PowRyte Basic 103331 3 Gallon Oil-Free Hotdog Portable Review


This Hotdog air compressor is suited for air brushing, brad nailing and other minor jobs just like its Pancake Portable counterpart. The motor housing is safely enclosed for protective purposes. It is portable as it has a carrying handle. Safety is prioritized in its design by the provision of a thermal overload safety mechanism. The coupler is easy to connect and gauges are easy to locate and read.

At-A-Glance Specs
Hotdog compressor
18.2 pounds
Tank Size:
3 gallon
Peak HP:
Max Pressure:
100 PSI
Pump Type:
Oil free
(1-5 stars)

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This is a 16.3 x 9.4 x 16.3 inches’ portable compressor. It weighs approximately 18.2 pounds.


This amazing compressor has the capacity to deliver 0.6 SCFM@90 PSI and 1.0 SCFM@40 PSI at a maximum pressure of 100 PSI. The cut in pressure is 85 PSI while the cut out pressure is 100 PSI. The tank has the capacity of holding 3 gallons of air as it is being used.

The product has a thermal overload safety protection to avoid failures when it heats up in the course of doing your project.

To ensure that the output pressure is maintained, a locking adjustable regulator attachment is made available.

This compressor requires a 120 volts power input, 60 Hz frequency, single phase and 2.6 Amps. This is readily available in most homes. There is no need to make adjustments in your power connections in order to use this compressor at your place. The normal working conditions eliminate the need for an elaborate cooling system.

This product does not need a battery (ies). It gets the power it needs from the surrounding air i.e. it is air powered contrary to Makita ma700 Hotdog compressor.

Pump Type

This Hotdog air compressor has a pump that does not require any maintenance works. This is mainly due to the oil less pump type that it uses. Changing pump oils every now and then can be hectic and challenging at times for some people. Stains from oil are also hard to remove.

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Noise Level

This compressor is moderately loud and you might need some ear protection if you are planning to use it for long. Even though the specific noise levels for this compressor are not provided, there have been complaints from users about its noise level.

Who It’s For

If you are the type of person who prefers to do your projects by yourself, then this is the compressor that best suits your needs. Be it airbrushing, inflating the tires, filling air bags, finish nails and spray painting; this compressor has your back are covered.

The tank can hold good amounts of air too at an instant.


  • It has a thermal overload for safety provision
  • The motor is fully enclosed for safety
  • Very portable: has a handle
  • Minimal maintenance is required as it is oil less
  • It has a low cost of acquisition


  • Suitable for only ‘medium weight jobs’
  • The noise it produces can sometimes be high

Final Verdict

This commodity guarantees reliability of performance and high quality. It is well suited for those who are beginners in the DIY (Do It Yourself) work. The protection mechanisms ensure that it does not malfunction when optimum operating conditions are exceeded.

If you want an alternative to the PowRyte Basic 103330, then this is the compressor to go for especially when your project involves small to medium loads. It offers good value for money too.

The only drawback might be the slightly high levels of noise it produces when used by some people.


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