Husky 120 Volt Inflator, HY120 – Reviews, Specifications and More

Have you ever heard of an inflator that has a pressure gauge which glows in the dark? Yes, this is one of the features that makes Husky 120 Volt inflator unique.

The analogue pressure gauge was designed to allow users to see the reading even in the dark. When you have a flat tire on the middle of a dark street, you can still use the machine to inflate your tire because of this glow-in-the-dark feature as long you have an outlet.

Aside from vehicle tires, the inflator can also be used for bicycle tires, air mattresses, and sports equipment. In fact, the tool already comes with a mattress nozzle, sports needle, and Presta valve adapter for your convenience. You get all these in a single package worth $29.98 in Home Depot. Other small things that can be inflated by this machine include pool toys, garden or lawn tires, golf cart tires, and many more.

Because it is a 120-Volt inflator, it is equipped with a fast and powerful direct-drive motor. Just plug it into a standard 120-Volt outlet and you are good to go. It runs quietly which is beneficial for consumers who prefer to work indoors. The maximum pressure of Husky 120 Volt inflator is 130 PSI. This is not strong enough for other heavier tasks but is very much appropriate for light and simple tasks such as the aforementioned. It can inflate even a tire of a small truck but it would take some time. However, for smaller objects such as basketball and football, the pumps are excellent.

The inflator is very portable so you can carry it with you easily. It even has a handle which adds to its portability. With an assembled height of only 40 inches, you can put it in your car compartment or squeeze it to your workbench with all other equipment. It is a lot more compact than other models.

The length of the power cord is around 24 inches which is enough to keep you at a distance from the outlet to the object that you will inflate. The length of the hose is 28 inches which is long enough for garage or indoor use. The hose is made of rubber so you need to be very careful as it is relatively prone to leaks. Make sure that you check this part and have it replaced as necessary. Also, the connection between the air hose and compressor must be carefully handled because it can be easily damaged.

Husky 120 Volt inflator HY120

Model # HY120
Hose Length 28 inches
Type Portable Air Compressor
Voltage 120 Volt
Width 8.976 inches
Depth 3.858 inches
Height 6.22 inches
Warranty 2 Year Limited Warranty
Cost from $29.98

As mentioned in the warning sticker of the product, it can heat up to a certain level which can damage the air hose. When using the inflator, check its temperature once in a while. Also, check the pressure level which can be easily viewed through the pressure gauge.

 The machine is very easy to use with on/off switch that makes it quick to control. If you want a sturdy, lightweight, and powerful inflator for domestic purpose, Husky 120 Volt inflator is perfect for you.

If you already own this 120-Volt inflator or just want to buy it you can share your review or ask a question through the form below.

Discussion: 38 Comments
  1. Tuan Pham
    November 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Hi, I bought the 120v inflator last year. Now the air hose is broken 2 places where it curved and clipped to the body. Where can I get the replacement hose? Should I take it back to Home Depot and exchange for a new one?

  2. JH
    December 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Rubber air hose is cut by sharp edged hexagonal ‘clamp’ on third use. Seems to be a common complaint.

  3. Vince Margherita
    December 26, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I have had the same problem don’t know what to do can’t find replacement parts. Any suggestions

  4. Gavin W
    January 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Air hose broken where it comes out of the compressor. Any place I can get a replacement hose? It’s less than a year old.

  5. Jose Aguilar
    January 6, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Can I get a replacement hose for my compressor? Husky 120 volt inflator. If so where can I purchase one?

  6. Kirk Czarniecki
    February 25, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I have the same problem as above. Where can I get a replacement hose?

  7. T Beyer
    March 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    I have the same problem as all above. Where can I get a replace hose?

  8. Bradley NJ
    March 22, 2017 at 1:23 am

    This just happened to me. The black metal is very thin, just peal it off with a pliers. Pull the remaining piece of rubber off. Make a new clean cut what is left and slide it back on. Then put a hose clamp on and tighten it up.

    Done, at most it will take 10 minutes.

  9. david b dinkins
    March 22, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    My hose broke where it comes out of the compressor too. I have not handled this equipment irresponsibly. Husky should have a replacement for such shoddy parts.

  10. David Munson
    March 30, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Same problem. Can’t seem to find replacement parts. I will fix it myself.

  11. Tony Guido
    April 3, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Where can I get a replacement hose for my HY120 inflator pump? Thank you

  12. John Tartaro
    April 7, 2017 at 8:48 am

    O purchased the Husky HY120 120-Volt Inflator a year ago and used it two times. When I went to inflate my boat trailer tires today, I noticed that the Husky hose was leaking air from the fitting that mounts it to the cyclinder. I always keep the hose stowed in the factory position when being stored. That is what caused the hose to crack right at the point the hose turns downward. It is a hard turn which has no caused the hose to be usless. I have not been able to find a replacement hose due to the small size of the fitting. Can someone tell me where I can get one.

  13. RB
    April 11, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    My hose broke too where it comes out of the compressor. I have not abused it in any way. Husky should have a replacement available.

  14. GDuke
    April 20, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Mine broke too. I pulled off the metal clip holding the hose on. I went to Home Depot and bought a $0.83 compression clamp (the one you tighten with a screw driver) found in the plumbing isle. I cut the hose off evenly and put on the compression clamp then pushed the hose back onto the nozzle then tightened the compression clamp. It worked!!!

