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Editor's Pick

ARB Air LockerTM equipped vehicles. The motor is internally thermal protected against extreme temperature damage, making it the highest flowing compressor in its class. It has a maximum operating pressure of 1,200 kilowatts and can be operated at low speed for up to 10 hours per day. Notably, this comes after an RTI survey revealed that only 10% of the units tested met safety standards.

Best Value

Viair Constant Duty Onboard Air System for 37″ Tires is a pre-packaged compressed air solution that can inflate four tires with nothing further to purchase. The system comes with a 10-year limited warranty and includes a one-year manufacturer’s defect warranty. The system has been designed to provide the maximum working pressure of 100 PSI. It also features a remote control, which allows it to be operated remotely. Notably, the system was launched in 2015.

Honorable Mention

12V Permanent Magnetic Motor (PMM), which is sold from India, has a maximum working pressure of 200 PSI. The motor’s operating voltage is set at 50 volts and the current is drawn by a transformer. The product is manufactured using imported magnets with an in-built battery pack. It has been tested to ensure that it does not affect any other products. The manufacturer claims that its products are safe and reliable. However, some countries have stricter safety standards.

Best Onboard Air Compressor

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Top 8 Best Onboard Air Compressor

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Why we chose it
  • 12V Permanent Magnetic Motor
  • Duty Cycle: 100% 100 PSI
  • Maximum Working Pressure: 200 PSI
  • Amperage Draw: 23A
  • Flow Rate: 2.0CFM 0 PSI
Vixen Horns 200 PSI Heavy Duty Air/Train Horn Compressor with 1/4" NPT Stainless Steel Braided Hose 12V VXC8301: image
84%
customers recommend this product
4.2/ 5
Top Pick
2

ARB USA CKMA12

240 ratings | 1 offers | 240 Reviews
Price starts from: $1
Why we chose it
  • Motor is internally thermal protected against extreme temperature damage
  • Motor is 100% ball bearing equipped with unique linear brush pre-load system for extra long life, low heat and quiet operation
  • Pressure switch controlled air manifold systems specially designed to suit ARB Air LockerTM equipped vehicles
  • Country of Manufacture: Australia
  • Compact design makes it the highest flowing compressor in its class (voltage vs size)
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92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
3

VIAIR 10002 Door Mirror Bracket

112 ratings | 1 offers | 112 Reviews
Price starts from: $227.99
Why we chose it
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    88%
    customers recommend this product
    4.4/ 5
    4

    VIAIR Constant Duty Onboard Air System – 10007

    227 ratings | 2 offers | 227 Reviews
    Price: $464.99$876.67
    Why we chose it
    • Ingress Protection Rating: IP67
    • Can inflate four tires up to 37 inches in diameter. Designed for uninterrupted use for up to an hour! (at 72 degrees ambient temperature) One year manufacturer’s defect warranty included with copy of the receipt. Please check the manufacturer’s website for a wiring diagram.
    • Includes all parts needed for installation of you very own onboard air solution for tire maintenance and small pneumatic tools
    • Comes with a VIAIR 450C Air compressor and a 110 to 145 PSI Pressure switch.
    • 150 PSI maximum working pressure and 100% duty cycle at 100 PSI 20feet 12-Gauge Wire with Inline Fuse Holder
    • Intended for inflation of tires up to 37 inches. Designed to be installed and mounted onto the vehicle.
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    90%
    customers recommend this product
    4.5/ 5
    5
    Why we chose it
    • Flow Rate: 1.75CFM 0 PSI
    • Duty Cycle: 100% 100 PSI
    • 12V Permanent Magnetic Motor
    • Maximum Working Pressure: 200 PSI
    • Amperage Draw: 23A
    Vixen Horns Heavy Duty Onboard Air Compressor 200 PSI. Universal Replacement for Truck/Car Train Horn/Suspension/Ride/Bag kit/System. Fits All 12v Vehicles Like Semi/Pickup Trucks/Jeep VXC8301PRO: image
    84%
    customers recommend this product
    4.2/ 5
    6
    Why we chose it
    • Anti-Corrosion Coating
    • Precision Welded
    • 12 volt 150 PSI Compressor
    • Tank capacity: 0.5 gallon (3 liter)
    • Pressure Gauge, Pressure Switch, Air Hose and Mounting Hardware Included
    Vixen Horns 0.5 Gallon (2 Liter) Train/Air Horn Tank with 150 PSI Compressor Onboard System/Kit 12V VXO8805: image
    82%
    customers recommend this product
    4.1/ 5
    7
    Why we chose it
    • Precision Welded
    • Anti-Corrosion Coating
    • Pressure Gauge, Pressure Switch, Air Hose and Mounting Hardware Included
    • Tank capacity: 0.5 gallon (3 liter)
    • 12 volt 150 PSI Compressor
    Vixen Horns 0.5 Gallon (2 Liter) Train/Air Horn Tank with 150 PSI Compressor Onboard System/Kit 12V VXO8805: image
    82%
    customers recommend this product
    4.1/ 5
    8

