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Old 12-21-08, 06:49 PM
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Amps pulled

How many amps can a sub pump pull?
 
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how deep is the pump? what horsepower motor? how many gpm? how far to the house? how far from the electrical panel? all of these affect the amp load of the motor.

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Depends on the pump. If you're thinking Can I run it off a generator? Answer is yes. Again depends on the generator and the pump.
 
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Pump is roughly 2-3 feet deep, 1/3 hp. Don't know the gpm. The well is in the basement. My aunt currently has no power, snow & ice storm. We want to know if we buy a converter that plugs into the car lighter, will it pull enough power to run.
 
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no, it will take at least a 1000 watt invertor to run that pump and mostly the starting amps will be to high for even that. 1000 watt invertor will drain a battery quickly, takes about 20-30 amps to put out 1000watts 110volt ac. those will not run off of a power point, would have to be direct to the battery with something like jumper cables.

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