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200 PSI Air Compressor

On a rush? Our Best 200 PSI Air Compressors

DEWALT DWFP55130

DEWALT D55168

VIAIR Ultra Duty Onboard Air System

Regulators on air compressors normally stop at around 50 PSI¬†less than the machine’s maximum pressure. Therefore, if you need a minimum of 90 PSI¬†to power your tools, you¬†need an air compressor with a maximum pressure of 140 PSI.

We look at the best 200 PSI air compressors in this article. Furthermore, we grade them on PSI, CFM, design, horsepower, and, of course, dependability.

Following our list, you are going to¬†discover a buyer’s guide with all the information you need to know about the finest 200 PSI air compressor.

Is a 200 PSI Compressor Good?

Yes, 200 PSI compressors are good for a number of reasons.

We are going to go over some of the major advantages of having a 200 PSI portable air compressor in your garage or workshop.

There are various reasons to increase your PSI to 200; for starters, you can use your air tools for 40 percent longer. With a 200 PSI air compressor, you can lay down around 200 nails in the same time it takes a 150 PSI device to discharge 100 nails.

Secondly, by holding more air power in a smaller tank, a 200 PSI compressor saves room in your garage or¬†workshop. Then,¬†there’s the fact that these devices are much more portable than the opposition.

The pump and engine are situated at the bottom of the air compressor, making it more stable and maneuverable. Finally, some 200 PSI units come with an extremely long warranty!

The Accessories

After outlining the major benefits of owning a 200 PSI air compressor, we are going to go into how a few of the most crucial accessories work.

Air Compressor Filter

The filter’s purpose is to protect the device from dust, grime, and other particles that it may consume. As a result, it is one of the most crucial components of a 200 PSI air compressor.

The Pressure Switch

This is one of the air compressor’s most crucial components. When a particular amount of air is pushed up in the air¬†tank, it immediately shuts¬†the machine off, as its name implies. Without this, compressed air would carry on¬†building¬†up, causing the air¬†hose to break.

Compressed Air Regulator

Fantastic, you have 200 PSI of pressure at your fingertips, but some air equipment and jobs demand significantly less. The air pressure regulator comes into action at this point!

The Best 200 PSI Compressors

A few of the best 200 PSI models include:

DEWALT Air Compressor for Trim, 200-PSI Max, Quiet Operation (DWFP55130)


With a three-year factory warranty on the pump and the components, DeWalt stands behind this device. The 200 PSI maximum pressure helps your pneumatic tools operate longer, while the 4.8 SCFM at 90 PSI provides for efficient compressor recovery.

This machine is ideal for home usage and provides a calmer work environment with a motor that produces only 78 dBA of operational noise. The compressor’s pump and motor¬†last longer thanks to DeWalt’s effective high-pressure technology.

The pump, for example, is oil-free and requires very little maintenance, making it incredibly comfortable to use. When it comes to optimum adaptability, this device comes with a 50-foot extension cord. The compressor’s small size allows it to be readily moved, stored, and¬†transported.

Furthermore, the durable dual-purpose handle gives the compressor more movement while simultaneously acting as a hose wrap. The coupler,  two-inch gauges, and the high-flow regulator are all protected by the metal control panel.

Its high-flow regulator enables optimal air tool efficiency as well as longer run times. The semi-pneumatic, wide-track tires of this variant provide increased stability, ease mobility, and require minimal maintenance.


With a three-year factory warranty on the pump and the components, DeWalt stands behind this device. The 200 PSI maximum pressure helps your pneumatic tools operate longer, while the 4.8 SCFM at 90 PSI provides for efficient compressor recovery.

This machine is ideal for home usage and provides a calmer work environment with a motor that produces only 78 dBA of operational noise. The compressor’s pump and motor¬†last longer thanks to DeWalt’s effective high-pressure technology.

The pump, for example, is oil-free and requires very little maintenance, making it incredibly comfortable to use. When it comes to optimum adaptability, this device comes with a 50-foot extension cord. The compressor’s small size allows it to be readily moved, stored, and¬†transported.

Furthermore, the durable dual-purpose handle gives the compressor more movement while simultaneously acting as a hose wrap. The coupler,  two-inch gauges, and the high-flow regulator are all protected by the metal control panel.

Its high-flow regulator enables optimal air tool efficiency as well as longer run times. The semi-pneumatic, wide-track tires of this variant provide increased stability, ease mobility, and require minimal maintenance.

Dewalt-D55168 15-gallon 200 PSI Portable Compressor


A 1.6-horsepower, extra-powerful electric engine at the core of the DeWalt 15 Gallon Workshop Compressor provides a max pressure of 200 PSI as well as 5.0 SCFM at 90 PSI. A 12-gauge standard extension cord may power the motor.

It has a noise level of 78 decibels. As a result, it’s perfect for use around the household.

A strong steel tank contains up to 15 gallons of pressurized air in this type. It comes with an oil-free pump that requires very little upkeep. The user can easily manage and monitor tank pressure thanks to the top-mounted PSI regulator, pressure gauges, vital pump, and integrated control panel.

Furthermore, a ball valve is located on the bottom of the container for easy and safe draining. This model’s stability is improved by the padded front feet and strengthened tires.