  15. Sue Stoneman
    April 28, 2017 at 7:01 am

    My hose broke off where it comes out of the compressor. I searched the internet and can’t locate any replacement parts. Where can I obtain a replacement hose?

  16. Jeffrey Rapoport
    June 25, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Same problem. Broken hose where it clamps to compressor. I need a replacement and can’t find one that fits. Please let me know what is available as I am on my second pump and don’t want to buy a third simply because of this damage prone connection.

  17. Tom Denbow
    July 1, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Same problem, bought 2 of these pumps and both hoses split just before they connect to the main body of the compressor. Obviously an issue and I am not finding any way to replace the hose. Very disappointed and certainly will consider this issue when I purchase a replacement pump.

  18. Diane Clair
    July 10, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    The air compressor is very handy, although I have only used it twice. I purchased it one year ago. I wanted to fill a bicycle tire today however, and the inflator hose has a huge crack in it at the joint. I would like the hose replaced. There is no reason this should have happened, I store it in container that has enough room so that the hose is not bent, as it was in original box, and I store it indoors to keep the hose from drying out. Although I took extra precautions, the hose is defective and I would like a replacement.

  19. Terry
    August 6, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I was not able to repair mine as above and need a new hose with connection; I haven’t seen anything above about new hose part, is there really not one available?

  20. TJ
    August 8, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Why is it so difficult to find a replacement hose for this otherwise great product.? I have the same problem as all those above, the Husky 120 Volt Inflator works fine, but need to replace in my case a missing filler hose.! WTF.?

  21. Robert Shaw
    August 8, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    i have a leak, in the same hose, same place, approx. a year old. Bought at Home Depot because it is a “Husky”, I would like a new hose or new unit, please.

  22. R Ames
    August 21, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Sane problem as everyone else. 4 uses , Less than a year old. Leaking hose.
    This disposable economy is so wasteful.

  23. S Tschinkel
    August 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    My hose broke in the same manner as described above by everyone else. Shame on Husky for making such a defective product. This was my second one. There will be no third time and I will avoid ALL Husky products in the future and always keep my receipts.

  24. Mike
    October 3, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    MY HOSE BROKE, TOO. I couldn’t find a replacement so I cut 4″ of flexible rubber hose with an I.D. to surround the original, filled it plastic RTV type material, and then took zip locks to wrap it tightly. After two days I checked it and it works perfectly. I did wrap it with black tape for cosmetics too.

  25. Claude
    November 5, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Were can I get a replacement hose?

  26. Jessica Hsrt
    November 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Hi: How can I buy nozzles for my inflator? I bought the display model and the box was empty. Thank you!

  27. Steve
    January 30, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Where can I buy a replacement for a damaged air hose on the Model HY120?

  28. EZIO
    June 22, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    GDUKE idea works…..take off the metal connected to the nozzle…. cut the hose off evenly and put on the compression one clamp then pushed the hose back onto the nozzle then tightened the compression clamp. It worked!!!

  29. Linda Markus
    August 27, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Its broken i got a 2yr warranty where i got it from Lowes what do i do?

  30. Ryan
    November 4, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I have owned three of these portable compressors now. All three have had the hoses fail (two at the compressor body and one the shrader valve pin depressor broke off). Where can I get replacement parts at a reasonable cost?

  31. Doid
    March 26, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Same broken hose at the compressor joint. Agent said was wear and tear! Used twice. Also said only one year warranty but book says two years. I argued. Agent sent $35 voucher to buy a new one. Will use voucher to make a better hose.

  32. Penny
    November 13, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Same thing here, have been searching for a replacement hose but no luck. Won’t be buying another one

  33. RIchard
    December 22, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Seems like Husy has a problem with the durability of the air hose. By now they should have come up with a solution. I called the support number and the agent said I should buy a new compressor. Why didn’t they offer to sell a replacement? Any recommendation regarding a source for a replacement hose?

  34. Ivan
    June 24, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    I have a solution to all the problems above. Believe or not, the hose is attached to the pump by a small threaded screw at the end of the hose. Take a small wrench and carefully unscrew the rubber hose from the pump. You can then go online and buy a 60cm Bike Car Type Mini Hand Air Pump Inflator Replacement Hose Tube for Schrade. (333335907063) . I bought mine landed for $6.25. The only issue is that it comes from China and takes awhile to arrive. Once you get it, screw it into the pump and tighten with a small wrench. Whola, you now have a new threaded hose for your Husky pump and it works fine.

  35. Jim
    October 9, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Is an air hose available for the 120V Husky Compressor? HY 120?

  36. Roger Kassebaum
    March 11, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Bought today doesn’t work on auto, can’t inflate tire that is fully deflated while still in car.

  37. Brad
    July 3, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    Ivan is likely correct that you can get a replacement hose for the HY120 (see 3 posts above this), but I found that the pump itself starts to fade in performance over time making replacement not worth it. EZIO above is right, in that if you cut the hose off just after the leak, pry the old hose from the pump, then push the remaining hose on and secure it with a small zip tie, the pump still works.

  38. Manuel
    August 23, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    I concur with Brad. I use a hose clamp and a tough piece of plastic between the clamp and the braid/hose to prevent the edge of the clamp from cutting the hose. Going on the 4th time I’ve done this. As for the cause, I think that the hose cannot withstand the heat.

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