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Are there standard air fittings or adapters?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:15 pm
by dwpc
I'd like to use the pump that came with my non-AE paddleboard to inflate my AE kayak because it has a double-action function and a functional gauge. The hose is close in diameter to the AE but has a twist-on slot & groove end fitting that won't fit the spring valves. Are there any standards in the inflatable industry for these low pressure inflatable fittings? Is there a size and style guide somewhere? Is there a source for adapters?

Re: Are there standard air fittings or adapters?

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:27 am
by JCOOLEY
Most pumps come with a standard 3/4" adaptor that will press fit into the main valves on an AE kayak and will fit over the smaller twist valves.
If you send a picture of the end of the hose of the pump you have, as well as the adaptors, we could better determine what would work with the kayak or if the spring valve adaptor that also comes in the repair kit will work with the pump.
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Re: Are there standard air fittings or adapters?

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:14 pm
by dwpc
Pics of the end fitting on the pump I'd like to use to "finish" the inflation of my AE kayaks after the 12V pump has maxxed out ~1 psi. The OD of the fitting is 7/8".

Re: Are there standard air fittings or adapters?

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:40 am
by JCOOLEY
The adapter on your pump is strictly for Inflatable SUPS and Dropstitched products. It will not work with the valves on an AE kayak. Only the dropstitched floor. It is for Hawlkey Roberts style valves. You'd have to creative to create some sort of way to fit that onto something that could then fit into the valve.

Re: Are there standard air fittings or adapters?

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:37 am
by dwpc
Thanks. With the popularity of iSUPs growing fast, maybe you'll consider offering an adapter that would connect that Roberts fitting to the kayak valves.