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RainControl – Tank Level Control

The challenge with designing rainwater systems is not only how they operate and function but also the ease of both installation and use by the system owner. Tank level controllers (often seen as a dark art) often fall victim to being overly complicated designs and therefore difficult for end-users to operate or maintain. The RainControl …

HydroController – Pump Inverter made Simple

Mac3 HydroController Pump Inverter – single-phase or three-phase there is a box of tricks to suit your pump. Inverters, VFDs or ‘that box on the wall’ (yes, I’ve had someone use that one before). There are as many names for these devices as there are types of them. Add into that the variations for voltage …

SensoPress – Simple Tank-level Control

SensoPress – Give me just one Controller and one Probe, and I’ll give you tank-level control. Anyone who has seen my previous posts will see that I firmly believe in the power of simplicity. For any problem, there is always a simple solution (no, it isn’t always a hammer). For instance, if you are looking …

SuperSimplex E – Electronic Water Pump Pressure Switch

When looking for a simple water pump pressure switch, the SuperSimplex E from Mac3 is simply effortless. Installation will take minutes. I’d wager it would take longer to read this blog post than to install the SuperSimplex E. This is a simple inline installation onto 25mm (1”) pipework, either vertically or horizontally – making retrofitting …

SuperSimplex M – Mechanical Water Pump Pressure Switch

A mechanical water pump pressure switch. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, the SuperSimplex M from Mac3 is just that, so simple it’s almost funny. Super Simplex M – small, simple and green! Installed with a 25mm (1”) BSP fitting top and bottom, the SuperSimplex M will fit just about anywhere – horizontally or vertically – …

MacNivel – Liquid Level Indicator

Liquid Level Indicator. Tank level display, simplified! The MacNivel is possibly the simplest method of displaying the liquid level in a tank level I’ve encountered. Unfortunately, this makes writing about it somewhat challenging! If I remember one thing from my secondary school days, it would be my first teacher drilling K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Students …

E-Power Compact Water-Cooled Inverter

This compact water-cooled inverter series, the E-Power, is designed for use with clean water pumps. There is an E-Power to suit every installation. It is available in single-to-single phase, single to three-phase and three-phase to three-phase. E-Power – Bringing power (and control) to a pump near you! Installation of the E-Power is easy. The unit …

QuickStop Rapid Action Ball Valve Alternative

QuickStop is a rapid-action ball valve alternative. It is a hydraulic-powered solution that replaces the ball valve however, the QuickStop’s intelligent design ensures that water flow is limited to either on or off. There isn’t much to say about one of these units. Unlike a brass ballcock, the QuickStop is either open or closed. With …