Aqua Medic USA

Aqua Medic DC Runner 5.2 Ultra Silent Return Pump


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With a new look and the same great qualities as its predecessor, the Aqua Medic DC Runner 5.2 Ultra Silent is a controllable DC pump which can be run on fresh or saltwater aquariums.


The DC Runner Ultra Silent pumps are magnetically coupled current pumps, equipped with newly developed optimized electronics, and have a fully encapsulated synchronous motor, making them one of the quietest pumps you will ever own.


The DC Runner Controller allows a variety of different flow running levels, operating at a 24 V DC safety voltage, with the included transformer.  

0-10 DC external control can be activated by holding down the FEED button, and be deactivated in the same fashion.

The pump automatically shuts off after 2 minutes without water flow, and can be reset by unplugging the controller.


The DC Runners are suitable for installation internal or external, fresh or saltwater.


  • For fresh or saltwater
  • 8 selectable flow rates
  • LED lit speed display
  • 10 minute feed mode
  • 0-10 V-connection you can control the DC Runner to an external control 
  • Highly efficient, power-saving DC motor
  • Polished ceramic shaft and bearings for quiet operation 
  • Rugged pump housing
  • Constructed from saltwater resistant materials

Technical Details Comparison:

Pump Model: DC Runner 1.2 DC Runner 2.2 DC Runner 3.2 DC Runner 5.2 DC Runner 9.2
Flow rate = up to 315 gph / 1200 lph up to 530 gph/ 2000 lph up to 790 gph / 3000 lph up to 1320 gph/ 5000 lph up to 2375 gph / 9000 lph
Max head pressure = up to 1.5 m up to 2.2 m up to 2.7 m up to 3.5 m up to 4.8 m
Power consumption = max. 12 W max. 20 W max. 25 W max. 50 W max. 65 W
Inlet diameter = 1" (25 mm) 1" (25 mm) 1.25" (32 mm) 1.25" (32 mm) 1.5" (40 mm)
Outlet diameter = .75" (20 mm) 1" (25 mm) 1" (25 mm) 1.25" (32 mm) 1.5" (40 mm)
Dimensions (l x w x h) = 5" x 2.4" x 3.4" 5.4" x 2.7" x 2.7" 7.9" x 3.6" x 4.8" 7.5" x 4.2" x 5.2" 7.9" x 4.2" x 7.1"
Pump power supply: 24 V24 V24 V24 V24 V
Power supply transformer: 100 - 240 V 50/60 Hz100 - 240 V 50/60 Hz100 - 240 V 50/60 Hz100 - 240 V 50/60 Hz100 - 240 V 50/60 Hz
Protection rating: IP X8IP X8IP X8IP X8IP X8


  • DC Runner 5.2 Return Pump
  • Controller
  • Pre-filter basket

Manufacturer Info

Aqua Medic Aquarium Supplies
Aqua Medic has been a prominent name in the aquarium industry for over 22 years. The company was founded in Bissendorf, Germany and opened a North America distribution center in 2002 to better serve hobbyists in the United States and Canada. As the company continually introduces new products from the European market into North America they also provide excellent service for all of their products and carries a wide variety of replacements parts. Their open relationship with customers welcomes suggestions and user feedback. We carry a variety of Aqua Medic aquarium supplies including pumps, protein skimmers, light fixtures and accessories.

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