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Old 18 December 2010, 13:57   #1
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Hi I am looking to buy a high pressure air pump to inflate my Bombard Aerotech 380 with the inflatable hull

Ideally one that I can run from the accessory socket of my Discovery 3

Any suggestions and ideas on prices?
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Hi I am looking to buy a high pressure air pump to inflate my Bombard Aerotech 380 with the inflatable hull

Ideally one that I can run from the accessory socket of my Discovery 3

Any suggestions and ideas on prices?
Are you sure you need a high pressure pump? I would have thought a high speed low pressure pump (3-4 psi) would be more suitable. The kind used to inflate airbeds etc. You don't want to be sticking tyre pressures (30-50psi) into an inflatable
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He needs around 10 psi for the floor, which isn't "tyre" pressure but is more than a regular high volume inflator will give.

The Bravo BST 12 HP will do the job for about 150, although the current draw may be too much for a lighter (maybe someone else can confirm?). They also do a more expensive version with a self contained battery.
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He needs around 10 psi for the floor, which isn't "tyre" pressure but is more than a regular high volume inflator will give.

The Bravo BST 12 HP will do the job for about 150, although the current draw may be too much for a lighter (maybe someone else can confirm?). They also do a more expensive version with a self contained battery.
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I use a bravo pump with in built battery for my 380 bombard and it works really well. I would recommend it, I got mine from ribshop.
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The Bravo BST 12 HP will do the job for about 150, although the current draw may be too much for a lighter (maybe someone else can confirm?).
10 Amps at 12V max draw. Possible with a lighter socket wired for high current. Have to check the socket in question to be sure. I'd also assume that with the max rating at 10 amps, the nominal current draw would be substantially less: 6 to 8 amps or so.

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thanks everyone for the advise - much appreciated!
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I have a bst 12hp for my 3.1mtr Quicksilver Air deck Worth every penny! Buy one ASAP!
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Hi all,

I also have a Bravo superturbo 12 HP pump and can recommend them. Just a couple of points to add:-

1) It's a 2 Stage pump, 1st stage to 300mbar and 2nd up to 8oombar.

2) the non battery pack version clips directly to the car battery, not cigarette lighter

3) Best pump out there in my humble opinion

All the best

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as most of the above say, get one of these.

They are Superb, the floor has to be up to 10 psi and this 2 stage pump does it easily

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Quickly inflate dinghies and air cushions up to 800 mbar, air mattresses, etc. Safety features include integrated pressure control and automatic shutdown. The compressor has a capacity of 450 l/min. and the 7 Ah battery provides continuous power for up to 15 minutes. Delivery includes universal adapters and 12 V adapters. Weight 4.8 kg, dimensions: 18 x 28 x 18 cm.
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