The ‘Drop In’ Drums
The concept was to come up with a product that could drop in without a single modification to the original filter. It then had to be extremely easy to “wire up” and commission and then it had to be easy to maintain, with everything easily replaceable. It also had to have all the features needed to make a drum work but keep it within the chassis of the drum to allow it to be installed in almost any situation, no matter how tight.
The remotely sited controller has start / emergency stop buttons and a knob allowing you to change the length of wash. LED indicator shows the length of time between washes in minutes. It also has 2 leads – one to plug in to the mains supply (110v and 230v, auto selectable) and one to plug in to the drum. Status of the unit is via 4 colour coded LEDs. We didn’t think we could make it any simpler than that.
Low voltage, sealed water valves and drive units utilising an extremely low geared direct drive system mean that only 12 volts is anywhere near your pond water.
Designed to run without a noisy and power hungry wash pump in most circumstances (they are available if required). On standby the unit can use less than 12 watts and in full wash mode, use 35 watts. It is entirely possible to run it off a car battery for prolonged periods of time.
58 micron stainless steel screen.
With high demand from people agreeing with what we set out to achieve with the Origin unit we adapted it to create the Draco2.
Fits in Nexus 200 series units, vortexes between 24″ & 33″ and multibays.
Dimensions – 450mm wide x 396mm long x 420mm depth
Height above water level – 170mm
Capacity – 2,450 Imp. Gallons per hour / 11,100 litres per hour (in gravity mode, pump fed less 25%)
Pond Volume – Approx 4,000 UK gallons