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By foot, hand or electric inflation... Here we give you all our advice for choosing the most suitable pump for your camping mattress or tent.
THE CHOICE OF A PUMP DEPENDS ON THE FOLLOWING 4 CRITERIA: COMPATIBILITY, SPEED OF INFLATION, EASE OF INFLATION AND FOR ELECTRIC PUMPS THE ENERGY MODE.
The second criteria to take into account when choosing your pump is its the speed of inflation. It all depends on the size and inflation system of your pump.
Double action hand pumps work with a reciprocating system, i.e. they inflate both when pressed and when pulled. They therefore require half the effort and inflate twice as fast! Conversely, floor pumps only inflate when pressed.Finally, the electric pumps inflate continuously!
Finally, a last criteria to take into account if you opt for an electric pump is the type of energy supply :
- if the pump is on battery, then it is rechargeable at home or in the car (via a USB cable, the cigarette lighter socket or a mains socket) and it can be used without being plugged in. A point to check on these pumps is their autonomy.
- if the pump is mains powered, then it plugs into a power outlet and can only run when plugged in. This type of pump is more suitable for indoor use at home.