Economy Pump Starter

Economy Pump Starter

The enhanced Franklin Electric Economy Pump Starter (EPS) provides a simple and dependable starting option offered exclusively through water systems distributors. It covers submersible systems between five and 60 horsepower in just three models, and is available with a NEMA 3R enclosure or a cost-effective NEMA 1 enclosure with a smaller footprint. Internally, the EPS features a circuit breaker with easy-to-replace components to eliminate the need to replace burnt fuses.

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  • Integrated Electronic Overload Motor Protection

    • Class S electronic overload protection specifically designed for submersible motors
    • Phase loss protection

    Multi-Voltage Operating Range with Automation I/O

    • Accepts 200-600 VAC directly with no adjustments, true plug and play
    • Control I/O includes:
    • A dry contact auto-run input
    • Fault and status relay outputs (one each)

    Industrial Grade Construction

    • High reliability
    • Door mounted, heavy-duty HOA switch
    • NEMA 1, 3R, 4, and 4X enclosure options
    • 3R enclosed EPS have a Service Entrance Rated circuit breaker disconnect option
    • NEMA/IEC rated contactors that will survive up to 2.5 million electrical cycles
    • Thoroughly tested and designed to run on multiple power sources – power line, generators, phase converters

    Factory Installed Options Available

    • Surge suppressors
    • Control power transformer
    • Fault and run pilot lights
    • Keyed HOA switch
    • Float switch control terminals
  • 3-Phase, 50/60 Hz, 200~600 VAC, NEMA Type 3R Enclosed - Combination Starter

    Part Number200 V - 460 V SFA Range**600 V SFA Range**3-Phase HP (UL) / Max. SFA**Contactor NEMA Size
    200 V230 V460 V600 V
    HPSFAHPSFAHPSFAHPSFA
    EPS3R-S0-R-G156-86-8282858580
    EPS3R-S0-R-G208-118-113113117.5111011
    EPS3R-S0P-R-G3012-1712-17317517101715170+
    EPS3R-S0P-R-G4016-2216-225227.52215222022
    EPS3R-S1P-R-G5020-2820-287.5281028202825281+
    EPS3R-S1P-R-G6024-3224-327.532103220323032
    EPS3R-S2-R-G8032-4532-4510451545304540452
    EPS3R-S2-R-G10040-5240-521552155240525052
    EPS3R-S3-R-G12550-7150-7120712571507160713
    EPS3R-S3P-R-G15060-8060-7725803080608075773+
    • Includes service entrance circuit breaker disconnect.
    • **Use SFA Range or Max. SFA when sizing for submersible motor applications. If an amperage value for SFA is not published on the motor nameplate, consider SFA range to be FLA range

    3-Phase, 50/60 Hz, 200~600 VAC, NEMA Type 3R Enclosed - Standard Starter

    Part Number200 V - 460 V SFA Range**600 V SFA Range**3-Phase HP (UL) / Max. SFA**Contactor NEMA Size
    200 V230 V460 V600 V
    HPSFAHPSFAHPSFAHPSFA
    EPS3R-S1P-R-321-321-327.5321032203230321+
    EPS3R-S2-R-5222-5222-5215521552405250522
    EPS3R-S3P-R-8050-8050-7725803080608075773+
    • Disconnect not included.
    • **Use SFA Range or Max. SFA when sizing for submersible motor applications. If an amperage value for SFA is not published on the motor nameplate, consider SFA range to be FLA range

    3-Phase, 50/60 Hz, 200~600 VAC, NEMA Type 1 Enclosed

    Part Number200 V - 460 V SFA Range**600 V SFA Range**3-Phase HP (UL) / Max. SFA**Contactor NEMA Size
    200 V230 V460 V600 V
    HPSFAHPSFAHPSFAHPSFA
    EPS1-S1P-R-321-321-327.5321032203230321+
    EPS1-S2-R-5222-5222-5215521552405250522
    EPS1-S3P-R-8050-8050-7725803080608075773+
    • Disconnect not included.
    • **Use SFA Range or Max. SFA when sizing for submersible motor applications. If an amperage value for SFA is not published on the motor nameplate, consider SFA range to be FLA range

