8 Best SUP Electric Pumps (That Work Fast)

electric sup pumps

Most inflatable standup paddleboards come with hand pumps – which are great and convenient. Using a manual hand pump is not that difficult and it will only take you 5-10 minutes before your board is fully inflated.

For someone who goes paddling every once in a while for leisure, the manual pump may be just something to get your heart racing and ready for the water. A dedicated SUPer will find it exhausting to spend time and energy inflating their board when all they want to do is get on the water and SUP away.

So what should you do?

What Is The Best SUP Pump?

If the pump that came with your paddle board doesn’t work for you. You basically have two options:

sup pump k-pump1. You could get yourself a better manual pump. The K-pump is an excellent hand pump, commonly referred to as a “game changer” by SUPers.

2. Or you could buy a SUP electric pump.

Electric pumps make your work easier as they save you both time and energy. This review covers 8 of the highest-rated SUP electric pumps currently available to narrow down your range of options.

SUP Electric Pump Comparison Table

SUP Pump
Power
Max. PSI
My rating
1. Bravo 20 SUP Electric Pump
110v, 12v, battery
22psi
(4.8 / 5)
2. Tower Paddle Boards Electric Pump
12v
20psi
(4.5 / 5)
3. Sevylor SUP and Water Sport Pump
12v
15psi
(3.5 / 5)
4. Bravo BTP Mano Two-Stage Electric Turbo Pump
12v
14.5psi
(4 / 5)
5. Bravo BP12 Single Stage Electric Pump
12v
14.5psi
(4 / 5)
6. Airhead Super High Pressure Air Pump
12v
20psi
(2.5 / 5)
7. Seamax Intelligent SUP Pump
12v
20psi
(3.5 / 5)
8. Seamax SUP Intelligent Double Stage Electric Pump
12v
20psi
(4.5 / 5)

1. Bravo 20 SUP Electric Pump Review

bravo 20 sup electric pump

Bravo do not play when it comes to quality. They are famous for delivering high quality products and amazing after sale services. The Bravo 20 pump is impressive; from its looks to its performance.

Valve Compatibility

The amazing Bravo 20 pump comes with a heavy-duty hose that has several different types and sizes of adapters. The Bravo 20 adapters are compatible with H3 SUP valves, Boston screw valves (found on most air mattresses and kites) and 9mm kite inflate valves.

So far, I’ve used the Bravo 20 with an Atoll paddle board, a Nixy Venice and a Body Glove Performer, and after I took off the green plastic ‘depth’ ring, the adapter connected to the board without a problem. The pump comes with three depth rings (yellow, black, and green) allowing you to fine-tune the depth to the valve of your board.

bravo 20 sup pump adaptersThis SUP pump is also convenient if you have other inflatables besides your standup paddleboard. Instead of buying several pumps, save yourself those extra dollars by getting this fantastic pump.

Functionality

The Bravo 20 is a single stage pump and produces little noise. Do not be tempted to think that just because it is a single stage it is slow. In fact, this pump has an airflow of 125 liters per minute, and will inflate your board to 22 PSI (1.5 Bar) in no time. It took me about 5 minutes to inflate a SUP board to the desired 15 psi. You can set the desired pressure using the pressure dial indicator.

The Bravo 20 can also be used to deflate a board, unlike the Bravo BP12 Single Stage which is an inflate-only.

Automated

bravo 20 sup electric pump dialWith the easily-selectable pressure dial indicator, you can choose the PSI and leave it to pump. It will shut off when the desired PSI is reached. This “Set it and Forget it” feature is useful because there is no chance of your inflatables being overinflated and damaged.

It also speeds up the process of getting ready, because while the pump is inflating a board, you can roll out the next board, pull on your wetsuit, or simply finish your coffee and enjoy the day.

Another automated feature worth mentioning is the automatic thermal shut off. Overheating is a common problem among pumps and it can cause irreversible damage.

Power Details

The unit has an integrated 12V DC battery. You can recharge it through a standard 110-240 AV/DC power or cigarette plug. The latter can only be used for charging your Bravo 20 since the pump cannot run off of it. It comes with alligator clips for connection to 12V batteries.

This is where the Bravo 20 pump has the greatest advantage over the Tower and other common pumps. Most of them rely solely on 12V battery and cigarette lighters to inflate. You don’t always have your car (or a battery) with you and in days like those, this pump is your greatest option.

