Hello. I need help finding a water pump/dredge that will run on this battery.
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    Oct 2020
    Hawthorne, Nevada (Mineral County)
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    Hello. I need help finding a water pump/dredge that will run on this battery.

    I have a Jackery battery. It is pretty low powered. It does not power much.
    Below are the power specs. Thank you.
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  2. #2
    Charter Member
    Nov 2010
    The Great Southwest
    11465 times
    12 volt @ 200 watt is less than 1/4 horsepower. That's not nearly enough to run a dredge pump.

    You need a much bigger power source. Look into gasoline powered pumps if you want to move mineral materials. Battery power is insufficient.

    Heavy Pans

  3. #3

    Jul 2006
    gpx5000 gp extreme gold bug 2 nokta simplex
    276 times
    clay is right, not enough power. but, if you are looking to keep it quiet on the creek, and you have water
    with a drop of 3 feet over 10-20 feet, you might google, (gravity dredging). i have done it and it worked
    well. i would still be doing it but my back disagrees with it.
    also it never rains here in arizona anymore.

    wow, i sound old now.

  4. #4
    Just Another Old Guy

    Feb 2008
    Grays Harbor in Washington state
    Whites Spectrum XLT with about 1/4" of dust on it
    1375 times
    Look at a Honda wx15 series pump...
    Quiet, good pressure for up to a 3-3.5" dredge,
    especially with the right infinity or multi jet type setup......... it'd be hard to beat for a semi stealth, mid pressure. sucker pump.
    I'm a drinker with a heavy prospecting problem and I'm out of dirt again

  5. #5
    Make America Great Again

    Apr 2013
    3908 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    be good for a bilge pump, run a goldcube or small recirculating sluice
    12v shows 3.5 amp so 1200gph is 3 amps a 2000gph might be pushing it at 4.25 amps
    it is a lithium so the amp hours might power a 1200gph goldcube pump 5 hours
    a regular 16.8 amp hour, lead acid can only be discharged halfway before needing a recharge, so half as long run time.
    Last edited by winners58; Oct 25, 2020 at 03:36 AM.
    " A pessimist is an optimist with experience "

  6. #6
    Rock stacker

    Dec 2013
    Arcata, California
    Fisher 1212-x Fisher Gold Bug 2 Whites 4900/SP3 Dowsing rods
    1096 times
    Leadnugget I hear yah, last run of my dredge made me feel old, my leg still hurts it’s angry, poke/look at it wrong it hurts like tastes like rubber... SpaghettiGolds monster gravity dredge is a big inspiration of mine, it shows you don’t need 60+ feet of pipe. Mike is right the WX15 is a nice little unit I picked one up here from a pawn shop as a birthday present to myself, they seem popular with these fly by night weed farmers for pumping fertilizer around. My old creek was destroyed by those people their stuff gummed up the waterway more than I ever could with my dredge.
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