Viair 00073 70P Heavy Duty Portable Compressor
Product DescriptionThe 70P is a smaller portable compressor capable of inflating up to 225/65/R18 tires. Plug into your 15 ampere rated power port, connecting to a valve stem and turn the unit on. Tire pressure is monitored using the gauge mounted on top of the unit, by temporarily switching the unit off.
- 12 VOLT - 100 PSI Maximum Working Pressure, engine must be running during use.
- 1.06CFM Free Flow @ 0 PSI
- Deluxe carry bag included
- Brass twist-on tire chuck
- Turn unit on to inflate, off to check pressure pressure using onboard gauge
Top ReviewsVery compact,strong
by Orochimaru Sama (5 out of 5 stars)
September 19, 2015
Purchased this unit because it was cheap and had great reviews and I can see why.My tires kept going flat every 2 weeks and I got tired of having to drive on base or to the gas station and pray the air pump was working which 9/10 times its not and who wants to pay a 1.00 for air right? So I got this and let me say first thoughts were is this gonna be strong enough because the unit is small,like really small and to my surprise it actually inflated my tire with no problem (aftermarket 22 inch rims) The pump comes with attachments for other types of applications to blow are in like a inflatable bed or basketball.It als features a fuse on the power cord that has a cover on it.I saw reviews of people saying the pump blew a fuse in their car but it did not blow mine I kept the car running as I used it (2008 Dodge Charger).This is a great pump and I have no complaints also another plus is the extremely long power cord!
Excellent Quality and Performing Portable Air Compressor
by Ben (5 out of 5 stars)
September 8, 2018
I had originally bought a Jaco SmartPro Digital Tire Inflator Pump on Amazon. When I attached the hose to the valve stem, the digital monitor indicated 28 psi, but my very accurate tire gauge indicated 33 psi. This unit was mostly plastic. Also, it was supposed to turn off automatically when the proper pressure was reached, but it didn't. So I returned it. I searched Amazon and bought this unit, which was priced about the same. The first thing I noticed was the weight -- it was twice as heavy as the Jaco, due mainly to being made almost entirely out of metal. When I attached the hose -- which screws on to the tire valve rather than clipping on - the analog readout was exactly the same as that indicated on my professional tire gauge. I turned it on and it was very quiet. It increased the tire pressure from 25 psi to 32 psi in less than two minutes. You turn it off when the desired pressure is reached, so it's great that the analog gauge is dead accurate. I also liked the fact that the very long electric wire that plugs into the cigarette lighter as well as the hose do not fit into the casing of the compressor, unlike the Jaco. The storage bag is big enough to hold these wires alongside the compressor. In summary, this appears to be a well constructed, well designed and fairly priced compressor that performs well.
Works very well but get the car battery adapter
by Silke the book worm (4 out of 5 stars)
October 11, 2015
This thing is amazing. It is very quiet and fairly fast. It filled 5 psi in about 2 minutes which is impressive and helpful for keeping tire correctly inflated. The maximum 100 psi limit makes this much better than 85p unit. This unit is a must compare to 85p if you have a donut spare (which requires 60psi normally). The only problem I have with this unit is the fact that this would not work with most car without blowing a fuse. Get a car battery to car Cigarette adapter (like BESTEK® 12V 24V Battery Clip On Car Cigarette Lighter Socket Adapter) so you don't blow a car fuse. According to the manual, this unit draws 15amps so for most cars with only 12 amps, car fuse will blow before the fuse in the compressor will.
Shuts off at 30psi!
by Peter J. Yianilos (1 out of 5 stars)
August 29, 2016
The Viair 70P unit I received would not inflate beyond 30psi. Neither the motor nor the pump were even warm to the touch but the unit stopped running at exactly 30psi (measured with a guage). When detached from the tire, it restarted and would run indefinitely. When reattached to the tire with 30psi, it would run for a fraction of a second before shutting off again. I used it all of 3-4 minutes in total.
Though many have reviewed this positively I can't say my experience inspires enough confidence to order a replacement so I am returning it for a refund. Very disappointed.
Second Time Trying This - Failed Again
by Music Zealot (1 out of 5 stars)
August 17, 2018
When these work they're great. When they don't you find out at a critical moment and you want to tear your hair out. Plugged this into my wife's car adapter this morning for first time use after buying this a few months ago. Zero power. Nothing. This product it now a doorstop. This is the second one I've bought. That one failed after about a year. Shame on this company for cheating me. Shame on me for buying it twice.
by Buck503 (5 out of 5 stars)
December 14, 2017
This thing has gotten me out of some scrapes. I've had it for several months, and it's been great. We had a really rough winter that left a lot of potholes in our roads after repeated thaws, so I did my share of patching my tires this year. A couple of times I came out in the morning to find a flat tire from a slow leak - before I had this, I would have to wait over an hour for roadside assistance to use one of these so I can take it to the tire shop less than 2 miles away. Now with this little guy, I can pump up my tire in less than 5 minutes, drop my kid off at school on time, and take it to the tire shop to be patched. Same with coming home; I've used it a couple of times to work in a pinch; coming out of work to find a deflated tire, and I don't have time to waste since I have to get across town before daycare closes. As long as you're dealing with a slow leak, this will put your tire to where you can make essential trips over short distances. It runs off the car battery, it inflates the tire surprisingly quickly, and the pressure gauge is accurate. The compact size lets it live in my trunk without compromising any of the space. I probably would want something a little more powerful for a larger car with bigger tires, but for a mid-size sedan this little thing is awesome. It's loud - it's an air compressor - which has made it awkward to use in a parking garage or in my apartment parking lot early in the morning, but it's quick so the noise isn't there for too long. I'm really happy that I bought this.
