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Little Giant

Model # 554530

Internet # 203464514

Nextgen 115-Volt Condensate Removal Pump

$46.34 /each

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Product Overview

Engineered with contractor input and little Giant quality. The new line of Nextgen condensate pump is designed to outsmart, outlast, out-cool, out-quiet, and out-perform every other condensate pump out there. With its 66-year history of commercial pumps and pump systems, Little Giant is one of the most powerful brand names in HVAC, recognized worldwide for its quality and reliability.

  • Oil resistant tank and check valve
  • Slim footprint design
  • 1/4-Turn removable check valve
  • External test/run lever
  • External Overflow Safety Switch

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum Pumping Height (ft.) 
20 
Product Depth (in.) 
10.25 
Product Height (in.) 
6.5 
Product Width (in.) 
4.75 

Details

Amperage (amps) 
1.5 
Bypass Valve Included 
No 
Bypass Valve Required 
No 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Horsepower (hp) 
0.033 
Housing Material 
Thermoplastic 
Inlet Connection 
Plain end 
Maximum Discharge Flow (gallons/hour) 
84 
Maximum Discharge Pressure (psi) 
Outlet Connection 
Barb/rib 
Power Type Required 
AC 
Product Weight (lb.) 
4.75 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Self-Priming 
Yes 
Tank Capacity (gallons) 
0.5 
Voltage (volts) 
115 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 Years 

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Will this pump replace my older little giant white topped pump easily?

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August 29, 2014
I mean will the input holes and mounting screws fit the same as the model VCMA 15ULST?
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San Ramon, California
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April 16, 2015
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It should, it's one of the smallest size pumps out there and has three optional ports to connect to.
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August 30, 2014
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I had absolutely no problem replacing my pump despite the change of brand. Now my pump is not mounted on a bracket, but rather in a galvanized box next to my air handler. This provides me with an extra measure of overflow safety if the pump fails as mine did after ten years. As such, I was able to position the unit directly under the air handler condensate output. The Nextgen unit has more than one inlet Read More
I had absolutely no problem replacing my pump despite the change of brand. Now my pump is not mounted on a bracket, but rather in a galvanized box next to my air handler. This provides me with an extra measure of overflow safety if the pump fails as mine did after ten years. As such, I was able to position the unit directly under the air handler condensate output. The Nextgen unit has more than one inlet so there should be no problem using it. Good Luck. Read Less
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Can this pump be used be used with and split system air conditioning?

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I think the better question is, Is this the right condensate pump for your split system? You can certainly use this to pump it away, but it might look unsightly. Some of the newer mini splits are designed to take specific condensate pumps that fit in side a cavity so that you don;t have to see them. I would consult you owners manual to see if you have this ability.
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Is the external overflow safety switch normally open or normally closed?

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That is a very good question. First the switch is not powered so it is a set of "dry contacts". So if you do not utilize it there is nothing you need to do. If the pump was installed, and not yet filled with water, and you took a volt meter and ran a continuity test, You would get continuity. Indicating the switch is closed. If the tank was filled and the primary switch was unable to actuate the pump for Read More
That is a very good question. First the switch is not powered so it is a set of "dry contacts". So if you do not utilize it there is nothing you need to do. If the pump was installed, and not yet filled with water, and you took a volt meter and ran a continuity test, You would get continuity. Indicating the switch is closed. If the tank was filled and the primary switch was unable to actuate the pump for any reason, eventually the water would rise higher actuating this secondary safety switch. At that point the switch would open, braking continuity. Thus if the AC unit was set up with the capability of an external safety switch, it would shut off. I hope my explanation was not to lengthy but it is such a good question I wanted detailed answer for the benefit of others who may read this. Chris Read Less
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How long is the supplied tube and is there a max distance/elevation it can pump?

