This 24V vacuum pump sucks air through the seeder’s luer lock needle in order to suction-hold a seed on the needle tip during planting. It features a PCB direct-soldered onto the back of the motor to provide EMI filtering and smooth startup current draw.
|input voltage||24V DC|
|connectors||Three 3/16" male quick-connect terminals (prior to January 2023)
Molex part 70543-0037 (January 2023 and later)
|barb size||For 6mm ID tubing|
|pcb||PCB with EMI filtering and soft-start circuitry soldered onto back of motor|
|pcb color||Matte black with gold ENIG|
Genesis - 1
Genesis XL - 1
|Purchase||The FarmBot Shop|
|internal-part-name||Vacuum Pump - 24V with EMI Filter|
Thank you Réstep
The EMI filter circuit included on the back of the v1.6 vacuum pump is based on Chris Arntzen’s openly licensed Réstep EMI Filter add-on for older versions of FarmBot’s vacuum pump.
Thank you Chris for lending your expertise in electronics design to the FarmBot community with this fantastic open-source contribution!
|Performance||Connect the vacuum pump to a 24V power source, vacuum air tube, UTM, and seeder tool.||The vacuum should exert enough suction to pick up a seed||N/A|
|Terminal size||Connnect a vacuum pump cable.||The cable’s connectors should connect to the terminals as expected||N/A|
|PCB color||Inspect the PCB’s color.||Matte black||N/A|
|Size||Assembly a vacuum pump, vacuum pump mount plate, vacuum pump cover, and z-axis extrusion according to the FarmBot system design.||Vacuum pump should fit inside the housing without interference,||N/A|
|Inlet size||Connect a vacuum air tube to the vacuum pump’s inlet.||Tube should connect as expected, requiring a small amount of force to remove.||N/A|