Stops running after ~ 10 minutes and Customer is responsible for return postage
by Bill Fauntleroy (1 out of 5 stars)
December 26, 2018
I purchased this product back in October 2018 and ran it for only a minute to ensure working. When I actually had to use it on my Daughter's car on December 24th it stopped working after ~ 10 minutes. It was extremely hot at the cigarette plug end. The next day I tested it on our family SUV to see if the unit worked and additionally to ensure it was not my Daughter's car with the issue. The compressor did start which I would now assume the day before it was the internal motor overheat switch that cut-off the unit but no real way of knowing what is the true issue. Again after ~ 10 minutes the unit shutoff and the car plug end was extremely hot. When using their warranty to return the unit the company requires the customer to pay for the return postage and does not guarantee they will approve it. The amount to return was as much as the unit costs and no guarantee. We decided to eat the cost and buy a unit from a more repeatable company. Buyer beware!!!!!!!!!
Better than expected
by 2roses4u (5 out of 5 stars)
April 12, 2017
Have to admit I wasn't expecting much for this price. I just needed a new compressor to replace the one that died that I keep in my car. When I used it the first time I noticed that it worked more efficiently and the noise volume was half what my other ones have been. It's not silent, but no where near as loud as some others.
I also like that the valve was threaded. And the carry case is nice. I'm used to the hard sided cases which are more difficult to store.
A Great Unit so far
by Marv_LA (5 out of 5 stars)
November 10, 2017
Got the 70P yesterday. Seems very well made. Used it to top off four Camry tires from 33psi to 35. Worked well and quiet compared to an old Jump-Start battery/compressor combo I got at Sams which has given up the ghost.
I used the 70P with a 110v-12v converter from Schumacher which in turn was plugged in to a heavy duty extension cord. My hybrid camry only has 10amp accessory power sockets, so I can't plug in the 70P to those since it draws 15amp. I don't anticipate using it on the road in any event, since, if I have a flat, I'll call AAA. I read the reviews for all the other devices under $100 and they all seemed to have lots of negatives. The Brill's (similar to the P.I Store and Kiasaki units) was highly rated but with only 40 reviews whereas the Viair units all have hundreds of reviews giving more meaningful results.
I will update this review as time goes along if there are problems encountered.
Works for me!
by Olefrijole (5 out of 5 stars)
November 1, 2019
My old compressor is on its last legs and I looked around for a replacement. I read the reviews and saw the online videos and settled on this Viair P70 unit.
What I like:
--it comes in a zippered soft case.
--the power cord is much longer and sturdier than on my old Slime compressor.
--air hose is solid, possibly neoprene; longer than on my old compressor.
--much quieter than my old unit.
--air gauge is off by 1 psi when compared to my pocket tire gauge.
--the customer service response (more on this later).
What I don't like:
--I will need to invest in some cable management wraps. The air hose and power cord although longer and of better quality than the Slime compressor come neatly bundled, lashed to the compressor at the factory with disposable wire ties. When I tried to re-pack the compressor, power cord and hose back into the carrying case I found it necessary to secure these with stout rubber bands (3rd photo). The soft-sided carrying case is forgiving enough that if you have to stow and go in a hurry you can pile everything within until you can better reorganize the contents.
--The air hose has a screw-on brass tip. It is air-tight once threaded onto your tire but you do lose a little bit of air putting it on and removing it. Best to compensate by adding a pound or two of air when topping off your tires. In comparison, the Slime compressor has a push-on tip with a locking lever. For this to work, make sure the valve stem threads on your tires are clean and undamaged.
--Quality control could be an issue for some users. My V. P70 arrived on a Sunday morning. I unboxed it after Mass and set about testing the compressor on my wife's car. My new-customer experience soured when I went to plug in the power cord into the lighter socket. The plug was missing the fuse and the anode tip rendering the unit useless (1st photo). If you order one of these immediately check your purchase for missing parts. Late Sunday afternoon I sent an email to customer service asking how to return the compressor for a replacement. The customer phone number listed on the box's end flap is not a working number (4th photo) The response came back Monday morning from a concerned staff member. He said a return was not necessary and asked for my mailing address and today, Friday, the missing parts to my plug came in(2nd photo). The Viair unit worked flawlessly. Kudos to the company for its pro-consumer attitude.
Forget the inexpensive compressors in the plastic casing that come with a bottle of Slime. The $32 investment in this solid, quiet unit is worth it; just be sure your Viair has no missing parts.
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