No Electric outlet or battery needed. This product floats on the water and starts pumping water soon after bright sunlight shines directly on the solar cells. It is a an energy-saving solar fountain suitable for garden decoration, bird bath, small pond, water circulation for oxygen. Installation is simple, easy to use, as long as there is direct sunlight on the solar cells without shadows, water pump will start working in a few seconds. *Kindly note that the bird bath is just an example of how it would work with our solar pump. Bird bath is not included. *Instructions for Additional Accessories: Included are a 2" suction cup and fishing line to help stabilize the pump in smooth bottom birdbath. Simply use the fishing line to tie a loop on the suction cup and put the loop over the spout of the pump to keep it in place. Please see the last photo for your reference. If your birdbath does not have a smooth bottom, you may have to pile some pebbles around it. Every birdbath is different, our customer can always call Solarrific ® for recommendations. Please note that this product is assembled by hand. Before assembly, we put a protective film on the solar panel, so that there may be scratches on the film and the solar panel. The scratches will not affect the performance of this product. Unlike most other solar garden products, the material on their solar panel becomes white or cloudy within a year. To prevent this problem, we put a special material on our solar panel although not scratch resistant but it will last up to 3 to 4 year. For instructions on how to properly clean the pump, please see our video on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp04rL0O6v0
- 1.4 watt solar cell
- Maximum water height = 18" Minimum water depth in fountain should be 1 3/4"
- Lifespan 10,000 hours
- Works in full sun only (not shade or cloudy day). Pump must be immersed in water with full sun to solar panel to function.
- Please be aware that we recently found unauthorized sellers on Amazon. Please note that AFAITH and acebox are not an authorized sellers of Solarrific product.