Airhead 12V High Pressure Pump
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!
I purchased this item from the Bass Pro Shop in Ft. Myers FL for use with my inflatable kayak. The first time I used the product it ran for 3 mins, began to smoke and then seized up. I followed the instructions and even installed the presure valve to elliminate any concerns about over filling or over heating.The first tube on the kayak was maybe 50% filled when the unit failed. Its a real piece of junk do not waste your money!!! I purchased this based on the good reputation of the Bass Pro Shops for carrying quality products, however I should have done my research. Upon doing internet search on this product it gets really poor ratings everywhere and is apparently prone to overheating and burning out. This "High Pressure Pump" is a real looser. I am truly surprised that Bass Pro Shops carries this product. Now unfortunetly I have to deal with returning it.
May 5, 2014
This was more expensive than other air pumps on the site so I thought it would be better suited for use with a tube. When the items arrived, we were anxious to see the tube inflated. The air pump took longer than expected to inflate the tube and made a strange noise when running. We then went to the lake last weekend on vacation and were trying to inflate the tube for our daughters and their friends only to have the pump start smoking and hissing. Needless to say, we are not happy at all with this purchase and it will be headed back in the mail. The air pump is not sturdy and did not last through 2 attempts to inflate a tube.
August 13, 2013
Great and compact
This is a very dependable pump that works really well with fast results. I use it on an 11 ft Sea Eagle 9 with 4 chambers it completes the task in about 12-15 minutes.
I rated it 4 only because it makes a shrill noise. Actually I don't notice it anymore but it was annoying at first. The deflate doesn't seem to do anything. Actually I just remove the valve on the boat and it deflates on its own.
I would buy it again.
July 29, 2012
Dream come true!
We have had a variety of pumps over the years, hand, rechargeable electric, then finally bought this one.
Finally got a pump that has a built in Halkey-Roberts/Summit Valve adapter - that in and of itself is a nice convenience. Plug the hose into the pontoon, switch 'er on, and my 'toon's ready to float in almost no time at all. Still have to top off by hand, but for as fast as this thing inflates, I don't really care!
Best part is it connects to the marine battery I use for the trolling motor anyway. And it's small enough that if I do have to take it with me, it's not taking up a ton of room.
If you've hemmed and hawed about getting an electric pump, this is really fast and easy to use. For bigger inflatables, no more pumping for what seems like forever - and the fact that it actually inflates to the proper psi is awesome! Less time setting up - more time to have fun!
June 4, 2012