The Newton Pump Controller is designed to be used with matched pairs of Newton NP400, NP400W, NP750 or SP750C Cutter manual pumps and provides a sophisticated, yet simple to install, twin pump control system which offers some of the features of the Newton Control Panel-Pro, but at a much lower cost.
Two independent power supply inputs – Each pump is separately and independently powered from the other. The operation of the pumps is not at all dependent on the operation of the Pump Controller. If the Pump Controller should fail, the float switches will still have the ability to switch on the pumps as if they were automatic pumps.
Automatic pump duty assist – If one pump cannot cope with the volume of water entering the sump, the water level will rise to the switch of the second pump which will automatically start to increase the pumping capability. Please be aware that separate discharge lines maximises the volume of water removed when this feature is utilised.
Automatic alarm float checking – An alarm checking signal is continually monitored to confirm the alarm float cables have been fitted correctly, not been tampered with or have been disconnected.
Automatic testing of each pump every 7 days – Test ensures the pumps are used each week. Each control circuit has its own independent timer to ensure that each pump is tested at different times. The SET button starts the 7-day cycle.
Test Button – Both pumps can be started from the panel for testing.
Alarm Power – The Alarm is powered under normal circumstances by 230V mains and by internal 9V battery during power outage.
Alarm Sounder mute – If the sounder is beeping to warn of high water level you can mute the sounder by pressing the mute button once. The LED will still flash until re-set (in Alarm Mode 1).
Pump Counter – An internal, 6 digit counter is included that counts the number of times Pump 1 operates (Not pump 2). This count includes the weekly pump test and pump operations activated by the float switch.
Choice of pumps – A choice of Newton manual pumps of 400 and 750 watts.
Battery Back-up – Optional Newton Power Converter (1200W or 3000W) can be connected to the unit to provide continuation of pumping (Pump 2) during power outage.
Fail-Safe – Telemetry – Pump controller can be connected to the Newton Dialer (PA5) or to home alarm system (BMS)
The controller has a mains powered alarm with battery back-up alarm and features interfaces for use with Newton battery back-up and telemetry systems as well as connections to whole house alarm and monitoring systems. The major feature of the control system is the self diagnostic program that operates both pumps on a weekly basis to ensure that they are not stood idle for extended periods so as to prevent seizure and premature pump failure.
Each pump will operate for 5 seconds (one after the other) once per week. Each pump is operated by its own vertical type float switch with a single reed type switch supplied for the alarm system which incorporates the same PCB as the Newton PA50 Alarm unit. The panel is designed to be used with an optional Newton Power Converter, sized to suit the pumps installed and a minimum of one 12VDC standby battery of at least 110A/H.