Die Ventile der GentleTent Produkte | Erklärung

Two types of valves are used for our GentleTent or B-Turtle products: Push-Push-Valves and Push-Turn-Valves. For both types a valve adapter is needed! The adapter is included in shipping and recognizable by its grey-red colour. Since the valves originally come from boats and water sports, we simply like to call them “rafting valves”.

To ensure a smooth set-up of our inflatable GentleTent and B-Turtle products, some general knowledge about the workings of the built-in valves can be of advantage, so here is a quick rundown.

The Push-Push-Valve

The so-called Push-Push-Valve is the valve mostly used for our products and features exceptionally easy use with pressure. Starting form a closed position, a Push-Push valve – as the name suggests – is opened via single push and closed via double push.

The opened position is recognizable by the valve end which is set in a deeper position than in its closed from.

The valve(s) must remain closed, if the products are inflated via double-action hand pump or an electrical pump. A mechanism within the valve enables air to be pumped in via air pressure, without letting it escape.

For dismantling our inflatable products, all valves are opened.

Display of the operating principle of the Push-Push-Valve

Push-Push-Ventil: geschlossen
Push-Push-Ventil: Öffnen durch Druck
Ventil ist offen
Push-Push-Ventil: schließen

The Push-Turn-Valve

The Push-Turn-Valve is used for all products made of drop-stitch materials (for example for the roof top tent GT Roof or our micro caravan B-Turtle) and, occasionally, for older products.

Starting from a closed position, a Push-Turn valve – as the name suggests – is opened with a right turn while applying pressure and closed via left turn while applying pressure. Like the Push-Push-Valve, the Push-Turn-Valve’s open position is recognizable by the valve end which is set in a deeper position than in its closed form.

The valve(s) must remain closed, if the products are inflated via double-action hand pump or an electrical pump. A mechanism within the valve enables air to be pumped in via air pressure, without letting it escape.

For dismantling our inflatable products, all valves are opened.

Display of the operating principle of the Push-Turn-Valve

Push-Push-Ventil: geschlossen
Push-Turn-Ventil: Öffnen durch Druck & Drehung
Ventil ist offen

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