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Post Info TOPIC: Ozito 18/240v Hybrid Inflator/delfator Review


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Ozito 18/240v Hybrid Inflator/delfator Review


here ya go Dougie,

As promised, I've had time to play with the ozito 'hybrid' inflator/deflator

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As you can see from the pic above, the compressor will run off the power xchange batteries that I have for the chainsaws and pruners etc.

As a bonus though, it will also run off 240v from the power lead which is stored underneath the unit

 

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The unit actually houses 2 compressors internally which was a bit of a surprise.

 

the first, is similar to any small car compressor you may have in the boot of the car or have used for inflating the kids bike tyres or balls etc. using the 'high' pressure side and the included bits.

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This is limited to 160psi and performs as expected in relation to speed.

One trick it does have up its sleeve is to be able to set the desired pressure on the screen, start it up and let it go.

It will stop once it reaches the desired pressure.

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My tests show it will go 1.5psi over the selected pressure, stop and then drop to 1.5psi under.

You can obviously make an adjustment to your selected pressure, if you cared enough.

It does allow selected of kpa, psi or bar.

 

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The other side compressor (low pressure /high volume) is more akin to a compressor or pump you would use for air beds and camping type duties.
The hose it stowed on the bottom of the unit.

To inflate, stick the hose on the air out side. To deflated, stick the hose on the air in side. Simples.

 

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when I originally got it I didn't expect to be able to put it to much use but the more I used it, the handier it became and of course the more I used it.

A perfect example are the trolleys at work. Those mongrels have had flat tyres on them as long as I can remember.

No one could be bothered taking them out back and hooking up a car compressor to pump them up.

So they sit, unused in the corner.

This is where a unit like this comes in handy. I can take it in and just get it done.

 

In addition to the usual tasks, it can also be used as to blow out dust and similar like I did with my old mans dust laden computer.

I'm also keen to press it into duty for getting a camp fire started :)

 

Everything you need is stored onboard on the unit as you can see from above.

So other than needing a charged battery, if you're not near 240v, it's a piece of cake to pull out and use.

 

Granted the thing is not perfect but those things still aren't what I'd call cons as such.

firstly there's a whistle out of the hose when using the high volume pump (example in the video) .

I'm not sure if this is just my unit or indicative of all of them. I've heard similar on other bed type pumps.

Second, the little cover over the included adapters is a stiff plastic. I'm not sure how long this will last after being taken on and off a few times.

Still, they fit in snuggley, so even if the cover breaks, theyre not going anywhere.

 

Overall, it took me a while to warm to it and to start using it before i reaslised how useful it can be to have one around.

Since I'll already be packing the saw in the car when camping with a charger, this little fella will be finding a space under the seat of the caravan for when it's needed.

I know it's not as exciting as a chainsaw but I hope it might still be of interest to some.

 

As always the video.

 

cheers Brett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Hey Brett - are you planning on owning every bit of Ozito gear that exists? biggrin 

I've owned a few Ozito tools. Drills never lasted long but I still have and use the stick welder I bought many years ago.  Best $99 I ever spent!



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I've still got my eye on the little blower for lighting camp fires but I reckon this will work.
yet to be tested. So might end up with one of those.
Also curious on the whipper snippers with the solid thingies instead of the line.
My old petty one has seen better days and is starting to get to be a nuisance to start.


Next cab off the rank is the little bosche high pressure washer I bought a few weeks back.
I do lots of other stuff on the channel but only try to share stuff that others might find interesting or useful.

Of course, like someone with the flu, I'm trying to be aware not to over share :biggrin



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Thanks for that Brett, veeeery interesting but not what I had hoped it would be so it will have to stay in the shops cry

I am looking around for a good pump to pump up 4x4 LT tyres without much effort. I have a TJM brand pump but it is so slow and gets hot quick furiouscry



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Dougwe wrote:

Thanks for that Brett, veeeery interesting but not what I had hoped it would be so it will have to stay in the shops cry

I am looking around for a good pump to pump up 4x4 LT tyres without much effort. I have a TJM brand pump but it is so slow and gets hot quick furiouscry


 Hey Dougie,

yes, a 4wd compressor it ain't, but for the small stuff, tis a handy unit.

