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Old 22 July 2013, 13:42   #1
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Does anyone have any experience using the Bravo BTP12 Manometer Pump.
The first one supplied had a very loose dial which moved to a higher setting during the pumping process. The replacement worked for 3 On/Off cycles and no longer operates. Have I just been unlucky. Any comments ?
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As of two weeks ago I am on my second had the same problem as you with the first one with the dial moving due to the vibration. I had blown my little SIB up no more than 5 times and the mechanical piston broke. This new one has been tested and is much better let's see how long it lasts.
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As of two weeks ago I am on my second had the same problem as you with the first one with the dial moving due to the vibration. I had blown my little SIB up no more than 5 times and the mechanical piston broke. This new one has been tested and is much better let's see how long it lasts.
Would you mind telling me where you bought your pump.
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Most Bravo products are made in, you know the answer. Lacks quality and long lasting life than same Italian products. Globalization issues you'll need to live with...

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Does anyone have any experience using the Bravo BTP12 Manometer Pump.
The first one supplied had a very loose dial which moved to a higher setting during the pumping process. The replacement worked for 3 On/Off cycles and no longer operates. Have I just been unlucky. Any comments ?
Mine died last year too the pressure setting seemed to stop working and it just cut out at the Lowest pressure it was a few years old but hadn't had a lot of use . Poor quality
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Would you mind telling me where you bought your pump.
It was bought from a trader on here who I have not had any problems with in the past, I have contacted them and have been told to post it back and they will refund my money, you can PM me if your interested. Happy to post the name if I have any issues getting my money back!
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I have the digital version, l have used it dozens of times and it has so far been perfect. Maybe the digital version is the one to go for?
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Does anyone have knowledge or experience of a USA manufactured High Pressure Pump suitable for a Zodiac Inflatable Floor - up to 11.4 psi, or for that matter a French manufactured pump.
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Those guys at other side of the pond use same Bravo electric air pumps. Used to have a high pressure air deck. Inflated it with a cheap 220V electric pump to 4.0 psi which was it's top, then air topped to 12-14 psi with a 12 V tire pump and suitable valve adapter & gauge. Took some time, but worked wonderfully. Once at sea was topped right back with a heavy duty hand kite pump when needed.

Air decks are high pressure, low volume, a good quality simple action high pressure kite pump will do the work neatly, can take it along when boating and air top deck back when in need.

Assume Zodiac buys same Bravo pumps at Bravo Italian factory, not sure if they have propietary Zodiac brand, probably rebadged ones with own logos. If so, expect pricey numbers as everything coming from them.

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