Paddle Board Electric Pumps – Are They Worth It?

If you are a keen paddle boarder that is fed up with using manual pumps to inflate your board, is it worth investing in an electric pump? And if it is worth the money, how do you know which electric pump best suits your needs? To help you out, take a look at our definite electric pump guide to find out their advantages and answer any questions that you may have. Let’s take a closer look.

The Advantages Of Using An Electric Pump

Let’s be honest, using a manual pump can be both exhausting and extremely time consuming, meaning that you waste a lot of time before actually getting out on the water. One of the main advantages of an electric pump is that it cuts down on the time that it takes to fully inflate your paddle board. Generally, with an electric paddle board pump, it will take around 15 minutes or less to fully inflate your paddle board. Manual pumps can take over half an hour, wasting more time.

On top of this, an electric pump means that you can simply plug it in and sit back and relax. You can even blow up multiple paddle boards without getting tired out. This means that your energy is conserved for when you are on the water, allowing you to truly enjoy your time. While the paddle boards are inflating, you can change into your wetsuit, help get the kids ready or simply relax before jumping into the water.

Best Electric Pumps For Paddleboards

The best electric paddleboard pumps are able to inflate your paddle board in under 15 minutes. Some easily plug into the car, while others are rechargeable, meaning that they can be used on the go. Crew and Axel have a pump that fits your budget, so let’s take a look at two of our favourites:

Crew & Axel Electric Paddle Board Pump 

If you need a paddleboard on a budget, look no further than our classic Crew & Axel Electric Paddle Board Pump. Available in two different colours and weighing around 2 pounds, this pump is easy to use and quick to transport. With its DC plug, simply attach the pump to your car and inflate your paddleboard – it couldn’t be simpler. All of our pumps come with an auto shut off feature, which ensures that the pump stops working as soon as your paddle board reaches the desired PSI level, reaching around 15-16 PSI in under 12 minutes. Coming with 8 different valve attachments, the pump can inflate any type of paddle board you have.

Crew & Axel Rechargeable Electric Paddle Board Pump 

For those looking to charge on the go, the rechargeable electric pump is a step up in convenience. This pump does not need to be connected to the car as it contains a rechargeable battery that can be charged at home or via the car and then taken and used on the go. Additionally, this pump has a handy light and can hold enough charge to fill 5 paddleboards in a row. The pump is a dual stage pump, meaning that it pumps at a fast rate, reaching 15 PSI for your paddleboard in between 8 and 12 minutes.

Like our other pump option, this pump has 8 different valves, meaning that it will fit any kind of inflatable paddle board and an auto shut off feature once it reaches the desired pressure level. Weighing only 5 pounds, the pump is easily transportable and has a one year warranty. 

Which Crew and Axel Pump Is Right For You?

For those who are on a budget and looking for a reliable electric pump, our standard paddle board pump is great for you if you are ok inflating your paddleboard from your car. If you have a slightly larger budget, our rechargeable electric pump is a great option as you can recharge your pump from your home or car before inflating your paddleboard wirelessly on the go, making it even easier.

FAQS: Electric Paddleboard Pumps

How Long Does It Take To Inflate A Paddleboard With An Electric Pump?

This is dependent on the size of the paddle board and the electric pump you are using. With our Crew and Axel Electric Pumps, they will inflate a paddleboard to 15 PSI in between 8 and 12 minutes, saving you a lot of time compared to a manual pump.

What Happens If I Over-Inflate My Paddleboard?

While it is possible to over-inflate your paddle board with a manual pump, it is more difficult to do this with an electric pump. If you have a note of the correct PSI for your paddleboard, then electric pumps have a PSI gauge where you can keep track of the pressure level accurately. Many electric pumps also have an electric shut off, where you can set your desired PSI level, and the pump will inflate until it reaches this level before switching off.

What PSI Should My Board Reach Before I Can Use It?

It is important to ensure that your paddleboard reaches the right level of pressure before using it. Each paddleboard is different, and therefore, it is important that you read the manufacturer’s guidelines on PSI, which are usually found within the instruction manual. Generally, most paddleboard’s optimum PSI ranges between 13 and 17PSI, with 15PSI being seen as standard. Slightly higher makes the board tougher for longer distances or faster speeds. 

The Take Away

Upgrading from a manual hand pump to an electric pump for your paddleboard is a popular move for paddle board owners looking for an easier way to get on the water as quickly as possible. Electric pumps not only save time but energy too, meaning that you can paddle for longer before tiring out. When it comes to electric pumps, Crew and Axel pumps are both high-quality and reliable. Whether you are on a budget or looking for a high-tech model, Crew & Axel have the pump for you.

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