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Old 11-12-19, 02:28 PM
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Electric pump

Saw this and I don't get it.

BONAIRE KOBALT Single Stage Portable Electric Vertical Air Compressor

http://www.lowes.com/pd/BONAIRE-KOBA...ool/1000341787



Start TypePull start
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Old 11-12-19, 02:48 PM
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What don't you get? It's a portable vertical air compressor.
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Old 11-12-19, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
What don't you get? It's a portable vertical air compressor.
Right, but where's the electrical part?

Specs say Electric Single Phase, but no voltage, no amperage, no batteries . . . .
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Old 11-12-19, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
What don't you get? It's a portable vertical air compressor.
I already have a zero emission compressor powered by bio fuel... me.
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Old 11-12-19, 03:34 PM
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the feeling you get using it, is electric?
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Looks acoustic to me.

I think a website mistake has been made. Why would anyone want an upright electric compressor?
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Old 11-12-19, 04:32 PM
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Maybe it has an Electric Slide...
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Maybe it has an Electric Slide...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYlZs3-w_Eg
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Old 11-12-19, 10:19 PM
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I just chatted with a Lowe’s online agent. He confirmed that it is a battery operated pump. I asked if he was sure because it looks like plain old bike hand pump. He got his supervision who confirmed that the description is incorrect and he has reported it. Let’s see how long it takes to fix it?
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Old 11-13-19, 04:32 AM
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It does look like it’s air cooled.
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Old 11-27-19, 11:07 PM
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FWIW I've tried a couple portable electric car tire pumps & they're terrible...slow & they break soon.
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Old 11-28-19, 05:45 AM
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If it were computerized, I'd be interested.
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Maybe it's e-assist, and it only pumps if you push the plunger to make the signal.

We should do much more of this. It's like the car electric mirror. No easier than a remote mirror, but we'll put a motor in anything, even a spoon to stir your coffee.

We could have power assisted house doors. You swing them and they close just the same. But now they use the signal of the swing for a motor to close them... How did we ever get by..

Inb4 e-bikes. When your manual bike can carry a week's groceries and an 8yo child on the back, up a five mile muddy hill, when you have your leg in a cast, then we can discuss motors on bicycles.
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electronic/digital gauge?

What reallllly needs to happen is an "E" kickstand. Gawd, it's so difficult to apply the effort. So bad that it essentially justifies dumping the bicycle on its side in the middle of a walkway.
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Old 11-28-19, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
It does look like it’s air cooled.
And it has a pull start! From their website: “Start Type Pull start”.

Lowes has been on a roll lately. They advertised kitchen scales with pot on them.
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This spec is impressive:

Air Delivery SCFM @ 175PSI (CFM) =175

That would mean that you could completely inflate a 29er 2" tire in less than a tenth of a second. Woe to the person who takes too long.
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Maybe the ad was supposed to read 'eclectic' and not 'electric'? Looking at it again, it doesn't look any different than the floor pump I have that's +10 years old.
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electronic/digital gauge?

What reallllly needs to happen is an "E" kickstand. Gawd, it's so difficult to apply the effort. So bad that it essentially justifies dumping the bicycle on its side in the middle of a walkway.
Surely this is already a thing on motorbikes..? They seem really behind with the times. I fancy a Honda CB1100EX but the spec is terrible - no electric mirrors, no power steering, no air-con...
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electric car tire pumps - has to be bog enough

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FWIW I've tried a couple portable electric car tire pumps & they're terrible...slow & they break soon.
I got one of those electric car tire pumps. Plug into cigarette lighter type.
It overheated and burned out before finishing fourth car tire. So, I took it back and got credit toward the next bigger size - maybe another ten dollars.
That one overheated and wore out, as well
I upgraded again. The third, that I have now, is pretty good. It does not overheat. It goes quick enough.
So, that is my suggestion: you get one, and keep receipt. When it fails, you do a return, and ask to get the next bigger one, and upgrade until you get to the size that does not burn out trying to get a set of four care tires from 25psi to 35psi.
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We should do much more of this. It's like the car electric mirror. No easier than a remote mirror, but we'll put a motor in anything, even a spoon to stir your coffee.
I'm not a fan of all the modern car stuff but I like the electric mirrors: easy to adjust when switching drivers, point down when backing up; a safety plus when making small adjustments when driving. As for bike tire pumps, electric would be a bit silly but still, I wonder how often the Sunday bikers inflate their tires & how many even own pumps? In the old days gas stations had free air & when using Schrader valve tubes, esp, it was often easier to top off there.
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Electric passenger-side mirrors are worth having, in particular.
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How is this scooter?
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