Pump Details: Wiring, Clamps, and Inlet Ports

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All the test toilets had at least one electric pump to handle supply and flushing duties; some had one pump for each job. The best pumps pushed more water faster and didn’t hesitate when they hit solids.

1. Raritan Sea Era’s dual-function pump featured three different inlet options.

2. The Jabsco Quiet Flush’s macerator pump had exceptionally long lead wires.

3. The Johnson Pump for the Aqua-T (80-47231) had a rated flow of 2.4 gallons per minute. Quick-connect end fittings made installation easy, but testers preferred the generic threaded, barbed fittings.

4. The Jabsco Quiet Flush’s supply pump was rated at 3.8 gallons per minute. Its barbed end-fittings accept conventional hose clamps.

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