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The Bravo BTP 12 High-Pressure Pump is the perfect solution for quickly inflating your raft, cataraft, IK or SUP board. Hook it up to a 12 volt battery and it puts out up to 15 psi air pressure.
  • Inflate and deflate quickly with this powerful 12 volt pump.
  • It's easy to know exactly what pressure you have with the built-in 0-15 psi gauge.
  • 9 foot long battery cables and 6 foot air hose gives you good reach.
  • Eight valve adapters, including one specifically for the Leafield C7, links up to most common valves.
  • Pump, cables and hose fit in a handy zipper carry case, with shoulder strap.
Never operate Bravo with vehicle motor running - it can damage the pump due to a higher voltage output.

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    Bravo High Pressure 12 Volt Pump
    Length:1:48
Action: Inflate and deflate
Power: 12-Volt 
Max. Inflation: 15 psi
Dimensions: 11" x 4" x 6 1/4"
Weight: 3.75 lbs.
Warranty: 2 year workmanship and materials
Includes:
  • Zippered carrying case
  • Eight valve adapters
Features:
  • 9 ft battery cable with alligator clamps
  • 6 foot non-kink hose

video: Bravo High Pressure 12 Volt Pump

Bravo High Pressure 12 Volt Pump (1:48)

The Bravo BTP 12 High-Pressure Pump is the perfect solution for quickly inflating your raft, cataraft, IK or SUP board. Hook it up to a 12 volt battery and it puts out up to 15 psi air pressure.

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Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump
 
3.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (9)
  • Functional (9)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Not functional (4)

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (4), Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice pump but really want to praise NRS for their support

I had pre & post questions about the Bravo pump and the NRS staff was the most helpful I've ever encountered.
The pump works quite well, the only issue I had was...Read complete review

I had pre & post questions about the Bravo pump and the NRS staff was the most helpful I've ever encountered.
The pump works quite well, the only issue I had was because of the design of my valve. It is the HR3 (Halkey-Roberts) with a center pin. The diaphragm spring to let the air in the valve when closed is fairly strong so the pump would bypass stage 1 (high volume low pressure) and go into high pressure mode almost immediately. This would work but would be slower. To avoid this press and turn the center pin so the valve is open and let it fill till the board has pretty much taken shape (probably about a 1 lb of pressure) Release the hose, close the center pin and complete the fill, (this avoids high pressure escaping when finished) the pump will go into high pressure mode.
The other way is to modify your fill adapter with a pin installed at the right depth (drill thru the HR fill adapter and install a pin) so the pin depresses the center pin in the valve when inserted. You will have to measure to get the right depth placement. Glue or epoxy the pin in or bend the pin over at each end so it can't come out.
I don't do reviews but felt this may help others.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor Quality

I bought this pump as an alternative to hand pumping with a NRS Wonder 6 and a K-100. I'm faster and can get to a higher pressure which is key with an inflatable...Read complete review

I bought this pump as an alternative to hand pumping with a NRS Wonder 6 and a K-100. I'm faster and can get to a higher pressure which is key with an inflatable SUP (Big Earl). The pump is super loud and struggles to get to 15 psi. The accessories are poor quality and won't last like the bag that the Bravo comes in - two zippers have already failed after three uses.

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5.0

Nice pump but really want to praise NRS for their support

By Marc W

from Oregon

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Compact
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inflatable stand up board

    Comments about Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump:

    I had pre & post questions about the Bravo pump and the NRS staff was the most helpful I've ever encountered.
    The pump works quite well, the only issue I had was because of the design of my valve. It is the HR3 (Halkey-Roberts) with a center pin. The diaphragm spring to let the air in the valve when closed is fairly strong so the pump would bypass stage 1 (high volume low pressure) and go into high pressure mode almost immediately. This would work but would be slower. To avoid this press and turn the center pin so the valve is open and let it fill till the board has pretty much taken shape (probably about a 1 lb of pressure) Release the hose, close the center pin and complete the fill, (this avoids high pressure escaping when finished) the pump will go into high pressure mode.
    The other way is to modify your fill adapter with a pin installed at the right depth (drill thru the HR fill adapter and install a pin) so the pin depresses the center pin in the valve when inserted. You will have to measure to get the right depth placement. Glue or epoxy the pin in or bend the pin over at each end so it can't come out.
    I don't do reviews but felt this may help others.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Again customer service from NRS was top notch.
    Maybe NRS could have one of their manufacturers make an HR3 fill adapter with a pin already installed. :)
    NRS is not the normal company you deal with, they go over and above.
    Thanks again!

