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    where can I find info on wattage per hr for super pumps?

    looking to compare a 3hp and 1.5 hp super pump with a EcoStar pump.

    Thanks!

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    Re: where can I find info on wattage per hr for super pumps?

    An SP2607X102S on high speed is around 1,100 to 1,200 watts. The SP2621X25 is about 1,700 to 1,900 watts. The EcoStar is around 80 to 2,000 watts depending on speed.
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    Re: where can I find info on wattage per hr for super pumps?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    An SP2607X102S on high speed is around 1,100 to 1,200 watts. The SP2621X25 is about 1,700 to 1,900 watts. The EcoStar is around 80 to 2,000 watts depending on speed.
    thanks!. thats a substantial savings.

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    Re: where can I find info on wattage per hr for super pumps?

    Not necessarily. One thing to keep in mind is that the two speed uses about 1/4th the power on low vs high speed so the SP2607X102S will use only about 300 watts on low speed. Even though the EcoStar may use less power, it can sometimes take a long time to make up the cost difference between the pumps. If there is a $600 price difference between the pumps and you pay $0.12/kwh, it can take 24000 hours of operation to make up the cost difference. Only after that is the EcoStar more cost effective.
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    Re: where can I find info on wattage per hr for super pumps?

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985
    Not necessarily. One thing to keep in mind is that the two speed uses about 1/4th the power on low vs high speed so the SP2607X102S will use only about 300 watts on low speed. Even though the EcoStar may use less power, it can sometimes take a long time to make up the cost difference between the pumps. If there is a $600 price difference between the pumps and you pay $0.12/kwh, it can take 24000 hours of operation to make up the cost difference. Only after that is the EcoStar more cost effective.
    agreed. 2speed would run 1,850-1,900 rpm. I've set the ecostar to those rpms to get an idea of how much the 2 speeds are using.

    Our kw per hr over here is 34 cents. Our 2 speeds are $1,800 (installed) and our ecostar is $2,500 (installed). so might as well get an ecostar.

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