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    Default Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!
    Now available in the online shop @ R1685.00.

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    WHAT IS INDEFLATE?
    Indeflate is a device that is used to inflate or deflate two tyres simultaneously, and equilises pressure between the two automatically once connected.

    Locally manufactured in South Africa, it has been tried and tested to withstand the forces of nature and last the toughest of overlanding excursions. The Indeflate has been developed to be easy to use, making it highly practical for anyone to use from service stations to the normal motorist getting stuck next to the road with a flat tyre. The main use of the Indeflate is for the 4x4 and overlanding communities, but with such multi-functionality, it can also be used in numerous other scenarios.

    WHY INDEFLATE?
    Inflating and deflating tyres can really be a tedious process. In the modern day that we live, we strive to come up with faster, easier and simpler ways to do things and make our adventures a bit more fun. The tedious task of deflating tyres one-by-one , without knowing exactly what your tyre pressure is, is made into a quick and simple task with Indeflate. Indeflate attaches to two points (2 tyres) at once, equalising automatically, and has a unique dump valve system that allows you to deflate two tyres at once. Using the Indeflate, you can attach a compressor or other form of air supply and inflate two tyres, equally, at once. It has a mounted gauge, which means that you can monitor your tyre pressure while inflating, deflating or simply equalising.

    Indeflate will save you time and effort, and we can assure you that it will be a pleasurable gadget to use.

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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Just stumbled across this.

    Very interesting.


    What pressure will the gauge show when connected to two tyres?
    If the tyres are 2.0 bar each will the gauge show 4.0 bar or 2.0bar?
    If you deflate, say, to 1.2bar, do you deflate until the gauge shows 1.2 (or 2.4) & assume they are both equal?
    Can you use it to deflate only one tyre, or must both ends be connected?

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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Thread only has 219 Views - deserves more, think this product is great...

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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Manny your question is the question of the year !

    If it has equalised both tyres it will show the new pressure not double it.

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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Just stumbled across this.

    Very interesting.


    What pressure will the gauge show when connected to two tyres?
    If the tyres are 2.0 bar each will the gauge show 4.0 bar or 2.0bar?
    If you deflate, say, to 1.2bar, do you deflate until the gauge shows 1.2 (or 2.4) & assume they are both equal?
    Can you use it to deflate only one tyre, or must both ends be connected?
    It will show the average of the two tyres, 2 bar. ja?

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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Hannes View Post
    Manny your question is the question of the year !

    If it has equalised both tyres it will show the new pressure not double it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    It will show the average of the two tyres, 2 bar. ja?
    That's what I thought.
    The reason I asked is because I have TPMS & those valves let the air out very slowly , some slower than others.
    Now if it shows 2.0bar for both & you drop to 1.2, with if one valve is lagging, how do you know they are both 1.2?
    It could be that the faster one is at 1.0 & the slower 1.4 giving an average of 1.2 (or do I have it all wrong again?).

    But if it as you say, then you should be able to deflate only one tyre, you'd just lose a tiny amount of air/pressure in the unused pipe?

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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Very cool device. I would have been able to answer your question 18 years ago Manny but I have lost all my engineering knowledge working in corporate for so long
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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    It will equalize the pressure of the two wheels it is connected to.

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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    I'll order one & give a 'User Report'...

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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    I'll order one & give a 'User Report'...
    If only for a report, don't order one. I am sure I can arrange a demo unit to test, and is happy with the test results or opinion.

    My initial thoughts were that the easy deflator is much quicker, then I realised that this unit might be a tad slower to deflate, but it is so much easier to use, connect the quick connect couplers, stand up and do your thing, no more kneeling next to each wheel to deflate.

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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Am I wrong in thinking that if one tyre is 2 bar and the other is eg 3 bar. The higher pressured tyre will inflate the lower pressured tyre to equal the pressures like a duel fuel tank. Hence the gauge will give just one reading of the equalised pressures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Am I wrong in thinking that if one tyre is 2 bar and the other is eg 3 bar. The higher pressured tyre will inflate the lower pressured tyre to equal the pressures like a duel fuel tank. Hence the gauge will give just one reading of the equalised pressures.
    I am sure this is exactly how it works.
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    It really seems to be difficult to grasp...
    If the tyre valve is "slow" to release air, take a bite out of your rusk or biltong, chill, and wait a minute for the system to equalise. Then take the reading again. You are still achieving the result in half the time than doing it wheel by wheel in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Dirk I'll order one, I think it's a great tool. But thanks for the offer.