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    • No
     
    1.0

    Pressure gauge does not work.

    By Montana rivers forever

    from Seattle

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump:

      I had read reviews warning of the pressure gauge, they were correct. I am returning it and will try a replacement.

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      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Burned out motor

      By Jim

      from Maine

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Motor Burned Out
        • Not Durable
        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump:

          Second time I inflated my Earl 4 SUP the mother burn up. Had it hooked up to batteries on a motor home. Cooked the motor. Poor investment.

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          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It sucks - and that's a Good Thing

          By Matt

          from Cave Creek, Arizona

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Functional

          Cons

          • Batteries Not Included
          • Incomplete Valve Adapters

          Best Uses

          • Inflating Paddleboards

          Comments about Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump:

          I've used this to inflate our two stand up paddle boards on several trips now. It works very well, fully inflating to 14 PSI in 4 minutes or so. I use a 12-volt lead-acid jump battery we usually carry around to jump start cars, as hooking this pump to our car battery would be difficult. The automatic cut-off on this thing is great. Just dial in the desired pressure, and let it go. It stops automatically. Why work up a sweat on shore? Save the calories for on the water!

          A hidden gem is its ability to deflate. The engineers that designed this thing made sure the intake side was also threaded, so you can also use this device to remove all the air from your board, thus enabling you to pack it up nice and tight just like the factory does.

          The only downside was it did not come with a valve to fit my Boardworks Badfish. No worries, as I was able to hack a solution using the original inflator tube that came with the Badfish.

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          4.0

          Quick and Easy

          By DC

          from Boston, MA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump:

              I spend more time paddling and no time pumping. Hose is good quality and unit appears well made. Makes quick work of deflating, too. It is not quiet when running in high-pressure (piston) mode.

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              • Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump

                Q:

                What CFM does the pump provide at 10 psi?
                Asked on 9/2/2014 by Kari from Columbus, OH

                2 answers

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Kari, the Bravo has two modes that they call "turbine" (higher volume / lower pressure, up to ~ 2 psi) and "piston" (lower volume / higher pressure). They list the volumes for these modes as: Turbine, 450 liters/minute (15.9 cubic feet per minute) and Piston, 160 l/min (5.7 cfm). They don't break it down for specific pressures.

                  Answered on 9/3/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I can’t tell you the answer to that question. I have a Badfish stand-up paddle board; the large main chamber requires a lot of air and the recommended psi is 14. It takes about 4-5 minutes for this device to it up. It works well with some jury-rigging of the connections. Overall I’m satisfied and it is a good quality device.
                  SF

                  Answered on 9/3/2014 by Anonymous
              • Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump

                Q:

                I used the pump for the first time for a small kayak sevylo colorado
                Alltough the pressure has been set to 9 psi the pressure did not go above 3 psi after 10 minutes
                How is this possible
                Asked on 9/1/2014 by frin

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  It sounds like the pump may be defective. Please either call us, 800.635.5202, or email us - service@nrs.com - for more help in diagnosing the problem.

                  Answered on 9/1/2014 by Clyde from NRS
              • Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump

                Q:

                What is the amperage draw during inflation at 10-12psi ?
                Asked on 6/14/2014 by Marek from Kitchener, ON

                3 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I believe the specification says the maximum draw is 20 Amps. When I built an NiMh battery pack for this device, I assumed the maximum would occur at maximum load which a bit beyond 12psi. Thus, I would assume 20 Amps at 12volts, or 240 Watts. If it helps, the pump rarely needs to run at this maximum load for more than two minutes when inflating most Stand Up Paddleboards.

