Identify a suitable area where your new water feature can be placed, make sure the ground area is level and free from large stones
Carefully remove components from the box, lay them on a flat surface. The power set is not pre-connected, set up is a straight forward process and all connections are colour coded for ease of use.
Feed the pump and LED light cables through the cable hole (see diagram below) and towards the bottom of the plinth, then get the pump and LED light plugs out through the bottom access panel, ready for connecton to the control panel. Locate the black rubber hose under the sphere base board and attach the hose to the pump. Now you can place the stainless steel sphere onto the top of the plinth.
Attach the blue plug of the pump into the control panel's blue socket. Attach the orange plug of the LED light into the control panel's orange socket. Don't forget to seal the yellow port with the yellow rubber socket protector, this is important to avoid any water leaking through to the battery. The yellow port is used for the upgradable solar panel (sold seperately). Finally insert the control panel into the access panel in the correct direction.
Please note: there is a small hole near the access panel. This hole is used to feed the solar panel cable through to connect to the reverse of the control panel when upgraded.
Place the feature in your chosen location and fill the feature's resevoir with water, making sure the pump is fully submerged. The recommended amount of water is 6.5 litres (1.7 gallons). The solar panel cable hole (see end of step 4) will serve as an overflow so the resevoir is not over filled.
Twist the locking nut on the dark green door on the front of the control panel. Insert the yellow lithium battery and close the door, twist the locking nut to ensure no moisture can get into the battery chamber. The feature is now ready for use and is designed to turn on/off with the manual button or the built in timer functons for daily repeated 2/3/4 hour intervals.
The battery comes with a small amount of pre-charge power for immediate use. For best results, it is advised to charge the battery fully before using it for the first time. In order to charge the battery to full power you should use the provided Liberty usb charger and cable to charge the battery indoors. A red indicater light will illuminate while the battery is charging. When the battery has full power, the indicator light will turn green. It will take about 5 hours to charge the battery to full power.
Please note that ONLY the provided Liberty USB charger should be used, as other alternatives may damage the battery and will void the guarantee.
Step 8 - Using the control panel
Timer function mode (A,B):
Press the timer function mode switch (A) to select the desired time, press the switch repeatedly to select the required time 2, 3 or 4 hours (B). The indicator light on the timer function modes will illuminate blue on the selected time (B). The timer mode will now come on every day at the same time for the same length of time. For example: if you require the feature to come on every day at 5pm for 2 hours you will need to press the timer function mode (A) on at 5pm and until the blue indicator light is lit under the number 2 (B). The feature will now come on everyday at 5pm for 2 hours. This process can be repeated for the 3 and 4 hr settings.
Continual use mode (C)
Press on/off switch (C). The power indicator light will illuminate to show that the feature has been switched on (D). The feature will now run continuously until it runs out of all battery power.
Solar panel upgrade
If the optional solar panel upgrade has been installed, the solar panel will run and re-charge your feature for you, reducing the need to manually re-charge your battery in the home.
5 Watt Solar Panel Upgrade
Unique solar 'run and recharge' upgrade for your Liberty Water Feature
High power, eco solar panel
- Runs the feature whilst also charging the battery
- Fast transfer of energy from solar to charge the battery
- Continuous battery charging, even when on stand by
- Flexible solar panel location, 16' cable supplied
- Includes mounting bracket and ground spike
Solar Panel positioning
Position the solar panel to face South as much as possible to make the most of the daylight hours. It's important to angle the solar panel itself in between 30° and 45° against the vertical ground spike (see diagram above). Ensure the solar panel is not shaded by trees, shrubs or buldings.
Liberty Water Feature Care Instructions
- If pump starts to lose power, recharge the battery
- If the feature becomes dusty or dirty, clean with a dry cloth - Do not use detergent as it may discolour the product
- Remove battery before storing
- Store in a cool and dry location
- During winter, we recommend that you remove the battery, empty out all water and store your fountain and all components.
We recommend using Blagdon water feature treatments to maintain a clean, healthy, water feature. Find out more about the range here.