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Old 11-29-2012, 02:23 AM   #21
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I just bought the stainless steel NPT fittings version. I couldn't find an spec sheets on their website. Anyone know the current it draws at 12V? This thing is so cheap that I figured I'd just consider this money wasted, and if it works I got a good deal. I'm going to use it to recirculate a direct fire MLT for step mashes. I'll report back with my experience.

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:45 AM   #22
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It's 12V I'm pretty sure.

Damn, they should put me on payroll, how many of these things have I practically sold???
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #23
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Anyone know the current it draws at 12V?
That website kinda sucks, can't find anything.

While looking through it I remember seeing that the 3 gpm pump used 15 watts, but I can't find this again so don't hold me to it. 15 watts at 12 v is 1.25 amps.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #24
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Here are the specs for the GreatBrewEh pump:
Specifications

Voltage: 12V~24V DC
Max Flow Rate: 12 L/Min
Max Water Head: 3M
Brass 1/2" BSP / NPT male Inlet/Outlet *Mine is the stainless model
Max system pressure: 10Bar
Max working temperature: 110C (230 F)
Low noise: =45dB from 1m distance


On the US Solar site it says
8-24v DC standard 12v DC
Min power start-up power consumption <2watts

These are probably the same pump. I said this earlier: I have a GreatBrewEh pump somewhere in my brewing stuff. I have not used it yet and it did come with a wall wart already connected and those things draw less than an amp...I think.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #25
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These are probably the same pump. I said this earlier: I have a GreatBrewEh pump somewhere in my brewing stuff. I have not used it yet and it did come with a wall wart already connected and those things draw less than an amp...I think.
The wall wart will have it's amperage rating stamped on it. There are some that produce more than 1 amp.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #26
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I dug out my GreatBrewEh pump and the wall wart is rated at 12 VDC 1.25amps. So it is a little more than I thought.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:39 PM   #27
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Just got my pumps today... Pretty fast shipping I would say for free. Looks good so far but I'm on lunch at work so I'll have to check them out later.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:04 AM   #28
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Damn, price went up to $75.97 since I bought mine 2 days ago. Still a decent price. I guess the demand we created caused the price increase.

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:42 PM   #29
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I was looking at these YESTERDAY and they were $61. Now they're $75??? They started out around $50. How can you have a $14 increase in 24 hours? Looks like someone wants to capitalize on demand from us brewers. I thought at $50-60, these were a pretty good alternative to the more expensive pumps and still probably are. But now, for a little more, you can get a chuggar (witout the SS head, which these do not have) for $99.

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #30
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Yeah, kinda lame on the price increase.... Stupid economics...

Anyways, just to point out the original $50 price I listed was for the one with brass fittings which was before I saw the stainless steal version.
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