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Old 26th June 2018, 01:15 PM   #1941
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Old 27th June 2018, 04:15 AM   #1942
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Those look like the older 60 KHZ units.
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Old 29th June 2018, 02:37 PM   #1943
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I used to work for Sonix IV and can confirm that those are 60khz Transducers, but are only 35 watts each.

The circuit board was redesigned by me, because there was a flaw with their original - two circuit board traces were too close and would arc, causing the board to burn and fail.

They also had a problem with the transducers cracking or falling off.

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Old 30th June 2018, 05:52 AM   #1944
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Louis, I'm curious about orientation of the transducers. I noticed that all the US cleaners the transducers are on the bottom. Is there a reason not to put them on the sides of a tank? The reason I ask is I have some spare Sonix transducers and thought puuting them on the side might add to the effectivness of the tank.

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Old 30th June 2018, 10:48 PM   #1945
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Louis, I'm curious about orientation of the transducers. I noticed that all the US cleaners the transducers are on the bottom. Is there a reason not to put them on the sides of a tank? The reason I ask is I have some spare Sonix transducers and thought puuting them on the side might add to the effectivness of the tank.

I believe the only issue is spacing. There isn't a lot of space between the enclosure and the tank. If it's too close, there could be arcing/shorting. Perhaps a coat of 'NoArc' or silicone.
The bottom of the tank is where the most vibrations can occur, since the sides are attached to the enclosures with glue/silicone, but side mounted transducers do work.
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Old 11th July 2018, 02:43 PM   #1946
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Many of my posts from this forum have been moved to the Venders Bazaar, so I hope I may provide a link to it here, as I make announcements and post blog-type entries which may be useful to this community.
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Old 11th July 2018, 03:14 PM   #1947
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Terrible photo, but here's my new pump & filter setup in action. I need to kludge together a clamp for the output hose, but this works surprisingly well and quietly. Parts list as follows (thanks to someone else here for most of this):

bayite BYT-7A015 DC 12V Solar Hot Water Heater Circulation Pump with DC Power Supply Adapter Low Noise 3M Head 8LPM 2.1GPM - - Amazon.com
Pentek 158110 3/8" #5 Slim Line Clear Filter Housing: Replacement Water Filters: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
Amazon.com: Hydronix SDC-25-0501 NSF Sediment Filter 2.5" OD X 4 7/8" Length, 1 Micron: Industrial & Scientific
Watts SVIG10 Pre-Cut 1/2-Inch Diameter by 3/8-Inch Clear Vinyl Tubing, 10-Foot Length - Plumbing Hoses - Amazon.com
Banjo HB038-90 Polypropylene Hose Fitting, 90 Degree Elbow, 3/8" NPT Male x 3/8" Barbed: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AB5WYVC/

Order total with free shipping was about $60. Does the trick! Got a couple of different nozzles from Kohl's and Home Depot since I needed 1/2" into the pump (pump came with 3/8") to match the output nozzle and hose of the tank drain, and the output nozzle from the filter hadn't arrived yet so I got a brass one instead out of impatience. :P

Once all parts were set, it was maybe 20 minutes to get everything working. Super easy, works great.
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Old 11th July 2018, 03:25 PM   #1948
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Nice, packgrog. The pump specs say "30 db at 1 meter", which would be very quiet! Is that your experience with this unit?
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Old 11th July 2018, 03:32 PM   #1949
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Yeah, damn near silent. But it pushes water just fine through the filter. I don't leave it on for that long in case I'm stressing it somehow, but it works just fine. I don't remember who (I believe in this thread) recommended the bayite, but good find, whoever you are! Cheap and no fuss!
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Old 13th July 2018, 01:38 PM   #1950
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Thanks Packgrog. I ordered the parts..
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