On this issue.
Had a long conversation with Rob at Costal CLimate. As usual, a very knowledgeable guy.
His thoughts. Flojets are super reliable, AS long as they aren't drawing a lot of current, i.e. sucking hard against resistance, or pushing against resistance.
Often a change in pitch denotes strain, I’ve definitely been guilty of letting that go… and with in a short time, at least with my experience, the pump then fails, and off to either the junk yard, or later a take apart. So now I’ll check amp meter if >1.2 amps check the flow and make sure the water paths are unobstructed.
Also… they tell me the frigoboat pump controller is very unreliable, as we've noted on the forum.
and 2 24 v pumps as it would have to wired to the 24v bus.
Just some thoughts…
On Feb 25, 2020, at 10:29 AM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...
-- CheersPaulYa Fohi - Amel 54 #98
Thanks Jamie. Yes I have been following this thread about alternatives and wait in anticipation! I have not heard about anyone successfully refurbishing the flowjet.
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
Paul, as you have probably read in another long thread about this very subject, you are not alone. Several of us are trying to come with a viable solution that we can all use to deal with these pumps.
Stay tuned if you can wait a bit. I have ordered some parts to construct a variable-speed drive brush-less motor as conceived by Oliver on Vela Nautica - waiting for the parts now. I have been in contact directly with him.
I will start a new thread if I am successful.
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