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Where are our Solar Pumps and Fountains manufactured?

Our Solar Pumps and Fountains are manufactured overseas.  Right now 80% of solar products are manufactured overseas, making it more difficult to  acquire domestic products.

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Do I have to use my battery with the AquaJet Pro 9V Kit?

No you do not.  If you do not want to use the battery, then you can just connect the panel and pump into each other.  People choose to do this because of appearance or because they do not care if the pump does not run longer or more often when not using the battery.

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Can I buy just the AquaJet 9V panel and pump without the battery?

No you can not.  If you want the AquaJet 9v panel and pump than you must buy the whole kit.

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How should I clean my fountain/waterfall pump?

Regular maintenance should be performed to help prolong the life of the pump. Over time, debris may become lodged within the motor and impede movement or reduce the effectiveness. To help loosen up or get rid of debris it is recommended to remove the pump from the fountain or pond, remove the plastic cover on […]

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What are Standard Test Conditions (STC)?

STC stands for “Standard Test Conditions” and are the industry standard for the conditions under which a solar panel are tested. By using a fixed set of conditions, all solar panels can be more accurately compared and rated against each other. There are three standard test conditions which are: 1. Temperature of the cell – […]

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Why does my solar panel not seem to work even though only one small part of it is covered up/in the shade?

A solar panel is actually just a casing that holds multiple small solar cells. These are the blue or dark-blue squares inside the solar panel that are actually absorbing the light and producing the energy. Each individual cell has its own voltage and amperage that are normally both very small. By combining these small cells […]

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What is a “dead” battery?

Because most of our solar kits for any application use rechargeable batteries that are charged externally using a solar panel, the question of what constitutes a “dead” battery often comes up. Batteries only store power, and over time their capacity to hold this energy naturally decreases. A battery is only branded as “dead” when it […]

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How would I go about extending the length of cable from my battery to the solar panel for my Aquajet kit so I can place my panel somewhere farther away?

You will need a 14 gauge wire with positive and negative terminals inside, and a basic knowledge of soldering. Wire can easily be spliced anywhere in between the connection from the solar panel to the battery box. Wire should not exceed 50 ft. in length at 14 gauge to minimize the voltage drop to below […]

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Why does my pump not work out of water?

Because some water pumps are specifically designed to only work underwater, they are often built with “dry run protection” to protect the pump. Out of water a variety of things can go wrong. The water is often used as a type of lubrication within the pump, without which the pump bearings or gears can be […]

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I am making my own fountain. What size pump do I need?

The most important rating for a fountain pump is the head rating, or the maximum height that the pump can lift water upwards. This is important for determining whether or not a pump has enough power to physically lift water up a desired height. Normally the pump should be slightly oversized (for example, a 3.5 […]

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What is the head rating of a fountain pump?

The head rating of a pump is another way of describing the maximum lift height of the pump. It is the height that the pump is able to push water upward. This is especially important for fountain pumps where a submersible pump is usually located at the base of the fountain and must push water […]

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Can I replace my AC fountain pump with a solar DC fountain pump?

Sometimes customers have fountains with AC pumps already installed but wish to have their fountains converted to DC to make them energy independent. Converting an AC pump to DC is a very difficult process that is outside the scope of most DIY projects. In almost all cases an existing AC pump can be removed and […]

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How Do Solar Pond Pumps Work?

Solar Pond Pumps are extremely simple.  First, there are different types of solar pond pumps to worry about.  One, an aerator pump, which pumps air into the pump. The other is a water pump, which moves water around the pond. Whether your solar pond pump is an air or water pump, it works the same […]

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How Do Solar Fountain Pumps Work?

Solar Fountain Pumps work very simply.  There are two main types of solar fountain pumps to look at: Solar Fountain Pumps with Batteries: In this type of solar fountain pump, the solar panel charges a battery (6v or 12v) which is used to power the pump.  This allows these solar pumps to operate during the […]

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Do Solar Fountain Pumps Work?

Of course.  When installed correctly and with the solar panel placed in the sunlight during the day, solar fountain pumps work great!  All of the solar pumps at Silicon Solar feature high-quality pumps using the latest technology and high-efficiency solar panels.  Additionally, all of our solar pumps are designed to be plug-n-play simple to setup […]

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AquaJet Pro Pump 6-9V Solar Fountain Pump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 22, 2013

The AquaJet Pro Pump 6-9V is an incredibly easy pump to install, clean and maintain and is specially suited for all of your small-medium sized solar water applications. This pump is sold on its own as a replacement pump for the AquaJet 6-9 V Solar Fountain Kit. It features the latest in DC brushless motor […]

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