Electric pump for paddleboards and kayaks

The whole reason for an inflatable board is convenience. Granted I have never inflated by board with the hand pump, but I an electric pump is faster! Electric pumps inflate quickly, and automatically shut off when it is filled to the PSI you have set (I usually have my board at 11). This pump also has a deflate option, but I honestly never use it. The board very easily deflates when you roll it up for storage. Worth the investment if you have an inflatable board period, you will not regret this purchase!

I started with a Tower pump when I first purchased my boards over a year ago and a half ago. It was quite the trustey pump for over a year before the use of pumping all 4 boards on a regular basis took it’s toll on it. I decided to try some different pumps (four others to be exact) and returned to purchase another Tower pump recognizing it out performed all the rest.

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Tower Paddleboards Electric Pump

Tower Electric Pump
Tower Electric Pump



Electric pump for inflatable paddle boards that conveniently plugs into a 12-V cigarette lighter or a car battery. Most pumps on the market only have a car battery attachment. We have tested a number of electric pumps and finally found this one that is not only affordable, but has a major convenience factor with the option to attach to your car cigarette lighter instead of only the battery.

The handy “set it and forget it” PSI gauge allows you to hook the pump to your board, set the PSI, turn it on and just let it do its thing. The pump will automatically shut off when the board reaches the desired inflation level (we recommend 10-15 PSI for our inflatables). Tower inflatable boards have a max PSI of about 25. This electric pump can reach up to 20 PSI–so there is no way to over-inflate and damage your board with this pump!

Another major bonus is the inflate and deflate option. Inflation of our boards is about half the time with a hand pump: inflate the 9’10” Tower Adventurer and 14′ Tower Xplorer at about 1 PSI/minute. Deflate mode will allow you to quickly remove the air from your board so you can roll it up much more compact at the end of the day!


Sevylor 12 Volt 15 PSI SUP and Water Sport Pump

  • Power Details: 12V cigarette lighter (accessory) outlet
  • Functionality: High power inflation, auto-shutoff
  • Valves: H3, includes adapters for use with Double Lock, Mini Double Lock, Boston and pinch valves
  • PSI Range: Up to 15 PSI
  • Extras: Includes heavy-duty extension hose with high pressure valve, low-pressure extension hose

The Sevylor SUP and water sport electric pump offers great value at a reasonable price. Its powerful performance allows you to inflate a large SUP in less than 8 minutes. For your convenience, you can select among PSI, KPA or mbar on the integrated LCD pressure gauge to set a target pressure value and the electric pump will shut off automatically. It can inflate watercraft up to 15 PSI. The pump simply plugs into the cigarette lighter outlet of your car, but also features a slot for a 12V battery. The pump’s great price, high power and valve adapters make it a great electric pump for inflatable SUPs and kayaks.


NIXY Paddle Boards Electric Pump

  • Power Details: 12V cigarette lighter (accessory) outlet or clamps to battery
  • Functionality: High pressure inflation, auto-shutoff, deflation
  • Valves: H3 valve, compatible with all Tower Paddle boards and other models
  • PSI Range: up to 20 PSI
  • Extras: Pumping speed 1 PSI/min, pressure gauge, flexible air hose

The Nixy Paddle Boards electric pump is not just for their model iSUPs. The hose adapter is compatible with any inflatable SUP or Kayak with an H3 valve, which is all of them. It can also be used with all other watercraft that fit this nozzle. Universal adapters for other valves are available on the market but are not included. The NIXY Paddle board pump works reliably at a speed of roughly 1 PSI per minute and will fill a regular SUP board with air in 6 to 10 minutes.

Compared to other pumps, it might be slightly slower but is also less noisy. A safety setting allows you to “set it and forget it” – simply enter the target PSI value and the pump will shut off automatically.nOnce you turn it on it will sound similar to a vacuum cleaner but once it fills the SUP or Kayak to about 1 PSI the 2nd stage compressor kicks in and you will notice a complete difference in sound and that’s normal.

It can inflate watercraft up to 20 PSI, making it suitable for a kayaks or other large hull inflatables as well. A great feature on this pump is the deflate function, allowing you to do other things while it’s deflating.

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The Sea Eagle BTP Mano electric pump is a well-engineered high performance model specifically designed for products with high air volume requirements such as SUPS and kayaks. Depending on the size and required PSI of your board, it can inflate your gear in around two minutes. The pump connects to a 12V battery with two alligator clips and a cable that is 8 1/2 feet long.nFor maximum speed and convenience, the pump has two stages, a high turbine blower first to quickly fill up your inflatable watercraft with air.

Stage two consists of a high pressure piston for filling up to the required PSI value.

The included safety feature allows you to set a target PSI value and the pump will automatically shut off. For maximum compatibility, the pump features a standard valve and comes with a wide range of adapters.Combined with the safety feature, this means you can inflate SUPs and kayaks, but also an air mattress or other water toys. A full 12V battery charge is enough to inflate a large watercraft several times over.