                  Answered on 6/14/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I'm not a technical person but I can tell you I took the pump to my local battery store and got a sma
                  Rechargible battery. It's about 3 inches on each side. It fits in tte pump case. Has been GREAT for convenience.

                  Answered on 6/15/2014 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Marek, the max amperage for the pump is 20A.

                  Answered on 6/16/2014 by Clyde from NRS
              • Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump

                Q:

                I purchased a bravo high pressure 12 v pump to blow up my Boardworks Shubu stand up Paddleboard. I need a halkey roberts valve adapter to be compatible with the pump. What size should I order?
                Asked on 5/30/2014 by Joe

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Joe, if your board has a Halkey-Roberts valve, it has to be the New Short, Item # 38500.01. You'll want the New Short Fill Adapter, # 38501.01. It will fit on one of the hose ends that comes with the pump.

                  Answered on 5/30/2014 by Clyde from NRS
              • Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump

                Q:

                Do you have an adapter hose fitting for the RED paddle boards
                Asked on 4/13/2014 by New paddle boarder

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Sorry, the Red folks don't identify what valve they use in their boards. Here are some pages for identifying the valves and adapters we carry. Hopefully one of them will work for you. Good Luck! - http://www.nrs.com/repair/valves.asp?tn=70

                  Answered on 4/13/2014 by Clyde from NRS
              • Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump

                Q:

                aloha.. the link on the page "free shipping for orders over $75", does that include hilo hawaii? i really would like to buy this pump from you, when it comes back into stock, but of course i live in paradise, and we have to pay the price for it, or not get an item. mahalo nui!
                Asked on 11/12/2013 by shane from hilo, hawaii

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Shane, as long as an item can ship US Postal Service Priority Mail, you're good to go for the Free Shipping. The pump should be back in stock by the end of January. In this case you don't have to pay the Paradise Tax!

                  Answered on 11/12/2013 by Clyde from NRS
              • Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump

                Q:

                Does this hook up to an H3, H-R New Short valve? Does it come with this adapter?
                Asked on 10/26/2013 by Jack from Boulder, CO

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  No, Jack, it doesn't include that adapter. Also pick up Item # 38501.01.

                  Answered on 10/27/2013 by Clyde from NRS
              • Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump

                Q:

                does this pump include an adapter for Halkey-Roberts valve?
                Asked on 10/25/2013 by sup200 from NC

                2 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  No it doesn't
                  You will need to buy one and clip it to the hoe with a stainless steel hose clamp.
                  Cheers
                  Sent from my iPad

                  Answered on 10/25/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  No, It has a C7 adapter, and a bunch of other adaptors. You would have to buy an HR adaptor. I've used this pump for one season so far, worked great. Use it with a 13 foot Otter white-water raft. It will inflate the whole boat in 10 - 15 minutes by itself. I use a hand barrel pump along with it and can get the boat inflated in 5 minutes. The automated shut-off feature is awesome. I've overinflated 2 previous boats on hot summer days, this one ensures you get the pressure correct.

                  Answered on 10/29/2013 by Anonymous
              • Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump

                Q:

                Does this pump have any kind of Warranty ?
                Asked on 9/16/2013 by Matt from Scio Ohio

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, Matt, it has a two-year workmanship and materials warranty. If you're having a problem, give us a call, 800.635.5202, to get instructions on a warranty evaluation.

                  Answered on 9/16/2013 by Clyde from NRS
              • Bravo High-Pressure 12 Volt Pump

                Q:

                will the Bravo 12v pump work with a short halkey-roberts valve?
                Asked on 7/1/2013 by bear from san marcos, ca

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes it will. If you don't have it, also purchase the correct valve fill adapter. Check to see which Short Valve you have - http://www.nrsweb.com/repair/hrvalves.asp

                  Answered on 7/1/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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