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Old 24 May 2007, 12:19   #11
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If the costco one will pump to .83 bar won't you need to keep an eye on it or get a pressure gauge inline? That's nearly double normal tube pressure.
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Old 24 May 2007, 14:06   #12
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Twenty quid at Costco. 500 litres a minute at 0.83 bar.

Make is Intex and model is quick fill.

http://www.intexspares.co.uk/products.asp?cat=11


Where did you get those numbers? I tried to find this on the web but couldn't come up with any info. So I called Intex Corp directly and they told me that they don't rate their air flow or max pressure, simply that @ 120 volts it puts out 222 watts and draws 1.85 amps.

.83 bar is 12.03 psi - there is no way in the world that a 222 watt air pump is going to flow 500 litres/minute up to 12 psi !!!
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Old 24 May 2007, 16:17   #13
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Where did you get those numbers? I tried to find this on the web but couldn't come up with any info. So I called Intex Corp directly and they told me that they don't rate their air flow or max pressure, simply that @ 120 volts it puts out 222 watts and draws 1.85 amps.

.83 bar is 12.03 psi - there is no way in the world that a 222 watt air pump is going to flow 500 litres/minute up to 12 psi !!!
Off the box!! In the store!

I am sure the flow quoted is at zero pressure! I expect that at 0.8 bar, the flow is very low.

Yes, it is too much for the tubes and will need watching!
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Interesting. How've you found it so far for inflating your boat? How much pressure do you put into your tubes? Do you see the needle of the pressure gauge continue to rise rapidly as you get near that max pressure?
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I think we are getting carried away here. I haven't bought one yet, just saw it and thought it would do the job.

There is no pressure gauge.

Not sure about Costco and a three year guarantee.

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I think we are getting carried away here. I haven't bought one yet, just saw it and thought it would do the job.

There is no pressure gauge.

Not sure about Costco and a three year guarantee.

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They offer a 3 year guarantee on lots of stuff

They also do a great general purpose cleaner clear 5 l bottle with a 1 l hand spray attached green liquid like TFR but better fantastic for tubes etc but my local one has not had any recently.

I've got a LVM inflator from JGTECH looks the dogs but not tried it yet


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I use an LVM on the SIB - very pleased with it for both inflation and deflation (although it is very loud and more comfortable to use foam ear plugs when you are using it !).

I seem to remember that the LVM goes up to about 3psi and you will need a manual pump to go any higher (11psi on an air floor for example) - I haven't used a pressure gauge to back that up yet.
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Here's a link to info on some of the electric pumps by Bravo. By the way 'turbomax' model only inflates to 3.6 psi (not the 4.5 psi I stated earlier), which is still adequate for most SIBs with hard floors.

http://www.bravo-pumpar.se/AF.html
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Here's a link to info on some of the electric pumps by Bravo. By the way 'turbomax' model only inflates to 3.6 psi (not the 4.5 psi I stated earlier), which is still adequate for most SIBs with hard floors.

http://www.bravo-pumpar.se/AF.html
im running a turbomax on my searider. it will pump the WHOLE boat up from ZERO in a few minutes. i can time it, if someone wants.....
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The bravo turbomax seems like a fantastic 12 volt pump (1000 liters/minute, up to 4.5 psi with preset auto shut off - description here: http://www.bravo-pumpar.se/skikart.htm ), but it's crazy expensive and nobody in North America seems to carry them.
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West Marine actually carries them; not much more expensive than the other few places I've found that have them.

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