Incorrect Gauge Reading on Air Compressor

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Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:07 pm

Hi Guys!

So I bought a 300L/min Camel Air compressor from Dragon Mart and while using it this weekend, I noticed that the inflating gauge shows the incorrect tire pressure. Many at times half of what the actual tire pressure is!

Are there any ways to rectify this? Or should I go back to the shop I got it from and ask them to replace it?

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Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:30 pm

Hi Haani,

I haven't seen so far any accurate gauge on those compressors, mine is off by around 15 Psi, I just know how much is it off and inflate a bit more than I need, for example if I want to set my tire to 35 Psi I just inflate it to 38 and set it right with a proper gauge, but never depend on those Chinese gauges to set your tire,

I don't think it makes sense returning it, hope that helps!
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:37 pm

kareem.alameldin wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:30 pm
Hi Haani,

I haven't seen so far any accurate gauge on those compressors, mine is off by around 15 Psi, I just know how much is it off and inflate a bit more than I need, for example if I want to set my tire to 35 Psi I just inflate it to 38 and set it right with a proper gauge, but never depend on those Chinese gauges to set your tire,

I don't think it makes sense returning it, hope that helps!
The thing with my gauge is that it doesn't seem to be off by a fixed value. It keeps fluctuating and I can't seem to find a pattern to it. Sometime the gauge doesnt even return to 0 or a certain number when not connected to a tire O_O
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Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:47 am

Haani wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:37 pm

The thing with my gauge is that it doesn't seem to be off by a fixed value. It keeps fluctuating and I can't seem to find a pattern to it. Sometime the gauge doesnt even return to 0 or a certain number when not connected to a tire O_O
I would recommend that you ignore the gauge on the air-compressor, and use time as your indicator. For example it takes ~ 2 minutes 40 seconds per tire to go from 10 PSI to 40 on mine.
After a few tests you'll figure it out for yours.
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:33 am

hello everybody .. the gauge of the chinese air compressors does not read accurately while the compressor is on. you need to switch off the compressor and read the gauge.
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:29 pm

That's great advice. Thanks everyone!
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