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Old 24-11-2018, 07:18 PM
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Could put in a foam box with a hole for a hose. It won’t run as long before it overheats though. Depends how long you need to run it for.
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Try to put your inflator into the bedding box of your bed.
I did it and with self made foot-switch (plug, socket, doorbell type switch and 2 mts of wire)and 1m plastic hose just can avoid the noise and overheating of the pump
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I use an 130 l/hr aquarium oxygenating pump for inflating inflatables with at night or when I’m in hotels ect. It’s really quiet just makes a humming noise on hard floors or on a desk (or near silent if placed on the bed ect). Not the quickest of pumps, nor any good for inflating balloons with as it can’t overcome the back pressure but it’ll still inflate a 60 inch beach ball in about ten mins and inflated an 3metre IW Whale in about half an hour but it never gets hot as it’s designed for continual duty.
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To reduce the noise, usually I'm powering my Intex pump with a reduced voltage, from the 230V/110V transformer. The additional noise reduction I got from wrapping my pump into the blanket.
The sound of my pump noise you can hear on the short video zipped into the file attached to this post. I also checked how much the pressure drop after silencing - 30 mmHg is still enough for the large balloons.

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Default Re: Quieting a matress pump/air pump?
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To reduce the noise, usually I'm powering my Intex pump with a reduced voltage, from the 230V/110V transformer. The additional noise reduction I got from wrapping my pump into the blanket.
The sound of my pump noise you can hear on the short video zipped into the file attached to this post. I also checked how much the pressure drop after silencing - 30 mmHg is still enough for the large balloons.

Hmm, are you sure wrapping it in a blanket is a good idea? I feel like that would choke the vents and possibly also cause it to overheat, at least with extended use.
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Hmm, are you sure wrapping it in a blanket is a good idea? I feel like that would choke the vents and possibly also cause it to overheat, at least with extended use.
This pump wrapped into the blanket, and powered with reduced voltage, is heating less than on full power and without blanket...
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Yes it works I bought a converter 220 to 110V, 500W (about 25EUR with postage)- it's the same power than Zibi pump has. Works fine and almost noiseless after putting inside my bed wrapped in linen. No overheating, the pressure is good enough for every prestchetched balloon without the risk of accidental popping.
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Here's a pic of a Rifco Elephant blown in these conditions.
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Default Intex Quick-Fill 220V pump on 110V - model numbers?
This is brilliant, and I'm surprised that it works without damaging the pump over time. After using a 220V pump on a 110V voltage for some time (by which I mean, using over the course of months), does the Quick-Fill pump still work well? It's not damaged by the low voltage?
Apart from that, I'm trying to find this AP628 model, but at least on the Intex Spain website (I'm in Spain) all I find is AP609. On Amazon.FR I find a model 3268609 (which, ending in ...609, I guess might be the same). Any thoughts on whether the use-110V-for-220V-pump trick should work on the AP609 or 3268609 also? ( https://www.intex.es/hinchadores/686...-indooroutdoor )
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Yes it works I bought a converter 220 to 110V, 500W (about 25EUR with postage)- it's the same power than Zibi pump has. Works fine and almost noiseless after putting inside my bed wrapped in linen. No overheating, the pressure is good enough for every prestchetched balloon without the risk of accidental popping.
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