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JABSCO V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0

Model # 11898681Mfg # 42755-0000

$309.99

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Product Description

This pump employs solid-state electronics to control water system pressure by altering motor speed as demand changes. The result is efficient and quiet delivery of water to your galley’s tap or shower without a need for an accumulator tank. Features include run-dry capability and removable port adapters which make access for maintenance easy.

  • Capacity: 5.0 gpm
  • Volts: 12V DC
  • Self-Prime: 10'
  • Switch Type: 60 psi
  • Material: Polypropylene
  • Port Sizes: 1/2" hose barb and male NPS
  • Dimensions: 10-1/2" L x 6-1/4" W x 5-1/2" D
  • Draw 12A at 12V DC
  • Warranty: Three Years

Specs

V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0

Activation Method Automatic
Diameter 1/2"
Capacity 5 GPM
Features Remote Pressure Switch
Amperage 12 Amps at 12 Volts DC
Voltage 12 Volts DC
Warranty Details Three Years

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Jabsco V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0
 
2.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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14%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large boat (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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1.0

Rubbish

By Pumped out

from LA

Pros

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        Comments about Jabsco V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0:

        Don't bother unless you want to replace every other season....

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        New Freshwater Pump

        By Goblin

        from Little River SC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Installs Easily
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boat

          Comments about Jabsco V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0:

          Bought this pump to replace a Jabsco Ultra Max system where the pump had died, Unit came with strainer, did not require the accumulator the old system did and had a 5 gpm flow compared to the old pump at 3.5. Pump is very quiet. Only con was the mounting bracket was deeper than the pump it replaced, making a little re-plumbing necessary.

          Service and delivery comments:

          I went to the west Charleston store. They didn't have the pump but called the Mt Pleasant store for me. They had the pump in stock and held it for me until I could get over to pick it up.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          After four failures with Sure Flow it was time for a change

          By Larry D.

          from Gainsville GA Lake Lanier

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High Usage
              • Large Boat

              Comments about Jabsco V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0:

              After four failures with Sure Flow pumps it was time for a change.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              V Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0

              By Cliff

              from San Diego Bay

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Installs Easily
              • Quiet
              • Size And Type Of Plumbing

              Cons

              • Impractical
              • Low Water Flow

              Best Uses

                Comments about Jabsco V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0:

                Slow to build up flow and pressure. Never enough water. Too complicated and overpriced for intended use. A switch was provided with no place to connect it. Incorrect instructions.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Variable Speed? Quiet?

                By Cabin Boy

                from Channel Islands, CA

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • It Looks Great

                Cons

                • Did Not Learn My System
                • Not Very Quiet
                • Speed Did Not Vary

                Best Uses

                • Conversation Piece

                Comments about Jabsco V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0:

                It's a great looking pump - and that's the best thing about it. For starters, there was no variable speed to it: when the ice maker needed a small amount of h20 for the tray, the pump blasted full-speed; the galley, no matter the flow at the sink, full-speed at the pump. The pump is supposed to learn the boat's water system - it didn't. Its "built-in protection" required us to cycle it at the panel (reset it) in order to operate normal. In regards to the actual flow, sans accumulator tank (as suggested), it was very disappointing. The up-side to the story, West Marine honored the funky product, we returned it, and now we're installing a Jabsco Par-Max PLUS 5gpm and accumulator tank. Back to the basics! :)

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Pump keeps shutting off

                By David Geraghty

                from Bermuda

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Impractical

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Boat

                  Comments about Jabsco V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0:

                  The pump kept shutting off so I narrowed down the problem and eventually worked out that the pump is sensing an over-voltage problem at 14.4v and shuts itself down. The installation manual states that this is supposed to happen at 14.5v. The trouble is, my charging system is set to charge my AGM batteries at 14.4v so whenever the sun is shining and my solar panels are putting out full voltage to my smart controller, the pump shuts down. I contacted Shur-flo but all they did was confirm that I had identified the problem. The options I have now is to alter the charging output to a slightly lower voltage, which of course makes no sense just to accommdate one pump, or to place a resistor in-line to lower the voltage to the pump. The pump works great when running straight from the batteries at 12.4v, but working 'most of the time' is of little use to me.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  BOUGHT 2. BOTH DID NOT WORK

                  By Ricky

                  from Louisiana

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                        Comments about Jabsco V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0:

                        West Marine has been great. The pumps are not. Bought one. Had to be replaced after about 10 gallons. West Marine swapped it out. The 2nd pump stopped working after about 2 gallons. Called West Marine and they will swap for whatever pump I want. Like I said West Marine 1, the pump 0.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        need to be power cycled often

                        By Captain Ron

                        from Marathon, FL

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Compatible With Older

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to Install

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Jabsco V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0:

                          It works most of the time, but sometimes it stops working and has to be power-cycled. Have a Splendide unvented washer/dryer that uses water to cool. The pump shuts down because it thinks it detected a leak. I contacted Jabsco and they were of little help. The only thing he did was clarify missing installation instructions -- white wire goes to negative and black goes to positive (not obvious to me).

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