It’s important that your Airflo Compressor and battery are well looked after, so we supply you with full instructions on how to care for them in your user manual, which can also be downloaded from the website.
The battery used in the Airflo Compressor is a Valve Regulated Lead Acid Battery, which means it can be left on charge continuously without causing any damage to the battery or charger. The cost of charging the battery continuously isn’t high, equaling around the same as leaving on a light bulb.
To get the best performance from your Airflo battery, there are a few simple rules you can follow:
Before you use the Airflo for the first time make sure you charge the battery overnight.
After every use make sure you fully charge the battery.
Do not charge the compressor the bathroom or a damp place.
If you plan on storing your Airflo for an extended period of time, ensure you charge the battery overnight at least every 3 months.
Use the lights on the side of the compressor to check the battery status. A steady green light means that the battery is fully charged.
If your battery is fully charged but no longer providing the expected performance it is most likely reaching the end of its useful life and should be replaced.
When charging your battery it is not unusual for the charger to get warm.
Airflo Compressor maintenance
If you are getting a reduced amount of lifting cycles from your compressor (with a fully charged battery), it’s a sign that the battery may be coming to the end of its life. Luckily, the battery can easily be replaced.
To replace the battery on an Airflo Plus turn the Airflo upside down and remove the battery pack by pulling the handle.
To replace the battery on an Airflo Mk3 you will need to use a cross head screwdriver to remove the screws from the battery retaining plates at the back. For direction on where these are, please see the user manual.
Airflo compressors are maintenance free and contain no other user serviceable parts. It is, however, advised that you carry out an annual inspection of the air filter.
Travelling overseas with your compressor
If you are planning on taking your Airflo with you on a flight, the battery must be kept within the Airflo and should not be removed to travel. If you are unsure please check with your airline for further guidance.
To prevent the Airflo from inadvertent operation whilst in transit, ensure you take the following precautions:
Airflo Plus – Remove the battery pack and cover all of the battery terminals with insulation tape and refit the battery.
Airflo Mk3 – Ensure that the hand control is disconnected from the Airflo before you fly.