Wakooda Inflation Valve Adapter Review

Wakooda inflation valve

There are many ways to inflate an inflatable paddle board. They all come with a hand pump and if you have a board already you will know that it takes a bit of manual effort to get your board inflated to the proper PSI level.

If you are tired of putting in all the effort of using a hand pump you may be considering upgrading to an easier method.

You might already have an electric air compressor handy at home since they are commonly used to inflate car and bike tires.

To be able to use the compressor with your ISUP you will need an adapter valve.

Wakooda has now patented two pretty awesome valve adapters that can be used with any electric air compressor or any electric pump that attaches to a schreader inflation valve.

Valve Options

There are two different valve adapters to choose from:

1. One is simply the valve adapter itself.

2. The other is the valve adapter with pressure gauge. The gauge goes up to 30 PSI.

They both work great. I personally really like the one with the gauge so I can monitor the inflation progress.

You don’t want to overinflate your board and the pressure gauge allows you to watch the progress and make sure you don’t go past the desired PSI level.

How They Work

These valve adapters fit on all Halkey-Roberts H3 inflatable valves on Wahoo, Wakooda, Tower, Red Paddle, Isle Explorer, Sea Eagle, Hala, Sevylor and many other board valves.

If you are unsure if your board uses a Halkey-Roberts H3 valve then we suggest contacting your board manufacturer and double checking to be sure.

Below are the steps to using these valves.

1. Secure the adapter to the valve on your board as you would with any hand pump, make sure the board valve tip is in the ‘popped up’ position.

2. Next you remove the cap on the valve stem and connect the stem to the electric pump.

3. Set your target PSI and start inflation.

4. Watch the progress on the pressure gauge and make sure the compressor shuts off when the target PSI level is reached.

5. Once complete, remove the valve adapter and replace the valve cap on your board.

Wakooda states that it takes approximately 30 minutes to fully inflate a board to 15 PSI.  We found that to be correct, it took just over 30 minutes to fully inflate our board.

Air compressors are notoriously slower than a good electric pump and 30 minutes might seem like a long time.   However if you’re hanging out and have time to spare it’s not such a big deal.  Just set it up and let it do it’s thing.

If you would like to speed up the process we found that we could cut out almost half that time if we used the hand pump until the board took shape and then used the air compressor to finish off the job.

This will still save you the effort of hard pumping and save you some time as well.

Or you may choose to simply use these adapters and an air compressor to top off your board after almost fully inflating with the hand pump.  As many of you will know once your board gets to 10 PSI it gets much harder to manually pump with the hand pump.

Topping up with an air compressor is ideal and can get your board as hard as you need it to be.

Wakooda inflation valve adapter with gauge

Troubleshooting

We had no trouble at all with these valve adapters. As long as you make sure your board uses a Halkey-Roberts H3 inflation valves you should be good to go.

The adapters are well made, seal to the board valve really well and the ergonomic torque tabs make it very easy to pull on and off.

Final Thoughts

Bottom line if you have an electric air compressor or electric pump that attaches to a schreader inflation valve and want to be able to use it with your inflatable stand up paddle board then you will need the proper valve adapter.

These Wakooda inflation valves do the trick and are  well worth the price.

Where To Buy

Electric Pump Valve Stem Adapter

Click Here For The Wakooda Electric Pump Valve Stem Adapter At Amazon.com.

Click Here For The Wakooda Electric Pump Valve Stem Adapter At Wakooda.com.

Inflation Valve Adapter With Gauge

Click Here For The Wakooda Inflation Valve Adapter With Gauge At Amazon.com.

Click Here For The Wakooda Inflation Valve Adapter With Gauge At Wakooda.com.

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