This pump can operate on solar and battery power when set to the on position! In good sunlight conditions, the pump will be powered by solar energy. In addition, the battery pack will be recharged via solar energy. If it is a cloudy day or night time the battery will automatically run the pump. If fully charged, the batteries will power the pump for up to 4 hours. When the batteries are depleted, the system will automatically switch to be powered by the solar panel, and the pump will resume running when the sun come out.
If you have a special occasion where you wanted the pump to run only in the evening this can be done too. During the day set the pump to the off position. Under this option the battery will store the power and not run. When you want to run the pump in the evening simply turn the pump on and the pump will run until the battery is depleted.
Note: LEDs only work at night and will turn on/off automatically
This solar kit comes with a 6V-12V DC brush less pump with a 16' cable. The 3W solar panel may be placed up to 16' away from the solar pump, allowing you to find the perfect spot with the most sunlight to place the panel. A ground spike is provided to mount the solar panel on if needed. For best performance and best charge, the solar panel must be placed in full and direct sunlight.
The fountain head also comes with 8 spray head options.
Water flow is 80 GPH with maximum head of 48". The pump comes with adapters so you can make your own waterfall or convert an electric pump to a solar pump. The pump and adapters fit the inside diameter of a hose of 1/4" ,3/8" or 1/2". If you connect to a 1/4" diameter hose the head is 48", head is 36" if a 3/8" hose and head is 24" if a 1/2" hose.
The batteries generally lasts between 12-18 months, but with repeated charges, the battery capacity can lessen. If the batteries appear less efficient, you may boost charge them. To boost charge, leave the batteries off for 2-3 sunny days for maximum charge. If the boost charge does not help, then you will need to replace it. Contact us for replacement batteries.
This kit comes with two 16' cables for the pump and LED light to connect to the solar panel. For an additional purchase, you can add a 16' cable extension pack for your pump and LED light, giving you 32 feet for placement of your solar panel.