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What happens to the air in the Kampa AirFrame when the temperature increases?

While tested to 22psi, the AirFrame system best functions when inflated to 9 psi and is suitable for both hot and cold climates as well as extreme changes in temperature.

As the AirPoles can cope with extreme changes in temperature, Kampa awnings do not use 'pressure relief valves' as these would unnecessarily expel air from the awning, reducing the stability and requiring more air to be added.

The below chart displays how the air pressure in an AirPole will vary in different temperatures:

AirPole Pressure Temperature

  • 12.0 psi 50°C / 122°F
  • 10.5 psi 40°C / 104°F
  • 9.7 psi 30°C / 86°F
  • 9.0 psi 20°C / 68°F
  • 8.2 psi 10°C / 50°F
  • 7.5 psi 0°C / 32°F
  • 6.7 psi -10°C / 14°F
  • 5.9 psi -20°C / -4°F
  • 5.2 psi -30°C / -22°F

i: An awning inflated to 9 psi at 20°C (68°F) will only increase to 10.5 psi at 40°C (104°F), well within the awnings tested maximum air pressure of 22 psi.