• Waveline DC Controllable Pumps

    Waveline DC pumps

    By now, you may have heard about the Waveline DC series controllable pumps.  Waveline is currently manufacturing the very popular DC3000, DC5000 and DC10000 controllable direct current pumps but there is something new in the works that we would like to share with you.

    Waveline is currently developing their new series of DC controllable pumps.  These models are similar to the current models but with some upgraded features and specs.  First, lets take a look at the specifications of the current models:

    DC-5000 Specifications:

    • Input: DC24V 2.5A (converted by AC100-240V 50/60 Hz)
    • Wattage: 40 Watts a full speed.
    • Water Flow Rate: 5000 Liters Max (1320 gallons per hour)
    • Water Flow Height: Max: 3 meters/9.8 feet
    • Dimensions: 162mm x 104mm x 128mm

    DC-10000 Specifications:

    • Input: DC24V 5A (converted by AC100-240V 50/60 Hz)
    • Wattage: 85 Watts a full speed.
    • Water Flow Rate: 10,000 Liters Max (2640 gallons per hour)
    • Water Flow Height: Max: 5 meters/16.4 feet
    • Dimensions: 188mm x 104mm x 128mm

    DC-3000 Specifications:

    • Input: DC24V  (converted by AC100-240V 50/60 Hz)
    • Wattage: 30
    • Water Flow Rate: 3000 Liters Max (900 gallons per hour)
    • Water Flow Height: 6′

    Ok, why come out with different options for an already exceptional pump?  Well here are some reason:

    1. The Waveline DC6000, 12000 and 20000 (yes 20,000 liters per hour or 5280 GPH max flow) now offer 1-10 volt connectivity to your favorite aquarium controller (for us that’s the Neptune Apex) via  2 x RJ45 jacks master and and slave signals.  With 2 signals multiple Waveline pumps can be controlled by one master controller.

    2.  The IC chip has been removed from the motor block and integrated into the controller allowing the user to upgrade the pump via software enhancements

    3. The impeller design has gone from an open stye design to a closed design that will increase water flow and head pressure for higher head pressure applications.

    4. More narrow body design for a smaller overall footprint.

    5.  Heat dissipation fins to keep the pump running as cool as possible.

    6. Better volute seal for external applications ( the current DC5000 and DC10000 models can run externally with the use of the free external gasket).

    7. Adjustable speed dial for fine tuning the pump speed.

    8. USB connectivity for other devices such as float switches, or a photo sensor for night time water flow adjustment.

    9. Imperial output fittings for hard pipe plumbing or standard hose barb fittings like the current models.

    10. And last but not least, it’s really cool and probably the best pump value on the market.

    Waveline DC pumps

    Waveline Controller


    • 151mm(L)x91mm(W)x127mm(H);
    • Input: DC24V 3A (Converted by AC 100-240V 50/60Hz);
    • Water inlet: External D: 40mm, Internal D: 32mm (1.25″)
    • Water outlet: External D: 32mm, Internal D: 24mm (1″)
    • Input Wattage: 50W max.;
    • Flow rate: 0-6000L/Hour;
    • Water height max.: 3.5m
    • Estimated street price $239.00


    • 180mm(L)x106mm(W)x147mm(H);
    •  Input: DC24V 3A (Converted by AC 100-240V 50/60Hz);
    • Water inlet: External D: 50mm, Internal D: 1.5″
    • Water outlet: External D: 40mm, Internal D: 1.25″
    • Input Wattage: 180W max.;
    • Flow rate: 0-12000L/Hour;
    • Water height max.: 7m
    • Estimated street price: $349.00



    • Flow Rate: 0-20000L/Hour
    • More to come later…