Chugger Pump

All versions in stock on 5/30

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The addition of the full line of Chugger Pumps and accessories rounds out our offering of water and wort flow related items so you don't have to piece together your brewery from as many vendors. The Chugger stainless steel headed pumps represents the first affordable pump designed specifically for homebrewers. Get stainless for the competition's polysulfone price. They all come with the mounting base plate and cord/plug. 

 

All pumps have the following specifications in common:


316 Stainless Steel (Rear Housing), Teflon (Thrust Washer), CLEAR Silicone (O-Ring), POLYSULFONE (Impeller)

Max Flow 7 GPM 22.7 LPM 
Max Head 18.6 FT 4.1 M 
Power .04 HP .029 KW 
Electrical 115V 50/60HZ 
Submersible Non-Submersible 
60HZ 50HZ 

Max Flow 7 GPM 22.7 LPM 
Max Head 18.6 FT 4.1 M 
Power .04 HP .029 KW 
Electrical 115V 50/60HZ 
Submersible Non-Submersible 
60HZ 50HZ 

Max Flow 7.3 GPM 
Max Head 18.9 FT 
Power .05 HP 


Can handle liquids of 250F 
Materials are FDA Food Compliant
Components are UL Recognized
DO NOT RUN DRY
Approx. Ship. Weight(LBS) : 7
Voltage : 115

 

Differences (as chosen in the dropdown below):

  • The  INLINE heads have 1/2" male NPT on the inlet and outlet (both the stainless and polysulfone plastic heads are similar in this regard).
  • The stainless center inlet head has a 3/4" NPT male on the center inlet and a 1/2" male NPT on the outlet. NOTE: FREE SS 3/4" to 1/2" female converter included with this pump. This allows you to thread in a hose barb or a Type F camlock, sold separately.


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Some notes on using mag drive pumps:

These are not self priming pumps. The pump head must be flooded with liquid prior to turning the pump on. The easiest way to do this is to let liquid fill the inlet hose prior to connecting it to the pump. If the pump squeels or makes loud noises, shut it down and make sure the head is full of liquid.

If you wish to regulate the flow rate, it must be done on the output side of the pump.

Use teflon tape on all threaded connections and be very careful not to cross thread when applying metal fittings to the polysulfone heads. Stripping or cross-threading the polysulfone or galling the threads on the stainless head is not covered under warranty.

 

Orientation: We get a lot of questions regarding the best way to mount and connect hoses to these pumps. First, we recommend mounting the pumps so the outlet faces horizontally to the right. If this is not possible, the next best orientation is output facing up. The other two options will get air trapped in the pump head and cause priming issues.

 

Connections: The options are nearly endless given the pipe thread input and output ports. You can hard plumb the system with stainless or copper tubing or use flexible hoses. We use silicone tubing with 100% camlock disconnects on everything for flexibility in connectivity and easy breakdown for cleaning. By far the most important thing is to use high flow, non-restrictive components with the least number of elbows as possible on the input side. (the camlocks, valve, and barbs are available on this website in other sections):

 

NOTE: Do NOT cut the (52") power cord to wire in switches, etc. Control boxes should be equipped with standard 15amp receptacles so that the pump can be plugged in. Cutting the cord or opening the motor housing will void your motor warranty immediatly.

 

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+1 # Jan Riis Soerensen 2012-06-28 06:21
Hi

I live in Denmark and we use 220(230) volts. Any chance that you can provide pumps with that voltage ?
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0 # Mike 2012-09-26 20:07
I'll second to this question :)
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-1 # Bobby 2012-09-26 22:22
Quoting Mike:
I'll second to this question :)


I believe chugger is working on a 220v version but I don't know when that is going to happen.
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0 # Andrea 2012-10-03 20:26
Quoting Bobby:
Quoting Mike:
I'll second to this question :)


I believe chugger is working on a 220v version but I don't know when that is going to happen.


I've asked this to the Chugger people a couple of months ago and they said this was not planned at that time, not so many requests had is the main reason. Consider to use a voltage adapter from 220/230V to 110V with enough amperage and you're done!
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+1 # expat 2013-02-22 06:53
Unless the pump motor is "universal" you cannot use a transformer. The US uses 60 Hz and Europe uses 50 Hz. Pump motors will burn out at the wrong frequency,
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+1 # Bill 2013-10-22 20:16
All U.S. motors will be 230v/60Hz. In most other parts of the world including Europe the motor will need to function at 50Hz. In other words you will burn up the motor quickly unless you ALSO purchase a product to bring the power back into phase.
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+1 # Greg 2012-08-30 00:13
Any ETA when these will be back in stock?
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0 # Bobby 2012-08-30 03:42
Friday!
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0 # Andy 2012-08-30 13:37
The Chugger website just put them back in stock. Does that mean you will soon have them?
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0 # Micah 2012-10-02 14:36
can you speak to the reason one would get the inline vs the center? what are the pro's/con's?
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+1 # Bobby 2012-10-02 20:10
Quoting Micah:
can you speak to the reason one would get the inline vs the center? what are the pro's/con's?


The pro to the center inlet is a slight increase in performance that is gained by NOT having a drag-inducing elbow in the flow. The only con I can see is that after you add the reducing coupling and inlet connection, you have a potentially annoying assembly sticking out from the face of the pump. This may or may not be an issue depending on where and how you use it, e.g. mounted to a sculpture or just sitting on the floor, etc.
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0 # Kevin 2012-10-31 13:47
Ordered one and adding a second today - pump seems to be exactly what you'd expect, and the SS head is a nice addition.
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-1 # Louie 2013-01-25 16:43
Hi Bobby,
I am looking into getting two pumps, and my question is. do you know if the manufacture warranty transfers if I purchase them from you? The chugger wed site says that you have one year warranty but I don't know if you are an authorized dealer?
Thanks :-)
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0 # Bobby 2013-01-25 17:40
We are authorized. There really isn't a black market for these that we are aware of so we do purchase wholesale from Chugger directly and the warranty is supported from either of us. They are working out some details on who will be supporting warranty claims, but either way you are covered.
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0 # James 2013-11-01 10:11
How long is the cord?
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0 # Bobby 2013-11-03 01:51
Quoting James:
How long is the cord?


50 inches
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0 # Tapio 2014-05-15 22:11
Hi,
Do you carry 230V version of the Chugger pump? And if you do, how much is the shipping to NZ?

Thanks, Tapio
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