Electric Bilge Pumps
Electric bilge pumps are devices used on boats to remove water that has accumulated in the bilge, which is the lowest part of the boat's hull where water collects. Bilge pumps are critical to keeping a boat afloat and preventing damage from water.
Electric bilge pumps operate by using an electric motor to turn an impeller or centrifugal pump that sucks water in through an intake and then discharges it overboard or into a holding tank. These pumps can be controlled by a bilge pump switch panel or a float switch that activates the pump when the water level in the bilge reaches a certain point.
One of the main advantages of electric bilge pumps is that they can be very powerful and capable of removing large amounts of water quickly. They are also relatively easy to install and maintain, and can be wired directly into a boat's electrical system.
However, it is important to keep in mind that electric bilge pumps do require a reliable source of power, which can be a potential point of failure if the boat's battery is not properly charged or maintained. In addition, it is important to test the pump regularly and ensure that it is functioning properly, as a malfunctioning pump can lead to serious water damage or even sinking.
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Automatic bilge pumps can operate independently using sensors and switches, while a non-automatic bilge pump may still use detectors and switches but will not operate independently; instead it will send a warning signal to an installed panel switch. If you're not sure which bilge pump is most suitable for your requirements, contact us via email or give us a call on 01634 295 233, where a member of our team will be on hand to assist.
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