Having an inflator in your car can be a life-saver and can save you money on an roadside assistance call.
Inflators also come with added amenities like: safety lights, built-in vacuums, or jumper cables. The extra bells and whistles are nice, but some people overlook what really matters -- how it is powered. After all, what good is a 120-volt plug-in inflator if you're stuck on the highway with a flat tire?
With so many types from which to choose, we'll lay them out by category, so you can pick the perfect inflator for you.
If you want to inflate stuff at home, get a 120-volt inflator instead. They plug directly into your household electrical outlet.
The 120-Volt inflators tend to be more powerful than their 12-volt counterparts. Hence, they inflate things a lot faster. However, they still have limitations; they can inflate car tires (around 30 PSI), but lack the power to fill larger tires, like those on an RV (about 100 PSI).