VarioS-8 Controllable Water Pump
The Reef Octopus VarioS Circulation pump features a detachable controller with mount, a high-quality ceramic shaft with propeller bearing to reduce wear and tear, and the latest variable speed flow technology for refined control, enhanced performance, energy-efficiency, and safer operations.
Unlike the vast majority of circulation pumps which use alternating current (AC), the VarioS pump boasts several key advantages over traditional AC pumps like greater energy efficiency and safer low voltage operation and produce less heat per volume of flow.
>>> Now the aquarist can have full control of the water flow through their sump, reactors, filters, or closed-loop systems!!!
In addition to allowing the pump to run at 5 different speeds, which is pretty normal for a DC pump, the new VarioS Controller takes the pump to a new level featuring:
A float switch connection allows you to connect a float switch (included in the box) to the controller. This is an added security feature that allows you to shut off your water pump when your sump water has reached a high or low level. In all, you don’t need another module or controller to add a float switch to your system.
Two different pause/feed modes will shut off the pump for either 15 or 60-minute intervals. These come in handy when you feed the tank or conduct regular maintenance such as a water change.
And the best feature of the VarioS controller is… a 0-10v input which will allow a 3rd party controller such as Neptune System’s APEX or Reef Angel to take over the pump and tell it what to do. In this mode, the new VarioS controller becomes an interface between the system controller and the pump allowing you to create intricate programs using your system controller’s native language. This is unprecedented controllability on a skimmer or water pump. In essence, you can use your system controller as your DC pump controller!
Includes: VarioS pump, controller, float switch, power supply, output and input union for plumbing direct PVC, versatile stepped barb output fitting for flex tubing, and protective intake screen.
The VarioS pump has a true slow startup where the pump slowly ramps up from zero RPM to the full preset speed over a period of approximately 10 seconds.
The pump and controller are connected via a waterproof 3-conductor union. The detachable controller will allow for a simple waterproof union. The volute can rotate to change the pumps output orientation in 90-degree intervals, meaning users can output water vertically (up or down) as well as horizontally.
- Input: 1.25″ Male Union Thread
- Output: 32mm/1.25″ (barb/pvc coupling)
- Max Flow: 2700 GPH
- Max Head: 18 FT
- Wattage: 98W
- Voltage: 36V DC
- Dimensions: 5.7″ L x 3.75″ W x 5.5″ H
- Cable Length: 6 FT
- Pump Warranty: 2 Years
- Rotor Warranty: 1 year
IMPORTANT: VarioS pumps are NOT pressure rated and CANNOT be used in floor to floor applications where the pump pushes water from one floor to another.