Welcome to my review of the Koolance PMP-500, a new monster pump from Koolance with really impressive pressure specs. I was instantly interested in getting my grubby little hands on one of these ever since I saw it come out just a couple of months ago. Pumps and hydraulics has always been more fun for me than thermal testing, so I was naturally interested in this new beast of a pump. While we do already have several great options, the competition between pumps is somewhat limited compared to other water-cooling products. This one per the specs looks very interesting, so the question is, how does it size up in terms of size, pumping power, cost, and noise relative the other popular options like the PMP-450.
A special thanks to Tim from Koolance for sponsoring the parts used in this review.
Manufacturer Description & Specifications
The Koolance PMP-500 offers a high flow rate and very high static head pressure at just 12V. A mounting bracket is included.
- Maximum Flow Rate: 16L/min (4.2 gal/min)
- Maximum Head Pressure: 7.5m (24.6ft)
- Motor: Brushless DC
- Power Consumption (at max): 32W
- Voltage Range: 6 to 12 VDC
- Maximum Temperature: 60°C (140°F)
- Electrical Connector: 3-pin fan header with tachometer speed signal
- Hose Connections: G 1/4 BSP Threads
- Noise: Less than 50dBA
- Weight: 454g (1lbs)
Please note, the CTR-SPD12X2 and TMS-205 are unable to support this pump due to power constraints. For compatible speed control theCTR-SPD1224 is available.
General Weight 1.20 lb (0.54 kg) Dimensions 2.80 x 2.40 x 2.40 in (7.11 x 6.10 x 6.10 cm)
Pumps Max Flow Rate 16L/min (4.2GPM) Max Power 32W Max Static Head 7.5m (24.6ft) Max Temperature 60°C (140°F) Native Hose Connection G 1/4 BSP Threads Speed Knob Tachometer yes Type Magnetic Centrifugal Voltage 6-12 VDC
So, the specs are mighty impressive for sure in terms of pressure head.