Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 24
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sevey The real data
Like most electronic devices, this has a few requirements that apparently were ignored by the manufacturer.
If you have very clean water, and I mean very clean water, you likely will have few problems with the device..
Most of us don't fall into this category though. We all have some contaminants, like iron, calcium, silt, and other ingredients if you will, that come with the water. Some of us even have high rate contaminants like sulfur, iron sulfide, iron bacteria and others.
True flow electronic controls using this principle are priced in the thousands of dollars, not because they are more complex , but because of the sensor design (flow, pressure, temperature,, environment humidity and electrical conductivity) to deal with all the contaminants.
In any event, the device would work very well with an inline bladder isolator. This device has the water your pumping on one side and a fixed fluid, like RV antifreeze, on the other. Hence your controller only sees a very clean environment.
These devices are available from most professional plumbing supply houses, but can be pricy. Information as to proper installation can be found from the same source.
This brings your total cost up to around $250.
Clean power is also required, so make sure your wiring is up to the task for the size and distance from your main panel for the load involved.
So far so good for more than 3 years.
September 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Geno DIGITAL PRESSURE CONTROL FOR WELL SYSTEMS
I had one for two years works great nice even pressure. I installed another one in my other house 59 days later it quit it was purchased from another source they won't replace it after 30 days I am out $150 and very dissapointed :(
August 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Diverdan An absolute Nightmare when it Fails on your vacation and you return on a weekend day!!!!
When I first installed this product I was very happy with its performance. The use of cheap wire nuts for connection was a bit disappointing for a pricey product. I purchased this unit and held it a while before finally swapping it out for the mechanical switch that my water well was originally outfitted with. While it worked it did a great job and was very good at starting and stopping at the desired setpoints. I wasn't nearly so pleased when it suddenly catastrophically failed while we were on vacation out of the country. The yard had to go without water and since we returned on a weekend day there was no way to even overnight order a replacement. Home Depot chooses not to stock even a single one of these in their local stores so when it fails your only choice is to purchase a mechanical switch as a replacement or go without showers or bathroom facilities for the 4 days or so while you wait to get your warranty replacement shipped from the Manufacturer. Even though I purchased my replacement mechanical switch from Home Depot and hence have no use for a replacement...Home Depot tells me that is my only option. It is their own company practice of not carrying any replacement switches in their stores even though water supply would seem to be a pretty critical service that forced me to have to purchase a different product to get up and running. So the return folks tell me to look at the Bright Side..... that I will have a spare on the shelf ready to go....really??? As a previously loyal customer, I find that unacceptable and will be taking my business across the street going forward!!!
June 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wayne All in one product
Though more than I wanted to spend, this all in one, space-saving, digital unit seemed like a good replacement to the old analog pressure gauge and pressure switch, and had added safety features. Easy to install, adjust and display readout, I like this product. Only problem I had that about 10 days after installing it, it died. Home Depot was very good about ordering me a replacement. The new one has been in and working fine for a month now -- so far so good!
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by J777 Easier to read than an analog gauge.
This unit replaces an analog pressure gauge and a well pump pressure switch. You are able to read the tank pressure via the large, red digital numerals on top of of the unit.
August 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rod Bad out of the box
Installed this unit and it worked flawlessly until that same afternoon. Getting an 'E4' error. Weird thing is that this unit does not even have a possibility of an e4 code. Manufacturer says that code is reserved for another model. Replacement is on the way. Any problems with the new one and I'll be using the old school type switch again.
February 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by doglick superior pressure regulation and control
I loved the idea of good 'digital' pressure control. I've been fussing with the mechanical controls for years and have been less than satisified.
This does a wonderful job of keeping the pressure inside the range I like.
I was a bit dissapointed at the 'cheap' quality of the houseing. It doesn't allow for a ground and the electrical connections are best with wire nuts. There is no suitable way to secure the incoming wire so the pump vibration doesn't affect it. This would be very simple to do for such an expensive device.
Overall it has work flawlessly for over a month.
September 1, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jholcombe Died after two years
I originally purchased one of these on 8/11/13. It died today on 8/22/15. The unit is getting proper voltage, and there is no indication on the display. For the cost of one of these over a mechanical pressure switch, I would hope the unit would last longer. Mechanical pressure switches easily outlast this, at a fraction of the cost. Overall I think it's a great concept. I hope they will work to improve the design and reliability to make the digital pressure control last longer.
August 22, 2015