Feb
09
2010

# Footballs (Soccer balls) Air Pressure

We recommend – always use proper air pressure for your footballs (soccer balls). Do not over or under pressurize a ball. Use the manufactures recommended air pressure that is printed on most balls. Most footballs have a pressure rating of 6 to 8 lbs. or 0.6 or 0.8 BAR. It is recommended that you use a pressure gauge to measure the exact amount of pressure in a ball after inflating and before use.
BAR or PSI or LBS?
Some footballs have recommended pressure values indicated in BAR while others have the values indicated in PSI or LBS. To convert the pressure values, use the following formulas:
To convert BAR (Kgs) to PSI (Lbs.):
Answer = 14.5037 X The amount of BAR (Kgs)
For example: A footballs has a recommended pressure of 0.6 BAR labeled on it. To convert BAR in Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI), multiply 0.6 times 14.5037. The answer is 8.7 PSI or Lbs.
To convert PSI (Lbs.) to BAR (Kgs):
Answer = .068948 X The amount of PSI (Lbs.)
For example: A footballs has a recommended pressure of 7.9 Lbs. (PSI) labeled on it. To convert Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI) into BAR, multiply 7.9 times .068948. The answer is 0.545 BAR.