1048 Universal Pump (160 GPH)

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German-made and extremely quiet. EHEIM universal pumps offer a large power spectrum and versatile uses. They also feature outstanding continuous operation characteristics in a more robust pump.

  • Output: 160 GPH
  • Head Height: 6 ft.
  • Power Watt: 10W
  • Intake: 1/2"
  • Outlet: 1/2"
  • Dimensions: 4.5" x 5.8" x 4.75”


These versatile water pumps are perfect for returning water from sump filter systems and can be used either submerged in the water or located in-line outside of the sump (less heat transfer). Highly energy efficient with silent operation, these dependable pumps will give years of operation.

  • Universal pumps are designed for use in/under water as well as for powerful use outside.
  • All universal pumps have a hermetically sealed motor body. That guarantees maximum safety.
  • The integrated pre-filter prevents objects from entering the impeller and ensures long performance.
  • The inlet connector is designed for safe hose connection.
  • The pressure connector enables the use of interesting accessories such as installation SET 2.
  • The supplied assembly plate enables different assembly options.
  • Low energy, less heat transfer to water
  • Can be used submerged or in-line
  • Silent operation
  • Ceramic shaft, suitable for fresh or saltwater
  • Threaded hose barbs for intake/outlet included
  • Optional screen prefilter intake


Quick Compare - Eheim Universal Pump

ModelPower UsageMaximum Head PressureMaximum FlowOverall Dimensions
1046 5 Watts 3.11 Ft. 80 GPH 4" x 5.8" x 3”


10 Watts

6 Ft.

160 GPH

4.5" x 5.8" x 4.75”

1250 28 Watts 6.5 Ft. 320 GPH 4.75" x 7" x 3.75”
1260 65 Watts 12 Ft. 640 GPH 6.25” x 8.5” x 4.5”


80 Watts

12 Ft.

910 GPH

6.25 x 8.5 x 4.5”

More Information
UPC 720686103245
Variable Speed No
Gallons Per Hour 100 - 300 GPH
Max Head Height 5 -10 Feet
Output Size 0.5" (1/2 in.)
Power Type AC
Power Consumption 10W
Input Size 0.5" (1/2 in.)
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Product Questions

Is it 110 volts
Question by: John keye on Jan 27, 2018, 6:04 PM
Yes, all of the Eheim pumps we carry are 110V.
Answer by: Charlie on Jan 28, 2018, 7:47 PM
I need to replace my pump, I have a 55 gallon cube. What is the best pump / model i can buy.

Thank you
Question by: tom on Feb 4, 2016, 9:52 AM
Great question!
We have had a great experience with both Eheim pumps and Sicce. You will need a minimum flow of 550 GPH for a tank of your size. Ideally with head height you can go for a maximum of 750 GPH to compensate for head loss. I have included a link to the Sicce pump below.
Answer by: Connor on Feb 26, 2016, 9:20 AM