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Hydor L30 320 GPH Water Pump
By: Cygnus_X_1
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    2003-10-08

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  • Hydor L30 320 GPH Water Pump
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    For those of you out there water cooling your rigs, when you think of pumps, Eheim is the first company that comes to mind. When Bruce over at CoolTechnica contacted me about this new pump he was carrying, I was a bit skeptical about replacing the Eheim 1250. The pump is probably the most major component in a water cooling setup guarding against frying my system (of course if a hose bursts it's major disaster, but you usually do a bit more research when buying a pump). But, I put my trust in Bruce and agreed to take a look at the Hydor L30. Its original application is for aquarium use, but so are most other pumps that are used in water cooling.

    Manufacturer:

    Hydor
    Product:L30 320 GPH Water Pump

    Price:

    USD$50.00

    Availability:

    NOW

    Reviewed By:

    Cygnus_X_1

    Edited By:

    Mack "SPeeD"

     


    Intro
    For those of you out there water cooling your rigs, when you think of pumps, Eheim is the first company that comes to mind. When Bruce over at CoolTechnica contacted me about this new pump he was carrying, I was a bit skeptical about replacing the Eheim 1250. The pump is probably the most major component in a water cooling setup guarding against frying my system (of course if a hose bursts it's major disaster, but you usually do a bit more research when buying a pump). But, I put my trust in Bruce and agreed to take a look at the Hydor L30. Its original application is for aquarium use, but so are most other pumps that are used in water cooling.

     



    Packaging and Specs
    The pump comes packaged as seen below. You get the pump assembly, fittings to run the pump inline (already installed in the picture), the cover and filter to run the pump submersed, 4 rubber suction cup feet to mount the pump to the adjustable base, and the instructions.

     


     

    The first thing that struck me was the compact size of the pump, and the easy mounting method Hydor chose. When running the Ehiem, the size of the pump limited where it could be installed in my case, and I was just too damn lazy to actually mount the pump to the case floor. The Hydor also uses a ceramic shaft on the impeller. The ceramic shaft releases less heat into the coolant than steel shafts, and offers quieter operation.

     


     


     

    Here are some numbers on the L30.

    • Max Flowrate 320GPH (1200l/h)

    • Delivery Head 75" (195cm)

    • Power consumption 23W

    • 1/2"OD (13mm) barbed fittings on both suction and pressure sides

    • Dimensions without accessories (fittings, suction cups etc.): length:4.5"(114mm) width:3"(76mm)height:3.5"(89mm)

    For comparison, here are the Eheim 1250 numbers.

    • Max Flowrate 317 GPH (1200 l/h)

    • Delivery head 79" (200cm)

    • Power consumption 28W

    • 1/2" fitting pressure side

    • 3/4" fitting suction side

    • Dimensions: length x width x height 180 x 95 x 120mm - 7.1 x 3.8 x 4.7 in

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