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I have a bubble lamp that needs a replacement motor and it is a Homedics Model: P-12-3 Volt: 12V/60Hz Watt: 1.5W. Is this available as I really like my bubble lamp that changes colors.

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SOURCE: I need new air pump for Homedics Aquascape twist

I have an older & slightly different 4 sided tapered Homedics aquarium, but it has the same pump. I used a meter to determine that the proper voltage was coming out of the transformer, measured at the plug. I took the base apart & bypassed the female connector switch the transformer plug, plugs into. Everything worked fine, meaning the fail was in the female connector, as the wires were solidly soldered on. With a magnifying glass, I could see that a rectangular "C" type copper flange, had the side that touches the side of the plug when inserted, had broken off, therefore making no connection. Using an insulated screw driver, I temporarily completed the circuit & confirmed the problem. Cut out the old female connector & take that & with the transformer (& its plug) to an electronic components store & find a suitable replacement. You will need additional heat shrink tubing & to solder the connections.
If your pump is truly not working even if it is getting power, I don't know the answer the full answer to that. A privately owned aquarium store may test the pump for you, & offer to feel or replace the diaphragm & check valves if the motor works. I see the screws are painted with locktite after re-assembly so the parts don't vibrate loose. Good Luck.

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First and foremost, this switch's 2000VA / 1600W electrical rating is based on a incandescent load.

Let's do do the math on this one.. 18 x 50 = 900 watts. So, you're under the 1600 watt capacity, but I think this is a bit more involved than this.

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