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Author Topic: Water Pump Revisited. Should I go 110 or 24volt?  (Read 1162 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2012, 06:07:37 AM »

The Flojet Sensor VSD pump can operate on either 12 or 24 volt.  It is a fairly common item that Camping World stores should have and many RV dealers would have it too in case it breaks on the road.  For some reason I bought a spare and for the life of me I have no idea why I bought a spare.  I have never had a water pump fail on me.
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2012, 08:09:42 AM »

That flojet doesn't have enough flow for me. Want something in the 5GPM range like the Shurflo Extreme. Also, if I put two Whisper Kings in parallel, it would equal the amp draw of 1 flojet 110 unit. So not really seeing the advantage there...
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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2012, 08:19:24 AM »

I'm wondering why you think you need 5 GPM?  Today's showerheads only allow 2.5 GPM max.  How much water do really think you'll use at the same time when you don't have water at a campsite?  I limit water flow as much as possible when using my pump so not to waste water.  I figure the more GPM the faster someone can empty the tank if they aren't conserving water.
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2012, 08:32:45 AM »

5 amps at 12V is 60 watts (the RV pump).  10 amps at 120 volts is 1,200 watts (the house hold  pump).  One is much larger than the other...  I too think 5 gpm is overkill and just not required.  Do you really need the ability to use 50 gallons up in two short showers?  Pressure is far more important than flow, and even then 50 PSI is ample.  In fact I carry a 50 psi limiter for pedestal water...

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