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Post by Compo1804 » 09 Aug 2018, 21:52

HI,
been lookng at the Bravo BT12 air pump. seems there are 2 types if I'm not mistaken.
1 is single and the other is dual, and a bit of a difference in price too. What are you guys using, I've a Honwave T38IE to blow up
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Re: Air pump

Post by Martin » 09 Aug 2018, 22:17

Hi Mal,
For the Honwave airfloor you need a pump capable of hitting .8 bar.
The BTP12 will do a low pressure high flow inflate initially then swap to the 2nd stage of low flow but high pressure.
The btp12 is the one in my opinion. However there is a similar version of two stage pump with a built in battery if that’s your thing. You could of course buy the BTP 12 and add a house alarm battery to the bag, they fit just great.
Have a look on screwfix or such for a 12v lead acid 7ah battery. That’s the one most of us use.
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Re: Air pump

Post by The Hobbit » 10 Aug 2018, 05:20

Martin wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 22:17
You could of course buy the BTP 12 and add a house alarm battery to the bag, they fit just great.
Have a look on screwfix or such for a 12v lead acid 7ah battery. That’s the one most of us use.
That's exactly what I use as Martin has suggested above. Works a treat. I use another 12v 7ah battery under my seat to run fishfinder, tablet, phone etc. I use the digital BTP 12.
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Re: Air pump

Post by chris moody » 10 Aug 2018, 05:49

The BP12 (single pump) goes up to the same pressure. It just takes slightly longer to do it as it only has a low volume high pressure pump, where the BTP12 starts off high volume low pressure and then switches over to low volume high pressure.
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Re: Air pump

Post by Martin » 10 Aug 2018, 05:57

To give you some comparison.(real time)
Whilst watching a guy inflate his Frib 360 with the BP12, I inflated my complete boat with the BTP12 in the time it took him to blow up the port side tube.
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Re: Air pump

Post by Compo1804 » 10 Aug 2018, 06:14

Thanks guys. Exactly what I wanted to know. The initial blow up will be done in my garage then all I need is to keep it topped up if it needs it.
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Re: Air pump

Post by Paul B » 10 Aug 2018, 12:16

Like wise I use a Bravo btp12, best pump imo for the T38
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Re: Air pump

Post by PeterM » 10 Aug 2018, 13:17

Had the chance to compare my decathlon high pressure pump at£40 against mates bravo.. at alot more££££. While the decathlon pump was 3 mins slower I was happy with that given the cost saving.... and I ate a nice croissant while the sib blew up!

The 12v socket means no faffing under the bonnet angst I have a 9ah gel battery set up to pump the boat away from the car. :)

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Re: Air pump

Post by Steve » 11 Aug 2018, 06:56

PeterM wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 13:17
Had the chance to compare my decathlon high pressure pump at£40 against mates bravo.. at alot more££££. While the decathlon pump was 3 mins slower I was happy with that given the cost saving.... and I ate a nice croissant while the sib blew up!

The 12v socket means no faffing under the bonnet angst I have a 9ah gel battery set up to pump the boat away from the car. :)
Do you use the Halkey valve adapter that comes with the Decatlon pump?

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Re: Air pump

Post by Compo1804 » 11 Aug 2018, 21:14

Thanks for all the info guys. Bit the bullet and expecting delivery of a BTP12 on Mon. Will then blow it up and check out the floor, and post some pics😀
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