What is a jet pump? It is a centrifugal pump with a jet assembly and an impeller diffuser.There are 3 variants namely, shallow, deep and convertible. Our TRADEpower Pumps are of the shallow well variant. This means that the shallow well adapter containing the jet assembly is connected to the pump casing.
Why choose a jet pump over a centrifugal pump? A jet pump has the ability to handle any air which may enter the water column and dispose of it due to its inbuilt diffuser. A normal centrifugal pump cannot achieve this and may result in pumping or complete suction losses.
The following 3 characteristics are the most
important to look at:
Pump Suction lift – this is the max. height from which a pump can lift a solid column of water when pumping out of a well / water source etc.
Pump Head – this is the max. height which water can be pumped out from the outlet of the pump
Pump Volume – this is the amount of water through-put when operating at optimal conditions
Tips for installing Jet Pumps
1 – Always ensure that all parts of the suction pipe are kept below or in line with the inlet of the pump. This will prevent any air being trapped in parts of the piping.
2 – Never use an undersized suction pump hose on the inlet side, always try and match the diameter to that of the pump fitting.
3 – Always ensure all electrical fittings are kept dry and away from any possible water sources.
4 – Never run the pump without any water in it as this will lead to overheating and failure.
- 3 amps
L X W X H(mm):
- 400 X 160 X 120.
N.W HP kW (KG):
1 Year Warranty.