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DEWALT 20-Volt Air Inflator DCC020IB Review | Corded & Cordless | 3 to 160 psi

Must-Have DEWALT Inflator

We list very few tools as “Must-Have” tools, but the new DEWALT 20-Volt Air Inflator is one that we feel everyone should have.  There are very few limits to this tool with power as it can run off the standard 20-volt platform, the FlexVolt platform, 12-volts DC and you can purchase an AC adaptor to plug the inflator into the wall.  While there are few power limitations, it is important that one reads the instructions because there is a 10-minute runtime limitation due to heat buildup inside the compressor.  After 10 minutes of running, the inflator must rest for 20-minutes before being able to be used again.  This is important for tool longevity.

The DEWALT inflator will work in a high volume setting good for filling up inflatable pool toys and rafts and also in a high-pressure mode for tires and sports equipment.  The high volume setting pumps air at 15.2 SCFM and works very well.  The hose can be used to inflate or deflate items.  The high-pressure side allows the user to set a target PSI and the tool will inflate to that PSI and automatically turn off.  The adjustments in PSI range from 3.0 to 160 PSI and one can adjust the target in 0.5 PSI increments.  There is a digital readout on the inflator that tells you the current PSI in whatever it is attached to, so one could also use this as a gauge if the user did not have one.

DCC020IB Features

  • High-pressure inflation mode with automatic shutoff
  • High-volume inflation and deflation modes
  • LED light
  • Three power sources for inflation on a jobsite and on the go (**20V MAX* battery, 12V DC, or 110V AC) (AC power adapter sold separately )
  • Convenient onboard accessory storage
  • Heavy-duty rubber feet help reduce walking when in use
  • Threaded chuck for secure connection to inflation valve


First, battery life is not something one should worry about with this inflator.  A compact battery is sufficient as the reality is the user has a 10-minute runtime before a 20-minute break.  Using a FlexVolt battery is great, but set a timer so you do not over-heat the inflator.  In our testing, we were able to pump up a spare tire from our 1971 Corvette from 0 to 35 PSI in 6 minutes and with no battery drain showing on the 5.0Ah 20-volt battery.  We were able to pump our Ford F350 tire from 75 to 80 PSI in one minute and forty-five seconds.  Each time we checked the tire pressure with our Blue Point digital tire gauge and it was spot on.

Visually, the DEWALT Inflators tells us everything that is happening.  The current PSI, the target PSI and a small digital meter to tell you how far it is in the process.  This tool makes filling the tires on your car simple and quick.  Once you have a unit like this, you will not know how you lived without one!

Kit Includes

  • DCC020I Air Inflator
  • 12V DC Power Cord
  • High-Pressure Tapered Nozzle
  • Presta Valve Adapter
  • Inflator Needle

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