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  • simonewz
    Junior Member
    • Aug 2016
    • 5

    Balloon Pumps

    Wanna ask what kind of pumps do you guys use ??
    Looking for recommendations haha !
  • Slugamano
    Senior Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 215

    #2
    Re: Balloon Pumps

    I use a vacuum pump aquired from an old IBM magnetic tape unit. I's silent and powerful, a bit slow though...

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    • Micks101
      Senior Member
      • Jan 2017
      • 245

      #3
      Re: Balloon Pumps

      I have a cheap $20 rechargeable one bought from the bargain shop, not a good choice, need to upgrade lol

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      • Meililoon
        aka lyckr
        • Sep 2014
        • 707

        #4
        Re: Balloon Pumps

        I got one of those pink and blue double electric pumps you see everywhere in videos cheap of an auction a few years ago. It's a bit noisy (sounds like a vacuum though), but it works great.

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        • Pink Balloon
          Senior Member
          • Oct 2016
          • 302

          #5
          Re: Balloon Pumps

          I just have a cheap hand pump from the dollar tree.

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          • Regular Guy
            Senior Member
            • Aug 2015
            • 184

            #6
            Re: Balloon Pumps

            I have an electric pump with 400Watts.
            Ordered is some years ago at Top Ballon for about 60€.

            It is quite noisy, sounds like a big vaccuum, but it inflates balloons quite quick and has a good amount of power. It bursts Q24s and other tough balloons easily.

            Now that I read this thread I think I should get a hand pump too, I think slowly pumping the balloons with it could be fun.

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            • LoudPopper
              Senior Member
              • Jan 2016
              • 228

              #7
              Re: Balloon Pumps

              I have the blue version of the electric balloon inflators that you see in the videos. They're usually pricier than a vacuum or electric inflator that you can buy for camping at like a Target or Wal-Mart but it's worth the money. They can run from anywhere from $40-$125 depending on wattage power output, but I got one for about $45 and it works great. It has a double nozzle so I can inflate 2 balloons at once. Super fast with any balloons 11" to 17" and has no problem with bigger balloons either-- it can BTP virtually any balloon. If you're shopping for one, I see they're on Amazon for about $28. https://www.amazon.com/LotFancy-Port...lloon+inflator
              Last edited by LoudPopper; 23-04-2017, 19:04.

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              • Nopops4me
                Senior Member
                • Jun 2015
                • 540

                #8
                Re: Balloon Pumps

                I'm looking for something to save my energy instead of hand pump or mouth to inflate my balloons. Beware though those in UK & other areas the one LoudPopper has found is only 110/120v not 240/250v UK requires.

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                • lionlooner
                  Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 92

                  #9
                  Re: Balloon Pumps

                  If you have a hardware store around you, you can find a small hand pump that is intended for transferring oil between two places. It's pretty nice for the price and it's not too loud. Inflates kinda slowly, so I guess it depends on how you use it if you'll like it or not!

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                  • Seidenki
                    Senior Member
                    • Dec 2016
                    • 203

                    #10
                    Re: Balloon Pumps

                    I've used an aquarium pump to inflate a balloon. It's not fast. I've been meaning to buy a much larger one.

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                    • WilUB2P
                      Junior Member
                      • Feb 2017
                      • 8

                      #11
                      Re: Balloon Pumps

                      I use a shop vac and can usually manipulate things to inflate everything from 12 inches on up.

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                      • LoudPopper
                        Senior Member
                        • Jan 2016
                        • 228

                        #12
                        Re: Balloon Pumps

                        Wow I never knew that there was a different watteage requirement between the UK and the US. That's interesting!

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                        • john1bl
                          Senior Member
                          • Jan 2014
                          • 114

                          #13
                          Re: Balloon Pumps

                          I think that is because of he voltage difference. UK and Europe is 220 volts 50 Hz and the USA is 120 volts 60 Hz. So, if volts x amps = watts then a 1 amp motor will be 120 watts in the USA and 220 watts in the UK. but I think that the UK version will have a smaller motor and will only draw half an amp so the watts will be the same. this would give the inflater the same power.
                          Last edited by john1bl; 06-05-2017, 12:16.

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                          • Barcelona33
                            Member
                            • Sep 2017
                            • 72

                            #14
                            Re: Balloon Pumps

                            I recently bought an electric inflator. A zibi z-32. it was like a kind of fetish because it's the same as the ones I've seen used in many videos
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                            • panther42
                              Member
                              • Oct 2021
                              • 31

                              #15
                              Re: Balloon Pumps

                              Originally posted by Barcelona33
                              I recently bought an electric inflator. A zibi z-32. it was like a kind of fetish because it's the same as the ones I've seen used in many videos
                              Hi Barcelona33, from another looner in Spain.
                              How loud is your Zibi Z-32, compared to the cheap electric balloon pumps?
                              The Zibi pumps seem to be very expensive, so I wonder if their high price is worth it, if the goal (my main goal) is for the pump to be more quiet.

                              thanks,

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