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Mag Drive 24 Specs
|GPH||Dimensions||Outlet/Inlet Size||Max Head||Noise Level||Longevity||Price|
|2400 GPH||7.25″ x 4″ x 5.25″||1″ MPT, 1″ FPT||17′||Medium||5+ Years||High|
Supreme’s Mag Drive 2400 gph utility pump is one of the most widely used pumps available. It is extremely dependable, moves a ton of water even with high heads and is a cinch to clean. The price is a bit up there, but at this gph it’s hard to find a good alternative. On the other hand there is almost no reason to avoid this pump.
Setting up the Mag Drive 2400 gph pump can be as simple as connecting it to some tubes and dropping it on the floor. There really is absolutely o extra features to worry about that other pumps often tack on.
The cord is a solid 10 feet, allowing free placement of the pump. The only case I’ve found this to be short is when using it for my backyard pond. I didn’t need any flow there but I thought it would be cool to try this pump on. If you are using the pump out doors ensure the cord is enough for your needs. Otherwise you will need to look into safe extension cords.
The inlet is a 1″ female pipe thread while the outlet is a 1″ male pipe thread. Make sure to get your tubing accordingly.
Note: The Mag Drive 2400 runs louder than most pumps. This is mostly because it has no support system. The pump simply rests on whatever surface you choose. For my pump, which is used externally, I use old rubber coasters. One per corner has drastically reduced the noise factor. Remember even outside ponds are better without noisy pumps. Always do your best to ensure a less disruptive pump.
The design of the pump is fairly straight forward. The motor is housed in the back of the pump, holding the impeller in the middle while the inlet forms the front of the pump. The pre-filter is an add on item, which you will only be using for fully submerged pumps. The front of the case comes off by unscrewing the 6 screws.
To clean the pump you will need to remove the front cover and impeller. Place the impeller in a mixture of 50% water and 50% vinegar while you clean out the pump. It should be left in the solution for no less than 15 minutes.
The body of the pump should be wiped clean, including the impellers housing. Remember to be gentle on the interior of the pump. Additionally ensure there is little to no build up in the screw holes. While not a huge issue it is nice to prevent them from sticking to the body.
Rinse off the pump and impeller with freshwater(no salt!) and reassemble the pump. Reconnect all the tubing and ensure they are secured before restarting the pump.
The pump should be cleaned every 1-3 months, depending on what environment the pump is in. The more debris the more frequent the cleaning should be.
Flow & Adjustments
|GPH at 0′||GPH at 1′||GPH at 3′||GPH at 5′||GPH at 7′||GPH at 10′||GPH at 15′|
This is why people choose this pump. Its gph, even at high heads, are quite powerful. There is no way to dial back the strength, so be absolutely sure you can handle the pump. There is no coverage for water damage with this pump.
My only issue here is the flow with no head. It is well below what is advertised. Once the water does begin to climb however, it should outshine any other pump.
Warranty & Lifetime
The Mag Drive 2400 gph utility pump comes with a 5 year limited warranty. This covers all non moving parts such as the body, filter and accessories. The moving parts like the impeller and motor are given a shorter one year warranty. This is another issue, as the impeller is by far the most frequently broken part of the pump. Replacing the impeller for smaller models isn’t too expensive, however this big pumps impeller costs between $50-$80 depending on where you find it. Keep the impeller clean to increase its lifetime.
The pump itself, minus the impeller, will often see well over 5 years of lifetime. If you can keep the impeller clean, with little to no stress it can also live quite a long time. Replacing the impeller is much cheaper than buying a new pump, however you should consider adding one impeller to the cost of this pump, as you will likely need at least one.