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Dankoff Solar Force Piston Pump For 12 Volt PV-Direct Systems

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Dankoff Solar Force Piston Pump For 12 Volt PV-Direct Systems
SKU: 3020-12PV


Dankoff 3020-12PV for 12 volts PV-Direct Systems

The Dankoff Solar Force Piston Pump model 3020 is available in 12VDC, 24VDC, 48VDC, 115VAC and 230VAC. The DC models are available in battery versions or PV-direct. The maximum suction lift of the pump is 25 feet at sea level. For every 1,000 feet of elevation, the pump loses 1 foot of suction lift. For example: If your elevation is at 5,000 feet, the maximum suction lift of the pump will be 20 feet. It's always best to limit the suction lift as much as possible. By placing the pump closer to the water source, it will run more efficiently and quietly. A noisy pump can indicate that your total suction lift exceeds the pump's specifications. This pump can tolerate dirt and dry run conditions. It also has mechanical drive capabilities if your solar system fails. It allows you to use the pump with a hand-lever or an engine. Important: Adjust the precharge air properly. You must do this with water exhausted from the tank, so that your water pressure is zero. Then, set the air pressure to 2 or 3 PSI below your cut-in pressure. If you readjust your pressure switch settings, remember to adjust the precharge again. If you plan to use a pressurized system, the pressure tank must be a minimum of 60 gallon size. Specifications:
  • Fittings:
    • Intake: 1.25" Female Pipe Thread
    • Outlet: 1 Female Pipe Thread
  • 22" L x 13" W x 16" H
  • Weight: 115 pounds
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Total Vertical Lift Model #3020
Feet Meters PSI GPM Watts
20 6.1 8.7 5.2 110
40 12.2 17.4 5.2 132
60 18.3 26 5.1 154
80 24.4 35 5.1 182
100 30.5 43 5.0 202
120 36.6 52 5.0 224
140 42.7 60 5.0 252
160 48.8 70 4.9 269
180 54.9 78 4.9 280
200 61.0 87 4.8 308
220 67.1 96 4.7 314
Note: If you plan to power the pump PV-direct, you must add at least 20% to the pump watts.
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