This, my friends, is the new Dewalt 20V Max cordless inflator, DCC020IB.
The new Dewalt inflator looks to be an all-in-one weekend (or professional?) cordless fill-it-up device. There’s an on-board rubber hose – the small one – for inflating tires and sports balls, and a larger high volume hose for inflating things like air mattresses, pool toys, and other inflatable products.
It has an LED light, which Dewalt says is for inflating things in dark areas, on-board accessory storage, and rubber feet to help keep the inflator in place when in use.
There’s a threaded chuck, for secure connection to inflation valves.
On the hose-size, there’s a enclosed compartment. The inflator can be powered by a 20V Max battery pack, 12V DC source, or 110V AC. So, I’m guessing that this compartment houses the 12V DC power cord.
There’s nothing notable at the rear of the inflator. So… maybe there’s a 110V extension cord adapter on the bottom near or within the battery connection port?
It’s 11.9″ wide, 9.8″ tall, and 5.2″ long, weighing 5.5 lbs (presumably without battery). That seems pretty compact and portable.
The inflator comes with:
- High-pressure tapered nozzle
- Inflator needle (for sports balls and similar)
- Presta valve adapter
ETA: July 2018
See Also: New Milwaukee M12 Cordless Inflator
It comes with a 12V DC power cord, which I’m guessing is stashed inside the compartment, and is said to be 110V AC-compatible, which I’m guessing is done through an extension cord-type adapter. That seems convenient for those that don’t want 20V Max cordless operation, or at times when they might run out of battery juice before an inflation task is done.
The inflator has a high-pressure inflation mode with automatic shutoff.
What’s the top pressure? They don’t say.
Looking at the front control panel, there’s a “play/pause” button – creative – and it looks like the same button can be turned to set the pressure.
There’s another button for on/off, a button for the LED worklight, and the middle button looks to switch operation modes between the high pressure hose and high volume hose.
Compared to Milwaukee M12 Inflator
I’ve been asked to do this comparison. A full comparison won’t be possible until the Dewalt inflator is launched, but here’s what we can tell you so far.
Right now, you can buy the Milwaukee M12 cordless inflator bundle for just $79. If you’ve already got any M12 or M18/M12 charger, you’re all set to go. If not, you’ll have to get a charger somehow.
The Milwaukee inflator and battery bundle is $79 right now at Tool Nut, which is just $10 more than the bare tool inflator.
The Dewalt inflator can be powered by a 12V DC auto port, or 110V AC (although they don’t mention how). The Milwaukee inflator is cordless-only. This also helps the Milwaukee inflator stay a lot smaller. If you’re tossing something like this in the back of the car, or storing it on a shelf, the size of the tool can make a difference.
On the Dewalt, you have what looks to be a rotary dial for setting the pressure. On the Milwaukee, you have buttons.
Both come with common inflation accessories and have on-board storage.
The Dewalt has an added high volume inflation hose. That means more bulk, but it could also mean more convenience.
Both tools are very different, and at this point I can’t tell you which is better.
Milwaukee could take feedback they receive on the M12 inflator and later come out with a larger and fully-featured M18 version. Will Dewalt come out with a smaller 12V Max inflator? Probably not.