    VIAIR 10000 Ultra Light Duty Onboard Air System

    199 ratings | 1 offers | 199 Reviews
    Price starts from: $1
    Why we chose it
    • P/N 10000 Ultra Light Duty Onboard Air System can be used to pressurize the included one gallon air tank for air horn use, off road air locking differential use, and a host of other light duty pneumatic needs. While not intended to inflate tires, this onboard air system provides a reliable smaller volume, 105 psi air source, in a cost effective package.
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    88%
    customers recommend this product
    4.4/ 5
    Top Pick
    ARB USA CKMA12
    International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.
    Ranking the Brands
    Vixen Horns: 50.00%
    ARB: 12.50%
    VIAIR: 37.50%

    Comparison Table

    Сomparison: Vixen Horns 200 PSI Heavy Duty Air/Train Horn Compressor with 1/4" NPT Stainless Steel Braided Hose 12V VXC8301: imageСomparison: ARB USA CKMA12: imageСomparison: VIAIR 10002 Door Mirror Bracket: imageСomparison: VIAIR Constant Duty Onboard Air System - 10007: imageСomparison: Vixen Horns Heavy Duty Onboard Air Compressor 200 PSI. Universal Replacement for Truck/Car Train Horn/Suspension/Ride/Bag kit/System. Fits All 12v Vehicles Like Semi/Pickup Trucks/Jeep VXC8301PRO: imageСomparison: Vixen Horns 0.5 Gallon (2 Liter) Train/Air Horn Tank with 150 PSI Compressor Onboard System/Kit 12V VXO8805: imageСomparison: Vixen Horns 0.5 Gallon (2 Liter) Train/Air Horn Tank with 150 PSI Compressor Onboard System/Kit 12V VXO8805: imageСomparison: VIAIR 10000 Ultra Light Duty Onboard Air System: image
    Vixen Horns 200 PSI Heavy Duty Air/Train Horn Compressor with 1/4″ NPT Stainless Steel Braided Hose 12V VXC8301ARB USA CKMA12VIAIR 10002 Door Mirror BracketVIAIR Constant Duty Onboard Air System – 10007Vixen Horns Heavy Duty Onboard Air Compressor 200 PSI. Universal Replacement for Truck/Car Train Horn/Suspension/Ride/Bag kit/System. Fits All 12v Vehicles Like Semi/Pickup Trucks/Jeep VXC8301PROVixen Horns 0.5 Gallon (2 Liter) Train/Air Horn Tank with 150 PSI Compressor Onboard System/Kit 12V VXO8805Vixen Horns 0.5 Gallon (2 Liter) Train/Air Horn Tank with 150 PSI Compressor Onboard System/Kit 12V VXO8805VIAIR 10000 Ultra Light Duty Onboard Air System
    BrandVixen HornsARBVIAIRVIAIRVixen HornsVixen HornsVixen HornsVIAIR
    Voltage12 Volts12 Volts12 Volts12 Volts12 Volts12 Volts
    Vehicle service typeTrainTrainTrain
    ManufacturerVixen HornsViairVixen HornsVixen HornsVixen HornsVIAIR
    Package Dimensions33.6 x 22.81 x 18.69 cm; 4.2 Kilograms34.3 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm; 2.27 Kilograms35.31 x 24.64 x 20.83 cm; 4.17 Kilograms35.31 x 24.64 x 20.83 cm; 4.17 Kilograms
    Item Weight4.2 kg45.4 g4.54 g4.31 kg2.27 kg4.17 kg4.17 kg
    Size Name200 PSI + Remote Filter200 PSI/100% Duty + Remote Filter150 PSI + 0.5 Gallon / 5 Ports150 PSI + 0.5 Gallon / 5 Ports
    Product Dimensions32.33 x 23.27 x 14.94 cm; 45.36 Grams58.42 x 35.56 x 25.4 cm; 4.54 Grams67.31 x 36.83 x 25.4 cm; 4.31 Kilograms26.04 x 19.05 x 15.24 cm; 453.59 Grams
    ColourChromeChrome Compressor / Black TankChrome Compressor / Black Tank

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