter like its two smaller brothers, it only had battery clamps.  The power cord and the air hose were all plenty long to reach even the farthest tire with ease.

To inflate one tire from 10-35PSI it took 7:21.   For our real world test it took 30:30 to inflate all 4 tires from 10-35PSI.   
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6-10-2005