Quick disconnect couplers
are the fastest, easiest, and most reliable
means of joining air hose with air
compressor tools, tire inflators, and blow
guns. All quick disconnect
couplers have similar connections and
Hardened balls or pins
that fit into place with a slot in the
coupler plug which holds it against a seal.
This connection also
allows the joint to swivel, resulting in
less kinking and twisting of the hose.
A sliding sleeve releases the locking balls when
the coupler is retracted, permitting the plug to be inserted or removed. The
coupler automatically returns to the locked position when released.
An automatic shutoff valve in the coupler seals instantly
when uncoupling, eliminating the need for a separate shutoff.
There are two main types of air
compressor couplers : Automotive and
Industrial. The chart below shows how to
identify which connector style you have. As you can
see, Industrial style couplers have two
striped going across the fitting, whereas
the automotive style only has one. On the
plug, the industrial style is slightly
longer and different head than the
Amflo also makes two Combo Couplers, one
female end, and one with a
male end. Combo Couplers will fit either
automotive or industrial style.