Ryobi Inflator run time

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  1. undara12

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    I have a Ryobi P747 inflator. On one page of the manual, it says to run the inflator for 5 minutes and let it cool for 5 minutes before running again. On another page it says 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off.

    I called customer service and was told to run until the inflator cuts itself off and then let it cool for 5 or 10 minutes. Any thoughts on this?
     
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    The manual I just read says..."Allow pump to cool for five (5) minutes after each five (5) minutes of continuous use...."
     
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    I have that inflator. I have used it a couple times to top off tires, unless the tire is flat, it usually runs 5-10 min. I got mine on clearance for cheap a while back, so I treat it as disposable. I’ll run and abuse it until it dies, at which point I’ll get a Viair one which is far better, although 12v corded.
     
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    When that thing quits get a Viair.
     
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    Yep, that is on page 3. Look near the bottom of page 5. "NOTICE: The inflator is not designed for continuous use. For every ten minutes of inflator use, ten minutes of cool down time is required."
     
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    I think the Ryobi is not the best choice if you want an inflator to store, long term, in a vehicle for emergency use.

    I intend to carry it on camping trips for emergency tire use and for using the low pressure feature to inflate the air bags in my white water canoe. I will also use it at home for maintenance of tires including the lawn mower.

    I like not having to worry about where I'm going to plug in the inflator. I had already bought into the Ryobi battery system.
     
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