Replacement Jebao Power Supply

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by wpeterson, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    I have two Jebao DC-9000 pumps which I use as a return pump. Last week, the power supply on the primary pump failed and I had to swap them.

    The backup pump is working fine and I've moved the brick of the power supply outside of the cabinet to an area I hope it can cool better - but ambient temperatures in our house are often over 80 degrees. I'm afraid this one may also overheat and fail.

    Any advice on buying a more resilient, replacement power supply? I know very little about electrical engineering and what might cause one power supply to fail vs. another.

    Here's a picture of the spec of the 24v 5a power supply driving the pump:

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  2. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    I get it on eBay and it runs 12-15 bucks shipped. You just gotta shop around. From my experience power supply breaks down now and then, and it doesn't matter where you got it from or how much you pay,
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  3. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Thanks, I'll try a generic replacement.
  4. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    As long as it's UL listed, you should be good. Believe it or not, it actually does make a difference of where you get them because there actually are better quality resistors, capacitors, and transistors that have a longer lifespan. Of course, you pay for it in price though.
  5. nly04

    nly04 Guest

    My jebao dc9000 death while I'm on vacation, lucky enough I found out when it just about to die when I almost home. The reason I said that because the pump does not work but water still warm and coral still ok. I quickly unplug power and plug it back and it work for another day then it completely death. I have a spare DTC12000 pump and found out they are the same power supply while swapping out the pump I try to troubleshoot and confirm the power supply is the problem.

    Where did you get your replacement power supply last time?
  6. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    I bought a cheap power supply on Amazon:

    Any of the power supplies with the right specs will work, but I would recommend getting a UL rated one to make sure it's safe and high quality. The one I got seems a bit sketchy, but I am using it only as a backup on my salt mixing station.
  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yeah, I've had to replace my EcoTech power supplies a few times over the years, like anything they're liable to crap out, especially if you get one that is under spec, or very close to the actual power needed.
  8. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Meanwell makes many replacement power supplies. They work a lot better.

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