PORTER-CABLE Launches 18 Volt Inflator and Battery Status Indicator

PORTER-CABLE® Launches New Easy-to-Use 18 Volt High-Pressure/High-Volume Inflator and Battery Status Indicator

TOWSON, Md. (Sept. 29, 2011) – PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of two new cordless 18 Volt products ― an 18 Volt (or 12 Volt DC-powered) High-Pressure/High-Volume Inflator (PCC583B) and an 18 Volt Battery Status Indicator (PCC580B).

“We are excited to expand our popular line of 18 Volt cordless tools with these new products,” said Jim Stewart, cordless product manager, PORTER-CABLE. “Both the inflator and the battery status indicator deliver two features that are most important to users―speed and ease of use―along with top-notch quality at a great value.”

18 Volt High-Pressure/High-Volume Inflator – PCC583B

The 18 Volt High-Pressure/High-Volume Inflator PCC583B provides quick and accurate inflation for users in locations where there is no access to power. The unit can be powered from an 18 Volt PORTER-CABLE Lithium Ion or NiCd battery or a 12 Volt DC power source from a vehicle. The 10-foot DC power cord allows the user to reach all the vehicle tires easily, providing convenience and ease of use.

The inflator features two inflation options, delivering flexibility for different applications. The high-pressure inflation, with up to 120 pounds per square inch (PSI) of working pressure, is ideal for inflating vehicle tires, while the high-volume inflation is for inflating large recreational items.

Additional features include an automatic pressure shut-off function that conveniently shuts the unit off when the desired pressure is reached. The inflator can also be used as a pressure gauge by simply attaching the universal adapter to a tire stem and reading the pressure from the LED screen located on the unit. A convenient on-board storage area allows users to quickly store all cables, cords and hoses.

18 Volt Battery Status Indicator – PCC580B

The 18 Volt Battery Status Indicator allows contactors to test battery charge status quickly and easily, preventing professionals from taking an uncharged battery to a jobsite. The unit includes an easy-to-read LED display with a fully automatic state of charge indication. An automatic shut-off feature shuts the unit down after 15 seconds without use to limit unnecessary battery drain. The PCC580B answers the professional’s question of wanting to know how much battery charge is left when starting or finishing a job.

The inflator and the battery status indicator are compatible with all PORTER-CABLE 18 Volt Lithium Ion and NiCd batteries. Both are sold as bare tools, meaning that the batteries and chargers are sold separately.

Available in November 2011 through Lowe’s, Amazon.com and the independent channel, the PCC583B is expected to retail for approximately $49.97, and the PCC580B is expected to retail for approximately $9.97.

Both products will come with a three-year limited warranty, one-year service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.


With more than 100 years of experience producing quality and performance-driven tools, PORTER-CABLE is a leading manufacturer and marketer of professional-grade cordless and corded power tools, equipment, and accessories. Known for industry-changing innovation, PORTER-CABLE introduced the world’s first helical drive circular saw, portable band saw and portable belt sander. For more information about PORTER-CABLE professional-grade power tools, visit www.portercable.com.