You can fully charge it at home and carry it with you to your paddling spot. Just make sure you charge it ahead of time for 10-12 hours.

Specifications

  • Runs of 110v, 12v, and integrated 12V DC battery
  • Flexible hose with multiple nozzles
  • Inflate and deflate mode
  • Thermal shut-off prevents overheating
  • My rating: (4.8 / 5)

Pros & Cons

  • Portable
  • Automatic shut-off
  • Thermal shut off
  • Compatible with almost all common valves
  • Cannot run on cigarette lighter
  • Pricey

Customer Feedback

As you would expect, the customer feedback for the Bravo 20 is positive. The users just can’t get enough of this great pump. They especially love the integrated battery. They are able to carry the pump to places where there is no available power connection like remote SUP spots, which are usually the best and quietest.

Another feature that the users commend is the automatic thermal shut off. When used for some time, the Bravo 20 gets hot (common problem for electronics) and this feature prevents the pump from getting damaged. Other features that made it to the positive reviews include the high quality of the pump, compatibility with many valves and the “Set it and Forget it” feature.

2. Tower Paddle Boards Electric Pump

The Tower electric is one of the best and top rated pumps. Which is not a surprise considering its amazing features and functionality. It is a product of the paddleboard-manufacturing company, Tower Paddle Boards, created for their paddleboards. This electric pump has proven to be reliable, thanks to its excellent engineering.

Valve Compatibility

As mentioned above, this pump is only compatible with Tower paddle boards. So it is very likely that the hose will not be compatible with your board. If you really like it, your best option is to purchase a valve adapter.

Functionality

The Tower electric pump can go up to 20PSI. Since Tower paddleboards have a 25 PSI maximum, there is no way your board will get over-inflated and damaged. The inflation process is a two-stage performance and your iSUP inflates gradually and quickly. Although it will produce some noise, your inflatable board will be fully inflated in no time.

Automated

This electric paddle board pump has a “set it and forget it” PSI gauge which lets you connect the pump to your inflatable, set the PSI limit, turn it on and forget it. When the limit is attained (Tower recommend 10-15 PSI if you are using their boards), the pump turns off automatically.

Power Details

The Tower electric pump for inflatable paddleboards connects to a 12V car battery or cigarette lighter. So in addition to being affordable, you can plug into your cigarette lighter instead of solely relying on the car battery.

Specifications

  • Comes with cables for plugging into car battery/cigarette lighter
  • Flexible hose with H3 nozzle
  • Inflate and deflate mode
  • My rating: (4.5 / 5)

Pros & Cons

  • Portable
  • Automatic shut-off
  • Affordable
  • Loud
  • Not very fast

Customer Feedback

The general feedback from users is positive. Most comments revolve around the fact that it is easy to use and does exactly what is supposed to do.

The noise is the main feature that has contributed to negative reviews. But again, you use the pump outdoors, so it is not a big deal.

3. Sevylor SUP and Water Sport Pump

The Sevylor 12V Psi Pump is a multipurpose pump that inflates not only your board but also airbeds, boats, towables among other inflatables. Using the pump is straightforward, whether you have used an electric SUP pump before or not.

Valve Compatibility

Like most of the electric pumps that have been reviewed above, the Sevylor 12V 15 psi has adapters to make it compatible with as many valves as possible; including yours.

Functionality

It inflates up to 15 Psi which makes it perfect for SUPs. It inflates at a high pressure until your iSUP is as rigid as it can be.

Automated

There is a digital display that lets you choose the Psi limit. After selecting the limit, switch it on and it will automatically shut off when your board is inflated.

Power Details

It works when connected to a 12 Volt DC battery.

Specifications

  • Low-pressure extension hose with adaptors for use with Boston, Mini Double Lock, Double Lock and Pinch valves
  • Automatic
  • Heavy-duty extension hose with high-pressure valve
  • Weighs 3.4 pounds
  • My rating: (3.5 / 5)

Pros & Cons

  • Affordable
  • Small and portable
  • Long cord
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Cheaply made hose

Customer Feedback

The customers are fine with this product, except for the fact that the hose is cheaply made and you have to improvise something to hold it together. Silicon tape seems to be working for some users.