The DeWalt nail guns and staplers work well with this 15-gallon compressor. Additionally, the DeWalt 15 Gallon Workshop Compressor’s extra-large wheels make it easier to maneuver in a congested garage or¬†workshop.


A 1.6-horsepower, extra-powerful electric engine at the core of the DeWalt 15 Gallon Workshop Compressor provides a max pressure of 200 PSI as well as 5.0 SCFM at 90 PSI. A 12-gauge standard extension cord may power the motor.

It has a noise level of 78 decibels. As a result, it’s perfect for use around the household.

A strong steel tank contains up to 15 gallons of pressurized air in this type. It comes with an oil-free pump that requires very little upkeep. The user can easily manage and monitor tank pressure thanks to the top-mounted PSI regulator, pressure gauges, vital pump, and integrated control panel.

Furthermore, a ball valve is located on the bottom of the container for easy and safe draining. This model’s stability is improved by the padded front feet and strengthened tires.

The DeWalt nail guns and staplers work well with this 15-gallon compressor. Additionally, the DeWalt 15 Gallon Workshop Compressor’s extra-large wheels make it easier to maneuver in a congested garage or¬†workshop.

VIAIR 200 PSI Ultra Duty Onboard Air System


This high-performance air compressor can inflate tires up to 37 inches in diameter or operate enormous air horns that demand 200 PSI. A 480C air compressor, an airline, a pressure switch, a relay, 2.5-gallon air tank, a maintenance-free pump, air tank fittings, and wiring are included in the package.

At zero PSI, this system produces 1.76 CFM and can inflate a 37-inch tire from zero to 30 PSI in slightly over seven minutes. A one-year limited warranty is included. A pressure release valve and drain-cock are included in the tank.

The Viair 200 PSI Ultra Duty Onboard Air System uses a permanent 12-V magnetic motor with a max power consumption of 20 Amps to provide an economical tire-inflating solution.

Furthermore, the¬†soft-start motor on this air compressor can function smoothly at temperatures ranging from 158 degrees Fahrenheit to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. This compressor is mostly used to fill the tires of ATVs and off-road vehicles, meaning it’s time to say hello to flat-free tires.


This high-performance air compressor can inflate tires up to 37 inches in diameter or operate enormous air horns that demand 200 PSI. A 480C air compressor, an airline, a pressure switch, a relay, 2.5-gallon air tank, a maintenance-free pump, air tank fittings, and wiring are included in the package.

At zero PSI, this system produces 1.76 CFM and can inflate a 37-inch tire from zero to 30 PSI in slightly over seven minutes. A one-year limited warranty is included. A pressure release valve and drain-cock are included in the tank.

The Viair 200 PSI Ultra Duty Onboard Air System uses a permanent 12-V magnetic motor with a max power consumption of 20 Amps to provide an economical tire-inflating solution.

Furthermore, the¬†soft-start motor on this air compressor can function smoothly at temperatures ranging from 158 degrees Fahrenheit to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. This compressor is mostly used to fill the tires of ATVs and off-road vehicles, meaning it’s time to say hello to flat-free tires.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We answer some of the most common and often asked questions about the 200 PSI models on the US market below.

Versions of high-pressure industrial air compressors vary from 2,000 to 6,000 PSI.

When it comes to breathing air and other purposes, high-pressure industrial air compressors take in air and compress it to pressures of up to 6,000 PSI. The air gets cooled after every level of compression as it goes through the various stages of compression. This cooling is essential to achieve the high pressures required for compression.

The majority of air tools demand 70 to 90 PSI. A light- to medium-duty air compressor can easily handle 90 PSI, but you should always have more flow than you really need.

Always pay attention to a PSI rating. The tool is not going to work properly if you do not provide enough air volume. If you use too much pressure, the tool may be damaged.

This does not mean 200 is too high a PSI for these compressors. It is crucial to remember that there is no standard answer as different jobs require different levels of PSI.

While the max tank pressure of the aforementioned models is 200 PSI, certain manufacturers have designed the pressure switch to trigger below the limit for safety purposes.

You can do so by operating it 50 percent cycles. This means, instead of running it once for 10 minutes, split it into two 5-minute runs.

You can do so by operating it 50 percent cycles. This means, instead of running it once for 10 minutes, split it into two 5-minute runs. How often should my 200 PSI air compressor be serviced?

Oil-free pumps are standard on all of the types mentioned above, requiring minimal maintenance. However, at least twice every year, you should inspect the fittings, the air hose, and couplers.

Buyer's Guide

The first thing to consider when purchasing a 200 PSI portable air compressor is what you are going to use it for and how long you plan on using it.  There are several different kinds of 200 PSI units, each with its own set of uses.

If you need a 200 PSI air compressor to fuel your equipment for a one-time construction project, renting rather than buying can be a better option. Next, pay attention to who is responsible for them. The manufacturer is an essential aspect. DeWalt makes a few of the best high-performance air compressor systems on the market!

The Final Verdict

A 200 PSI air compressor is powerful, yet portable and adaptable. These are most likely their key competitive advantages.

The models discussed above all have distinct purposes, but we believe that DeWalt is the most popular and reputable producer of 200 PSI Units.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns about the technical specs or functionality of these types of air compressors.

Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis

Live in Chicago Illinois.
A contractor with10 years of experience.
Works with air compressors for various uses.

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