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Electric Pump for both iSUP and kites

 
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*wolverine*

Since 10 Apr 2016
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PostFri Jan 05, 18 12:43 pm    Electric Pump for both iSUP and kites Reply with quote

So I got my daughters an iSUP for Christmas and it was a hit. I see myself being the one to blow this monster up and the pump is nice but it's more of a challenge than blowing up my kites.

Question.

Has anyone found an electric pump or a connector whereby one can convert the HR Valve to a general connector where I can use an adapter for my various kites?

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bigjohn

Since 13 Mar 2012
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PostFri Jan 05, 18 6:39 pm     Reply with quote

I would check the kPa or PSI limits of your electric pump first.

I think my pump is rated to 12 PSI however even at 9 PSI it is working hard (and getting hot).

I believe SUPs often have a much higher PSI requirement.

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Nak

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PostSat Jan 06, 18 8:57 am     Reply with quote

This looks like it will do the trick. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/kwik-tek--super-high-pressure-air-pump-20psi--16043382 Looking at the picture, it looks like it has a standard air hose fitting; but I'd check it out in person to be sure. Electric pumps tend to burn out; get the two year extended service plan. West Marine has been good about in-store exchanges with that plan, at least in my experience.

I use this manual pump. https://redpaddleco.com/en-us/accessory/titan-pump/ It is WAY easier to pump up an iSUP than it is with standard iSUP pumps. Watch where you buy it though. The earlier models had quality control problems; you want a 2017 or later model. (Amazon is selling the earlier model; that's why it's cheaper.) I made an extra hose with a standard kite fitting for this pump so that I could use it for kites as well. It's nice to have for really big kites, but if I'm going far from the car I just take a standard kite pump. (One of the new tall ones, I'd never use the old pumps except in an emergency.)

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bigjohn

Since 13 Mar 2012
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PostSat Jan 06, 18 10:12 am     Reply with quote

Nak wrote:
Electric pumps tend to burn out;


Very good point. It's important to note that the gears inside a pump are plastic.

1) Sand is your enemy
2) Dropping on ground is your enemy

I now keep mine in a protected backpack with additional padding. My last pump has been working since July of 2013.

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