Experimenting with Air Pump Hardware
Order from 2016-12-17 came in.
- Took a seltzer bottle cap and drilled two 1/4" holes in it.
Hooked up 12V accross pump, do to the construction of the pump the polarity did not matter. the nozzle that broke off in shipment was for running the device as a vaccuum. I can still use the pump. It pumps in either direction, so polarity does not seem to matter.
Once I turned on power the pump ran and the air started pumping. It used a lot of current to keep the motor running (No measurements yet). There was a lot of vibration, and the motor bounced itself across my table. I am uncertain about how to mount it yet since there are no mounting flanges and my base is not sturdy enough for the vibrations. I want to try it with carboanted beverages next to make sure it will work well with them.
Seems to work pretty well. I do need to measure pump rates, but other than that it seems pretty straight forward to me. It should work well.
- See the previous recipe for the parts list.