Tunze launches new Silence pump range

by Owen James

The long-heralded Silence pump range has finally been launched by Tunze. Details on two initial models have been made available, and the specs and price tag look impressive.

Tunze says its new Silence pumps will be very quiet in operation (no surprise, given the name!) Extra emphasis in the initial marketing for the Tunze Silence range also puts emphasis on the pumps’ green credentials, with the pumps moving a lot of water for the watts (see graphs below).

Here’s how the pumps perform on paper:

Recirculation pump Silence (Model 1073.020)

Price: £55.50 (UK) $84.88 (US)
Pumping capacity: 2,400 l/h (634 US gal/h).
Energy consumption: 30 W.
Pumping head: 2 m (78.7 in.).
Voltage / frequency: 230 V / 50 Hz (115 V / 60 Hz).

Recirculation pump Silence (Model 1073.040)

Price: £93.60 (UK) $143.10 (US)
Pumping capacity: 3,000 l/h (792 US gal/h).
Energy consumption: 42 W.
Pumping head: 3 m (118.1 in.).
Voltage / frequency: 230 V / 50 Hz (115 V / 60 Hz).

Model 1073.020 performance graph

Model 1073.040 performance graph

It will be interesting to see how the Silence pumps perform in long-term tests, particularly at those keen price points.

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