4 Stars By Unclevil on 2017-11-18
Never worked out of the box. BTA-MALL stymied returns (as usual) but the manufactor reached out to me for a refund which was cool.
So I love the small size of this unit and it's design but the downside is lack of a warranty card and information and poor instructions. Luckily, I had used air compressors in the past so it was not a big deal for me. I bought my unit on October 9th and with a cold snap this week I was ready for my wife's perpetual low pressure tires. Hooked it up and set the pressure and I got nothing-- no compression, just a little smoke and it was dead. I changed the fuse and still nothing. Thanks to BTA-MALL's now horrible customer service, the unit is ineligible for return because I purchased it slightly more than a month ago.
Searching for Catuo online for return information gives a business address in Kowloon (Ykes Electronic Company).
It is service like this that causes me to use BTA-MALL for only small purchases and why I would never pay for BTA-MALL Prime. The customer service of BTA-MALL which used to be great is now cut throat and merciless (like the corporate culture itself).
3 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-12-07
Great except for a terrible connector
This is highly portable, sets up quickly, inflates my tires quickly, and seems quite accurate based on checking with a tire gauge. It's easy to set the desired pressure and I like the way it turns itself off when the pressure is reached. It has one serious flaw, which is that the end of the hose that attaches to the tire valve is very difficult to turn. It's slick metal, thin and very hard to grip. Before it's fully tightened (or loosened), air can leak out of the tire while the valve stem is being pressed down. If the threads stick while you're trying to keep hold of it and twist it all the way off---which happens A LOT---then a lot of the air you just put into the tire leaks out, and you have to start all over again, and it's just as hard to twist it off the next time. Maddening! The other end of the hose, which attaches to the compressor, has a very nice knurled plastic grip which makes it so easy to twist on and off--I can't imagine why they didn't put this kind of grip on the other end which attaches to the tire, which is the most important to be able to get on and off quickly and easily. If it weren't for this issue, which is a serious design flaw that makes the compressor much harder to use, I'd give it 5 stars.
5 Stars By JTS on 2017-10-02
The fill auto-shutoff is a very good feature to have and the compressor quickly/quietly runs to ...
After having been through several cheapo air compressors that would take a long time to top off tires, I have finally found a solid product. The fill auto-shutoff is a very good feature to have and the compressor quickly/quietly runs to fill up my car tires. Highly recommend it. The only thing I've noticed is that the digital read out is about a pound MORE than what it actually is according to my higher accurate pressure gauge. Not a big deal since you can easily adjust by overfilling by a pound and then bleeding it off till its where you want it.
5 Stars By Jason K on 2017-10-25
Great item, very happy
Best little compressor ever. I'd never heard of a pump with the auto shut-off feature before and this makes all the difference. My last compressor was a piece of junk by caparison and I had it for about 20 years, so I'm really happy with this unit and look forward to having it around for a long time. Now getting all 4 tires up to a very specific PSI will be really easy.
5 Stars By Noah on 2017-12-15
I'm shocked. It works really, really well.
Thought all the reviews for this were fake, but took a chance anyhow. Believe it or not it works AWESOME. Hook it up to the car, enter the PSI you want the tires and it fills it up and stops. Made filling up all the tires very fast and easy. Oh now you need to fill up a basketball? No problem. Easy.
1 Stars By Software Architect on 2018-03-11
Buy only if you enjoy replacing fuses
Buy only if you enjoy replacing fuses in your car. The fuse in my car is 20 Amp, which is well above the stated max current of 15 Amp stated by the manufacturer. Evidently the people who designed this decided adding a choke to limit the start current was not worth their time.
5 Stars By Jeffrey Pelham on 2017-08-08
powerful little commpressor
Brilliant bit of kit for the money it certainly does what it mentions to and is quick to inflate tyres although as said before make sure you run your engine when your using it otherwise I'm pretty sure you'll end up with a flat battery
5 Stars By Darren on 2017-11-05
Great product. I was surprised how quickly it fills ...
Great product. I was surprised how quickly it fills the tire. My first experience putting 10psi in my car tire took less than a minute. Very impressed and very compact.
5 Stars By Shovelhead Kevin on 2017-12-27
4 Stars By Joe on 2017-10-18
nice product poor instructions
Compact looks well made works like a charm once you figure out which side of the hose connects to the compresser. Poor instruction only guessed to swich sides when I looked at a picture. Would recommend this product