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SubDrive SolarPAK 150SDSP-2.2
Franklin SubDrive Solar Bore Pumps
All SubDrive Solar QuickPAKS include:
- 1 x Solar Pump
- 1 x Solar Motor
- 1 x Solar Controller
- 1 x Flow Switch
- 10m Cable for use with the Flow Switch
- 150 and 270LPM pumps are supplied with 2″ BSPMF external Check Valve
All threads are BSPP on Pump Ends, Check Valves and Flow Switches. 316 motors are available on request. For river, creek or dam applications install 316SS motors with mechanical seals are recommended. Controllers are outdoor rated to IP65.
Array and Panel pricing is separate. Arrays are available in Ground Mount, Pole Mount and Pole Mount with Tracker.
SAVE MONEY ON PANELS – A Solar Bore Pump requires minimum Solar Panels compared to a normal electric bore pump, saving you money!
How the Solar Pump Works
The SubDrive Solar system provides water in remote applications where electrical grid power is either unreliable or unavailable.
The system pumps water using a high-voltage DC power source such as an array of solar panels.
Since the sun is only available during certain hours of the day and only in good weather conditions, the water is generally pumped into a storage tank.
Two level switches can be installed inside the tank to regulate the water level. A flow switch detects if flow is below critical levels while the pump is still running. This serves as an indication that the well/ bore has run dry, or that insufficient power is available to continue pumping. The system will shut down to protect the pump and motor until the well/bore, or adequate electric power, has recovered.
The SubDrive Solar controller runs at variable speeds to match the changing power available from the PV solar array. Variable speed operation means there is no in-rush or surge of energy during the pump/motor start-up, helping to eliminate wear on the motor and pumping system. A leading cause of pump motor failure is the stress applied to the motor during a full voltage start-up. The SubDrive Solar variable speed operation ramps up the speed smoothly, which eliminates starting stress. This feature enhances long-term motor reliability. The SubDrive Solar QuickPAK products include diagnostic features and built-in protection from potentially harmful conditions including:
- Short Circuit
- Overheated controller
- Dry Run
- Reverse Polarity
- Open Circuit
- Locked Pump
Infield tested and designed to withstand tough Australian conditions, SubDrive Solar utilises Franklin’s well proven and quality products:
- Standard 4″ pump
- Standard 4″ motor
- SubDrive Solar Controller
- Flow Switch
- 30, 45, 70, 150 & 270LPM
- Max 200M head
Auto switching DC or AC power sources from grid or gen-set
Self-Diagnostics and inbuilt protection including: Overload, Under-load, Dry running, Surge, Overheat, Reverse Polarity, lock Pump
Observant™ compliant. In field UHF or 3G Connumications via the RS-485 continuous data port for telemetry.
MPPT – Max Power Point Tracking for maximising input power efficiency
Built in terminals for Kelco Flow and Pressure switch options
Solar Panels: Your panels, existing panels or our panels, your choice! We offer competitive: pole, ground and roof mount array kits. All plug and pump quick disconnects
316SS motor options for river, creek & dam applications
- High Flow System for faster tank fill and significant water output
- Proven pump and motor technology and reliability
- DC and AC power inputs with auto-switching to generator back-up
- Allows the use of new solar array or retrofit to existing array (subject to size and performance check)
- Simple installation and no required maintenance
There is also a floating pontoon / shroud for river, creek or dam applications. See “Accessories”
Variety of flow rates available in: 18, 25, 30, 45, 70, 100, 150 and 270 LPM
Motor and Drive ratings available in 0.55, 1.1 and 2.2kW