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Making a wireless fountain for the backyard?? Answered

I am not trying to be babied or anything just need just basic advice.
I picked up a few books on hobby electronics and want to get into it. For the first project that is not a "book" project I want to know how to use a small DC water pump to power a backyard fountain. In an Ideal world the pump would work from 100m+ away but this might not be a reasonable request.
I purchased a pump and this is it:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-quiet-DC12V-Mini-Brushless-Motor-Submersible-Water-Pump-3M-240L-H-New-KN-/221703041910?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item339e87f376[1]
Very simple.
I want to plug and play into a transmitter and a receiver.
Will this system work? The way I understand it I need to connect a 9 volt battery to the receiver and I am assuming its soldered in. Then I can run wire to the motor directly.
Am I missing anything here - I know this is very amateur but I am never done electronics stuff before. I will be taking a few community classes in the summer which could prove interesting.
What else do I need to do this?

Is there a plug and play system (receiver / transmitter) that would work easily?

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rickharris (author)2015-05-03

The receiver appears to expect 12 volts, which is what the pump runs off. I would suggest you use a lead acid battery, perhaps a small car battery if you expect the pump to run for very long.

The battery looks to be wired into connector blocks 9screw connections) and the receiver controls 2 relays so it should be OK for your applications. It will need to be in a water proof housing (a plastic storage box should work.)

The attached picture is from the ebay page.

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rickharris (author)rickharris2015-05-03

Just as a thought because I can't see in the description if the relay stays on (latched) to give you a press on press off operation - It may only operate whilst the button is pressed. This depends on their electronics.

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-max- (author)2015-05-02

As long as you wire if up right, it looks like it will work fine.

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Downunder35m (author)2015-05-02

You need 12V for the pump and even the receiver won't run for months just on a 9V battery as it also needs 12V.
Get a 12V battery and solar panel ;)

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steveastrouk (author)2015-05-02

How are you going to power the pump ? It needs 12V from something.

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