Overview of Electric SUP Pump
If you’ve ever used an inflatable paddle board, you are aware of the time and effort required to inflate one without the use of an electric SUP pump. Sometimes you could want to paddle with a group and need to inflate many boards, or you might want to use as little energy as possible to be on the water quickly. That’s where owning an inflatable SUP pump might prove to be beneficial. An electric paddle board pump is an air pump that works similarly to a manual hand pump to help you inflate your iSUP to the appropriate PSI level. To refresh your memory, PSI is just the desired air pressure at which to inflate your board. Similar to automobile tires, each one has a certain PSI rating. Thurso Surf paddleboards should be inflated to 15 PSI.
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Due to their wide range of applications, electric pumps are available in a variety of sizes and designs. We strongly advise purchasing one made especially for stand-up paddle boarding if you intend to use yours for that purpose. Non-SUP specific pumps have a tendency to become excessively big and heavy, and they often come with a plethora of extra functions that you don’t need but only add to the cost. It makes sense to get a pump that can accommodate the ease of packing and transportation that is one of the main benefits of inflatable SUPs.
Why Use an Electric Pump for Inflatable Paddle Boards?
Physically, an electric paddle board pump is less taxing. Compared to using a manual pump, you can enhance the pace of inflation while conserving energy while pumping up several inflatable boards. That is frequently the situation whether you are with your own family or a sizable gathering. Managing the children while they are eager to play in the water and enjoy themselves at the beach may be rather challenging. While you or your partner helps get the kids ready, you can quickly and conveniently inflate your boards with the use of an electric pump.
If it’s just you and a pal, electric pumps are even useful. It might be because you have a busy schedule or that they are new to the sport. You may finish loading the car and run them through the essentials while the paddle boards inflate by using an electric pump. Additionally, if you’re really pressed for time, you may inflate one board manually while using an electric pump on another. Therefore, an electric pump may save you energy even before you are on the water, in addition to saving you time when you only plug it into a cigarette lighter.
The fact that electric air pumps are typically heavier than the manual pump that comes with your iSUP is one drawback. But that’s one of the key distinctions with Thurso Surf’s Electric Pump; it was made with adventure (which typically means traveling) in mind, which explains why it’s compact and surprisingly light. It is an electric air pump designed specifically for paddle boarders. You can throw it in with the rest of your belongings and head off because it comes with its own secure case. Are you traveling alone or going in a group? Bring your electric pump with you to perform all the work and spare everyone’s energy. It’s an excellent alternative for paddlers because it’s a very portable pump.
Components of an Electric Pump
The Thurso Surf electric iSUP pump is very easy to operate and is made with user convenience in mind. It includes:
Body: Outfitted with a pneumatic dial (PSI gauge), allowing for air pressure adjustments between 1 and 15 PSI. You won’t need to worry about overinflating your paddle board since the pump will automatically shut off when the predetermined value is achieved. A socket for your preferred power cable adapter, two connection ports for attaching the hose to inflate or deflate your iSUP, and on and off switches are also included. The four suction cup feet on the body are an extra feature that will assist hold the pump base firmly in place if it is on a smooth, slippery surface.
The robust, flexible inflation hose from Thurso Surf is suitable for both inflation and deflation on all of their inflatable goods, including most other inflatables that use the Halkey-Roberts valve.
Power cord for cigarette lighters: A plug that attaches to the body of the pump that you place inside the cigarette lighter of your car.
12V battery cables: You may use this power cord to connect to the terminals of a 12V battery if your car does not have a cigarette lighter. Therefore, you may use a 12 volt battery you store at camp to power your SUP when you wish to inflate it even if you don’t own a car or someone else’s off-roading.
Using Your Electric SUP Pump: A Guide
The inflation procedure is easy to follow from beginning to end and is comparable to operating a manual air pump.
Step 1: Select your power cable (cigarette lighter or alligator clips) and attach it to the electric pump’s body as well as the power source (a car or a 12-volt battery).
Step 2: Connect the hose of the inflation pump to both the valve on your iSUP and the inflation valve on the pump’s body.
Step 3: Adjust the gauge to the PSI you want. For Thurso Surf iSUPs, we advise using 15 PSI. With two phases of inflation, the pump is a two-stage pump. Stage 1 is high volume for initial quick inflation, and Stage 2 is greater pressure inflation (you don’t have to do anything; the board adjusts itself).
Step 4: Press the power button to quickly inflate the SUP. You can then stand back and enjoy the sound of the automated inflation, stretch, load your Deck Cooler Bag, or simply sit back and relax.
Step 5: Hold off on using the portable air pump until the auto shut-off feature activates, then disconnect the hose and power cable.
Really, it is that easy. When the day is over, you may also use it to deflate your inflated paddle board, which will make it simpler to fit your deflated SUP into your SUP Roller Backpack. Simply insert the flexible inflation hose into the pump base’s detachable port, plug in the lighter socket, cigarette plug, or portable battery, and activate the inflatable paddle board pump.