Bubble Magus Curve 7 Skimmer Pump - Pulling 71 watts?!?

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I'm shocked that so many of these ratings are so wrong! Many people base their purchase decision on things like wattage numbers. There should be some control around them being correct.

I bet this is true for all of them too, because any needle wheel air mixing pump I've tested so far seems to draw more than it's rated for.

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Yeah, I started this thread (long ago) and was really disappointed. I definitely made my decision largely based on the (reported) wattage of the pump. :(
 
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I think it really depends on the skimmer manufacturer and what pump they use. I recall my little SCA-301 skimmer that used an Atman PH1100 pump advertising a current draw of 17 watts yet drawing well over 30, while my Deltec SCA 1351 with its German Aquabee DCS400 pump advertised a 9 watt draw. My Apex is reading 10.
 

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So weird, I was just looking at my fusion app and thinking to myself, that skimmer is using a lot of watts, then this pops up on here. (I find it so weird when things like this happen) I have the curve 5 elite and it pulls 60W. To the op what did bubble magus say when you reached out to them and explained it?
 

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Snapped this today. Magus 7 with the original pump on it..............the watt usage seems in order to me.
bubble magus 7 killowatt.jpg
 
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