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Switch or not to switch? Water pump

Postby TearDropDrippin » Wed Apr 20, 2022 7:49 pm

Hi all, I’m getting ready to install a seaflo water pump. Do I need to instal an in line power switch? Or should I not be concerned about power draw on my solar system.
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Re: Switch or not to switch? Water pump

Postby Sparksalot » Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:03 pm

Is it an on demand type system? If so, I’d still recommend a switch so it can be powered off during travel. The logic being if a joint comes loose th3 pressure drop turns the pump on, and drains the tank. Yo7 arrive at camp with no water.
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Re: Switch or not to switch? Water pump

Postby TearDropDrippin » Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:57 pm

It is on Demand. Small 6 gallon tanks that I do not plan on traveling with full but good point if supply line was to come off the pump would activate and that would not be good. I guess no real downside to addin the switch. It’s easy enough. Thanks for the input.
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Re: Switch or not to switch? Water pump

Postby mtbikernate » Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:39 am

yep, I think it's a good idea to put a switch on any permanently mounted accessories. esp if they don't have a switch of their own.
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Re: Switch or not to switch? Water pump

Postby ChrisD » Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:27 pm

I would add a switch in case you have a leak. You wouldn’t want it to run to empty or flood anything.


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