    Hunter, that's what's nice about it, we recently went to Piesangskloof, I accidentally over-deflated one tyre (left rear) to 1.0bar whilst the other 3 were at 1.3bar.
    With this tool I could have averaged the rear 2 out at 1.15bar.
    So you can use it to balance pressures.

    My TPMS sounds an alarm if I go below 1.1bar - drove me nuts!

    You could even 'steal' pressure of another vehicle. If you are at, say 0.6bar, you just hook up to a guy who is at 2.4bar & wallah! you're at 1.5...

    In an emergency (say you de-bead & have no compressor) you could take 50% of your spare wheels pressure. That will at least get you going.
    Easier than fitting the spare, especially if you are on soft sand, or at a very steep angle like I was once.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Dirk I'll order one, I think it's a great tool. But thanks for the offer.

    Hunter, that's what's nice about it, we recently went to Piesangskloof, I accidentally over-deflated one tyre (left rear) to 1.0bar whilst the other 3 were at 1.3bar.
    With this tool I could have averaged the rear 2 out at 1.15bar.
    So you can use it to balance pressures.

    My TPMS sounds an alarm if I go below 1.1bar - drove me nuts!

    You could even 'steal' pressure of another vehicle. If you are at, say 0.6bar, you just hook up to a guy who is at 2.4bar & wallah! you're at 1.5...

    In an emergency (say you de-bead & have no compressor) you could take 50% of your spare wheels pressure. That will at least get you going.
    Easier than fitting the spare, especially if you are on soft sand, or at a very steep angle like I was once.

    For all these reasons, it is definitely on my wish list!

    Maybe if there is enough interest we could do a group buy with some discount.
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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    I like the idea. Will follow this thread closely for feedback.
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    I agree that this looks good. Anything to take the shlep out of de- and re-flating. I will also follow for further reports.
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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Hannes View Post
    Manny your question is the question of the year !

    If it has equalised both tyres it will show the new pressure not double it.
    Ouch! If Apocalypse or Jelo sees Manny's question they will have a field day!
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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    How do you prevent pressure from escaping if you have only connected to one tyre (ie. before you manage to connect up the other tyre)? I have seen similar home made versions that connect the compressor up to 4 tyres so that you can pump up all 4 simultaneously, but those have ball valves on them so you can open and close air supply to each tyre.

    For the guys asking about equalisation of pressures, etc. the Ideal Gas Law states that PV = nRT
    P = pressure
    V = volume
    n = the amount of gas in moles (constant for this example)
    R = universal gas constant
    T = temperature (assume to be constant)

    So when joining a tyre under pressure with a tyre with no pressure, the volume has doubled and so the pressure will be the average of the 2 pressures.
    But, when joining two tyres each at 2 bar, nothing will happen. Each tyre has a gauge pressure of 2 bar (ie. it is 2 bar above atmospheric pressure)

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    Default Re: Indeflate - Inflate, or deflate two tyres simultaneously!

    Sorry but I really cannot see myself buying something that might save me 2 minutes. You plug it in one wheel. You then anyway have to walk to other wheel to go plug in other lead. Then deflate.
    I plug in deflate. Walk to other side plug in deflate.

    Maybe if you inflate deflate 20 times a day every day of your life but once a year overlanding and maybe 3 inflate deflates it is just a gadget not worth it.

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    I'm in!

    It's not just about the time saving, but to make things simpler. Amazing how simple ideas can be so good. I was already contemplating buying a little fold up stool to sit on while inflating/deflating my big tyres. Crouching on hot rocky terrain next to each tyre is no fun - it was a lot quicker on my defender. With this setup, I can stand while 2 tyres are sorted at thye same time.

    Now if only someone can invent a simple tool which will automatically change tyres as well


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