Tunze nano pumps on a controller?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by viper357, 6 Nov 2012.

  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Has anybody got their Tunze nano pumps, the 6025 or 6045 on any type of controller? I know the pumps are not designed to be on a controller, but has anybody tried it on a normal on/off controller? If so for how long and are the pumps still ok? Do they start in reverse at all? Thanks.
     
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  3. mariusmeyer

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    I wonder if hooking them up to a controller will affect the warranty as they were not designed for it.
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Pretty sure it would, but mine are way out of warranty.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i have always wondered about this.. these pumps are far superior to makes such as sun sun (insult i know) so should be more robust from a controllability point of view.... or not?

    i doubt george will give us his blessing with this ...... :p
     
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    i say test it out :p
     
  7. ZooCucumber

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    i say do it! sounds like a plan
     
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    The electronic pumps work on 24 v and the non-electronic work on 230 v.........
     
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    Why do you want to try ......is there something wrong with the pumps?
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Nope, nothing wrong with the pumps, they are working 100%, I was just thinking my anemones might like a bit of varied flow so was looking at the cheapest way to do this with the equipment I have at my disposal.
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    So has nobody done it?
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    a few guys on the usa forums have done it apparently.
     
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    I hope they don't come back to us for a refund........:whistling:
     
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    i honestly cant see why these pumps cant be run on a timer. soft start wavemaking device....
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    well if you read the disclaimer on the instruction manual - this voids the warenty
     
  16. viper357

    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Do you wanna say that in english? :p Or better still, give me names ;) Start off with the cheap ones.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the AM wave for eg has a soft start... so instead of giving 100% to the pump on start up they slowly deliver juice to the pump to avoid start up damage...
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Cool, is it cheap?
     
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    Hmm.... Talk to Rob Adrian or Scott. there is a device on the profilux that varies the output voltage. Not sure if it works on the Tunze or if it is available separately as a standalone. Press one of their buttons for more details. @AD Donovan
     
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    Tunze do not uphold their Warranty if that is done, but in your case Dean give it a bash you are out of warranty any way. Those pumps new are now guaranteed for 2 years so if anyone has a claim it wont be honoured. The distributor in the UK is Garry Barden give him a shout and see what he says or better still get hold of Rodger Vitco in the USA and see what he says.
     
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