FAQs

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

If you can’t find an answer, please contact info@fumpapumps.com.

Product

What is the maximum pressure that Fumpa and miniFumpa can pump to?

The units can pump to 120psi, or 827kPa, or 8.27Bar.

How heavy are the units?

Fumpa’s weighs 380 grams. miniFumpa weighs 190 grams.

How accurate is Fumpa’s pressure reading?

Fumpa’s internal pressure sensor is accurate to 3%. However do note that air pressure is temperature dependent. So on a hot day, expect your tyres to read a slightly higher pressure than on a cold day.

Does Fumpa and miniFumpa get warm during use?

Yes they do. Fumpa is fitted with an internal temperature sensor circuitry that measures the temperature of the internal compressor, and will shut the unit down if the compressor becomes too hot. The unit has been designed so that two standard-sized road bike tyres can be pumped from 0-110psi before Fumpa needs time to cool down. The cool-down period is usually less than 10 minutes. miniFumpa is not fitted with a temperature sensor, however miniFumpa will not get too warm after pumping one tyre.

How loud is Fumpa?

From 1 meter away, the Fumpa makes about 70dB of noise, whilst miniFumpa makes about 65dB of noise.

Where are they made?

Fumpa and miniFumpa are global products with parts manufactured in Japan, Spain, USA, China and Australia. All final assembly and testing occurs in Melbourne, Australia.

Uses

Can I use Fumpa and miniFumpa to pump up mountain bike tyres?

The Fumpa is very good at pumping up mountain bike tyres, road bike tyres and commuter tyres. The Fumpa comes with an adaptable nozzle so that it can easily engage with both Presta and Schrader valves. Do note miniFumpa can only accept Presta valves and due to its small size is really intended just for road bike tyres.

Can I use Fumpa and miniFumpa to pump up basketballs, footballs etc?

Yes you can. They are very good at doing this. You can buy needle valves specific for the units from this website. If you are intending on pumping up lots of balls at once, then the Fumpa is more suited for your needs. miniFumpa can easily pump up 2-3 balls, but it may require a recharge to pump up more tyres.

Can I use Fumpa to pump up my car tyres?

Yes you can, but do note that Fumpa will be limited in its effort. Testing has shown that you can safely pump up a standard-sized car tyre 2-3psi before the unit becomes too warm and will need to rest. As Fumpa has been designed specifically for bicycles, the Fumpa’s battery capacity and heat sinking capabilities are limited. However, Fumpa is very handy for checking your car tyre pressures. Please do not buy a Fumpa if you want to use it specifically for your car. You will be disappointed.

Can I use Fumpa to blow up an air mattress or my kid’s pool toys?

No you can’t. Fumpa has been designed for low volume applications. These objects are too high in volume and require more of a blower-type compressor compared to Fumpa’s compressor.

Battery

How many tyres can Fumpa and miniFumpa pump on a single battery charge?

Experiments have shown that up to 6 standard-sized road bike tyres can be pumped from 0-100psi on a single charge. However the number of tyres it can pump depends on a number of factors including how long the unit is rested between pumps, the volume of your tyres, the surrounding air temperature, and how old the battery is.

If fully charged, miniFumpa can pump up two 700x25c tyres on a single charge to 100psi. It will probably then require a recharge.

How long does it take to charge the battery??

It takes approximately one hour to fully charge miniFumpa’s battery. Fumpa takes about two hours. However, if you are using a fast USB charger, then the charge times will be reduced.

Is the battery is replaceable?

Yes they are, however tests have shown you should easily get 3-6 years use out of your unit without the need to replace the battery.

Aeroplane Travel

Can I take Fumpa and miniFumpa on an aeroplane?

The units are not considered dangerous goods as their battery sizes are well under the required dangerous goods limit. The batteries have also been tested by a third party laboratory and meet all requirements under standard UN38.3. We had to meet these standards otherwise we could not have imported these batteries into Australia.

So, in conclusion, yes you can take Fumpa and miniFumpa on a plane.

Safety

How safe is Fumpa and miniFumpa?

Fumpa and miniFumpa have been designed with safety in mind. The units contain battery management circuitry to ensure that the battery correctly charges and discharges, and will also shut down the battery if a short circuit were to occur.

Fumpa and miniFumpa have also been tested by third parties and approved for use in Australia, New Zealand and North America.

Is Fumpa or miniFumpa waterproof?

No. Please protect Fumpa and miniFumpa from the rain. Do not store outside.

Can I leave Fumpa or miniFumpa charging unattended, or for longer than the time it takes to charge it?

For general safety we recommend never leaving Fumpa or miniFumpa charging unattended. Leaving the charger plugged in longer than needed to reach full charge will not harm the battery as Fumpa and miniFumpa automatically sense when their batteries full, and stops charging it.

Warranty

What warranty comes with Fumpa and miniFumpa?

The Fumpa and miniFumpa come complete with a twelve month warranty on all parts. We will repair possible faults free of charge within the warranty period, as long as the faults are caused by material defects or defective workmanship. Warranty claims should be addressed to info@fumpapumps.com.

Returns

30 day money back guarantee

Your satisfaction is our highest concern. Our items are checked thoroughly before they are sent. Although our products are of high quality, products don’t always meet customers’ expectations. If for any reason you’re dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return the merchandise for a full refund, within 30 days of purchase.

How do I return an item?

Before sending goods please email us at info@fumpapumps.com and we can assist you in the returns process.