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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
Capacity 5.0 GPM
Characteristics Remote Pressure Switch
Voltage 12 V
Current 12
Port Size 1/2"

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Jabsco V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0
 
1.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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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

      (1 of 1 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.

        (2 of 2 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! :)

        (2 of 2 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.

          (3 of 3 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.

                (2 of 2 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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