The Simple Pump solar system can be used with the base pump purchased at the same time, or with a previously purchased hand pump.
The ability to pump by hand with either the 24LA or 36LA is maintained. Changeover time from solar-powered to hand pump is less than 15 minutes. Pump can be switched back to hand operation, in an emergency.
225 feet total head at 45GPH with 100CA pump cylinder.
200 feet of total head at 75GPH with 125CA pump cylinder.
The System consists of:
MOTOR AND DRIVE
1/4HP, 24VDC, 60RPM, high torque Gear Motor
With an estimated 14,000 run hours before brush maintenance is required, and a one-year warranty from RAE Corporation.
Linear Bearing Link Drive
Designed to last; mounted to a 1/2” thick T6061 aluminum plate, connected directly to the pump head, while the drive link with two roller bearings between the yoke and pump, attaches to a 3/4” stainless shaft extension and is guided by two Pacific Bearing Teflon linear guides.
Rocker on/off switch
Rated to NSF pressure wash standards is weather resistant. Accessible on the outside of the cabinet.
20 gauge stainless steel, with gasketed, removable door and cooling vents. Stainless steel bread board for mounted electronic components. Weather proof.
20 gauge stainless steel, protecting from pinch points.
Stainless Steel fasteners
3/4” x 13” stainless pump rod extension or 36" rod extension (depending on your configuration)
For quick changeover from hand pump to solar driven configuration.
Morningstar 24VDC controller
With - self testing features, digital meter with constant readout, four-stage charging for increased battery capacity and life, electronic protection, manual disconnect button, an estimated fifteen-year service life, and an Industry leading five- year warranty.
Cole Hersee 24VDC heavy duty solenoid
To carry motor loads keeping voltage fluctuations away from control circuits.
German made, DIEHL, 24VDC fully programmable timer
Giving operator eight start/stop times per day, seven days a week if desired.
- 15 amp motor protection circuit built into Morningstar Charge Controller
- 5 amp ATO/ATC prong style fuse to protect control circuits
SOLAR MODULES, MOUNTING AND CONNECTORS
260 watt, 24VDC, 60 cell configuration, poly-silicon type, nominal 39” x 60”, solar module with tempered, easy to clean glass. 12-year workmanship warranty. 25-year power delivery warranty.
General Specialties extruded aluminum hardware for one-module or two module configurations.
Galvanized mounting pole
In 3” diameter for one-module or 4” diameter for two modules.
MC-4 Connectors and cable
Industry Standard, weatherproof. 10 foot lengths included.
Ideally, the PV panels should be close to the well head. Longer cables can be made to your specs.
For two GR-27 or GR-31, 100AH, deep cycle batteries. End-to-end design strong enough to hold two 12VDC batteries and hang from the mounting pole underneath the solar panel. Made from Baltic 7-ply plywood then painted with outdoor, white, epoxy paint, includes large u-bolt, fasteners and plate for inside of the box to disperse the load.
TO BE PURCHASED LOCALLY
Batteries: Two GR-27 or GR-31, 100AH, deep-cycle batteries, with clamp style (positive and negative) posts and threaded (positive and negative) posts. AGM or lead acid. Dimensions 13"(l) x 7"(w) x 10"(h).
Float (or other) Switch
One we recommend is this float switch with 10' cable. Available on Amazon for under thirty dollars including shipping. Two year warranty. Very easy to install. Uses a Honeywell Micro switch rated for 100,000 operations.
Sakrete: To mount solar module pole.
Possibly a storage tank, if not already owned.
Possibly a transfer pump to take water from an ambient tank to pressure. (See recommended configuration.)
Recommended Configuration for Motor use.
Photos of a solar installation.
TO GET A QUOTE
Whether you are considering a hand pump, motor or the solar pump system, just send us your specs through our Get-A-Quote form. We'll send you a quote, usually within one business day.