Air mattress pumps

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  1. Brad Jackson

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    I have a air mattress pump, battery kind....instead of wasting a lot of batteries is there a pump you can get battery and electric? Since my pump takes 6 batteries
     
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    Do you carry a portable compressor? If not it’s a good idea for tires and can inflate air mattress and pool toys as well.
     
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    I've had 3 different types...

    120v works great. Very fast. Definitely the strongest of the 3.

    Battery. Requires 6 C batteries. Ultra portable. Terribly slow and under powered.

    12v (cigarette lighter). Best of both worlds. Portable and just as powerful as the 120v.

    I could deal with the slow speed of the battery powered pump. The real problem is that I couldn't get it to build enough pressure inside the mattresses. I like a firm bed, and the battery powered pump didn't cut it.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I have a 12 V and also 110V pump, I believe I bought the electric pump at Wally World
     
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    my battery pump is rechargeable
     
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    I have a battery pump, it works pretty well atually.
     
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    I have a 12v pump that's works great. I didn't even know they had a battery pump, but since I have a 12v outlet in the back of my SUV it is usually isn't that much of a problem. Except if the air mattress lost its air in the middle of the night. It's way too noisy to use it in the middle of the night and a pain to have to take the mattress out of the tent. For some reason I always landed on the ground at least once or twice a trip.
     
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    This is the one I have, works great. I carry a booster pack/lot jumper just in case. It has a 12v outlet so I can pump up wherever I need.

    You can also suck with it. Makes deflating quick and nice and tight for folding back up.
     
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    Any car with a 12v outlet...or you could cut the 12v plug off and add alligator clips to attached directly to a battery.
     
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    I use a 150 watt inverter with the 100 volt pump that came with the mattress.
     
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    My pump takes 4 D cell batteries. There are also manual pumps that are actually quite efficient and inflating air beds, inflatable toys etc... Not so great at higher pressure applications though.
     

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