I watched this video the other night and he does a good comparo with a few variants.

I've got the ridge rider one and have been pretty happy with that and find it inline with his results

It gets pretty warm too, but i guess that's the nature of the beast when you're pushing so much air.

I was considering the twin 4wed super centre one but glad I didn't go with it see his results on the current draw on that thing. evileye

 

cheers Brett



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Thanks heaps for that Brett. I found all that very interesting indeed.

I have been thinking about the Twin Thumper from 4X4 centre myself. I'm not convinced at this stage the current draw is a major negative if the Collie is idling at the time confuse I stand to be corrected though cry

I will have a look at the Ridge Rider as well though blankstare 

I did like the big ARB beast but agree it could be a little overkill for my needs, the cost is for sure. 

Thanks again Brett. I look forward to any more reviews from you. 



-- Edited by Dougwe on Friday 25th of January 2019 08:26:12 AM

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Moose2 wrote:

Hey Brett - are you planning on owning every bit of Ozito gear that exists? biggrin 

I've owned a few Ozito tools. Drills never lasted long but I still have and use the stick welder I bought many years ago.  Best $99 I ever spent!


 I have an Ozito drill, the best battery  powered drill I have owned.   $130 with an extra battery.



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I have 3 of the ARB compressors & run the engine when pumping up tyres as the 3 use about a 100amps. What is the duty cycle of the Ozito? Most cheap compressors would only have a 25% duty cycle if you are lucky, so 1 minute pumping then 3 minutes off or you will cook the compressor. They get extremely hot.

This ARB chart shows the volume reduction with increase in PSI. Also do not forget the first atmosphere has to removed from answers.

If the compressor has enough volume & pressure it is great for blasting dust off the car. Also using it with a vacuum for getting dirt out of carpet in the car. It dislodges dirt far better than vacuum alone.

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Yes, a 4wd compressor it ain't, but for the small stuff, tis a handy unit.

 3 ARB compressors will do 60 litre tyres, 20 to 35 PSI in 30 seconds or O to 45 PSI for the spare in 90 seconds.

I also use a moisture trap, it is surprising how much water is in the air in humid conditions. If you can, run the compressor within the car to take advantage of air conditioned air, it will be drier & cooler so it will carry less moisture.

An air tank will also help remove a bit of moisture from the air if the tank is cool.

As a rough guide you will loose about 1% of compressor resources for every connection, right angle bend & every metre of air hose.

Run the engine while using the compressor to keep the voltage up. Replace the original 12 volt leads with 6AWG.

I'm loosing 7% on my setup as 6AWG is a bit too light for the 100amp load & cable length.



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All compressors should state SCFM, standard cubic feet per minute. Simply stating CFM & or PSI is a meaningless statement at best. It means CFM at no pressure & the PSI at zero air flow. Utterly useless!

You basically need to know how many CFM you get at 90 PSI. This is the industry standard & a good all round reference.

X litres at 30 PSI is a next to useless comment. You may pump up your tyres to only 30 PSI but it no where near enough to allow for resistance in your entire setup, & the next 5 PSI up to 35 PSI is a lot more work for the compressor.

So ask what is the Standard Cubic Feet Per Minute is! If the manufacturer cannot tell you do a lot more research, or as a best guess divide the capacity of the compressor by let's say a factor of 10 as a starting point!

Ask for the compressor's Duty Cycle, anything less than 50% duty cycle forget about it. ie 1 minute on & 1 minute off.

If you need to blow up large low pressure items use a venturi blower on your compressor to multiply the air volume but it will be at lower pressure, but that is the point.

The ARB chart above is still vague but it is streets ahead of any other manufacturer that I have seen to date.



-- Edited by Whenarewethere on Monday 28th of January 2019 08:46:46 AM

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PX-07 is my choice for 12V compressor for tyres. Mine is now 11 or 12 years old and has had a lot of big tyre work.
bossairsuspension.com.au/12-volt-air-compressors/
Cheers,
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That looks like a pretty serious piece of Kit there P&M .



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