Airbed or camping pumps can be used and powered in a variety of ways. The manually powered pumps are the double action hand pump and the bellows foot pump. The beauty of these is that you don’t have to rely on any external power supply to get the job done and you can maximise the air pressure you want to achieve.
12 volt pumps rely on a car battery for its power source and features a simple 12 V cigarette lighter type plug. 230/240V pumps are powered using a connection to the mains are so are particularly useful for use at home or on campsites with mains power provided adjacent to your tent pitch. Rechargeable pumps allow you to power up a pump at home or at the campsite but then transport it around while you use it. A battery powered pump will also allow you to use it wherever you need it.