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HOW TO USE THE ERS 12VDC PUMP + ERS GO

THE GUIDE TO THE BEST SUP INFLATION SYSTEM


A properly inflated board is essential for getting the best out of your session – It’s important to adhere to a routine of correct technique and proper practice every time you inflate or deflate your board. Whilst these tips are intended for Earth River SUP inflatables we have generalised this guide so it can be applied to most inflatable SUPs. In not using an Earth River SUP always consult the specifics of your particular board to prevent potential damage.

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SUP INFLATION TIPS

PROPER TECHNIQUE IN SUP INFLATION & CARE


A properly inflated board is essential for getting the best out of your session – It’s important to adhere to a routine of correct technique and proper practice every time you inflate or deflate your board. Whilst these tips are intended for Earth River SUP inflatables we have generalised this guide so it can be applied to most inflatable SUPs. In not using an Earth River SUP always consult the specifics of your particular board to prevent potential damage.

 

HOW-TO VIDEO

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INFLATION


The ERS 12VDC Pump will inflate most SUP boards within 8-12 minutes to 15 PSI depending on board size and ambient air temperature. ERS Recommends the pump be used to inflate no more than two boards in sequence and then giving the pump a 20 minute rest to cool down. 

It is important to ensure the air intake port (the one marked DEFLATE and not connected to the hose) is able to draw air free from obstruction or restriction. It is also important that sand and dirt are not allowed to enter the chamber as this will interfere with airflow and may shorten the lifespan of the pump. The pump should be placed on firm and stable ground when in use, as the vibrations during high pressure pumping can cause some shifting. 

CONNECT POWER

Insert the 12VDC plug into your vehicle’s lighter socket or an ERS power supply such as the ERS GO™ or 120V ERS Power Adaptor. If using a vehicle’s lighter socket, keep the engine running to avoid draining the battery.

CHECK VALVE POSITION

Rotate the board inflation valve to the UP (CLOSED) position. This will allow air to enter the valve and will prevent it from being released when pumping is completed.

CONNECT HOSE TO PUMP

Attach the hose to the port marked INFLATE. Ensure that the port marked DEFLATE is clear and free from debris so that air can be drawn in to inflate the board.

CONNECT HOSE TO BOARD

Secure the hose end to the board valve by pushing downward and rotating clockwise. The hose end may have a tendency to rotate back and disengage due to tension on the hose. If you notice this happening, simply move and re-orient the pump to a position where it is not applying tension to the hose.

SELECT INFLATION PRESSURE

Set the selector knob to the desired inflation pressure. This should be should be set to 15 PSI for ERS boards. Most other boards will list the recommended inflation pressure somewhere near the valve.

START THE PUMP

Press the ON button to start inflation. This will initially start a low pressure blower that makes a whirring sound, then will switch to a higher pressure pumping action. When this switching occurs, the pump will become much louder and the needle will vibrate back and forth rapidly

AUTOMATIC SHUT OFF

The pump will turn off automatically when the desired pressure is reached. This may vary up to 1PSI from the setting on the knob. An ERS handheld pressure gauge (sold separately) can be used to verify PSI. Typical pumping time for 15 PSI is 8-12 minutes depending on board size.

REPLACE VALVE COVER

Insert the valve cover to protect the valve / stem and to prevent accidental deflation.

 

DEFLATION


The procedure for deflating your board is similar to the inflation procedure with two differences. The board valve should be set in the OPEN position which will drain 90% of the air from the board before connecting the pump, and the pump will not automatically stop so you will be required to press the OFF button when the board has deflated flat.

RELEASE AIR AND CONNECT HOSE

To begin, push the stem with your thumb to the DOWN (OPEN) position and rotate 1/4 turn to release most of the air. Connect the hose in the same manner as you inflated the board.

CONNECT HOSE TO PUMP

Connect the threaded end of the hose to the outlet marked DEFLATE. Ensure the open port marked INFLATE is clear and free from debris as it is where the pump will expel internal air from the board.

START THE PUMP

Press the ON button and the pump will continue to deflate the board. It will not automatically shut off so it is important to watch the pump and press the OFF button when the board has been completely deflated.

REPLACE VALVE COVER

Remove the pump hose and replace the valve cover to protect the valve stem.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION


DO NOT allow the pump to get wet or come into contact with water. This can potentially short the pump and cause serious danger of electrocution.

DO NOT use this product if any damage has occurred to the power cable or 12VDC plug interface.

DO NOT attempt to use a third party power source. Power this product from a standard vehicle 12VDC accessory connection or an approved ERS accessory such as the 120V Power Pack or the ERS GO™ portable power supply.