I would be worried with water ingress ruining it if mounted under the car. I have one of those compressors and it is no where near the most sealed of units, especially around the casing that the internal wiring and motor sits behind.
Yep - it very well might be buggered very soon, but I am committed to give it a crack!I would be worried with water ingress ruining it if mounted under the car. I have one of those compressors and it is no where near the most sealed of units, especially around the casing that the internal wiring and motor sits behind.
This is what I've been using on mine works well. Only issues iv'e had with mine mounted under seat is the speedflow 90 fitting coming loose on a track. And the self reseting circuit breaker tripping. Only trips when pumping up tyres though thinking of just pissing it off completely.if you use an inflater on the end of the hose that has a trigger it will read accuratly when you let go of the trigger.
and then you should be able to rely on the pressure switch built into the compressor
somthing like this should do the job then you can leave the compressor on the whole time you are inflating your tyres
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This is all conditional on the hose being strong enough to manage the pressure that the compressor gets up to prior to its cutout switch activating.
When I had a TD5 I fitted the compressor in the left hand rear box they aren't much good for anything else except for storing towels or rags.I have limited room in the discovery theyre not big cars so freeing up draw space was the main reason just so happened days after i installed i broke my. Rear diff so fitted locker and changed it to suit
When I had a TD5 I fitted the compressor in the left hand rear box they aren't much good for anything else except for storing towels or rags.
I think the 120 psi cutout is protection for the compressor. It' only there to stop the compressor component from self destructing.
The electric motor has a maximum draw of 90A. By tripping the 120A breaker twice in quick succession (I read post correctly?) You have electrically run the motor to its limits. The other issue is the electric motor Will have residual heat from first trip and as such Will draw more current and trip. It would require a cooling period to prevent damage
I think you need a control system and a small receiver tank
The idea would be to switch motor off at 80 (at a guess) and back on 70psi. This would keep motor and compressor away from operating limits
The other way could be to extend the on/off switch on a lead attached to your hose and switch it on when required..
Hope this helps and doesn't sound condescending
I used my thumper max to air up 31's from 20 to 35psi by turning on/off and had no problem.
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