Can I purchase compressors at Anaconda?
Yes, you can. Compressors can save the day in the event that you get stuck with a flat tyre. They can also make easy work of inflating mattresses and other inflatable items such as paddling pools, bouncy castles, in fact, anything that you would find it hard to inflate manually, as well as powering a number of tools that are driven by compressed air. Designed to run off your 4WD battery, these compressors are portable and will stow easily in the boot or back of your vehicle, offering you peace of mind when you are planning to take an adventure trip.
What are the most important things to consider when buying a compressor?
Choosing an air compressor can leave you feeling lost if you don't know what to look for. That is because air compressors power a wide range of tools over a wide range of applications. In order to get your air supply right, arm yourself with the right knowledge.
1. Analyse your requirements: Are you going to be using the compressor to power machinery or to power pneumatic tools or to simply inflate a tire? You'll probably want a compressor with a tank if you plan on using tools that require high flow. You may want a portable compressor without a tank if you plan on merely using it for airbrushing or filling a tire. Since there is no tank to store the compressed air the tankless type will run continuously, which usually isn't an issue since they are usually quite small and therefore make minimal noise. In particular, consider pressure and volume requirements of any tools you may be using. Obviously, heavy-duty tools require much more pressure and, in turn, more volume. If you fail to choose a compressor that's large enough for your intended use, you will find yourself waiting for the tank to fill up, thereby decreasing your work efficiency.
2. Understand compressor jargon: Here is a brief look at the jargon and terminology frequently used when talking compressors.Air Flow (output) – The volume of compressed air pushed out by the compressor – also called Free Air Delivery (FAD). Measured in Litres per minute (L/min) or Cubic Feet Per Minute (CFM).Pressure – This is the force of the compressed air. It is expressed in Pounds per Square Inch (Psi) or Bar.Displacement (volume) – This is the theoretical capacity of a compressor. Usually worked out by the size of the pump’s cylinders and the speed that it operates. Also measured in L/min or CFM. As a general rule. Airflow or (FAD) is a third less than displacement.
3. Consider your power source: Will you have the luxury of electricity at all times, or will you be in environments without electricity? Make sure your chosen compressor works where you need it. Also, check that the lead and hose are suitable to get to all the places where you need the compressed air.