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Old 22 June 2011, 16:49   #21
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I had far too much time on my hands this evening and found...

Using a pump on deflate I vacummed a main side tube chamber flat... then tested each of my pumps for the time to blow the tube up to fully shaped/slightly firm but not to pressure.

An old supposedly high volume unbranded 12v pump I have took 6mins.

The same 12v/240v Gelert pump as Max's took 3mins.

I suddenly remembered I already had the same grey plastic stirrup type pump as Max which took 2.5mins and it's worth saying raised my pulse and felt stressful on the back.

The winner though was the original HP/LP Zodiac footpump with a time of 1min 40secs. Changed legs once and never felt badly stressed.

In truth the speed of the footpump surprised me.
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Old 22 June 2011, 16:55   #22
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I had far too much time on my hands this evening and found...

Using a pump on deflate I vacummed a main side tube chamber flat... then tested each of my pumps for the time to blow the tube up to fully shaped/slightly firm but not to pressure.

An old supposedly high volume unbranded 12v pump I have took 6mins.

The same 12v/240v Gelert puimp as Max's took 3mins.

I suddenly remembered I had the same grey plastic stirrup type pump as Max which took 2.5mins and it's worth saying raised my pulse and felt stressful on the back.

The winner though was the original HP/LP Zodiac footpump with a time of 1min 40secs. Changed legs once and never felt badly stressed.

In truth the speed of the footpump surprised me.
WOW and you still had the energy left to post this . I'm impressed lol
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Old 23 June 2011, 04:53   #23
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Ahhh... dedication to the cause... and it got me away from the kids!

Of course the original footpump won the speed test in my case but that 13 Gelert is the absolute bargain. Like Max said pumping up one side with whichever manual pump you favour and letting the Gelert do the other at the same time would be ideal. Then you could do the air floor with the manual pump while the Gelert did the bow section.

Halving the time and effort is well worth it.
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Old 01 July 2011, 19:29   #24
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Sounds good Fenlander, but what happened to the Bravo? Are they all with crocodile clamps or could you plug one of those in to the cigarette thing?

I did read that part about blowing fuses, but is it the same with all their models?

If none of them do, what's the best option for cigarette lighter plugs in the car?
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