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Old 07 November 2011, 13:50   #11
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By foot is very difficult, even if the pump are designed to do the job ( the ones that comes with the boat). Something like that is much better and will reach the correct pressure
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but make your life easy and buy a electric ( up to 10 bars) .
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Old 07 November 2011, 13:55   #12
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inflate with a foot pump!! they are usually approx 10psi go to argus and buy a cheap compressor that will run of the car battery or the aux socket in the car
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Old 12 November 2011, 11:58   #13
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I've just purchased a Bravo BTP Digital 12V Inflator and wonder if anyone can recommend a suitable battery to use with it as the battery on my vehicle is not easily accessible.
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Old 12 November 2011, 17:31   #14
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I've just purchased a Bravo BTP Digital 12V Inflator and wonder if anyone can recommend a suitable battery to use with it as the battery on my vehicle is not easily accessible.

Vehicle battery not accessible? What car is it?

2 options
1)Run some thick cables from you car battery to make a dedicated fused pump connector

2) Spend £30 on a battery.
Ideally a sealed lead acid of 12 Ah or more but you will need a means of charging this.

Your bravo draws 20 amps.
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Old 12 November 2011, 18:22   #15
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Your car should have a take off from the battery somewhere under the bonnet. Most modern cars do. My battery is in the boot hidden under everything but I regularly use it's take offs for jumping boats.

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Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.
I'll take a look for the the battery take offs first.
Second option is to purchase a battery.
Thanks again.
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Old 13 November 2011, 09:10   #17
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A second battery seems far too much trouble even if your vehicle battery is hidden. I've made up an extension lead arrangement for my Bravo so even if my inflatable is a little way behind the car right away from the battery I can still reach. I've used some of the connectors like you get on an old Flymo elec mower with heavy duty twin core cable. You could easily make up a permanent connection to your battery with a shrouded socket on a short fly lead tucked away in a suitable place on the vehicle.

These are similar to the plugs I got...

Flymo Lead terminal c/w plug: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home
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If you want to use your car battery get some Anderson connectors and an isolater switch and run it to the back of your car or were convenient .
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