Outlet powered, so you never have to worry about recharging batteries. Inflates pools and air mattresses in minutes. Comes with 2 nozzle sizes. Sound insulation board makes it a bit quieter than most. Compact, lightweight, and easy to use.
Can get warm quickly and needs to be turned off at the 10 minute mark to prevent overheating.
Powerful motor inflates a full sized airbed in mere minutes. Lightweight, compact design is easy to handle. Comes with multiple valve adapters to fit a wide variety of inflatables. Inflates and deflates. Backed by a 1 year limited warranty.
Noisy, like most others. A longer power cord wouldn't hurt.
Lightweight and compact, yet powerful. Inflates and deflates. Lithium battery delivers up to 60 minutes of continuous use. Recharges in around 3 hours via USB. An IPX4 water resistance rating means this pump will keep on working through rain or water splashes.
Somewhat slow and surprisingly noisy. Feels a little flimsy, but seems to hold up just fine.
Comes with both AC and DC power cords for indoor and outdoor use. Deflate feature comes in handy. Highly effective, and the noise level isn't over the top. 3 nozzles offer added versatility. Budget-friendly.
Not the most powerful pump on our list. Extremely lightweight, bordering on flimsy.
Surprisingly powerful for the size. Cordless design is especially convenient for outdoor use. Ergonomic shape makes it easy to handle. Includes 3 nozzles and both AC and DC cables for outlet or car charging. Has a lifetime warranty.
No light to indicate a full charge. Like most rechargables, it can't be used while charging.
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Whether it's a pool float or an air mattress, an electric air pump makes quick work of blowing up inflatables. Electric air pumps can be either outlet powered or rechargeable. While outlet powered models tend to be a bit more powerful, rechargeable air pumps offer superior portability. When choosing an outlet powered electric air pump, it's worth looking for a longer power cord of around 6 feet or longer for extended reach. Rechargeable models generally come with either an AC or a DC charging cable, but there are a handful that come with both. Regardless of which type you prefer, it's a good idea to opt for a pump that comes with a few different valve adapters.