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Solar Pumps Are Unreliable Not True

Apricus-Aqua powers the same pumps and motors that you have relied on for years. Market leading controls design, superior to standard variable frequency drives results in no compromise between reliability, cost and ease of use.

       Superior controls design – Apricus-Aqua is designed to operate motors that power water pumps. No special electrical knowledge to program variable frequency drives (VFD), build electrical panels that house VFD and switch gear or pump knowledge is required. The best news it that Apricus-Aqua powers existing reliable pumps and motors. You can choose from your preferred brand, manufacturer or supplier and experience the same water pumping reliability as you have been used to for years….

       The same reliability at no extra cost – Apricus-Aqua provides the appropriate environmental protection (IP 54 or IP 65) meaning that you do not have to be concerned about whether the installation is indoors or outdoors. No cooling fans that contaminate internal components ensure long-term reliable operation are used.

       Ease of installation and use – It is as simple as 1, 2, 3… to install, set up and use any Apricus-Aqua system. Follow the instructions provided (only qualified personnel should work with electrical equipment)

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MYTH

Reliable Solar Pumps are Expensive , I might as well buy cheap Not True

Apricus-Aqua is the most affordable system without compromising ease of operation. The range of models available means that you pay only for what you need. All models serve a large range of operation – start small and grow…

       Models available to suite your need/s – The Apricus-Aqua range is designed to suite your needs – you pay only for what you need, be it solar power  only, mains AC power included, generator and/or a combination. The Apricus-Aqua range starts off at 370W and can power pumps up to 4kW. (Up to 30kW available July 2023)

       Grow with your needs – Apricus-Aqua provides the ability to start small and increase your system by adding more panels as the needs arises. Most importantly, Apricus-Aqua offers models that require from as little as two solar panels. You are not held hostrage to use more panels than you require, nor are you stuck with “small special” solar pumping systems that cannot be upgraded.

       Ease of installation and use – It is as simple as 1, 2, 3… to install, set up and use any Apricus-Aqua system. Follow the instructions provided (only qualified personnel should work with electrical equipment)

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MYTH

Solar Pumps Are Imported Special Pumps Not True

Apricus-Aqua powers all and any locally available water pump/s, including bore hole and pressure pumps. Any pump that operates with grid power can be powered and operated efficiently with solar power as well using an Apricus-Aqua controller…

       Apricus-Aqua models are available to power any locally available water pump  – The Apricus-Aqua range has a model for any standard water pump available in the local market, including borehole and pressure pumps. Currently the Apricus-Aqua controllers range from 370W up to 4kW. (5.5- 30kW available July 2023).

       No need for imported motors or pumps – do not be mislead by being told you have to buy a special solar motor or pump. No DC motor technology or integrated pump, motor, controls required. Use the tried and tested standard pumps and motors on the market that are readily available, serviced by many service providers and supplied by many outlets across the country.

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MYTH

Solar Pumps Operate With Special DC Motors & Voltages Not True

Apricus-Aqua models are available for motor voltages ranging from 200VAC to 400VAC, including single and three phase motors. Special frequencies can also be accommodated.

       Special motors operate at higher efficiencies – high motor efficiency was important for water pumping applications when solar panels were up to 80% of the system cost. Today solar panels are barely 15-20% of the overall system cost. Additionally, Apricus-Aqua controllers use advanced control technology to increase standard motor operating efficiency.

       Apricus-Aqua models are available to power any locally available electric motor to drive a water pump  – The Apricus-Aqua range has a model for any standard motor available in the local market, including 200VAC (60Hz) and 400VAC (50Hz) three phase motors, as well as 230VAC single phase motors. Currently the Apricus-Aqua controllers range from 370W up to 4kW. (5.5- 30kW  three phase available July 2023).

       No need for imported special motors or DC motors – special motors (such as DC low voltage motors) lead to cable problems, costly long length cables and long lead service times.

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Existing Pump & Motor Must Be Removed To Install New Solar Pump Not True

Apricus-Aqua models are available that make it possible and economically feasible to NOT replace old pumps.

       Select the right Apricus-Aqua model to power your existing water pump – Add only the controller and necessary solar panels to meet your water need/s, powering your existing pump by using solar power.

       Removing and replacing an existing borehole pump is expensive – why not simply add an Apricus-Aqua controller? What will you do with the pump and motor you remove? Use the money saved to pay for the Apricus-Aqua system and the solar panels required.

        Apricus-Aqua systems eliminate the need for “solar pumps” – Apricus-Aqua controllers now makes solar pumps obsolete. Any existing water pump can be powered from the sun.

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MYTH

Solar Pumps Are Difficult To Install & Set Up Not True

Apricus-Aqua systems are easy to select, install and set up.

       Selecting the correct Apricus-Aqua model – Selection of the correct pump and motor is made easy since existing pump models , which means you have a wide selection of pumps to choose from.

       Installing and setting up is easy – Apricus-Aqua is designed for easy installation and commissioning. Virtually no settings are required.

       Assistance is close by – it is only a WhatsApp message, phone call or email away… be it selection, installation, commissioning or simply operating advise that you require.

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