Solar Bore Pump Installation Guide
Installing an Australian Bore Pumps Solar DC Bore Pump Kit
Australian Bore Pumps are experts at designing and installing Submersible and transfer pump solutions for applications of all sizes, with over 25 years experience of designing and installing bore pump systems, we have put our engineering expertise into designing a high-quality solar bore pump kit that nearly anyone can install in just a couple hours with a few simple tools.
We believe that our solar pumps and controllers are a tier above our competitors and have them designed our kits to handle the harsh and ever-changing Australian environment for years to come. We test our bore pumps in the Australian outback climate not just in a lab to ensure long term durability All of our solar pumps and pump controllers are designed and built with long term durability in mind. We only use high quality electronics components. Each kit has been manufactured in Australia, not in a Chinese factory on a tight budget with poor quality control tolerances,
While we do recommend that all the electrical connections are made by a suitably qualified person, our kits are rated for low voltage, between 36 and 48 volts depending on your specific kit. This means that the kits are safe to be installed without the risk of severe electric shock.
We hope you enjoy your new Australian Bore Pumps Solar DC Kit, if you have any difficulty with your installation or would like one of your technicians to come and install the pump for you, please do not hesitate to contact us through our website or call us on 0412 211 221
If you are still deciding which submersible pump kit would suit your needs, look no further than our handy article on choosing a pump here, this article goes into great detail about choosing a pump based on your usage application and the depth of your bore
Tools & Equipment Required
- Dropper Knocker
- Socket Set for Rattle Gun
- Rattle Gun
- 11/4’ Green Poly Pipe
- 1’ Nipple
- 1’ Female end connector
Solar Bore Pump Installation
- Using a dropper knocker, install the main support post 450mm into the ground, this should leave 350mm of the post exposed above ground. Note if you are installing a DC2 unit with 435W or 47W panels it is recommended that you cement this post into the ground.
- Lift the main frame post over the support post. Make sure that the 16mm locking bolt. We recommend getting someone to help you put the main frame post over the support post as the main frame post weighs over 20kgs.
- Locate the main frame to the north so that the solar controller cabinet is facing southwards. Using a 18mm socket and a cordless rattle gun, screw the included 4 x 12mm ground anchors into the earth. You should notice the base plate being pulled down as the ground anchors bite in, if not you will need to use a concrete base for sandy or clay ground.
- Once the base plate has been pulled down with the ground anchors, tighten the 16mm bolt onto the support post.
- Connect the included wiring to the DC submersible bore pump ready to connect to the solar pump controller later.
- Attach the non-return valve to the submersible pump and the low water shutoff if you are using one in your installation.
- Connect the poly pipe to the pump unit using a 1” nipple and a 1” female end connector.
- Fit the cross beam onto the main frame post
- Dual panel Kits Only: when fitting the cross beam leave the 12mm bolt out and tighten the 16mm bolt with the cross beam in a horizontal position. This will make fitting the solar panels easier
- Make sure the solar panel junction boxes are facing towards the south.
- Once the solar panels are locked into position, use a 6mm Allen key to screw in the 8mm socket screws tight.
- Loosen the 16mm bolt and then fit and tighten the 16mm and 12mm bolts.
Note: If you do not plan on adjusting the solar panel positions for changing seasons, leave the panels in the winter position.
- The Solar bore pump kit is now ready to run. Connect the plug power plug into the solar controller power socket located on the under side of the solar controller.
- If you are using a tank shut off or low water sensor, you should have instructions as to the plug and play options.
- Check to make sure that the solar pump controller is switched OFF. The switch is located on the left side of the solar controller cabinet. “O” is off – “I” is on.
- Connect the MC4 Connectors from the solar panels to the solar pump controller. The kit is supplied with MC4 branch connectors if the panels are to be connected in Parallel.
- Once the solar panels are connected. Switch the unit to “ON” and the green power light should illuminate, and water should start to flow from the pump
- You can adjust the flow rate of the pump using the DC1 Controller Panel