4. Bravo BTP Mano Two-Stage Electric Turbo Pump

Bravo BTP Mano Two-Stage 12V Electric Turbo Pump

The BTP Two-Stage pump is the one pump you are bound to fall in love with. The engineers that made it knew exactly what they were doing. The BTP 12 is the ultimate choice if you are looking for speed. It inflates in about two minutes and lets you enjoy the water for longer.

Valve Compatibility

This pump is very likely to match your board’s valve because it features a standard valve adapter that has various attachment options. It is not every day that you come across a pump that fits a lot of valves, including inflatable toys’ valves.

Functionality

As the name suggests, the Two-Stage 12V turbo pump works in two stages. In the first stage, a low-pressure/high-volume turbine blower inflates your board very quickly until it gains shape. In the second stage (the high-pressure mode), your board is inflated until it is as rigid as it can be. It inflates up to 15 Psi.

Automated

The Bravo Two-Stage electric pump is automatic. As long as you have the set the psi level, it will shut off when it is done.

Power Details

This pump may come with a battery pack for you to connect it while you are out on the beach. If it does not come with the battery, you can always connect it to your car battery. You cannot connect it to a power outlet—but how often do you see power outlets on the beach?

Specifications

  • Maximum absorption of 20 Amps
  • Cannot be hooked to the cigarette lighter
  • Weighs 5.9 pounds
  • My rating: (4 / 5)

Pros & Cons

  • Automatic
  • Portable
  • Provided adapters do not fit all models
  • Expensive

Customer Feedback

The overall feedback from users is positive. The pump proves to be efficient and works as advertised. Most Halkey Roberts users are disappointed because the adapters did not fit their valves.

5. Bravo BP12 Single Stage Electric Pump

Bravo BP12 Single Stage Electric Pump

The BP12 Single Stage is a lightweight and compact electric pump that inflates towables in a single stage. Its performance and speed will blow your mind away. Remember those days when you stared at your iSUP took forever to inflate?—they are gone. This turbo pump works in no time and it is exactly what you need.

Valve Compatibility

There is always a user somewhere complaining that they bought a pump that is not compatible with their SUP. Well, that user will not be you if you get yourself this pump. It has a universal valve adapter that will fit your board’s valve and that of other toys around the home.

Functionality

Unlike the Two-Stage, the Bravo Single Stage inflates in just one stage—at high pressure from 1 Psi to 14.5 Psi. Contrary to what you may think, this one stage is more efficient since the process will take a shorter time and make less noise. This paddleboard pump cannot be used for deflation.

Automated

There is no risk of having your SUP or kayak overinflated as this pump is automated. Set the Psi limit and go on about your business.

Power Details

You can use this pump with a separate 12-volt battery that is available but sold separately. Alternatively, you can hook it up to your car battery. You cannot, however, use it with a cigarette lighter; neither can you plug it into a wall outlet.

Specifications

  • Weighs 2.6 lbs
  • Comes with alligator clips, inflation hose, and common valve adapters
  • Come with a bag
  • Inflates 1-14.5 psi
  • My rating: (4 / 5)

Pros & Cons

  • Works fast
  • Easy to use
  • Compatible with many valves
  • Noisy
  • Pricey

Customer Feedback

The users say that the speed is great. One rider, in particular, said that it only took the board five minutes to inflate their board. The only complaint seems to be about the noise—but it is only for a few minutes.

6. Airhead Super High Pressure Air Pump

Airhead Super High Pressure Air Pump

Whether you own a paddleboard from Airhead or not, the Airhead AHSUP is an accessory you should consider having in your home. It has become very popular, owing to its great build and outstanding performance.

Valve Compatibility

This 12V/20 Psi pump is compatible with every Airhead paddleboard in the market. It also has an interchangeable Boston valve and H-valve to cater for the other iSUP brands.

Functionality

It works in two stages; the first stage is low pressure while the second one is the high-pressure stage. Your board will be fully inflated in less than 10 minutes.

Automated

Sure, the pump is automated. Set the Psi, plug in it then go and prepare yourself for the water, when you come back, your board will be fully inflated and the pump will have shut itself off.

Power Details

You need a 12V battery to power this pump. It pumps up to 20 Psi which is necessary, especially for the large boards. Connect it to your car battery and you are good to go.

