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Why Does the Chlorine Pump Require a 220 Volt Outlet?

Lately we’ve received questions as to why chlorine pumps often require 220 volts to power.  The answer is that chlorine pumps don’t necessarily require 220v – in fact, pumps are available in 120v as well, at the same price as the 220v model.

Many customers do use a 220v model so they can wire it in to the well pump pressure switch and turn it on and off with a well pump, which is often 220v.  However, 120v pumps are readily available and equally effective when installed correctly.  We recommend the following:

45MHP 2 Stenner w/ 15 gal tank 120V45MHP 2 Stenner w/ 15 gal tank 120V  Read more: https://www.cleanwaterstore.com/MP000310.html#ixzz2hF32t26k

Specifications:
  • Pump output 0.2 to 3.0 gallons per day (0.8 to 11.4 liters per day); voltage 120V; 60 hz.
  • Maximum line pressure the system will work with is 100 PSI.
  • This is a complete system that comes with everything you need: solution tank; metering pump; tubing; fittings; and injection check valve.
  • The convenient tank has a top flat surface where you can easily mount the pump with screws or Velcro.
  • The system is optimized for chlorine injection.

Read more: https://www.cleanwaterstore.com/MP000310.html#ixzz2hF32t26k

Here is the installation guide with a wiring diagram for the Stenner chlorinator.  The pump can also be wired to a 120v pressure switch, or even just use one leg of the 220v pressure switch.

https://www.cleanwaterstore.com/technical/water-treatment-guides/Chlorinators/Stenner_chlorinator_startup.pdf

We hope this information helps you choose the right pump for your system.  Don’t forget, we are here to help!  You can send any further questions via e-mail to support@cleanwaterstore.com.

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