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, this is a straight forward process and all connections are colour coded for easy use, please see step 4 and step 5 for further details.
Place the pump and the LED light in the barrel and feed the light’s cable and the pump’s cable through the hole on top of the raised section, cables exit out from the access panel ready for connection to the control panel. Note the LED light can be fixed to a post in the bottom of barrel.
Place the lower column and bucket onto the barrel, its black base board can be supported with the raised two spots on barrel wall. Then connect the upper column to the lower column, feed the hose through the lower column down to barrel and connect to pump. (see diagram)
Attach the blue plug of the pump into control panel’s blue socket (see diagram). Attach the orange plug of the
LED light into control panel’s orange socket (see diagram). Don’t forget to close the control panel’s yellow port with
the rubber socket protector. The yellow port is used for recharging and connecting to a solar panel which is sold separately (see pic B). Insert the control panel into the side access panel. Please note there is a small hole beside the access panel. This hole will be used to feed the solar panel cable through to connect with control panel when you upgrade to a solar panel.
Place the feature in your chosen location and fill the features reservoir with water, making sure the pump Is fully submerged. The recommended amount of water is 10 litres (2.64 gallons).
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 to the battery. The feature is now ready for use and is designed to turn on/off with the manual button or the built in timer functions for 2/3/4 hour intervals can be used.
The battery comes with a small 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 can use the provided USB charger and cable with micro USB connector to charge the battery in the home. A Red indicator light will illuminate while the battery is charging. When the battery has full power, the indicator light will turn Green. Charging the battery will take approximately 5 hours.
Using the control panel:
Timer function modes (A,B): Press the timer function mode switch (A) to select the desired time, press this 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 switch (A) on at 5pm and until the blue indicator light is lit under the number 2 (B). The feature will now come on every day at 5pm for 2 hours, This process can be repeated for the 3 and 4 hour settings.
Continual use or Sun only mode (C):
Press the 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 the battery runs out of power. If the optional solar panel upgrade has been installed the feature will run continuously all the time the panel receives energy from the sun and the battery still has charge. The solar panel will run and re-charge your feature for you, reducing the need to manually re-charge your battery.
5 Watt Solar Panel Upgrade
Unique solar 'run & recharge' upgrade for your Liberty Water Feature
High Power, eco solar panel
- Runs the feature whilst also charging the batter
- 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
Positioning the solar panel to face South as much as possible to make the most of the daylight house. It's important to angle the solar panel itself in between 30 to 45 degrees against the vertical ground spike (see diagram). Ensure the solar panel is not shaded by trees, shrubs or buildings (see diagram above)
- If pump starts to lose power, recharge 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 here.