Originally Posted by Lax71vcu
I have a magic air metro inflater and am trying to rig a portable battery that is easy to move around for inflating my raft. Has anybody thought about using one of those portable jump boxes for cars to power an electric inflater? .
I use a portable jump start battery for inflating my boats. I also use it to jump start diesel engines in heavy equipment. A word of warning if you invest in one of these..........you get what you pay for.
I bought mine at NAPA and payed around $180.00 for it, but I use it for work, not just for blowing up boats. It has a cigarette lighter on it so you can charge Ipods with it on the river. I took it to the Selway a few years ago. We blew up half a dozen boats then charged 4 to 5 Ipods every night for 6 nights. It still had enough juice to jump start a truck at the takeout.
A cheap one from wally world should due for a boat or two, But the cheap ones really are cheap...........Harbor freight type cheap.
Don't expect a lot of performance out of it.
I've blown up boats with hair dryers, shop vac's and various other methods over the years............ but the leaf blower idea is...........brilliant........simply brilliant.
That's right up there with the Daiquiri Wacker!!!