The Little Giant VCMX-20ULST belong to the VCMS Series from Little Giant which is the latest series of products and is ideal for collecting, detecting, and the automatic removal of condensate from de-humidifiers,air conditioning equipment, condensing boilers, high efficiency furnaces and other equipment where an automatic drain pump is required.
This pump includes a patent peding cooling design for its 1/30 HP high performance motor. This feature alone is designed to increase the pump life. Furthermore it features an oil-resistant tank that eliminates and mitigates the problem of cracked tanks with exposure to oil.
Among the other features there is also a a 1/4 turn check valve which allows servicing the pump without removal of tubing. A feature designed for water spills elimination. The pumps also includes a mounting bracked for an easier installation, and, as most of the Little Giant pumps in the market, a safety switch that can be wired into your air conditioner system (or a similar system).
As we already discussed in our Condensate Pumps section this switch is very useful in the event of the pump fails and the water level reaches the point where it is about to overflow. The switch will prevent the compressor from running switching it off. This will prevent the tank from over flooding. Most systems are already wired for safety switches. Most of the air conditioning system already on the market are already built to be connected with safety switches like this.
Among the other features included with this pump there is also a 20 feet of tubing and a 6 foot long power cord. This pumps has also a rubber feet built to absorb vibrations when installed on hard surfaces it has an overall slimmer footprint size which provides more flexibility if this need to be installed in tight spaces.
We have received many questions from readers asking what’s the real difference between this VCMX-20ULST and another well known product from Little Giant as the VCMA-20ULS. The answer to this question is yet another feature that we haven’t listed above. In fact the VCMX series of pumps have an higher capacity pump versus the VCMA medium tank series. This device can pump more condensate per hour (80gph versus 65gph of VCMA-20ULS) and to a higher head (20 ft. vs. 16 ft.).
The VCMX-20ULST also feels like it’s very resistant. In fact is definitely heavier that other similar devices on the market because built with stronger materials. And yet another feature that you want to consider is the fact that the pump is very very QUIET which is often a feature requested by those who put alot of emphasis on the sound level emitted by these apparates.
The set-up process of this pump is also quite straightforward including clear instructions for an optimal installation. You can use the 20 feet tubing that the pump came with to reach pipes or a drain located on the far sides of your ac, de-humidifier, etc. systems. The length of this tubing should be enough for most users and it will definitely save you a trip to the hardware store to buy extra tubing.
The pump is completely automatic and will do a flawless job of emptying your condensation system bucket in a way that you’ll probably forget about having one.
After several research and test we’ve come to the conclusions that this is definitely the best condensate pump currently available from Little Giant and maybe on the entire market, at this price. It include several improvements compared to other Little Giant products, it’s very quiet and very resistant. It includes tubing sufficiently long to reach the closest pipe or drain in your home and finally is also very affordable.
We strongly recommend to buy this product from Amazon to enjoy their fast delivery service and also to stay assured on their customer support should you have any problem with this product during the 12 month warranty after the purchase. Check also the customer reviews for this product on Amazon and you will notice that none of those who bought this condensate pump has so far complained about it.