Since this tool is designed for use with air compressors which can produce high air pressure output, it is normal to experience air leaks every now and then. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to both prevent and fix this problem.
First, it is important that you listen for air leaks after you set-up your FlowPro™ to your compressor so you can determine what component the air is escaping from.
Here are the most likely components where you may experience this issue, and how to correct it:
While holding down the thumb trigger to inflate air into your tires, the dial will display the pressure inside the tank of your air compressor. For example, if your compressor has 80 PSI of air pressure inside the tank, that is what will be displayed on the dial scale during inflation. This is useful to know so you can make sure to not add too much pressure into your air compressor tank when working with this gauge - never add more than 100 PSI of air to your tank, as this gauge only reads between 0-100 PSI.
When you release the trigger, the reading will show the air pressure inside the tire.
You can use any air tool with 1/4" NPT threading, which is the gold standard for pneumatic air tools in the USA.
You can check out our full line of exclusive 1/4" NPT air chucks here.
This gauge is calibrated and certified to ANSI B40.1 standards of ±2-3% full scale range - or ±2-3 PSI.
This gauge uses an internal bourdon tube to measure air pressure in your tires. Bourdon tubes can be affected negatively by impact and shock caused by drops and mishandling. Please handle with care and treat this gauge as you would any other high performance tool.
That said, we have added a rubberized shock resistant guard around the gauge dial to help absorb impact caused by accidental drops. However, if your gauge is no longer accurate, please contact us about obtaining a replacement or getting it repaired by our servicing team.
This inflator comes fully equipped with everything to get you started working with an air compressor. All you need is a nice quality air compressor. You have many options on how to connect the FlowPro™ to your compressor.
Option #1 - Connect directly to the air compressor hose
If your air hose from the compressor has male 1/4" NPT threading, you can connect the hose directly to the female threading on the bottom of the FlowPro™ handle without needing any other accessories. Please make sure to use a proper amount of thread seal tape, and tighten the connection with a wrench so it is secure to avoid leaks.
Option #2 - Connect using quick-connect accessories
Many of our customers use a quick-connect setup. For your convenience, we have included a quick-connect steel plug (fitting) with your purchase. All you need is a compatible 1/4" NPT quick-connect coupler. Please make sure to use a proper amount of thread seal tape, and tighten the connection with a wrench so it is secure to avoid leaks.
Also note - this inflator is not designed to work with 12V portable tire inflators. This is a shop-quality tool engineered for use with heavy duty equipment.