DRIVEN BY AIR.

What is an open and closed end connector?

Published 10 December 2015 in

There are two types of tyre valve connector. It is therefore important to specify whether a closed or open end type is required.

Closed End – used when air is supplied directly from a main air line (i.e. compressor or air receiver). A non-return valve unseats on connection to the tyre’s valve allowing air to flow into the tyre.

Open End – used with PCL MK3 tyre inflators, ACCURA tyre inflators and portable gauges. This connector has a pin which unseats the tyre’s valve when in use.