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Tanks are only really useful in a limited way. Most of the smaller 12v compressors don't have sufficient flow rate to make it worthwhile.

And for those that do have adequate flow, you need a larger tank than can be easily fitted to most vehicles.
 

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That can be an issue for onboard air compressors too. I have learned the hard way to inflate the front tyres first, because after inflating 4 tyres the disconnect gets too hot to touch when disconnecting the hose. The rear air point, being further away doesn't suffer the same problem.
 

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And how are you supposed to disconnect the hose without getting burned? Or put the hose away in its little cubbyhole next to the hot compressor?

Good packaging to prevent damage, and convenient for storage (you can stack stuff on it) but it doesn't solve the basic problem of "compressing air = heat."
 

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Any unit with the male fitting on the compressor won't have a pressure switch. That way the unit is open vented and won't build up pressure unless connected to a tyre.
 
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