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Topic # 220264 2-Aug-2017 16:14
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Hi,

 

I need to power a small fishtank pump 24hours a day.
Id like to go solar, so the system would need to charge the battery so the pump runs right through the night.

I'm a newbie to solar, where can I get advice to set this up?
Is there a store in New Zealand where I can purchase the entire set up?

 

Would appreciate any advice,

 

Thanks

 

MG


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  Reply # 1836025 2-Aug-2017 19:07
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Unless this fish tank is in a location that would be very expensive to get mains power to. It would almost certainly be cheaper to just use a mains powered fish tank pump. Even after allowing for the cost of power used.

Also how many watts of power does the pump use?





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  Reply # 1836418 3-Aug-2017 11:37
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Also if the pump is critical (ie. the fish will die if it doesn't run for a period), you will need a lot of batteries to ensure you can get through a cloudy week or two without running out of electricity. Which is another reason just to use mains.


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