DDD Series Discontinued

After an initial period of evaluation following its introduction in 2010, the higher performing CE Series will replace the DDD series, effective December 31, 2010.

The DDD series will be available until inventory is depleted, and replacement parts will be offered for a reasonable period of time.

The company apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause your business or customers.

Replacing the DDD Series product line is the CE Series. Since the introduction of the CE Series in 2010, Franklin has offered two pump lines that fill the same performance standards. After close examination between these two products, it has been determined that the CE Series offers the greatest benefit to our customers.

Please refer to the chart below for a complete list of DDD Series models being discontinued.

For more information regarding availability of the DDD and CE Series pump lines or any of Franklin Electric’s other small centrifugal pump offering, please contact your local Franklin Electric Territory Representative.

Franklin Electric 4-inch Submersible High Capacity Pumps: NSF/ANSI 61Agency Approval

NSF/ANSI 61 is the US national standard for components of drinking water systems. Meeting the requirements of this standard ensures that the material contents, manufacturing and  handling are safe and will not cause contamination. For those  in the water systems industry this is especially important, as 95% of products handle water for human or livestock consumption.

Franklin Electric’s primary focus is safety and quality. Franklin 4-inch submersible products have always used NSF/ANSI 61 approved or compliant materials, and for many years our submersible motors have been classified to this standard by Underwriters Laboratories. This past year, Franklin Electric and its suppliers have worked with CSA International to formally certify the premium 4-inch submersible high capacity pump line to the NSF/ANSI 61 standard.

On July 11, 2011 we received notification that the certification process was complete. With the receipt of this certification, Franklin Electric is proud to announce that all 4-inch submersible pumps used in drinking water applications now comply with the NSF/ANSI 61 standard.

For more information on Franklin Electric products, visit our website at http://www.franklin-electric.com.

SubDrive HPX: Single-Phase

As a global leader in ground water pumping and water pressure solutions, Franklin Electric is proud to introduce the first expansion to the SubDrive HPX product line. A single-phase SubDrive HPX will join our constant pressure family, available for 5-30 Hp, 230v/460v, 60Hz applications.

The SubDrive HPX is an ideal solution for light commercial, industrial, and municipal applications in need of constant pressure. Used on a private or public well running a Franklin Electric submersible motor, or coupled with an above ground system, the SubDrive HPX offers your customers more options.

Developed with the water well contractor in mind, the SubDrive HPX allows for simple drive selection and installation, as well as easy programming and reducing set-up time in the field.

The chart below provides product information and accessories available for the SubDrive HPX.


If you have questions regarding Franklin Electric’s SubDrive HPX constant pressure system or any of our water pressure solution products, please contact your local Franklin Representative.

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AIM Manual VFD Update

Variable Frequency Drive Submersible Motor Requirements

We strive to improve and maintain quality standards that exceed our customer expectations. To address the growing large submersible motor markets, the Franklin Electric Submersible Application Installation Maintenance (AIM) manual Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) section has been updated to stress the need for an additional output filter to be purchased for virtually all large submersible motor applications.

The Variable Frequency Drive Submersible Motor Requirements section of the AIM manual is available to download from the Franklin Electric website.

Additionally, a VFD Output Filter Supplement is available with commentary on why the need for an output filter on submersible motors is different from those for aboveground motors. This supplement is informational only and is not included in the AIM manual. To obtain a copy, please contact your local Franklin Electric Representative.

If you have any further questions concerning the AIM manual update or VFD Output Filter Supplement, please contact Franklin Electric’s Technical Service Hotline at 800.348.2420 or hotline@fele.com.

VFD submersible motor requirements AIM manual update page 40 and 41

New 4×6-13H Pump Unit

Franklin Electric offers a wide array of Irrigation & Industrial products designed specifically for the water pumping industry and continuously strives to provide products to meet every application need. Effective May 1, 2011, Franklin Electric’s line of pumps is expanding to include a new 4×6-13H pump unit.  The original 4×6-13 will still be available for repair parts until the 4×6-13H is fully implemented.

The difference between the 4×6-13 and the 4×6-13H pump unit is the hydraulic performance.  The casing, wear rings, shaft sleeve, and all other components remain the same.  The 4×6-13H pump unit was designed to provide premium efficiency, higher flow ratings and lower horsepower draw to better compete in the Irrigation and Industrial markets Franklin serves.

Franklin Irrigation and Industrial pumps feature proven components and provide superior performance for irrigation, community water systems, boosting, and recirculation. Franklin Electric will continue to embrace new opportunities with innovative products and services for this market segment.

Curve information:

Close-Coupled I series 1800 Curves Booklet – page 5

Frame Mount Variable Speed Curves Booklet – page 17

SAE Engine Drive Variable Speed Curves Booklet – page 11

Cross Reference Chart

For more information on the 4×6-13H pump or other Franklin Electric pumps, please contact your local Franklin Electric Representative.

Inline Typical Install Guide

Franklin Electric is  proud to bring another service to customers aiding in the application of the popular line of constant pressure systems.

The Inline constant pressure system is an ideal solution for constant pressure needs in homes on private wells or city/municipal water systems. Franklin offers the best motors, pumps, drives and controls packed into one system solution.

The unique integrated pump, motor and drive are compact, quiet and easy to install.  The Inline system does not simply increase the water pressure; it provides constant pressure to every fixture in the home at the same time.

The new Typical Installation Guide (M2071) is intended to ease the installation of a duplex Inline controlled by a Duplex Alternator.  It is available to download with the Inline product information and on Franklin Electric’s information library.

For more information on the Inline constant pressure system, please contact your local Franklin Electric Representative.