Pentair Challenger CF 1-1/2 HP 208/230V Energy Efficient FR Pump - CFII-N1-1-1/2FE



Part # 342236

By Pentair Pool Products



Part # 342236

Warranty 1 Year (See Pentair Warranty Card)

Manufacturer Code CFII-N1-1-1/2FE

Alternate Part #'s CFII-N1-1-1/2FE

Availability This is a special order item that takes approx. 4 weeks for delivery.

Product Description

Inyo Recommended Pumps

Challenger® High Flow pumps are designed to deliver increased flow rates needed in more demanding applications. And they deliver extra pumping power while minimizing energy use. These fiberglass reinforced pumps feature closed impellers and durable custom-molded thermoplastic components to meet the toughest operating conditions and keep on going. Thanks to a proprietary hydraulic design that’s been refined for over 40 years, the Pentair Challenger pump delivers superior performance using smaller horsepower motors that cost far less to run. For challenging applications where high flow rates are required, Challenger has set the industry standard for quiet, rugged reliability. Beyond efficiency, the top criteria for your pump should be long, trouble-free life and easy service which, Challenger pumps can give you year after year.


  • Proprietary internal design reduces friction and turbulence – this translates into less noise and greater
    energy efficiency for reduced operating cost.
  • Specially designed internal components and 2-inch ports provide rapid priming and further contribute
    to quiet operation.
  • Extra-large strainer basket extends time between cleanings.
  • One-bolt stainless steel clamp removes easily to provide quick access for maintenance.
  • Transparent lid with ergonomic handle provides easy access to strainer basket.

Product Specs:

  • Voltage = 208/230V
  • Horsepower = 1-1/2 HP
  • Motor: Energy Efficient, Full-Rated
  • Full Load Amps = 9.6/8.8
  • Service Factor = 1.47
  • Pipe Size = 2"

Product Specifications

1 1/2 HP
208/230 V
9.6 - 8.8
Port Size:
2 in.
Service Factor:

?     Asked on 7/26/2018 by Mark

I want to connect the pump with a socket unions so it can be disconnected easily. What size PVC threads are there for the intake and outtake?

A  Answered on 7/26/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mak. The ports on this pump are 2" MPT. You can use the Quick Disconnect Unions - 355309 which is the OEM unions for this pump. 

?     Asked on 6/19/2017 by

My 1.5 hp pool pump makes a humming sound but will not start up.

A  Answered on 6/21/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The motor could be bad or needs a new capacitor. You can use our Pool Motor Troubleshooting blog for more info.

?     Asked on 3/3/2017 by Toby Hill

Where do u put seal kit (mechanical seal?

A  Answered on 3/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Here is a great video on How To Replace a Pool Motor Shaft Seal on the DIY section of our website. The shaft seal is installed on the shaft of the motor between the impeller and the motor mounting plate.


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