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Topsflo TD-5

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by DJ_L3ThAL, 25/10/17.

 

  1. DJ_L3ThAL

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    Posted 25/10/17
    Following on from malt junkie and my comments in the Dedicated HERMS thread. We are seeking anyone who has purchased a Topsflo TF-5 brewing DC motor pump? Keen to hear the experience and thoughts on this pump as at face value it seems to be a slightly better option than Chugger and can likely be had for a bit less coin. They come with the DC power pack (Mean Well brand), heaps lighter, mounting bracket made from rubber and are a completely stainless head with a plastic impeller (I am inquiring about exactly what kind of plastic).

    http://www.topsflo.com/special-pumps/td5-beer-brewing.html



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  2. leahy268

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    Have looked at these a few times but haven't been able to get them for a decent price. I.E. Less than $170 US that they are on Aliexpress. I may have to look into getting at least 1 though if anyone thinks they can get them for less. Although I wouldn't need the powersupply. Bulk Buy anyone?
     
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    Posted 26/10/17
    BB is sort of what DJ and I have been discussing, however we don't want to have 40 of our AHB brethren chasing us with pitch forks in 6 months time. Hence the search for any current users. Failing that it maybe a sample order, that may be tested at swap against the likes of March, Chugger, and the KK grey jobbie.

    Mike.
     
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    Posted 30/10/17
    I just has my LBP die and don't want to upgrade to a 240v pump as I'm running a 3v RIMS with 2 pumps and I'm close to maxing my amps.

    A 24v pump would be bloody great and with a SS head it's a thing of dreams. The mk2 pumps floating around look like they would do the job it I don't need the flow rate to recirc my mash.
     
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    I also need a new pump as my kaixin just doesn't have the flow I need to whirlpool a 130l kettle. I find the pump specs a bit confusing, are these much more powerful than the Kaixin/mkII pumps that are floating around?

    DC would be a good way to sidestep the 50hz/60hz thing that means US pumps run slower here.
     
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    If the small KK (kaxian) aint doing the job, there's a couple of choices, the march 815C, or the KK 65w. or go to the bigger Chugger/March options.
     
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    I was under the impression the KKmkII were the same as the Green Kaixin pumps? Will look into it.
     
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    They are, but KK have a bigger model available 52LPM, 65w as opposed to 25w.

    ED: checked their website, as with alot of their gear this is currently out of stock, It could be a bit of a wait.
     
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    I'm watching this thread simply because of that fact... Good to know if there are other viable options out there.
     
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    Will 2 pumps inline work better than 1 or is it limeted to LPM?
     
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    If you have sufficient suction line(s) leading to the two pumps you will get more flow output. e.g. 1" internal diameter tubing leading to two pumps that then each have 1/2" internal diameter tubing out to the return (or tee'd back into one 3/4" internal diameter tube)
     
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    So it probably wouldnt be workable with 1/2" fittings on 2 kk kaxian pumps.
     
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