Help please

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  1. Dylant

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    Hi everyone,

    So yesterday i got myself a ATO system. I now have a problem!! The pump that comes with the system is to weak to pump from the ground up to my tank (i have a nano tank with no sump). The pump is rated 12v and fits into the 12v adaptor, a new pump would be 240v so i cant just cut the wire and attach it to the 12v adaptor can I?????

    any help would be appreciated!!!
     
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  3. ScottK

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    If I am understanding you correctly that would not work. You need to take the 12V adapter out of the equation and have the new pump plugged directly into a 240V supply.
     
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    @ScottK-um, well the adapter connects to my float switch which turns the pump on and off. Unless i can get a 12v pump somewhere but cant find them anywhere!!
     
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    Easy, connect a relay to the 12 output side and the relay to a normal 240v pump, the relay will then be triggered by your ATU and the pump will then be triggered by the relay.

    Go to an electrical shop and they will be able to sort you out.
     
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    I think I have a relay lying around that I'm not going to use.
     
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    Thx that is awsome!! scottk ill pm you!!
     
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    sorted guys!! went to waterhouse and they had a 12v pump. Just cut the cords and attached the new pump, works like a charm!!! thnk you to everyone who gave advise!!!
     
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