Thank you for your consideration of our product. We at Advanced Power Inc. are very excited to offer one of the finestsolar powered pump manufactured today! To our knowledge we offer the only brushless motor
in a solar pump of this style, and price range, this means a longer
life for your pump than brush style motors, and less hassle and
maintenance cost for you in the long run.
people of API been manufacturing and selling solar pumps for over
twenty five years now and they have always focused on listening to the
wants and needs of our customers, and working hard to resolve any issues
that have developed along the way. That is why they have worked countless
hours and spent numerous dollars researching and developing these
brushless motor pumps to replace the old brush style motors that would
wear out prematurely at times. The aluminum housings deal with heat on a
whole new level and will also increase the life of the pumps
tremendously. Our commitment to improve the solar water pumping industry
is never ending. We pride ourselves in, and are known for developing
and manufacturing some of the best state of the art products in our
industry and for having excellent customer service.
sell kits that make it easy for you to size what you need to do the job
your exact situation requires. A few quick tips to remember when sizing
our systems to your needs:
The SR4 and RP4 quad (Q) pump (4 pistons) require a 5 inch or larger casing
and flow considerably more water than the SR2 and RP2 dual pumps. Almost double the
flow with two or three panels. Any pump with a 4 in the model number is a
SR2 and RP2 Dual (D) pumps (2 pistons) require a 4 inch or larger casing,
offer lower flow but are less expensive. This pump is perfect for small
pastures with low grazing capabilities or anywhere less water is needed
or if a large enough casing for the Q pump is not available. Any pump
with a 2 in the model number is a Dual.
We sell many standard systems with Advanced Power pumps: Single
85 watt panel with D or Q pump and Double 85 watt (2 panel system) with D
or Q pump. And triple panel kits with three 85 watt panels for a total
of 255 watts. If any one of these systems does not meet your flow
requirements we can put 2 or more systems in the same well if the well
casing size allows. This can often times be done cheaper than buying one
of the competition.
Our maximum lift with the 200 ft. to the water. It's important
to note the pump can be set deeper than 200 feet, the water level must
be at and remain at 200 or less feet from the top of the ground.
Lift begins at the water level, not the bottom of the well. So
if you have a 200 ft. well but water at 150 ft. you are only lifting 150
ft. no matter where you set your pump below the 150 ft. mark. (this is
referred to in the industry as static head pressure)
The deeper to water in your well, the more low light situations
affect the flow rate, this is one place the two panel and three panel
systems are effective, they are also beneficial if you need more water
in a shallow well. The multi-panel systems run the motor at a higher
rate of speed and more hours per day than a single panel for increased
pumping volume and total gallons per day.
Our motors are a
variable speed 12-40 volt which means they can be run on batteries
should low light conditions put the pump behind on its pumping duties.
(requires a minimum of 2 -12 volt batteries) You can also use our PODS
box (Pump On Demand System) to run the solar pump from any 110 ac power
source such as a generator.
We do not have
batteries in our standard systems due to maintenance issues, but when
needed they can be used. Batteries are merely a form of storage as are
water tanks so we feel we should sell you a system big enough to pump
the required amount of water in a days time, and get you to use a large
enough storage tank to hold a couple of days worth of storage. If we do
this the animals can get to the storage (water in the tank) instead of
it being in a battery. However, if you require a battery system due to a
weak well or some other situation we can help you with that scenario
It does not hurt
these pumps to run dry temporarily like it does a regular AC electric
pump so if you have a weak well an Advanced Power Inc. solar system is
the system for you.
API solar powered
pumps create 85 pounds of pressure so you can run a pipeline or a
pressure system. This also makes them great for remote cabins or homes.
These systems are
great for rented pastures because they are easy to take with you when
your lease is up. Try doing that with a windmill. They are also
tremendously helpful if you rotate your cattle and have wells in other
pastures because you can move them easily from well to well in a short
amount of time.
Advanced Power pumps
work great from ponds, rivers or creeks. (special freezing weather
requirements must be met)
The most commonly
asked question about our product is how long does it last? The solar
panels have a 20 year warranty with a 30 to 40 year life expectancy. Our
old brush style pumps “averaged” about three to four years before
maintenance was required. With the new brushless motors and aluminum
housings we have added to our pumps, we are hoping to increase the life
expectancy considerably. Advanced Power pumps are
replacement cost to recondition a pump to run between $395.00-$450.00
depending on pump style of dual or quad and what needs replacing. The
Quads are slightly more expensive to manufacture therefore they cost
more to recondition.
Water quality plays a
key part in the longevity of the pump's life, a well that produces a
lot of sand may require the optional nylon pre-filter that we offer to
help screen harmful debris from the pump. These socks are very
inexpensive and a great source of insurance against excessive wear and
tear on the internal parts of the pumps due to sand and trash in the
well. Also the use of the tank water level sensor (ALC) to shut the pump
off when the tank is full adds pump life. They can increase pump
longevity tremendously. A proper installation is also a key to
increased pump life so please consult your installation manual for
A weep hole in the drop pipe is a must and the pipe going
to the tank must drain during freezing weather! The consumer must remove
any low hanging places in the delivery pipe that could freeze full of
We hang our pumps on ½
inch pipe usually black roll poly pipe for easy one man installation.
3/4 inch pipe is acceptable also.
Our systems come with
the solar modules, aluminum mounting hardware for the modules, a wiring
harness and the pump with 100ft. of wire standard. (additional wire
available on request)
The ALC (advanced
level control) may be purchased additionally if desired. The ALC is a
tank level controller shutting the pump off when the tank is full and
turning it on when the water level drops.
are a family owned and operated business. We care deeply about your
satisfaction, we are farm and ranch raised people in our company, and we
know the importance of every dollar it takes to make your operation
successful. We want to treat you the way we would want to be treated
and you and your business will always be appreciated.