This Grundfos SQFLex is an industry-leading submersible pump for water lifts of up to 800′. With the proper controller, SQFlex pumps can be directly powered by solar or wind or can be run on an inverter, a generator, a battery, the utility grid, or any combination of these sources. Virtually any source of power, 30 to 300 VDC and 90 to 240 VAC, can be used to run this pump. It can operate on a series string of PV modules with a total peak power voltage of at least 30 VDC, but its efficiency will be highest at voltages over 100 VDC (10% less efficient at 60 VDC, and 20% less efficient at 35 VDC). Its motor is designed to draw a maximum of 8.4 A, which means that many types of PV modules can be used with this pump efficiently, including common 60 cell modules. SQFlex models 3SQF through 11SQF will fit into a 3″ well and models 16SQF-10 through 60SQF3 will fit into a 4″ well.
The 11 different pump models available can deliver from 82 gpm at 6′ of head to 4 gpm at 800′ with a 1.6 kW or smaller solar array. Use the helical rotor pumps (models 3, 6 and 11) for high head applications and centrifugal pumps (models 16, 25, 40, and 60) for low head applications for best efficiency. The SQFlex has built-in protection from dry-running, overloading, and overheating.
The Whisper 200-120 V wind generator can be connected directly to a SQFlex pump. Use the Grundfos IO-102 Wind interface in place of the Whisper 200 Controller.
SQFlex pumps have a 2-year warranty from the date of purchase. A 5-year extended warranty is available.