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Solar Panels - Final





Motor-controller-timer unit for use with solar power. Panel-direct solar pump system. Photo of motor on pump: 150GM Motor Extension Kit
• Gasketed, lockable, SS enclosure with 1/4HP 24VDC gearmotor and (4) MC4 bulkhead connectors, weather-resistant rocker switch
• Morningstar PS30 charge controller
• Intermatic FM1QTUZH-24 timer
• Cole-Hersey relay
• Terminal block
• 36CFM ventilation fan
• (2) fuse holders with 15amp ATO/ATC pronged, auto style fuses
• 3/4″ marine plywood, epoxy-coated battery box with mounting hardware
• (4) 15′ solar cables with MC4 connectors, two with battery studs.You supply
– One or two polysilicone or micro crystalline PV modules (S-Energy) @ 260 watts each
– Pole-mount or roof-mount hardware
– Sacrete, if using a pole mount
– (2) group 27 or (2) group 31 deep cycle lead acid or AGM batteries
– Float (or other) Switch, if applicable.
• Gasketed, lockable, SS enclosure with 1/4HP 24VDC gearmotor and (2) MC4 bulkhead connectors, weather-resistant rocker switch
• Solar Converters Linear Current Booster with stand alone load capacitor
• (2) MC4 branch connectors
Terminal block
• 36CFM ventilation fan
• (2) fuse holders with 15amp ATO/ATC pronged, auto style fuses
• (2) 15′ solar cables with MC4 connectors.You supply
– Three thin-film technology, (Scion) nominal 80VDC, 150 watt, PV
– 4″x12′ galvanized steel mounting pole or roof-mount hardware
– Sacrete, if using pole mount
– Float (or other) Switch, if applicable.
12 or 24 volt gear motor with drive.You provide
– Shelter, e.g. a pump house, a small cover of some kind
– All components of the system to provide and control power.

Simple Pump™ Electric Motors are Simply More Economical

If filtered down to its simplest form, when using an electric motor to pump water, there are two ways to do so. One can pump quickly and use lots of power. Or one can pump slowly over a longer time, resulting in much less electricity used. When using solar power, employing a slower motor means less power consumed which in turn means less batteries and less solar panels required. As long as the water is there when I need it, I don’t care how it’s accomplished.

You are NOT Restricted to Solar as Your Motor’s Power Supply

Our DC motors can be powered from several different sources including solar panels (via deep cycle batteries or a panel-direct connection), a motor vehicle battery, from a generator-fed battery, a so-called solar generator, your home’s own photo voltaic (solar) system or even an AC-DC converter fed by various AC sources. There is no ‘correct‘ solution or one size that fits all, only one that works for you.

Hand to Motor Interchangeability

There simply is no other hand pump on the market that can quickly be converted to motor operation at any time in the future. Whether you install the pump already mated to our DC motor or upgrade later, the path forward is clear.

So What Happens If Something Fails?

It’s winter and you’re cut off from civilization by an ice storm. Maybe for a few days, maybe a few weeks. Your motor blows a fuse, a solar panel short circuits or the batteries give up the ghost. NO PROBLEM. The first step is to locate your Simple Pump lever handle. About ten minutes later (literally!) the motor is off, the pump handle is on, and you’re pumping water once again.

No other pump can convert back to hand operation as quickly and seamlessly as Simple Pump. This option alone is worth its weight in Gold. If you’re motorized backup system fails, you must have some way to downgrade quickly and return to hand operation. Imagine the hours involved tearing down a competitors pump in the middle of winter in blowing wind and snow just to get some water from your well. Then imagine the ease with which Simple Pump downgrades back to hand operation in the same weather conditions.

Simple Pump Compared to Submersible Pumps

Even a relatively low-volume submersible pump generates a higher volume of water per minute than a Simple Pump motor. But a single household does not require the total volume of water a submersible pump can produce per day. In fact, for most of the day your submersible pump is turned off and sits at the bottom of your well doing nothing.

Particularly for remote locations or off-grid operations, the tortoise beats the hare every time. The slow and steady pumping action of the DC powered Simple Pump accomplishes everything you want from your fresh water supply system. If you choose to use solar panels to power your fresh water pump, the low-power-draw characteristics of the Simple Pump can save you thousands of dollars in solar panel and battery costs vs. the larger power requirements of competing pump systems….all while producing all the water you need.

We’ll Help You Figure Everything Out

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