Pump works well. Solar panel not enough to power pump in full sun.
I've had several solar water pumps and this is the best and most powerful (of course, it was more expensive, too). I use it in a container to pump water to a small fountain.
My main reason for choosing this pump was that it came with a battery so that it would keep running in the afternoon when the area becomes shaded. I did not see any indication that there was a battery when I inspected it. The operation guide was ambiguous--the specifications mentioned "power of battery" but the instructions mentioned several times that the pump would stop operating when sun no longer hit the solar panel.
Well, I set it up anyway. It's been running now for a few hours, powering my fountain. There's a lift of around 18 inches and the flow is stronger than with the previous fountains that I've used. As an experiment I shaded the solar panel. The pump kept running. So I assume that there is a battery for backup! I'll see how long it runs this evening.
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