off grid water pumping Grundfos SQE

toothytoothy Registered Users Posts: 23 ✭✭✭
Hello all

I have an off grid system and a Grundfos SQE15.

Do any of you know if I would use less power by getting rid of the 301 control box and constant pressure feature, and going with a standard pressure switch and large bladder tank?

I'm not worried about a small amount of power but a substantial savings would be worth doing. I have never had a constant pressure system and it seems like a nice feature.

Thanks in advance
Wade

Comments

  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: off grid water pumping Grundfos SQE

    The electronic Controller box would use next to nothing power compared to the amps used by the pump.
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,127 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: off grid water pumping Grundfos SQE

    Toothy, a more complete description of your system is needed...

    You need to compare the constant draw against the periodic draw ... start / stop mose of a conventional pressure tank system.
    difficulty is in determining how many times a day you start stop, size of pressure tank etc..:confused:

    give us more details to help analyze...

    Eric
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • dwhdwh Solar Expert Posts: 1,341 ✭✭✭
    Re: off grid water pumping Grundfos SQE

    Toothy's original post was from April... :D
Sign In or Register to comment.