What is a Divertron and What Does it Do?

Divertron Standard and X version. With

Divertron Standard and X version

The Divertron is described as a ‘6 Inch Multistage Sub Booster Pump with Integral Control’. You may be asking yourself ‘what does all that mean?’ – read on to find out.

‘6 Inch’ refers to the diameter of the pump which is an important factor when using it in an application where space is at a premium, i.e. boreholes.

‘Multistage’ refers to the pumping technology used, in this case there are multiple impellers stacked on top of one another. Each impeller creates pressure by rotating at a high speed and using the centrifugal force to direct the water from its centre to its edges. That water is ejected and passed through channels to the centre of the impeller above it where the process begins again, adding further pressure – all things being equal, more stages means more pressure.

‘Sub’ indicates this pump is submersible which means it should be submerged into water when in use. Of course, a submersible pump is fully water proof by design which is an advantage but most of them actually need to be submerged as they use the water to disperse the heat produced while in action.

‘Integral control’ refers to the technology used to turn the pump on and off – in this case it is internal. The Divertron’s integral control system is actually a pressure switch on the output which allows it to turn the pump on when it detects a drop in pressure, caused by opening a tap on the outlet side. This allows you to start the pump by simply turning a tap on – great for irrigation.

There are two types of Divertron pumps and each have two duty options (outlined below):
DIVERTRON 1000 M: Can achieve a maximum head of just over 36 meters and a maximum flow rate of around 1.4 litres per second. It has a screen filter which will ensure no larger objects are sent through the pump.

DIVERTRON X 1000 M: Can achieve a maximum head of just over 36 meters and a maximum flow rate of around 1.4 litres per second. It has a stainless steel ring for use with a suction kit.

DIVERTRON 1200 M: Can achieve a maximum head of over 47 meters and a maximum flow rate of 1.4 litres per second. It has a screen filter which will ensure no larger objects are sent through the pump.

DIVERTRON X 1200 M: Can achieve a maximum head of over 47 meters and a maximum flow rate of 1.4 litres per second. It has a stainless steel ring for use with a suction kit.

We have the complete Divertron range on sale at the moment (July/August 2017) which means you can get your hands on one of these incredibly useful pumps at the lowest price anywhere on the internet.

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