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Information on 12 Volt Hydraulic Pumps

Pumps have many commercial and residential applications. New and used Volt hydraulic pumps can serve many of your needs and can be found at reasonable prices on eBay. If you?re searching for efficient hydraulic pumps, here is some information that may help with your search.

How do hydraulic pumps work?

Pumps work by converting mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. This produces a vacuum at the pump inlet that pulls fluid from the reservoir down the inlet line. Using mechanical action, liquid moves to the pump outlet and into the hydraulic system. Mechanical energy is generated by a DC electrical motor, which is one of the three main components. The other two are the pump and the reservoir.

What are some uses of 12V hydraulic pumps?

These are relatively small pumps that have 4-15 quart reservoirs and are meant for residential use rather than commercial or industrial use. They have a variety of applications, including snow plow equipment, car haulers, agriculture machines, wreckers, tow trucks, RVs, dump trailers, dump trucks, boat lifts, lift gates, and a bunch of other uses that requires a small but powerful pump.

How do you find the right hydraulic pump?

In order to figure out which pump to purchase through eBay, you should first consider what you plan to use the pump for. Applications requiring less stress and pressure can get by with smaller pumps. You can consult an owner's manual or look online to see exactly what PSI, gallons per minute (GPM), port, valve, and mount you'll need.

What are some maintenance tips for hydraulic pumps?

There are five basic tips to watch out for:

  • One: It is important to prevent dirt and grime from entering the system. Make sure to clean the actuators and pipeline regularly.
  • Two: Check fluid levels before each use or at regular intervals to make sure oil levels are full. Low oil levels can lead to seal damage and motor failure.
  • Three: It is a good idea to change out the oil after the first 100 hours of use and then again every 1,500 hours. This will help keep contaminants out of the pump.
  • Four: If you're planning on operating your pump in a climate with high temperatures, then use a higher viscosity hydraulic oil. It will give added protection against heat damage.
  • Five: Perform a visual inspection of the pump before each use. Check electrical wires for damage, make sure the motor vents are clear, and make sure lines are not ripped or torn.
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