1. Electric motor protection against water
The totally enclosed electric motor
used by the RiverXP (TEFC grade) is protected from water splashes
2. Electric motor protection against shock
The original motor insulation prevents
shocks during normal operation.
3. Electric insulation of the shaft
The rotor of the electric motor is
electrically insulated from the shaft of the propulsion system
through a special insulation joint. This prevents shocks in the
very unlikely case of total motor meltdown.
insulation of the supporting body
The stator of the motor is electrically
insulated from the body of the unit through a special
non-conductive UHMW flange, tightened with insulated bolts and
insulating washers, preventing shocks in the very unlikely case of
total motor meltdown.
A ground wire is attached to the
support of the motor receptacle, preventing unforeseen electrical
charges at the ground level of the unit.
6. Automatic plug
The motor power plug is designed to
automatically disconnect (unplug) from its receptacle in the very
unlikely case of a faulty or unbalanced installation, in order to
prevent any electrical current from reaching the pool water.
Indoor models, as a further safety, are designed so that the power
cord will unplug if the unit were to collapse.
7. Low voltage
sensors and switches
The various sensors and illuminated
switches are powered with low voltage, as to avoid any hazard to
8. Low voltage
The pump of the water feature is also
powered at low voltage (12V DC), as to avoid any hazard to
9. Non conductive
The RiverXP support I-beams are made of
non-conductive fiberglass, to prevent any electrical conductivity
between the unit and the outside world.
The RiverXP cover (rock formation /
water feature) is made of non-conductive resin. When installed, it
both prevents access to the mechanical and electrical elements, as
well as providing electrical insulation from those elements.
11. Inlet safety
The RiverXP inlet (under water) is
protected by a stainless steel mesh, to prevent any small object
from being pulled into the propulsion system.
12. Inlet safety
The RiverXP inlet is further protected
by an extension: A 12" diameter three foot long corrugated pipe
with many openings provides for decreasing and spreading the water
pull in a safe way. Underwater divers, who might touch the pipe
extension, will not feel a pull on their body parts or clothing.
13. Inlet safety
The inlet corrugated pipe's bottom
opening is protected by stainless steel rods, so that children who
might dive under the unit will not be able to fit body parts into
the extension safety pipe.
14. Inlet safety
The inlet corrugated pipe's openings
are far away from the mesh, so that long hair is prevented from
possibly becoming entangled with the inlet mesh.
15. Water outlet protection
The RiverXP water outlet (also
underwater) is protected by three horizontal safety rods, so that
children cannot accidentally reach the propulsion system with
The water outlet of the RiverXP: