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RPS T400/T800 Solar Transfer Pump Kit

RPS T400/T800 Solar Transfer Pump Kit

Regular price $2,089.00
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RPS T400/T800 Solar Transfer Pump Kit

*Buying after hours? Be sure to leave your phone number during checkout for a free Post-Purchase Water Assurance Call --- to make sure you've got what you need to install.*

With our same best-selling RPS pump controller and a brushless motor, this pump offers small to medium scale surface/transfer/booster pumping with ease. Stainless steel impeller housing and impeller means it won't wear out. This solar direct-drive system can attach to the outlet of any storage tank or does suction up to 15' so can draw water up from ponds, springs, creeks and shallow wells. It can pressurize water systems for irrigation or cattle waterers but compare with Tankless Pressure Pump if 24 hours water pressure is needed as that system uses batteries and can pump outside the 'solar day'. The T400 will pressurize to about 40psi during full sun. 

RPS is a growing 100% American-owned company of friendly, helpful solar water specialists who love our dogs, tractors, trucks and coffee. We are honored and blessed to have such great staff and customers all over this great country.

Kit Contents

RPS T400/T800 Solar Transfer Pump Kit includes:
  • Mono-Crystalline Solar Panels (4 or 8 depending on kit)
  • Solar pump controller 
  • Brushless Motor Transfer Pump (1" FNPT input & output)
  • Wire to MC4s to connect controller to solar panels (20 ft)
  • Wire to connect pump to controller 
  • Parallel splice connectors (for 8 panel kit)
  • Installation Manual with step-by-step instructions
  • Free Access to DIY Success Center - a portal for RPS customers to connect with a huge library of guides and advice from engineers

 

Note: When drawing from a pond, spring or other water source located below the pump, a foot valve (one-way valve with filter, not included) is needed to maintain prime in the suction line.

Component Dimensions:

Solar Panels: Small: 38.6” x 20.9” x 1.18”, 100W / 12V, ~15lbs Each
Well Pump: 14" x10" x8", 1" Inlet/Outlet, ~18lbs
Controller: 13” x 8” x 6”, ~10lbs

Downloads:

RPS T400/T800 Solar Transfer Pump Kit SPEC SHEET.PDF 📄

100W SOLAR PANEL SPEC SHEET.PDF 📄

375W SOLAR PANEL SPEC SHEET.PDF 📄

 

Sizing 

Gallons Per Day

T400 T800
GPD GPM GPD GPM
Head PSI
0 0 4752 13.2 4860 13.5
10 4 4356 12.1 4536 12.6
25 11 3204 8.9 3672 10.2
50 22 1152 3.2 3528 9.8
75 32 2340 6.5
100 43 684 1.9

 

MATCHING PSI & WATER ESTIMATES TO A SOLAR PUMP

Gardeners, food foresters, homesteaders, ranchers- they’re all trying to get the best bang for their buck while also planning to expand operations in the future. You may only use 20PSI drip lines now, but in the next two years plan on watering pastures with 60 PSI sprinklers. RPS recommends sizing up to the next most powerful model if you know that you’ll need a bit more power in the future. Upgrade from 4 solar panels with the T400 to eight solar panels for the T800. If the T800 fits current needs but is insufficient for future irrigation, choose the Pro Surface Pump (ProS750, ProS1000, ProS200, etc.).    

SOLAR PUMPS MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY

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Customers send in hundreds of notes each season expressing their newfound love for solar pumping.  Our job is not done until you are pumping water, and our support of you as you do it is unconditional. We love solar pumping and you will too.

★★★★★ 

All your videos are spot on. If people took the time to watch them before installing they’d never have to call you. I loved the user manual. The way my wife follows her recipe for cooking… that’s how I followed your user manual. I loved it. Every second of it. I’ve never had customer service like this.

- David, TX

★★★★★ 

RPS is now one of my very favorite companies.With the help of Daniel, I purchased a 6000watt Water Secure System. It was a great project to install and brought me back to using some skills that I haven’t used in years. It worked perfectly as soon as I turned it on.

- Susan, OK

★★★★★ 

We’re getting close to what, roughly five years but it’s working fine still.It’s been the best investment we’ve ever done, sir.Seriously. Oh yeah, the best thing we’ve done. We don’t have to run a generator, we’ve got plenty water, it’s always full, it always works and we can almost turn back on it.

- Rodney, OR

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FAQ

Solar Pumping FAQ

How can I be sure I have the correct size solar pump?
The online Pump Sizing Wizard starts with over 100 RPS Solar Pump models and using the variables you enter about your well depth, latitude and your water needs to size your system correctly the first time. Or if you prefer talking with a friendly specialist, give us a call at 888-637-4493

How long does it take to install?
Most people find it can be easily done over a weekend and our record is a customer who installed their RPS200 system in 1 hour and 7 minutes! It's as easy as mounting your solar panels, dropping the pump down the well, and flipping the switch!

What resources are there to help me install?
Countless features and included parts and pieces make the install of an RPS pump easier than ever - for first timers and old timers alike. Our 64 page all-color user manual outlines the entire process, YouTube videos demonstrate it visually and the “DIY Success Center” (100+ articles and videos FREE access with purchase!) is available anytime, and our engineers are ready to help over email, phone or text.

How is shipping cost calculated?
Shipping is currently FREE with the current sale but the sale expires at the end of the month.

How does it ship? Timeframe to expect?
We make every attempt to ship the same day the order is received. Sometimes, this is not possible due to popularity, and the items will ship the following day or days. Many of our systems include bulky solar panels. Shipping times and delivery dates are estimates only as these services don’t offer guarantees, but often between 2 and 5 days transit for boxed systems depending on your area in the US.

In a hurry? Most systems can be expedited 2nd Day Air, we just need to know in advance and we just ask you cover the difference in cost between Ground shipping and 2nd Day Air. Freight deliveries like WaterSecures and larger Pro Series with Large Panels we use pallets and FedEx Freight. Shipping times are a little harder to estimate here. Packing and palletizing may take 1-2 days based on the season. You will be sent a tracking number once your order is scanned and in transit! ** RPS Ship-Insured™ guarantees you get what you ordered in working condition and combines with the 100% Water Assurance Guarantee to add additional peace of mind that your investment will result in water pumping!

Can I supplement the sun with power from batteries or AC/Generator?
Absolutely. But neither is necessary. Batteries allow for the storage of solar power during the day to be used at night or on cloudy days. AC/Generator converters mimic the power the sun might provide on a perfectly sunny day with AC whenever you have it. There is also an AutoSwitcher box that automatically switches between AC and Solar, weather depending.

How much area do I need for the solar panels? 
Rough dimensions of solar panels and array sizes can be found below.

How big are the Solar Panels? How many?
We size with versatile, rugged and easy-to-install 100w panels. Take the kit name (RPS 200) and divide by 100 watts for the number of panels in the kit. RPS200 = 2 100w Solar Panels. RPS800V = 8x 100w Solar Panels. Once over 1.5HP Pro Kits, large 300+ watt panels are used. Small and Large panels still have roughly the same total dimensions and surface area per watt. Smaller panels are just easier to work with, transport, and create building blocks that are easier to upgrade in the future.

What is the best way to mount the solar panels?
Mounting is easy. Panels are rigid aluminum framed so can be fastened down in a number of ways. Tilting south and adjusting to your latitude is most important vs material or construction of mounting. There are our adjustable pre-made options, and hundreds of photos of do-it-yourself mounting here.



2P

4P

8P

Scalable
Ground Mount
Panel Orientation
2x1 - Two 100w Solar Panels in Landscape (long side horizontal) in Single Column of Two
Panel Orientation
4x1 - Four 100w Solar Panels in Landscape (long side horizontal) in Single Column of Four
Panel Orientation
4x2 - Eight 100w Solar Panels in Landscape (long side horizontal) in Two Columns of Four
Panel Orientation
4x1 - Four 375w Solar Panels in Landscape (long side horizontal) to a Column. Add Columns as needed.

Or 8x1 with 100w Solar Panels in Landscape (long side horizontal) 
Array Dimensions
39” Wide (38L)
45” Tall

Roughly3 ½ feet wide by 4 feet tall
Array Dimensions
39” Wide (38L)
90” Tall

Roughly 3 ½ feet wide by 7 ½ feet tall
Array Dimensions
78” Wide (38L)
90” Tall

Roughly 6 ½ feet wide by 7 ½ feet tall
Array Dimensions
5’ Wide Per Column of Panels (While Facing)
16’ Deep

Ground Mounts (GM) are recommended when more than 1600 watts are needed
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2 Panel Top of Pole Mount
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4 Panel Top of Pole Mount
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8 Panel Top of Pole Mount
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Scalable Ground Mount


Wait, so no batteries needed?!

Some customers just can’t believe that these pumps will work on solar power alone. They are even more delighted when they get water - and usually more than they think with only the sun! It feels like magic! Film a video of a loved one when you first turn the system on - the expressions of awe are priceless! 

