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Old 17 August 2009, 15:30   #1
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Bravo SuperTurbo cutting off early

Hi all,

My Bravo SuperTurbo pump went to crap this weekend. It's cutting off at way too early a pressure. For example, it cut off even before getting my main tubes up to 3.4psi.

Is there a user-serviceable pressure guage in there that I could tinker with?

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Old 17 August 2009, 17:28   #2
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Hi all,

My Bravo SuperTurbo pump went to crap this weekend. It's cutting off at way too early a pressure. For example, it cut off even before getting my main tubes up to 3.4psi.

Is there a user-serviceable pressure guage in there that I could tinker with?

Thanks,

Vince
I have the BST HP and had the same problem, took it back to the dealer and he tried on a few boats and worked fine. I think the problem was the hose was leaking at the adapter or the connection to the pump. I will refit and clamp it tight with jubilee clamp.
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Old 17 August 2009, 18:16   #3
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I have to say that ours blew up (literally - smoke and everything!) on the second tube (ie, within a couple of minutes of using it for the first time). This is just our experience, so I'd not like to comment in general.
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Old 17 August 2009, 18:40   #4
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I have the BST HP and had the same problem, took it back to the dealer and he tried on a few boats and worked fine. I think the problem was the hose was leaking at the adapter or the connection to the pump. I will refit and clamp it tight with jubilee clamp.
But wouldn't that just mean the pump would keep going forever because it couldn't get the pressure high enough to trigger the auto-stop? Mine cuts off too early.
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Old 18 August 2009, 02:26   #5
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But wouldn't that just mean the pump would keep going forever because it couldn't get the pressure high enough to trigger the auto-stop? Mine cuts off too early.
Thats what i thought but the shop tried with two of their hoses and it worked fine.
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I have just realised why my BST HP pump is cutting out early. The battery pack is not holding full charge so therefore not enough power to run the pump. Tried on the boat battery and works fine.
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Old 19 August 2009, 22:07   #7
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Darn, mine is running off a gigantic deep cell at full charge. I'll try a new hose, but I'm skeptical. Anyone know of if Bravo has repair representatives in Canada?
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I have the same problem, the battery is fully charged and there is no leaking from the hose. The pump reduces its airflow/pressure as soon as it meets resistance such as slightly blocking the hose, as soon as you remove the resistance she works fine. So she pumps air but without any pressure. I have no idea where to get service, maybe I'll just open her up myself and see if there is anything visibly broken.
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Darn, mine is running off a gigantic deep cell at full charge. I'll try a new hose, but I'm skeptical. Anyone know of if Bravo has repair representatives in Canada?
Don't know about Canada, but one of the more friendly US retailers made it clear that any warranty work involved returning the unit to Italy (and you know about their postal system...)

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It could be that their hose adaptor holds the valve open when pumping and yours doesnt-ie its the air pressure from the pump pushing the valve open. You can drill a hole and insert a piece of metal coathanger across the diameter of the hose adaptor so it pushes the valve open.

You could try pumping it up with whe valve in the deflate position and see if it reaches the correct pressure.
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