I have a pump that is powered when plugged into the mains.

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B running Raspbian Jessie.

  1. How can I switch this pump on/off via software running on the raspberry pi? (Ideally Java?)
  2. Is it possible to power this pump with multiple raspberry pi instead of using the mains?

Pond Pump

Pump: http://www.hozelock.com/aquatics/pumps/filter-pumps/titan/titan-3000.html

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Question 2: NO. This pump needs 230V mains voltage (AC) ... the rPi supplies 5V and 3V3, both DC.

Question 1 has been answered a gazillion times on this site as well as on the rest of the internet, just google for "Raspberry Pi AC pump relay" - for example this article on this site: How can one control AC power (220V) with a Raspberry Pi?

  • Thanks, I hadn't realised an "AC pump relay" was what I was looking for.
    – Kevvvvyp
    Oct 11, 2015 at 19:15

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