Franklin Electric DrivE-Tech MINI-Solar

Franklin Electric DrivE-Tech MINI-Solar

Franklin Electric DrivE-Tech MINI-Solar

DrivE-Tech MINI-Solar – ideal for any kind of solar pumping application. Available form your local Irrigear® Independent Experts.

The DrivE-Tech MINI-Solar controllers offer efficient pumping and movement of water using the suns renewable energy rays to generate DC power from the solar arrays, which is then converted to AC power to operate the electric motor driving your new or existing above or below ground water pump.

The DrivE-Tech MINI-Solar enables the conversion of existing systems into solar pumping systems. Providing control of both three-phase and single-phase pumps, soft start and soft stop. Installation on humid and dusty environments made possible by IP66 (NEMA 4X) protection degree. Complete with an unmatched user experience through the Nastec NOW app, it is possible to communicate with all Nastec devices via Bluetooth.

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  • New solar pumping systems creation
  • Conversion of existing systems into solar pumping systems
  • Control of both three-phase and single-phase pumps
  • Soft start and soft stop
  • Installation on humid and dusty environments made possible by IP66 (NEMA 4X) protection degree
  • Easy and fast commissioning thanks to initial configuration wizard
  • High thermal and mechani-cal performance thanks to aluminium case and inde- pendent ventilation
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DrivE-Tech MINI-Solar Specifications

  • Rated frequency: 50 - 60 Hz (+/- 2%)Ambient temperature: -10 - 50°C (14 - 122°F)

  • Max. altitude at rated current: 1000 m

  • Protection degree: IP66 (NEMA 4X)

  • Settable digital outputs N.O. or N.C.:
    1. Motor run signal
    2. Alarm signal

  • Analog inputs (10 or 15 VDC):
    1. 4-20 mA
    2. 4-20 mA
    3. 0 - 10 VDC
    4. 0 - 10 VDC

  • 4 digital inputs, configurable N.O. or N.C. for motor run/stop

  • RS485 MODBUS RTU, Bluetooth® SMART* (4.0)

Based on the varying conditions of solar irradiation and temperature, MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) maximises the electrical power drawn from the panels and therefore the amount of water pumped. The greater the solar irradiation the faster the pump’s rotation speed, and consequently water flow increases.
When solar irradiation decreases (due to clouds or the different times of day), the pump reduces frequency and therefore the flow, but it continues to provide water until the irradiation falls below a minimum level necessary to ensure operation.

Can be used with any type of traditional AC pump, thereby offering maximum flexibility in several areas of application:

Surface Pumps
When using surface pumps, can be used for an irrigation system drawing wa- ter from a nearby water supply, or powering a pool pump at no

Submersible Pumps
When using submersible pumps, can fill tanks for watering livestock or sim- ply irrigate lawns or crops.

Equipped with an internal “boost” circuit able to in- crease the voltage coming from solar panels. In this way the sizing of the photovoltaic system is independent of the pump’s nominal voltage and only proportional to its power. This implies a significant saving in the number of the solar panels, compared to systems wi- thout boost.

Pump power: 0,75 kW
Motor’s nominal voltage: 3x230 VAC Recommended photovoltaic system power: 1250 W

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Franklin Electric is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of pumps, motors, drives, controllers and world-leading solar pumping solutions for use in a wide variety of residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and municipal applications.

Franklin Electric has over 75 years of experience providing Industry-leading technical service to the irrigation industry, providing support and advice even in the most rural areas. With a team of experts to ensure the highest quality of performance to keep you pumping now and into the future.

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