AQUADUTY SOLAR POOL PUMP KIT
Franklin Electric, renowned for their borehole pump technology and more recently, solar powered ranges, have extended this know-how to an application for swimming pools, that is also ideally suited for Koi ponds.
This latest innovation is exclusively available through the Hyper Group.
The AquaDUTY Solar Pool Pump kit contains all of the necessary parts to convert your standard pool pump to solar power. The electricity cost savings will pay for the kit in three to five years. The kit consists of the pump, motor, controller, and solar panels with wiring harness. The system operates on 300 Vdc. Ancillaries are not included. A site inspection is required to estimate the cost of installation. The product warranty is only valid if the installation is completed by an authorized installer.
The AquaDUTY range of solar pool pumps are suitable for small and larger pools. Typical applications include swimming pools, water features, spas, koi ponds, and portable surface pools.
The following selection will provide the best results.
- 10 000 – 20 000 litre pool: 0.25kW with 1 x 250Wp solar panel.
- 20 000 – 50 000 litre pool: 0.75kW with 2 X 250Wp solar panels.
- 50 000 – 65 000 litre pool: 0.75kW with 3 X 250Wp solar panels.
- 65 000 – 85 000 litre pool: 1.1kW with 4 X 250Wp solar panels.
AQUADUTY SOLAR PUMP CONTROLLER
The AquaDUTY Solar Drive provides water in remote applications where electrical grid power is either unreliable or unavailable. The system pumps water using solar panels as a power source. Water is pumped into storage tanks or circulated in a swimming pool during the day in favorable weather conditions. A level switch
can be installed inside the tank to regulate the water level. The AquaDUTY Solar Drive runs at variable speed to match the changing power available from the solar panels. A DC disconnect switch is incorporated making it easy to disconnect power supplied by the solar panels from the controller. An ON/OFF switch is provided.
- The AquaDUTY Drive ramps up the rotational speed of the motor by gradually increasing the motor voltage at start-up thus resulting in lower startup currents compared to conventional motor-start operations. In cases where the water demand is lower, a conventional system may cycle on and off too often. The AquaDUTY controller’s soft-start feature avoids rapid cycling and harm to the motor.
Level Control Switch
- A level control switch can be wired into the AquaDUTY Drive for water level control. This is optional and is not required to run the AquaDUTY Drive.
The AquaDUTY Drive is equipped with a mnemonic legend to convey the operational status to the user. The following conditions are detected and indicated:
- Power Off: When no electrical input power is applied.
- Auxiliary Switch Off: Power is applied and pump will operate if external switch(ON/Off switch at the bottom of the controller or remote level switch) is switched on.
- Pump On: Pump is running.
- Low Voltage: Input voltage too low normally caused by poor sunlight conditions or incorrect connections from the solar panels to the controller.
- High Voltage: The input voltage exceeds the rating of the AquaDUTY Drive
- Dry-Run/Overload: Pump is running dry or a shut valve is experienced (in the case of a positive displacement pump) or the pump is locked and cannot turn.
- Broken Shaft: Pump is not connected, or the pump shaft is broken.
- Rapid Cycling: Pump is starting and stopping too often, usually caused by a float switch bobbing up and down in the reservoir, a pressure tank failure, or an external control switch attempting to switch the pump on and off too often.
The AquaDUTY Solar Drive Controller operates a three-phase motor, powered by solar panels, for example:
- Powering a 4-inch submersible borehole pump.
- Powering a swimming pool pump.
- Powering a surface pump for pressure applications.