RPS systems run incredibly efficiently using solar power alone. No batteries needed. While it does make sense for some customers to add a battery bank (especially with low GPM wells and for household water pressure), whenever possible, our engineers do recommend pumping more water into a storage tank for overnight use. We have more info on batteries here. Most customers start without batteries regardless, as they are easy to add in the future if desired.

Can I add more Gallons Per Day in the future with more panels?
Yes! Systems are generally very modular and you can see what “Water Upgrade Kit” (solar panels and wiring) is compatible with your system and can easily be added later. Add a compatible battery bank with more solar panels to unlock nighttime operation! 

I don’t need that much GPM, can I turn the rate of pumping down?
Lower production wells might produce less than a gallon a minute and one of the great features of RPS pumps is that the controller’s speed dial allows you to reduce the motor speed, pumping at a slower rate to match the replenishment rate of the well or water source. 

What does Water Assurance Guarantee mean?
We offer a money back guarantee that our pump systems will provide you water off of solar power when sized by one of our engineers to your well, desired setup and final total dynamic pumping head. We do require static water levels, drawdown and pressure requirements are accurately estimated during the sizing process, that installation follows the instructions of the RPS User Manual, and that you give RPS engineers a chance to troubleshoot any issues.

Lifetime Rotor Replacement Guarantee
Our brushless motors are designed to last for tens of years without maintenance. These motors (at the bottom of the pump) turn a stainless steel helical rotor inside a rubber-lined stator. Helical rotors are incredible for utilizing low power, so it makes them perfect for solar use. But these rotors are inherently the weakest point of the entire system, just like all helical pumps, especially in sand or iron-rich soil. With RPS you won’t ever have to mail your pump off to get a factory rebuild. Replace the rotor yourself on site and save time and money. No need to cut wires either, just open up the upper pump end and swap in a new rotor and your pump will operate as it did the day you installed it. Our Replacement Guarantee Policy means that we will replace these rotors whenever they wear for the lifetime of your pump’s motor. The rest of the system is convered under the 2 Year Comprehensive Warranty and Lifetime Phone Support. 

What is the RapidReplace Program?

RapidReplace™ has become an immensely popular program, improved again in 2023. If warranty return of a part is deemed necessary after troubleshooting over phone/text/email with our all-local RPS engineering team, then at no cost to you we will ship the replacement part immediately along with a pre-paid shipping label for you to return the defective part.

* With recurring issues or abuse, RPS does reserve the right to request previous parts be returned before new parts are shipped.

Why choose RPS?
We're America's #1 Most Trusted Solar-Powered Water Pump!
RPS Solar Pump Kits are for people that believe in getting the job done themselves, and getting it done right. Our goal is to arm you with the equipment and knowledge to take control of your water and save a fistful of money doing it. 


What’s the submersion limit on the 2" and 3" submersible pumps?
The submersion limit is also different than the “total head ability” of each pump. Most people place their solar pump 20-50 feet below the water surface, as compared to a typical AC pump which installs 10 feet off the bottom of the well, but anywhere within 0 and 129 feet is acceptable. RPS specialists will help size a solar pump that best matches your well's production rate.

Still not sure which size solar pump?
We have built the industry’s best Pump Sizing Guide which is online for convenience. Once you add details about your well and water use, it will recommend a pump. If you’d like, we’ll also have an engineer call you and make sure we have the right size selected.  888-637-4493

IS THIS THE RIGHT SYSTEM FOR YOU?

Still not sure? Call one of our RPS Sizing Specialists at 888-637-4493 or click the button below to use our Pump Sizing Wizard!

Customer Reviews

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Kurt Y
It is working perfectly!

I recently attained operational status using my T400 solar transfer pump to pump water from a pond into elevated storage for use in irrigating plantings nearby. The picture of the storage tank includes a layout of the variety of tools used during installation. I've since partially enclosed the controller and wiring to offer some protection from the elements. I've very much
appreciated your support and dedication to helping me through the process.

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Jeff D.
Works Great!

Moving water just as we expected! Love it!

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Chuck G.
Great Pump

We actually have pumped just a couple of days ago. I pump from a pond that is about 800 feet from the tank. Another pump pressurizes the water from the tank to the rather massive sprinkler system. Love it!

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Sam T
Drip irrigation from my pond

Using the transfer pump to irrigate

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Jeremy VF
Happy

I got to be one of the early testers (Thanks guys!) and have been running for over 6 months without a hiccup. Move from the rain catchment up to the upper tank where I can flow it down into 4 troughs on either side of the ridge. Nice little pump. Happy chugging away all day.