I just got a little water pump intended to be driven by an electric drill, it says.
Pumps 1.8m3 per hour.
Would like to set up a little fountain with it. But don't fancy running my electric drill for 10 minutes non stop, never mind an hour or so.
Could someone please advise me on what kind of motor I should get for this kind of application?
Or would an electric drill really run the pump okay for an extended period?
I really know nothing about electric motors and their abilities or how you choose which one for which app.
If anyone could provide some basic guidelines for me it'd be good. Like I had to find another motor for my concrete mixer some time ago and I just didn't know where to start. Got one and its fine but I really don't even know, offhand, what I got and certainly don't know what makes it suitable for the job where another one wouldn't be.
All I know is: they burn out and I don't want to burn out my drills.
I do have, for instance, that old concrete mixer motor. It would get hot and fail that's why I changed it - but maybe it'd be okay for this application? I can match up the revs I guess, somehow.
But, see, I don't understand the first thing. Is it okay to run a motor like that without any appreciable load for an hour or so?
I've googled around and found plenty of hits but they're all about the theory of electromagnetism and construction of motors and whatnot.. nothing seems to clearly and succinctly set me straight on that fundamental question:
what motor for this application? what factors do I use to determine this?