Specifications

  • Two-stage inflation/deflation
  • Weighs 4.8 pounds
  • 6ft long hose
  • My rating: (2.5 / 5)

Pros & Cons

  • Obtains desired Psi
  • Works fast
  • Loud
  • Expensive

Customer feedback

The users seem satisfied with this inflatable SUP electric pump. It works well and fast. The few complaints are about the noise that it emits.

7. Seamax Intelligent SUP Pump

Seamax Intelligent SUP electric Pump

The Seamax Intelligent pump is a digital pump set to make the process of inflating your iSUP smooth. Besides being small and lightweight, this pump is durable. The manufacturers have used high-quality marine-grade materials to enable it to withstand constant use.

Valve Compatibility

The Seamax Intelligent electric pump is compatible with Halkey-Roberts (HR), Bravo and similar air valves. This means that it is compatible with almost all the iSUPs in the market.

Functionality

This pump can inflate up to 20 PSI within 15 minutes. It inflates your inflatable in a single high-pressure stage to the maximum air pressure.

Automated

The pump has an LCD display. It allows you to set the pressure and go on about your business. The pump will stop pumping when the set pressure is reached.

Power Details

This pump can be connected to a 12V cigarette lighter or car battery.

Specifications

  • O ring thickness: 0.3mm, 05mm, 0.6mm
  • DC power cord is 9′ long
  • Air hose is 3.5′ long
  • Comes with an HR valve adaptors
  • Pump working voltage: 11-14V DC
  • Weighs 2.86 lbs
  • My rating: (3.5 / 5)

Pros & Cons

  • Portable
  • Compatible with most valves
  • Lightweight ad durable
  • Automatic
  • Does not deflate

Customer Feedback

Generally, customers are satisfied with this board. Everything works as advertised and it shuts off automatically at the pressure you set. About over-heating, one customer said that the pump was barely warm after running for 10 minutes straight. It is not completely quiet but it is not annoyingly loud either.

Some buyers seem to have received faulty pumps.

8. Seamax SUP Intelligent Double Stage Electric Pump

Seamax SUP Intelligent Double Stage Electric Pump

Now here is a Seamax pump that can inflate and deflate. It is an upgraded version of the Seamax pump above. It consumes less power and inflates in two stages.

Valve Compatibility

The pump works for inflatables with the Bravo, Halkey Roberts (HR), Naru and similar air valves. Make sure you get the best O ring size for an airtight connection.

Functionality

This powerful pump inflates to a maximum of 20 PSI in two stages. In the first stage, it works at a speed of 350 l/min and 70 l/minute in the second stage.

Automated

Of course, the Seamax Double Stage is automated. It has a backlit LED display so you can set the desired pressure. It stops pumping when the set pressure is reached or when it runs continuously for 20 minutes.

Power Details

The Seamax Intelligent Double Stage connects to a 12V cigarette lighter or car battery. The cigarette lighter connector comes with a built-in 12A fuse.

Specifications

  • Inflates and deflates
  • O ring thickness: 0.3mm, 0.5mm and 0.6 mm
  • Comes with a universal HR air valve adaptor
  • DC power cord is 9′ long
  • Air hose is 3.5′ long
  • Weighs 3.6 lbs
  • My rating: (4.5 / 5)

Pros & Cons

  • Quiet
  • Valve adapter
  • Light and portable
  • Inflates and deflates
  • When inflating several SUPs, it can overheat

Customer Feedback

The positive reviews about the Seamax Double Stage are way more than the negative ones. The pump seems to be fantastic, judging from the feedback. One customer says that this pump inflates his iSUP in six minutes and deflates in only two. The Seamax is very well made and durable.

Best 12v Air Pump For Inflatable Paddle Boards

Getting the best SUP electric pump for your board can be a challenge. Most ordinary air pumps will not reach the 15 psi most inflatable paddle boards require. The above pumps will get you to the right presssure.

bravo 20 sup electric pump reviewI consider the Bravo 20 to be the best iSUP electric pump currently available. It can run on 110v, 12v, or on the built-in battery. You can set the required psi and let it auto-inflate your board. The thermal shut-off will prevent overheating. And the many included adapters should allow you to connect it to your board without any problems.

Another good choice, although with fewer options, would be the Tower Electric Pump. And if you’re looking for a budget SUP electric pump, many users are also satisfied with the Sevylor pump.

Whatever type of board you own, one of these pumps is bound to be the perfect one for you. Do not run out of breath trying to pump your iSUP manually, get yourself one of these.

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