Asked on Apr 12, 2019

How to repurpose airhockey motor?



Can a motor from a old airhockey table be used to make a water fountain?

4 answers
  • Dwp7470b
    on Apr 12, 2019

    At the Price you spend on Electricity to feed this 12VDC motor, why even bother? It is at best a Float Engine for the Baby Pool.

    Not only is waterproofing that an expense in itself, You are looking at an expense of $300 in Energy to use this for the 3 years estimated expected lifespan: It was designed to flow air not water. It will flow water, if refurbished to an extent it is waterproofed like the Float Engine for the Baby Pool, but the water it flows is of very limited capacities per minute, likely less than a Siphon.

    You are better off spending $80 to $120 on a few Floating Solar Spritzer Fountains from that do not increase your Energy Bill and endure for 7 to 12 years.

    Put that in a Small Brick and Mortar Pond in with 112 Bricks and you will be all set for anything.

    Initial expense is $200, but the Brick Pond endures for 150 years.

  • Beverly
    on Apr 12, 2019

    Thanks, that puts things into perspective.

  • Dfm
    on Apr 12, 2019

    do go with the solar powered pump check and see what type of battery it will take. the battery stores the power generated by the sun. the little solar panel may need to be adjusted to stay in the sun. ie moving it around the yard. I gave up on my fountains...the stray dogs drank them dry and fried the pumps.

  • Jewellmartin
    on Apr 13, 2019

    Could it be used as a small leaf blower for potted plants or something? I hate to waste working equipment but I know next to nothing about electricity.

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