SIMPLE PUMP’S SOLAR-READY MOTORS
|MOTOR FOR USE WITH BATTERIES
|MOTOR SYSTEM FOR USE WITH BATTERIES – NO CONTROLLER UNIT
The breadboard has the holes drilled for the PS30M Morningstar charge controller, the Intermatic timer or the Solar Converters PPT48-12 LCB.
|STANDALONE MOTOR UNIT
$850 or $875
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.
How Does the Simple Pump™ Motor Compare to Submersible Pumps
It’s quite hard to compare apples and elephants. Actually there is no comparison because each is designed for extremely different situations. A submersible pump produces a much higher volume of water per minute than a Simple Pump motor. But you do not use water as quickly as a submersible pump produces. In fact, a submersible pump is rarely actually pumping water. Most of it’s time is standing by idle.
If you want to use solar, or some other type of (off grid) DC power source, either you go with a low-power-draw Simple Pump setup or you build an extremely large solar array costing tens of thousands of dollars and use that to drive your submersible pump. While a submersible pump may only draw 240 volts and 4-8 amps while running, the two second in-rush current when first starting (called locked rotor current draw) can be 5-10 times that amount. Only a large solar array and battery bank can produce that amount of instant power.
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