Anyone recommend battery operated air compressor for pumping up kites?

Shoot the breeze and stay in the loop with the unhinged and unhooked word on the street.
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moonman
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Wed May 10, 2017 2:05 am

I have become too lazy and old to pump up my kite.

Can anyone recommend a good battery operated air compressor that can pump a kite in quick time. If there is one out there that you can set the pressure so you don't damage the kite, even better.

Cheers for any help.
Sonnyrider
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Wed May 10, 2017 7:33 am

Google "bravo bst 12 hp pump"

You can get them with or without internal batteries. They are not cheap.

I've been using them for for a few years. I'm on my 2nd one now. The first one died about 4 or 5 yrs after I got it. Replaced it last year.

Not something to leave on the beach tho'


Downsides -
Batteries last about 2yrs, replace them with a mobility cart battery (cheaper & higher capacity)
The gears that work the plungers are made from plastic/nylon. They can and do do break(after a few years) If you're handy, you can potentially repair them. They don't do spares for the gears :(
They are not the quickest for pumping. But they save your back. And they are really good for big kites.

Everybody looks at you in disbelief and calls you lazy.
SLiiCK
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Wed May 10, 2017 9:37 am

Ditto as Sonnyrider had a really early model 15 years back then after about 5 years it packed up then got a Bravo BST 12 had this for a good few years then after stripping it down multiple time to fix it, it it packed up and got one of these http://www.ion-products.com/water/men/a ... es/e-pump/ the basically it's a bravo BTP12 in an Ion bag but this is also ok for SUP's goes up to 15 PSI had it about a year and a half no issues yet but don't think they are built to last much more than 5 years. Great if your down the beach and need to quickly pump up another kite if the wind drops or picks up. Also attached a leash to mine so I can leave it pumping while setting the lines up but not recommended doing this when it's howling.
Every my time pump packs up I get the wife to buy me one for my birthday this way you can tell your buddies you have to use it as the wife bought it ;-)
Filthy
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Sat May 13, 2017 4:45 pm

Sonnyrider wrote:
Everybody looks at you in disbelief and calls you lazy.
Then asks to use it....
Sonnyrider
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Sat May 13, 2017 7:15 pm

Filthy wrote:
Sonnyrider wrote:
Everybody looks at you in disbelief and calls you lazy.
Then asks to use it....
heh, yeah, some do.

But many say it's good to have the workout, to warm up.
Yeah, you carry on I say, I'd rather use my pump over using a pump designed for midgets
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