With an output of 160 liters of air per minute, the compressor 160 is generously dimensioned and also suitable for inflating large off-road tires comparatively quickly. The maximum pressure is 10.3 bar (150 PSI). With carrying handle for easy handling.
The compressor is connected directly to the battery using two insulated crocodile clips and switched on and off using a switch. The power consumption under load is a maximum of 45 amps. The maximum power is obtained with the engine running and under a voltage of 13.8 volts. The sound pressure level is 93 db(A) in normal operation.
Air can be released from the connected tire via a valve on the compressor.
The compressor is equipped with an electronic fuse to prevent overload, so there is no need to change the fuse in the event of an overload. The compressor can be switched on and off via a switch and there is no need to disconnect the battery to switch it off, as is necessary with the compressor 72. Thanks to the electronic fuse integrated into the compressor and the on/off switch, the compressor is also ideal for permanent installation in vehicles.
Scope of delivery: Carrying bag, tire inflation valve (without filling/emptying buttons) with hose and manometer, extension hose, adapter attachments for e.g. air mattress and balls
Advantages compared to compressor 72: air release valve, significantly higher air output, insulated connection terminals, electronic fuse
4x4action test winner
In 2012, the magazine 4x4action tested 12 compressors in the price range up to 350 euros in a practical way. The test winner was the T-MAX compressor 160! Incidentally, the T-MAX clearly distanced itself from the 900-euro-class compressor, which ARB used as a reference device in the test.
“A surprisingly clear test winner and a heavyweight at that: the T-Max 160 is the heaviest compressor in this test, excluding the ARB reference unit. But this shortcoming – if you have to save weight in the car, you get annoyed at every gram – the T-Max makes up for it with a proud seven out of 16 top ratings. He distances himself noticeably from the field of competitors in all areas. The device chooses the quiet appearance itself and makes pleasantly little noise at 86 dB(A). A fair offer at a good price.