Few weeks back before my Bhutan trip, I received RESQTECH Air inflator, which Mr. Ranjith Bala wanted me to try and provide feedback. The inflator was also reviewed and featured in the April 2015 issue of Bike and Car Magazine. I very well knew that it will come handy during the trip, but was quite reluctant of carrying it as I had always heard negative feedback about such inflators from other members.
During the trip, while riding from Guwahati to Singtan, my rear tyre got punctured. Though, we riders, always prefer to find a mechanic for fix (to save time), we were not left with many options since most of the shops were closed and it was becoming difficult to find a puncture shop. Incidentally, Shainoj was able to find a mechanic who came with just basic tools and no pump. This gave me a chance to finally get the inflator out of my luggage and make it ready for the first run.
To my surprise, it worked pretty well. Initially I was not confident on its performance but the moment it was connected to the valve and switched-on, it behaved quite impressively.
It comes with 2 connectors:
- A general male – female connecting plugs that can be attached to the 2 battery ends.
- A cigarette lighter plug with male-female connecting plugs
I used the first one as I had no cigarette lighter socket.
Once switched on, it takes around 3-5 minutes for the tyre to inflate. However, you need to keep throttling on recurring basis to supply sufficient amount of electricity from the battery.
During the ride, I had used it for around 5 instances for our group and every time it worked beyond satisfaction.
What I liked?
- Compact design. Wires and air nozzle can be wrapped inside the device itself
- Powerful. Takes less time than other air inflators. Way better than the cheaper Chinese ones.
- Have an LED torch. Very helpful to find the right spot in dark.
- Accurate pressure gauge meter
- Light weight yet strong
What could have been better?
Actually, nothing !
Will I Recommend it ?
I got a free sample. But the site says Rs. 999 – http://resqtech.in/product/resqtech-micro-tyre-inflator/. It is worth paying such a price for the benefits it provides.