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I would estimate that I need about 40 feet of tube and 5 feet of elevation for this to eject to a drain. Does this have the power to do so?
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This unit comes with 20’ of 3/8” vinyl tube. The pump curve indicates that this unit will pump roughly 45 gallons per hour at 5’ of head. The distance will only diminish that slightly as you are not fighting gravity when you go horizontal but only vertical. As I don’t know how much condensate you are producing I can’t tell you definitively that this is the correct unit. But so long as it is not over say Read More
This unit comes with 20’ of 3/8” vinyl tube. The pump curve indicates that this unit will pump roughly 45 gallons per hour at 5’ of head. The distance will only diminish that slightly as you are not fighting gravity when you go horizontal but only vertical. As I don’t know how much condensate you are producing I can’t tell you definitively that this is the correct unit. But so long as it is not over say 45 gallons an hour I would think you are fine. Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice replacement Better mounting system than the (same brand - 20 y/o) model it replaced. Will make periodic maint. much less of a hassle. July 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent value pump with good features. I decided to buy this pump after I found the condensate from our A/C unit coming up from under the floor slab. I cut the drain pipe and directed it to a bucket for a while. An HVAC technician came out and looked at it. He recommended putting a condensate pump in which he would be happy to do for a few hundred dollars. I thought that was a great idea and knew I could do it myself. I looked around at various HVAC suppliers, but finally found this one on HomeDepot.com for a way better price. I found this pump to be a great value and I liked the features it came with, especially the high level switch. The pump is of all plastic construction, however it seems to be high quality. It pumps out all the water in just a couple of seconds, which I found surprising the first time I saw it run. It comes with a mounting bracket so you can mount it directly to the side of your air handling unit. Unfortunately, the pump didn't mount completely tight and it can move around a little while resting in the bracket. I don't think it will cause any problems though. You have to purchase some 3/8 I.D. tubing to run from the discharge fitting of the pump to a suitable drain. I went to the washing machine drain pipe. The feature I like the most is the HIgh Level Switch. It is a SPDT switch that can be used to shut down the air conditioning all together and/or sound an alarm. I wired it up to do both and it works awesome! I would recommend this pump to anyone. November 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Replaced old pump on furnace humidifier I cracked my old VCMA-15UL tank cleaning the basement. I ended up with this model as I couldn't locate another VCMA-15UL at the three local Home Depots in my area and needed a replacement right away. This pump does the job just as the less expensive old pump did. The rubber feet are a nice feature as this pump now sits on the floor instead of being attached to the furnace which reduces some of the noise from the old 'attached' pump. Pump noise is the same as the VCMA. A disadvantage for me is the smaller tank. When the humidifier on my furnace is active, this pump cycles on & off constantly due to the smaller tank capacity. This might not be an issue for AC condensate. I rewired the emergency shutoff switch from the furnace shutdown to the water solenoid. My drain is 7 feet up, then 15 feet across the basement ceiling. February 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lil giant condensate pump Great pump. Quiet. Easy installation. Great instructions. Safety high level switch an essential requirement. February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Piece of cake! Hard to say what I liked best about this product. In addition to the positives noted above, the manufacturer tech support was outstanding! They anticipated the homeowner installer, and were available every step of the way for me! I had to alter the product slightly in order to install in my crawl space using the drains as configured. I had to remove the safety switch, because I needed that drain port. I then placed a moisture sensor on the crawl space floor so that I would be alerted in the event of an overflow. They helped me figure out how to do all of this, and get the furnace up and running again. Really great support, they never once talked down to me because I wasn't a professional. Running real smooth for over a month now. No problems! January 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Solid Product I am happy with how smoothly the unit runs. It either moves the water very quickly, or it's control setpoints are closely spaced, or both. It cycles on-off more often than the one it replaced, with an on duration of about 6 seconds. This may be easy to fix, but I don't consider it broken. I expected I could just attach 1/2 inch pex tubing and this was a mistake. I had to wrap the discharge nipple with electrical tape as a temporary bodge. Don't buy new discharge tubing until you have the unit. Just pull the check valve with the nipple on it and take it to the home center to get the right size tubing. I expect it will last at least a year, and that will confirm it was a good buy. The photos show the unit in the box I made to muffle its noise. I used a 2-inch thick piece of foamboard insulation and quite a bit of duct tape. I'll make a plywood box to wrap it with heavy material and I expect it will be nearly silent. February 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works as advertised I ordered this pump partly based on reviews and it seemed like a good quality pump. The overflow switch can be wired into most modern furnace/AC control boards. This is a nice feature, especially if you are away from home with the AC on. Pump is quiet and has no issue pumping condensate vertically 6 feet and horizontally 20 feet into a deep sink (We has no nearby floor drains). Overall a great product at a great price. August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pump works well The Nextgen Pump was an easy installation. Upgraded features: This pump has a manual test switch and a check valve. This pump works well. December 8, 2015
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