    Replacement Pump Starters

    EPS ModelContactorOverloadDisconnectDisconnect Handle & ShaftHOA Switch
    EPS3R-S0-R-G15MRC-18B-24VACRG51UTE100ENU FTU 15AEHV 0C-12HW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S0-R-G20MRC-18B-24VACRG51UTE100ENU FTU 20AEHV 0C-12HW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S0P-R-G30MRC-22B-24VACRG51UTE100ENU FTU 30AEHV 0C-12HW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S0P-R-G40MRC-22B-24VACRG51UTE100ENU FTU 40AEHV 0C-12HW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S1P-R-G50MRC-40A-24VACRG51UTE100ENU FTU 50AEHV 0C-12HW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S1P-R-G60MRC-40A-24VACRG51UTE100ENU FTU 60AEHV 0C-12HW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S2-R-G80MRC-50LA-24VACRG52UTE100ENU FTU 80AEHV 0C-12HW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S2-R-G100MRC-50LA-24VACRG52UTE100ENU FTU 100AEHV 0C-12HW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S3-R-G125MRC-85LA-24VACRG53UTE150NNU FTU 125AEHV 2-12HW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S3P-R-G150MRC-100LA-24VACRG53UTE150NNU FTU 150AEHV 2-12HW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S1P-R-32MRC-40A-24VACRG51N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S2-R-52MRC-50LA-24VACRG52N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
    EPS3R-S3P-R-80MRC-100LA-24VACRG53N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
    EPS1-S1P-R-32MRC-40A-24VACRG51N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
    EPS1-S2-R-52MRC-50LA-24VACRG52N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
    EPS1-S3P-R-80MRC-100LA-24VACRG53N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
    EPS4-S1P-R-32MRC-40A-24VACRG51N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
    EPS4-S2-R-52MRC-50LA-24VACRG52N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
    EPS4-S3P-R-80MRC-100LA-24VACRG53N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
    EPS4XF-S1P-R-32MRC-40A-24VACRG51N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
    EPS4XF-S2-R-52MRC-50LA-24VACRG52N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
    EPS4XF-S3P-R-80MRC-100LA-24VACRG53N/AN/AHW1S-3TF0
  • Factory Installable Options (3R Only)

    Part NumberDescription
    EPS-HOA-KEYKeyed HOA Switch
    EPS-RPL-120VRun Pilot Light
    EPS-FPL-120VFault Pilot Light
    EPS-SRGSurge Suppressor, Corner Grounded Power (up to 480V)
    EPS-SRG-240VSurge Suppressor, 200/230V
    EPS-SRG-480VSurge Suppressor, 460V
    EPS-SRG-600VSurge Suppressor, 600V
    EPS-2FCFloat Switch Control Terminals

    Specifications

    Starter Type
    EPS – Economy Pump Starter
    Standard or Combination (Service Entrance Rated)
    NEMA Type 1 or 3R Enclosed
    User Interface
    Settings AdjustmentsInternal
    Hand-Off-AutoNEMA 3R – Door mounted switch, NEMA 1 – Keypad
    Standard Control Operations
    InputAuto RunNormally open dry contact closure
    OutputFault RelayNormally open, 12-240V
    OperationalOverload TypeElectronic, I2t thermal trip curve
    Fault ResetManual
    Power Fail ModesSelectable: Return to Off mode or return to last mode (Hand, Off, or Auto)
    Environmental
    Ambient Operating Temp-5o to 140o F (-20o to 60o C)
    Ambient Storage Temp-5o to 185o F (-20o to 85o C)
    Relative Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing
    Motor ProtectionAdjustment / DescriptionDefault Setting
    Overload Setting RangeDiffers per modelPer SFA
    Overload Trip ClassClass S (Submersible)Always On
    Current Phase UnbalanceTrips within 3 seconds @ 25% current unbalanceAlways On
    *Trip threshold changes to 80% unbalance when off