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Aquabarrel Water Pump Kit, Solar Powered
We offer the best plug and play water pumping kits for irrigation. It does not get much easier than this; drop the wand into the tank and connect to the intake of the pump; connect the hose to the pump discharge; attach solar panel to the control box to charge the battery.
Features and Benefits:
Aquabarrel TurboRain Solar Panel Manual Powered Pump Kit includes:
Aquabarrel TurboRain Solar Panel Automatic Powered Pump Kit includes:
The box that contains the pump, battery, controller and timer are designed to sit on
top of the rain barrel container.
When the pump operates for 45 minutes the pump will get warm but nowhere near the over heating point. This pump is designed to run for about 45 minutes and should be shut off to cool for 15 minutes. This pump should never be run when there is no water to pump - don't burn up the pump. To keep the pump from running when there is no water in the tank you need to install Float Switch.
This pump puts out an average of 3.3 gallons per minute at about 45 PSI. There is a built in pressure switch that cuts off the pump at 45 PSI. So when you let off of the sprayer handle the pump knows that and shuts off the pump. When you pull the trigger the pump will start back up. So in doing the math if you have a 50 gallon barrel divided by 3minutes of pumping time the barrel will drain in about 15 minutes. If you have a 200 gallon tank you could drain it all in just about an hour!
The solar panel is 20 Watt. A Charge Controller keeps the battery from over charging. Yes, it is possible to add additional solar panels to reduce the recharge times. The battery is a sealed 12 Volt DC. You could run the pump up to 4 hours with this configuration. If you run the battery for one hour you will need about fours of full sun on a 20 watt panel to recharge the battery. If you need an additional panel or wish to upgrade to a 40 watt panel - we have those too!
If you have a special pumping requirement please Contact Us for further assistance.
Good storm water management practices are made easier with the right tools.
Freeze / Rain - Soil dampness sensor is really a simple device. When the device is plugged into the Turbo Rain Accessory port, it allows the Turbo Rain unit to come on at any time during its normal operation. Until it rains.
When it rains the water flows into the upper chamber. The rain water pasess over discs that absorb the rain and swell.
When the discs swell, they make contact with the switch and it then shuts off the connection for Turbo Rain and it will not run. Manual or automatic, it will not run.
There are 5 settings on the top of the sensor. These settings are the sensitivity control. Adjust the sensor to shut off Turbo Rain after 1/8" of rain, 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1".
Adjusting the air flow over the wafers by sliding the cover will allow more or less air to flow through to the disks. The more dry air that pasess over them the faster the disks will dry out and be ready for the next time.
This sensor will not allow the Turbo Rain to activate at 37 degrees F or below. This is not adjustable.
How to test the Freeze / Rain sensor: with everything hooked up, and Turbo Rain running, just push down on the top knob and Turbo Rain will shut off.