One of our jobs this week was from a customer in Noranda whose tripping centrifugal pump motor needed repair.
We sent Dave our specialist bore electrician who tested the single phase Lowara pump motor. It tested OK.
On further investtigation he found the 50mF capacitor was faulty so replaced it with a new 45mF capacitor. He replaced the 9V battery for new in the controller.
Why is it important to replace the 9V battery in the reticulation controller?
Retic controllers have batteries to preserve the memory that has been programmed in the event of a mains power fail.
The battery is normally only 9 volts and does not have the power to operate solenoid valves or pump start relays. Solenoid valves and most other irrigation devices operate on 24 volts. Most retic controllers are 240 volt mains powered with a transformer that steps down to 24 volt to operate the individual irrigation devices. It may seem like a minor inconvenience if you have a flat 9 volt battery in your controller as at first glance one would think it is not a big issue if you lose mains power and the controller has to be reprogrammed.
BUT it can have nasty consequences if the controller operates a bore.
If mains power is lost to quite a few brands of reticulation controllers and there is no back up battery then when mains power is restored the controller resets all programming to factory default which is often 10 minutes per station per day. This may then turn the bore on to stations that don’t exist and the pump runs with nowhere for the water to go. This can damage the pump or pipe work of the bore.
Old Style Well in Noranda is repaired
Dave reprogrammed the controller for the customer for their watering days of Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
The Noranda customer’s old style well is repaired and they have water.
If you live in Noranda or the surrounding areas of Morley or Dianella and your old bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or learn more here
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