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How do I convert a 240v pond/filter pump to solar power? Answered

I don't have any particular type of 240v pump/filter in mind but do know that it will be small.  The actual pond is a decorative water feature and holds maybe 30 litres.

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Re-design (author)2010-02-10

If you haven't bought it then get a 12v. pump.  Getting solar power up to 240v. is going to be expensive and waste a lot of the power you capture.

If you want to also be able to run it on 240 then you can use a transformer to bring it down.

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frollard (author)Re-design2010-02-10

Seconded;  Use the smallest voltage appropriate sized pump, then build the solar array to suit.

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