The Grundfos SQFlex solar water pumps can be directly powered by solar or wind power or can be run on an inverter, a generator, a battery or the utility grid, or any combination of these sources. Virtually any source of power, 30-300 VDC and 90-240 VAC, can be used to run the pump. They can operate on a series string of PV modules with a total peak power voltage over 30 volts, but the pumps efficiency will be much higher at voltages over 100 VDC. SQFlex 3 and 6 pumps will fit into a 3″ well.
Seven pump models can deliver from 2 gpm at 600 feet to 65 gpm at 20 feet of head with a 1 kilowatt solar array or less. Helical rotor pumps (models 3, 6 and 11) for high head applications and centrifugal pumps for low head applications assure a pump that is efficient for any use. The SQFlex has built-in protection from dry-running, overload and overheating.
SQFlex submersible pumps have a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase. A 5 year extended warranty is available separately.
The Whisper 200-150 V wind generator can be connected directly to an SQFlex pump. Please contact us for information.
The CU200 interface box communicates with the pump and monitors operating conditions. Built-in diagnostics indicate faults and dry-running, display operating status, power consumption and water level switch input. The water level switch interfaces with the CU200 control to turn off the pump when a tank is full.
The IO100 is a simple control box with cable terminations and a manual on/off switch. It is a great interface between a solar array and the pump to allow you to turn off the high voltage array when working on the pump.
The IO101 is an interface for using AC backup on a solar pump. An automatic transfer switch disconnects the solar array when AC power from a generator, utility connection or inverter is present. When AC power stops, it automatically reconnects the array to let the sun continue pumping.
The IO102 interface unit is used for systems powered exclusively by a wind turbine or by a combination of wind and PV.
You can use several controls if you need more features than one control can provide.
The SQFlex pumps will not function with a GFCI in the supply circuit, and should not be used where a GFCI is required.
The 3 SQF, 6 SQF, and the 11SQF are helical rotor type pumps. All others are centrifugal. All SQF pumps are 17 to 23 pounds in actual weight.
|Model Number||Type||Max Head||Max Flow||PV Watts (Min-Max) **||Pump Diameter (Pipe Size)|
|3 SQF-2||Helical Rotor||360 Feet||3 GPM||100-340||3″ (1″ NPT)|
|3 SQF-3||Helical Rotor||600 Feet||2 GPM||130-600||3″ (1″ NPT)|
|6 SQF-2||Helical Rotor||360 Feet||6 GPM||100-650||3″ (1″ NPT)|
|11 SQF-2||Helical Rotor||300 Feet||11 GPM||50-900||3″ (1-1/4″ NPT)|
|16 SQF-10||Centrifugal||210 Feet||20 GPM||400-1400||4″ (1-1/4″ NPT)|
|25 SQF-3||Centrifugal||45 Feet||40 GPM||120-760||4″ (1-1/2″ NPT)|
|25 SQF-6||Centrifugal||90 Feet||39 GPM||130-1400||4″ (1-1/2″ NPT)|
|40 SQF-3||Centrifugal||45 Feet||38 GPM||200-800||4″ (2″ NPT)|
|40 SQF-5||Centrifugal||90 Feet||70 GPM||300-1400||4″ (2″ NPT)|
|60 SQF-3||Centrifugal||45 Feet||85 GPM||20-1400||4″ (2″ NPT)|
The complete SQFlex pump range consists of 7 different pump sizes: 4 centrifugal and 3 helical rotor pumps. All pumps are fitted with the same size motor which, together with the new sizing tools, makes system sizing simple.
SQFlex – Features
SQFlex pumps have build-in protection features that protect the pump itself and in many cases the well. Among these features are:
- Protection against dry-running, overloading and overheating
- Automatic restart when water returns to the well or when the motor temperature returns to the safety range
- Continuous load condition and voltage monitoring
SQFlex – Applications
WATER, WHEREVER, WHATEVER
With the advances in pump technology over recent years, areas that would previously have been considered uninhabitable or not supportive of life have become viable and attractive. With the new SQFlex system, Grundfos can consolidate these areas and pioneer further into new territories: Consolidating by upgrading older unreliable pump technology, and pioneering by providing more stable and low-maintenance pumping solutions in even more remote areas.
Potential SQ Flex applications include:
- Live stock watering
- Remote Homes
- National/State Parks
- Remote Camps
- In locations where power is scarce and water is a necessity.
|Model||TDH Range (Ft.)||Nominal GPM||Length (In.)||Output Size||Pump Type|
|3 SQF-2||120 – 390||3||47||1” NPT||Helical Rotor|
|6 SQF-2||120 – 390||6||48||1” NPT||Helical Rotor|
|11 SQF-2||40 – 300||11||49||1 1/4” NPT||Helical Rotor|
|25 SQF-3||0 – 40||25||33||1 1/2” NPT||Centrifugal|
|25 SQF-6||0 – 60||25||35||1 1/2” NPT||Centrifugal|
|40 SQF-3||0 – 20||40||37||2” NPT||Centrifugal|
|75 SQF-3||0 – 40||75||39||2” NPT||Centrifugal|
1 HELICAL ROTOR PUMP
CENTRIFUGAL PUMP (4″)
Technology based on 30 years’ experience enables high flow in shallow water conditions. Stainless steel components give high wear resistance.
2 PUMP CASING
5 POWER TRANSMISSION
6 SYSTEM EFFICIENCY
8 ANY VOLTAGE
SQFlex – Energy Sources
In the middle of nowhere, the only things you can depend upon are air and daylight. The SQFlex pump is fully operational from only one or, for greater peace-of-mind, a combination of these energy sources. SQFlex Solar and Wind systems are reliable, low-mainteance and cost-effective. In addition, the systems are sustainable and totally environmentally sound.
Documentation for Download
SQ Flex Grundfos centrifugal or helical rotor quality system for about the cost of a diaphragm pump. The Grundfos SQ Flex pumping system can also be powered by a wind generator if you have the right site. The Whisper H-80 Waterpumper is the required generator. Features:
- Up to 390 foot head applications
- 30-300 VDC, or 90-240 VAC single-phase AC input
- Permanent magnet high efficiency motor
- Overload protection
- Over temperature protection
- Dry running protection
- Maximum Power Point Tracking to optimize pump operation according to DC Power available
- Power line communication with the CU200 (optional) to display operational conditions