Last updated on 14 Apr, 2021

How To Inflate Air Mattress With Electric Pump - In 5 Simple Steps

– By Eric Smith

how to inflate an air mattress with electric pump

Today, almost all air mattresses come with a built-in air pump making it very convenient and easy to inflate an airbed. Like, I said almost, and still, many brands don’t offer in-built pumps with their mattresses, which sometimes makes it really difficult to inflate.

So, if you own one of those blow-up beds and looking for a blog that covers mattress inflation with an electric pump, then you have landed on the perfect article as this ‘how to inflate air mattress with electric pump’ guide contains every single thing that you need to know to inflate your airbed. So, Let’s dive into it.

Step By Step Guide To Inflate Air Mattress With Electric Pump

Step 1: Buying A Good Electric Pump

electric pump for mattress inflationFor using an electric pump, the first thing you have to do is buy a pump that has sufficient power to inflate your mattress without damaging it. 

If you already have one, that’s good, but if you don’t have then some of these points will help you buy the best electric pump that will last with you for a longer time.

A decent quality electrical air pump can come under a price segment of about 15-20 dollars, which you can use to inflate your airbed, pool, swim ring, and also for balloon inflation for birthday parties or wedding anniversaries. 

Your pump should be lightweight, easy to use, have at-least at 1.5-2 m of cord length, have at least 0.5 PSI of pressure, and the most important thing must include nozzle.

There are many cheap quality pumps out there which doesn’t include nozzles with them, due to which you need to pay some extra money and buy the nozzles separately because, without nozzles, you’ll not be able to inflate any airbed.

Step 2: Open The Mattress Valve

The only way you can inflate your blow-up bed is by pumping the air through its valve or hole, which every mattress has. So, first, you have to locate that valve and open it. The opening and closing instructions are very well mentioned on the valve itself.

Most latest airbeds come with a one-way valve which means that it will only be used for inflation purposes which also means that you can close the valve easily and slowly without any hassle of leaking the air.

Step 3: Connect The Nozzle With The Pump

The only way you can inflate your blow-up bed is by pumping the air through its valve or hole, which every mattress has. So, first, you have to locate that valve and open it. The opening and closing instructions are very well mentioned on the valve itself. connect nozzle with electrical air pump

Most latest airbeds come with a one-way valve which means that it will only be used for inflation purposes which also means that you can close the valve easily and slowly without any hassle of leaking the air.

Step 4: Insert The Nozzle

insert the nozzle After completing all the above steps, now it’s time to complete step 4, which is to insert the nozzle into your mattress inflation valve. 

For doing that, first, you have to check the size of your airbed valve and then insert the right size of nozzle in it. 

Tip: You can reduce the hole size of your 3-in-1 nozzle by just placing them one after the other.

Step 5: Turn On The Power

let the mattress inflate completelyAt last, you are all set to complete the inflation process. Now, just take the cord, insert it into a switch and turn it on. Now, wait for about 3-5 minutes and let it completely inflate your airbed. 

After you realize that it is inflated according to your need, turn off your pump, take the nozzle out of your mattress, and close the valve.

Now, your bed is completely ready.

Points to keep in mind while inflating an air bed

  • If your mattress doesn’t have a one-way valve or hole, then be quick to close it. Otherwise, it will start deflating as soon as you remove the pump from it.
  • If your mattress doesn’t have a one-way valve or hole, then be quick to close it. Otherwise, it will start deflating as soon as you remove the pump from it.
  • Make sure that the nozzle is perfectly connected to both pump and your mattress valve. Otherwise, it will not function properly.
  • After using your airbed, pack well and keep it safe to save it from your pets, if any.

Electric vs Manual Air Pump For Mattress Inflation

Both the electric and manual air pump have their own pros and cons. The main point which creates a huge difference between them is the ease of use. 

An electric air pump is an effortless way to inflate anything; on the other hand, you need to pump the air, again and again, to inflate with a manual air pump which is a bit effort-taking and time-consuming.

If you want a pump only for your home, then an electric pump is the perfect option for you, but if you are looking for a pump that you can use for camping purpose also, then you should always keep a manual air pump with you as you don’t need any power supply for it.

There is not a huge difference between their prices. You can buy a good quality manual air pump for under 10-15 dollars, while a decent quality electric air pump is readily available for 15-20 dollars.

In the End

Airbed inflation might be tricky if you don’t know the proper procedure, but you will become your own mattress inflation master after reading this guide. 

One must know how to use an electric pump while inflating any blow-up bed, or the pump can damage or even destroy your airbed in some cases if not using carefully.

I have tried to cover everything you need to know to inflate your air mattress with an electric pump, and I hope this article will help you.

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