For even more Foolproof DIY Installs for First-Timers & Old-Timers Alike!
Includes a Multimeter to ensure everything is wired up and troubleshoot if needed - RPS Engineer recommended!
- AC / DC Clamping Multimeter! (the DC Clamping is rare, and perfect for solar!!)
- Pump Splice Kit
- Sensor Splice Kit
- MC4 Pair Kit
" But I've never installed a solar pump myself before.. "
No problem! You got this! Thousands of customers before you that had never worked with solar or even a submersible pump are happily pumping water. We'll arm you with the tools and the know-how to get your solar pump DIY-ed like a PRO!
Famously helpful install videos with Mike on YouTube and Award-winning 32 Page Full Color user manual comes complete with diagrams, checklists and flowcharts. Online you’ll find complete Install videos using the “Turnkey Kit” along with install tips from the pros. At any point before after or during your install call or text 530-240-3825 to speak with a friendly RPS engineer! You can do this! It's fun and immensely satisfying!
With that said, here are the Top 3 Easily Avoidable Installation Hiccups (All are fixable but can lead to added work and delays)
1. ADDING A LITTLE SLACK - Poly pipe which is highly recommended for well pump plumbing, will stretch under the weight of the pump and water. It can stretch up to 1 foot for every 100’ of pipe (~1%) so you’ll want to be sure to leave some slack in your wire (often called “drop wire”) that runs down alongside your poly pipe. This ensures your wire splice isn’t pulled apart as your pipe stretches.
2. WIRE SPLICING - Your pump’s wire connection will be submerged all its life, so spend a little extra time ensuring your crimps are solid. RPS completes half of this and pre-crimps your pump wires. Included adhesive lined heat-shrinks should be heated carefully so as to not burn, but allow the silicone sealant to come out the end and seal the connection. Many like to do this pump splice in their shop before heading out to the field. Labeling the three pump wires with the included 1,2,3 numbered stickers is easy indoors too.
3. SOLAR PANELS - Easy Plug-and-Play MC4 connectors make solar connections easy. Just use some muscle as they have a rubber gasket and need a bit of force. Be sure panels are wired just like the diagrams in your user manual shows - no improvising! Be sure your solar panels are free of all shade.
Add this Goofproof kit or a Turnkey kit to your cart with your Solar Pump Kit for a little more peace of mind! You got this!