Does cold weather affect pump speed?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by tom harvey, Jan 7, 2015.

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  1. tom harvey

    tom harvey Newcomer
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    Hi all,
    I'm new to the wfp van system and have noticed that my pump has been running slower in the cold weather. Is this normal?
    Thanks.
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    I'd check that the battery is fully charged.
     
  3. kevinc250

    kevinc250 Well-Known Member
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    the cold does affect things a tad,batteries don't perform aswell when its cold,water whether pure or not as it gets to around 4c expands a bit before it freezes as the temp lowers,so puts a bit more pressure on the pump,its just something else to cope with on a daily basis,do keep the battery charged though
     
  4. tom harvey

    tom harvey Newcomer
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    Thanks guys,like I say I'm a bit of a novice on these things so your help and advice is much appreaciated. :)
     
  5. cheapncheerful

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    one thing they dont mention when you buy an electric car is....its performance is always in the summer...batteries dont like the cold...

    i always plug my trolley in while i fill it anyway....
     
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  6. Jonathan Sanderson

    Jonathan Sanderson Active Member
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    The viscosity of water changes in the cold.... I.e it gets thicker, so your pump has to work harder to push it through.

    Just tweak your flow controll up a notch.
     
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