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Franklin Electric’s new Fhoton SolarPAK system provides modular solar-powered water pumping

Franklin Electric Co. has launched the new Fhoton SolarPAK system, which utilises the company’s solar technology with the new Fhoton solar controller.

The Fhoton SolarPAK system features a Franklin Electric submersible pump and motor, and the Fhoton solar controller in one package.

When used with solar panels to power the pump and motor, the system draws groundwater to the surface for a variety of uses.

The catalyst behind the new system, the Fhoton solar controller, features a compact modular design, providing installation flexibility for the contractor.

For added durability, it features a robust IP66, NEMA 4 enclosure that protects against wildlife, insects, dust, and weather.

The controller includes diagnostic features and built-in protection from potential harmful conditions, such as surge, underload (dry run), overvoltage, locked pump, open and short circuit, overheated controller, and reverse polarity.

The Franklin Electric Fhoton SolarPAK system is cULus and UL approved and available in a variety of flow rates from 9.5 to 270l/min and power ratings of 0.75 and 1.5hp (0.55 or 1.1kW).

Fhoton’s motor control algorithm and hardware design enable the end user to get a higher solar- or photon-to-water energy conversion ratio, which means more water with less sunlight needed.

It can drive a broad range of submersible and surface motor types and can be used in a new solar array or retrofit to an existing array in many cases, providing added application flexibility.

The system supports a variety of pumping applications, including renewable energy project, effluent pumping, tank/cistern filling, livestock watering, wildlife refuge and game farms, rural water supply for villages and homesteads, and irrigation systems.