Smart Buddie RO Booster Pump - 50 to 100 GPD RO Systems
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The Smart Buddie booster pump is quiet, easy to install, and can significantly increase water output. Reverse osmosis is a pressure-driven process. Small residential RO units will theoretically operate on very low pressure--down to 35 psi--but the reality is you won't get a lot of water and the product water quality may be compromised if the unit runs below 45 psi. RO units typically run well on municipal water pressure of 60 psi, but they run even better with a small pump to boost the pressure to 80 psi or higher. The increased pressure will also improve the economy of the unit (it will run less reject water) as well as the quality of the water. RO units thrive on pressure!
The high pressure switch turns off the booster pump if the filtered water pressure is greater than 33.35 PSI, prolonging the life of the pump.
- Buddie Fit press-fittings make it easy to plumb tubing into the existing RO system. 1/4"" tubing not included with Smart Buddie.
The sealed pressure pump is low-voltage and powered by the included transformer, which ensures safe, quiet operation.
Easily plumb into most reverse osmosis systems to increase water pressure up to 90 PSI and reduce waste water.
The Smart Buddie Booster Pump includes an internal automatic flush valve that flushes the membrane for 18 seconds every time the unit is activated. Flushing clears debris build-up on the membrane, and is critical to obtaining peak performance from the RO unit.
After flushing filtered water production will begin.
Low pressure switch turns off the booster pump if water pressure is less than 7.25 PSI, extending the life of the pump.
NOW INCLUDES INTERNAL CHECK VALVE.
Smart Buddie Booster Pumps are water tested at the factory prior to packaging.
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Ratings & Reviews
This past weekend I installed my 100 GPD RO/DI unit that I had laying around for my FOWLR tank. Typically I store water and treat it, however looking to add a Reef tank in the future so figure it was time to install the new system and start using it to get the bugs out. When I had it installed in the last house, I did not have any issues with water pressure, however in the new house it is. It took a significant amount of time to partially fill a 32 gallon can. Also the pressure gauge showed that it was not even in the correct zone (which is bad for the system).
I picked up the Smart Buddie RO Booster Pump and installed it. Honestly the directions could have been a little better and the installation video on this site helped. Honestly you need both to help make sense of the hookup (especially for a DI). For example the video does not show the check valve being installed which the directions requires it to work effectively. After the install I ran the system and was very happy with the results. I had wonderful pressure and processed water. Was able to fill the can within a very short amount of time. The pump is quite and seems to control everything. The only thing I wish is that it has some type of display to help regulate what is going on or water processing, quality, etc.
However generally speaking very happy so far with the unit.