Which is The Best Motor For You?

Introduction

  • Unique Hand-Motor-Hand Interchangability
  • Power with solar panels (via batteries or panel-direct), vehicle battery, generator-fed battery, solar generator, your home’s solar system, or an AC-DC converter.

All Simple Pump’s motorized pumps are built on the base hand pump.
The handle is taken off (or left off), and the motor unit bolts on. Addition of the motor can be done on initial installation, or separately at any time in the future.

#1: Solar Powered, Battery Backup

Application
Best for household application, when the water supply must be dependable and having the power back-up of a battery will potentially be useful.
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#2: Solar Powered, Panel-Direct

Application
For applications where water is not needed at any particular time, e.g. for animals.
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#3: Standalone Motor Unit Outdoors

Application
Best for household application, when the water supply must be dependable and having the power back-up of a battery will potentially be useful.
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#4: Standalone Motor Unit Indoors

Application
Best for household application, when the water supply must be dependable and having the power back-up of a battery will potentially be useful.
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In Summary

The integrated solar pump system that uses batteries will be the better choice in most domestic situations.
The panel direct is probably better for rangeland and wildlife watering.
The standalone motor is best you have a solar company you want to supply you with all the power components.

Thinking about these alternatives… If you were going to power the standalone motor with solar, you would need a controller, timer, fusing, connectors, wiring and solar panels, anyway. Where are you going to buy those? How do you know they are the correct capacity? How do you know if the particular brand is of good quality? And your supplier for all those components would need to analyze your needs and configure your system.

For most people, it is likely most effective to buy everything in the one complete package, from us.