I have a special application. Is it possible to change Epump's step
Step processing is controlled by the Epump System Program. While you
can't write your own System Program, many special purpose System Programs
are available which can be loaded through the Epump Flash Programmer
application. Contact the factory for more information.
How many of the keypad keys are programmable?
All 16 of the Epump's keypad keys are fully programmable. Each key has 10
levels of programming, providing 160 programs for a single User Program.
Is it possible to power an Epump controller from batteries?
Yes. The Epump controller nominally runs on 12 VDC, so it may be powered
directly from an auto or boat electrical system, or from a 12 volt battery
How many pumps can a Epump control?
The standard Epump controller has one output channel, allowing for
control of one pump. Special versions are available with up to five output
How big can a User Program be?
User Programs are stored in program blocks, with each step occupying one
block for most types of steps. The number of free blocks available for User
Programs will vary depending on the size of the System Program, but
typically there are over 7000 free blocks available for User Programs, which
means about 7000 total program steps.
What type of liquids may be pumped with an Epump?
This depends entirely on the pump used with the Epump controller. The
Epump controller is not designed for use in hazardous, flammable, or
Do I need programming experience to create programs for the Epump?
No, the Epump programming system is very simple, so even beginners can
quickly create custom programs. Also keep in mind that many User Programs
are available on the Internet, so it may be possible to find a ready-made
Is it possible to control the Epump controller from a computer?
Yes. The Epump controller features a standard RS-232 communications port,
allowing the Epump device to be controlled from an external device, such as
What type of computer is compatible with the Epump?
The Epump is not dependant on any given type of computer or operating
system. It works equally well with Macs, Linux, Unix, and Windows based
Can User Programs from one Epump be used on another Epump device?
Yes. User Programs from one controller may be used on another. User
Programs are normally compatible with new versions of the System Program,
but User Programs written with a new System Program will not always be
backwards compatible with previous System Programs. This happens when new
program step types have been added.
Can System Programs from one Epump be used on another Epump device?
Yes and no. System Programs from one device may be compatible with
another, but all System Programs must be unlocked with a valid Firmware Key.
System Programs will not load without a valid key, and each key is unique
for a given serial number.
I have more questions about the Epump controller. Where is the best
place to get more information?
Epump User Manuals and other documentation may be reviewed and freely
downloaded from the Epump Documentation Page.
If you still have questions, the Epump Online Forum is the best
place for more information about Epump controllers. Feel free to post your
questions and comments. Make sure to review the existing posts: your
questions may already be answered.