An automatic water pump pressure controller is an intelligent and economical system designed for water pressure management. It helps prevent delays, minimise vibrations, and allow for precise and accurate control of your water supply. replaces devices such as pressure tanks and pressure switch.
An automatic pump controller essentially replaces six devices, including:
All of these devices are consolidated into one intelligent and efficient device: the automatic pump controller.
You can use an automatic pressure controller for your domestic or household water supply, equipped to the pump managing the pressure of your shower, sinks, sprinklers, and more. They’re useful when combined with a domestic pressure booster pump or a rainwater tank pump.
Here are some of the essential applications of an automatic pressure controller:
It controls the pump to ensure it runs at a constant flow.
When showering at home without a pressure pump or automated pressure control, you might notice the water’s inconsistent temperature or intermittent water pressure. With a device that maintains a constant water flow, you’re bound to enjoy your showers a lot more.
It automatically starts and stops the water pump whenever you open or close a tap or valve.
With an automatic pressure controller, you don’t need to turn on your pressure booster or pressure pump every time you want to take a shower or wash the dishes. By opening a tap or sink, the electronic controller will automatically start the pump.
It protects your water pump from damage with its built-in features.
By installing an automatic pressure controller, you add an extra layer of protection to your water pump. As you probably know, many factors can cause a water pump to break, such as running dry, leaks, flow switch jamming, water shortages and more. An automatic pressure controller is designed to help prevent all of these problems and more.
Automatically stops the water pump from running dry and overheating when the water supply is running out
Makes your plumbing or irrigation system more efficient, meaning you’ll save water and possibly electricity as well
Automatically activates the electric pump, so you don’t need to stand by the water pump to turn it on or shut it down manually
Runs on 12V DC power, meaning it is energy efficient
When shut down, the auto-restart feature periodically checks if there is water supply, so you don’t have to turn it on again manually
Circuitry is less complicated than using a traditional water pressure system, meaning the plumbing is less cumbersome and troubleshooting is much simpler
Cons of Automatic Pump Pressure Controllers:
Automation can have its disadvantages, as an automated device isn’t typically prepared for every possible scenario
As it is an electronic device, the circuitry required a proper and secure cover, and the device can be damaged if water gets inside
May be challenging to install in some old houses or existing older-style plumbing networks
An electrician may be required to connect an automatic pressure controller if not pre-integrated with a water pump
Durability and longevity can vary depending on the price point – more expensive devices will inevitably deliver better results and offer more features
Technology can still be challenging and unfamiliar for the older generations
Significantly more expensive than manual pressure control valves
Before asking yourself if you need an automatic pump controller, answer these questions first:
Do you want to save money on water and electricity bills?
Do you want a long-lasting water pressure control system that is easy to configure and easy to troubleshoot?
Do you want less complicated and more efficient option for maintaining a constant flow of pressure in your home, without wearing out your water pressure tank or switch?
We are guessing that your answer is yes! And if you’re setting up a new plumbing or irrigation system, you should definitely consider getting an automated pressure controller. Using an automated solution from the very beginning avoids many of the downsides and hassles involved in retrofitting one to an existing network.
However, if you’ve been experiencing many frustrations and inconveniences with your pressure control set-up, it may also be worth investing in an automatic pump pressure controller.
It’s important to note that many pumps now come bundled with a pressure controller, and some may even be pre-installed, streamlining the process of getting your pump and pump controller up and running. If you’re unsure, check with your irrigation supplier to determine whether you need to purchase a separate pressure controller.
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