Pentair Challenger CH 1-1/2 HP 115/230V Single Speed, UR Pump - CHII-N1-1-1/2A


Part # 346206

By Pentair Pool Products



Part # 346206

Warranty 1 Year (See Pentair Warranty Card)

Manufacturer Code CHII-N1-1-1/2A

Alternate Part #'s CHII-N1-1-1/2A, PEN346206

Product Description

Inyo Recommended Pumps

Challenger® high pressure pumps are designed specifically for applications requiring higher pressure operation to feed multiple needs beyond pool water circulation. These needs include spa jets, in-floor cleaning systems, as well as decorative water features like waterfalls and fountains. Plus, they provide effective power while remaining highly efficient and delivering years of unattended performance. Challenger pumps come equipped with rugged fiberglass reinforced housing that features closed impellers and durable, custom-molded thermoplastic components that stand up to high pressure operation year after year. Beyond efficiency, the top criteria for your pump should be long, trouble-free life and easy service. Challenger® high pressure pumps perform year after year because of superior design and the most rugged construction. Service-friendly features make routine maintenance a snap.


  • Proprietary hydraulic design reduces friction and turbulence so more water races through your system with less noise and greater energy efficiency.
  • Standard 2 inch suction and discharge ports permit maximum operating efficiency.
  • Extra-large strainer basket extends time between cleanings.
  • Transparent strainer pot lid with comfortable handle provides easy access to strainer basket.
  • Unique diffuser and impeller provide excellent high pressure performance for all types of demanding installations.
  • One-bolt stainless steel clamp removes easily to provide quick access for any required service.
  • Power end can easily be removed for service or winterizing without disturbing piping or pump support base.
  • No tool required for removing thumbscrew drain plugs for draining and winterizing.
  • Internal components and 2 inch ports are designed to provide rapid priming and quiet operation.

Product Specs:

  • Voltage = 115/230V
  • Horsepower = 1-1/2 HP
  • Motor: Single-Speed, Up-Rated
  • Full Load Amps = 16.0/8.0
  • Service Factor = 1.10
  • Pipe Size = 2"

Product Specifications

1 1/2 HP
115/208 - 230 V
16.0/7.8 - 8.0
Port Size:
2 in.
Service Factor:

?     Asked on 4/27/2020by Jimmy Skeen

Can you purchase without the electric motor? I replaced it last year and only need the pump.

A  Answered on 11/4/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Jimmy, yes you can essentially rebuild the pump by purchasing all components for your particular Pentair Challenger pump model using this parts diagram

?     Asked on 6/28/2019by Julio Cisneros

The picture shows the pump and the motor. I just want make sure... 600 is for just the pump right. No motor?

A  Answered on 6/28/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Julio. This pump includes the motor. 

  • Commented on 7/1/2019 by Product Owner

    I just bought the motor last month from you guys. Do you sell just the pump?

?     Asked on 6/14/2019by Bill

is this pump #346206 a 2" suction & discharge

A  Answered on 6/14/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bill. Yes, this pump has 2" ports. 

?     Asked on 7/22/2017by Jim

What is the correct replacement motor in energy efficient and standard motors?

A  Answered on 7/22/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Jim, The replacement motor would be the B854 motor. The only way to get a more energy efficient motor, would be with a 2 speed or variable speed motor. Please keep in mind that a 2 speed and variable speed will only run on 230v. 

?     Asked on 6/16/2017by Inyo Visitor

Is this the replacement for CHII-N1-1-1/2A part number 168453-24

A  Answered on 6/18/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Yes, this Challenger Pump is a direct replacement for the CHII-N1-1-1/2A model.