The Flowlight Booster Pumps provide "town pressure" for off-grid home water supplies. They have longer life, greater flow rates and quieter operation than diaphragm pumps, and use about half the energy consumed by an AC jet-pump running on an inverter.
The Flowlight needs to have clean water to prevent damage to the pump head, and can also be damaged by running dry. The optional filter and Dry-Run Switch are highly recommended. To make installation easier, flexible hose connectors with ¾" threaded adaptors are included.
A minimum 40 gal. pressure tank, available at any local plumbing supply store, is required for all Flowlight installations. The larger the tank size, the more water is stored under pressure, allowing the pump to come on less often and run for a longer period each time. This reduces wear on the pump. Wearing parts are replaceable and typically last 5-10 years. Overall life expectancy is 15-20 years. Pumps can be mounted horizontally or vertically.
The Standard model has the highest water flow, and should be used where suction lift is less than 10'. The Standard is available with either 12 or 24 VDC motors.
The Low-Flow model has a higher pressure capacity and should be used where suction lift is over 10' or where the suction pipe is smaller than 1" inside diameter. Maximum suction lift at sea level is 20'. Deduct 1' for each 1,000' above sea level. The Low-Flow models are available with 12, 24, or 48 VDC motors, or with a 120 VAC PM motor (300 W or larger inverter required.)
Both models are NSF approved for potable water. Flowlight Booster pumps can also be used to pump saltwater. Dimensions: 5.7"W x 16.5"L. Weight 15 lbs. 1-year warranty.
Dankoff Flowlight Accessories
The E-Z Installation Kit includes an accessory tee, adjustable pressure switch, pressure gauge, check valve, drain valve, shutoff valve, and pipe nipples. All components are copper or brass. Order filter housing and filter cartridges (30" or 10") separately (see listings under "Slowpump Accessories").
The Dry-Run Switch provides automatic shut off in case the pump runs dry, preventing costly damage to the pump head.