Electric SUP Pump – How to Inflate Your Paddleboard Fast

Inflatable SUPs have a big advantage on hard boards in that you can deflate them and easily carry them on airplanes, camping trips and more. However, inflating them with a manual air pump takes work.

Electric SUP Pump - The Easy Wao to Pump Up an Inflatable SUP

The Pros and Cons of Using an Electric SUP Pump:

Some people don’t mind the extra “workout” that pumping up an inflatable paddleboard provides. That said, an electric SUP pump lets you get the job done faster and with less effort.

That said, electric air pumps cost more money. On average, You can spend between $100 and $200 on a device.

Therefore, I would not suggest investing in one unless you plan on using it on a regular basis. You can also use an electric pump to inflate pools, kayaks, air mattresses and inflatable furniture.

I’ve found 2 good electric air pumps for blowing up inflatable paddleboards.

1. Bravo BP12 Single Stage Electric Air Pump

This compact pump weighs less than 3 lbs, so you can easily carry it with you. It inflates up to 14.5 PSI, the standard inflation pressure for an SUP.

In the following video, Dominic from Boardworks demonstrates how to use this electric pump to inflate your SUP. Plus, he provides some helpful tips to make the device more effective and easier to use.

The Bravo inflates quickly and stops automatically when it reaches the selected pressure. Simply select the inflation pressure you want and press the ON button.

Note: This machine does not deflate. In addition, you can not plug it into a wall outlet or the cigarette lighter/12V outlet in your vehicle.

BP12 High-Pressure Electric SUP PumpThe package includes alligator clips, which you use to connect the pump to your car battery.

Package Includes:

  • High Pressure Air Pump
  • 102″ (8’6″) Cable with Alligator Clips
  • 72″ (6′) Inflation Hose
  • Common Valve Adapters
  • Get it Here

2. BTP Mano Two Stage Electric Turbo Pump

Similar to the Bravo electric pump above, the BTP Mano can inflate your SUP to 14.5 PSI quickly, and stops automatically when finished. It also features alligator clips, which you connect to your vehicle battery. See how it works:

The main difference is that this device has a 2-stage pump. Stage one fills faster at low pressure and then kicks into stage two, which has a high pressure piston. It’s designed for rapid inflation as well as reaching high pressure capacities.

BTP Mano 2-Stage Electric SUP PumpPackage Includes:

  • High Air Pressure Pump
  • 102″ (8’6″) Cable with Alligator Clips
  • 72″ (6′) Inflation Hose
  • Common Valve Adapters
  • Get it Here

By the way, both electric sup pumps are made by Sea Eagle, the well-known maker of inflatable kayaks, boats and SUPs since 1968. They make high-quality gear and equipment that are designed to last.

 

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