Parts of an Electric Pump
The Thurso Surf electric iSUP pump is designed for ease of use and is quite simple to put to work. It consists of:
Body: Equipped with a pneumatic dial (PSI gauge) the air pressure can be set from 1-15 PSI. When the set value is reached, the pump will automatically stop so you don’t have to worry about overinflating your paddle board. There are also two connection ports where you can attach the hose to either inflate or deflate your iSUP, a socket for the power cord adaptor of your choice, and of course on and off buttons. An additional feature on the body you’ll notice is the four suction cup feet that will help keep the pump base fixed in place if it’s on a slick, smooth surface.
Inflation hose: Strong flexible inflation hose (for inflation and deflation) that works with all of Thurso Surf’s iSUPs and any other inflatable products with the standard Halkey-Roberts valve found on most inflatables.
Cigarette lighter power cord: Power cord lighter plug that connects to the body of the pump that you insert into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter.
12V battery cables: If you don’t have a vehicle that has a cigarette lighter you can use this power cord to connect to the terminals of a 12V battery. So, even if you don’t own a car or someone’s off-roading while you want to inflate your SUP, you can get your power from a 12 volt battery you keep at camp.
How to Use Your Electric SUP Pump
From start to finish the inflation process is simple and quite similar to using a manual air pump.
Step 1: Choose your power cord (cigarette lighter or alligator clips) and connect it to the power source (a car or a 12 volt battery) and the body of the electric pump.
Step 2: Attach the inflation pump hose to the inflation valve on the body of the pump and to the valve on your iSUP.
Step 3: Set the gauge to your target PSI. We recommend 15 PSI for Thurso Surf iSUPs. The pump is a two-stage pump that has two inflation stages. Stage 1 is high volume for fast inflation in the beginning, and Stage 2 is for inflating the board to a higher pressure (you don’t have to do anything as it adjusts automatically).
Step 4: Press the power button for rapid inflation (sit back and relax, stow away your board bag, stretch, pack your Deck Cooler Bag, or just stand and appreciate the hum of automatic SUP inflation).
Step 5: Wait for the auto shut-off function, detach the hose, unplug the power cord, and stow away your portable air pump.
It’s really just that simple. You can even use it to deflate your inflated paddle board once you’re done for the day making it easier to pack your deflated SUP into your SUP Roller Backpack. Just plug it in (lighter socket/cigarette plug or portable battery), attach the flexible inflation hose to the detach port on the pump base, and turn on the inflatable paddle board pump.