Installation Instructions for the Simple Pump Panel-Direct Motor Unit

LBLD86.6PD2: LAST UPDATED: May 12, 2016

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
Specifications
Recommended Pumping Configuration
Solar Power Source
Unpacking and Inspection
Pages 1-2
SECTION 2: PREPARING AN EXISTING HAND PUMP
FOR MOTOR INSTALLATION
Page 3 to 5
SECTION 3: INSTALLATION OF DRIVE ASSEMBLY
Page 6 to 7
SECTION 4: SOLAR PANELS AND MOUNT
SECTION 5: ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS AND OPERATION
SECTION 6: APPENDIX
Changing Back to Hand Pumping
Maintenance
Circuit Protection / Fuse
Warranty

(The following instructions are very detailed, and should tell you everything you need to know.
If you have questions, please phone 775-265-1220.)

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the Simple Pump Solar Direct motor unit.

You will now be able to pump water using light energy harvested directly from the sun, converted to electrical energy in the solar modules, and regulated to the motor requirements by a Linear Current Booster. Based on local weather conditions each day, once enough light energy is available to meet the motor load demand, the system will start to run, and continue to run as long as there is enough light energy.

The run window can vary from season to season, changing with the angle of the sun, day to day and hour to hour, with passing clouds or a clear sky.

The system is designed for topping off stock tanks, storage tanks for watering agricultural, and any application where a set amount of run time is not critical, can vary from season to season, or with the size of a herd, especially in very remote locations. The system will start and stop on it’s own, every day, unattended.

The motor is a 24-volt DC unit that delivers the most amount of torque available in this size motor.

The linear bearing link drive translates the rotary action of the Simple Pump 24 volt DC gear motor to move the pump rod up and down on a precision ground and polished stainless shaft guided by two linear TEFLON bearing carriers.
Just like the Simple Pump itself, your gear motor assembly and control box have been built giving great care to precision. When moving parts are at work, precision parts move more easily… and this means less wear, and a longer life for the equipment. So, please assemble with Finesse, NOT Force.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Simple Pump – 877.492.8711 ext 6.

Specifications

  • Motor Rating (24VDC): .151 HP continuous
  • Gear Ratio: 30:1 @ 91.0% efficiency
  • Output Torque (24VDC): 195 in/lbs. continuous
  • Output Torque Maximum: 400 in/lbs. @ 45.9RPM @ 16.63 amps
  • Nominal Output RPM: 60.1
  • Efficiency: 64.24%
  • Full Load Motor Current: 7.32 amps
  • Allowable Voltage Range: 24 to 30 VDC
  • Typical temperature of casing, operating in 72 degrees F ambient. 128 degrees F

DC motors operating in ambient temperatures above 100 degrees F lose operating efficiency — the hotter the ambient temperature, the less efficient. If the temperature at the planned site regularly peaks above 100 degrees F, we recommend operation of the motor in shade.