Every Care-Free Water Conditioner requires a power supply to perform. There are various options to deliver the small current to the conditioner, with each attaching to the connection studs on the conditioner case.
Factors that influence the choice of power supply include;
- Availability of mains power supply
- Whether the installation is outdoor or indoor
- If the installation needs to be portable ie, Motorhomes
- The material of the waterline into which the conditioner will be plumbed
Below are some key details of each power supply.
Earth kits work on a principle of an “Earth Battery” where two differing metals, placed into the ground deliver a small electrical current.
The Earth Kit 1 (EK1) contains a single magnesium rod and works with the copper or galvanised pipe into which the conditioner is plumbed, thereby delivering a small electrical charge to the conditioner. The magnesium rod is a sacrificial anode and must be replaced every 18-24 months. It is recommended to keep the soil surrounding the rod damp..
The Earth Kit 2 (EK2) contains two rods, a magnesium rod and a copper rod that work together to deliver a small electrical charge to the conditioner. This earth kit is used when the conditioner is plumbed into PVC or plastic line. Like the EK1, the magnesium rod is a sacrificial anode and must be replaced every 18-24 months. It is recommended to keep the soil surrounding the rod damp.
Battery Pak (EK3)
The Battery Pak is a power pack that holds two D size cell batteries and operates at 2mA at 3V.
This power supply is great for portable applications such as caravans, motorhomes and boats. It is also useful in indoor situations where 240v power is not available.
It is recommended to replace the 2 x D Cell batteries in the Battery Pak every 12 months
Power Regulator (EK4)
The 240v power regulator (EK4) is a specifically designed power source to connect to mains power and deliver an electrical current to your conditioner. The EK4 operates at 40mA at 3V.
The EK4 can be installed in in almost every application where there is mains power available.