Nuwave MD600-66

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Product Ref: MD600-66

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Nuwave MD600-66

Height: 763mm (30")
Depth (inc. hoses): 470 - 520mm (18 1/2" - 20 1/2")*
Width: 245 (9 5/8")
Maximum output: 2,950 litres at 21 deg C (300ppm)
Peak Flow Rate: 50 litres per min. (when installed with large bore kit)
Salt used per full regeneration 2.4kg
Salt type used: Tablet salt
Power: 24v 50hz
Power supply: 13A Plugged PS 240v to 24v
Control valve Fleck 6600 (Proportional Brining)
In/out flow connections: 3/4" BSP Male
Drain connection: 1/2" Barb
Overflow connection: 1/2" Barb
Min/Max water pressure 1.7 to 5 bar

* Dependent on pipe/hose connections

Nuwave MD600-66

Developed to make softened water a very affordable luxury, Nuwave 400 series softeners can easily cope with the demands of small to medium sized households.

The compact and efficient design of the Nuwave 400 series along with the state-of-the-art metering control valve that is simple to set up and automatically adjusts its regeneration programme according to water usage provide optimum performance whilst using the minimum amount of salt. The total result being a softener that is efficient, economical and totally reliable – bringing immediate improvements in water quality and reduced bills.

The Nuwave MD400-66 has been designed to combine a compact shape with maximum performance. With enough capacity for an average sized household the Nuwave MD400-66 provides the highest levels of efficiency, producing the maximum softened water for every kilo of salt used. The heart of this softener is the Fleck 6600 Control Valve which incorporates Proportional Brining giving addition savings on salt and water used during regeneration.

Hard Water – The Problem

Hard water contains dissolved lime, chalk and other minerals. Falling rainwater, which is naturally soft, will absorb these minerals when it percolates through porous chalk and limestone and into the water table. This process only takes place with porous rock, when rainwater falls onto hard non-porous rock such as granite it remains soft, as it cannot penetrate the rock to absorb the minerals.

Hard water is more commonly found in Central, Eastern and Southern regions of the country (approximately 60% of households).

Hard water is generally responsible for the scum, scale and tidemarks found around sink, basins and baths. These minerals are left as a deposit whenever hard water is heated or left to evaporate. Common examples are: white marks, scale and stains on sinks, toilets, shower heads, basins, the base of taps and furred kettle elements. These are the visible signs of hard water; however, there are more unseen and potentially more costly examples of hard water – clogged pipes and failure of central heating elements/pumps.

Hard Water – The Cost

Official government figures released graphically show the potential cost of hard water. Only 1.5mm of scale reduces the efficiency of your boiler by almost 10%.

A Nuwave water softener can actually remove the build-up of scale in your pipes by dissolving and washing away all of the scale, returning your hot water heating system to its original condition.

Soft Water – The Solution

The benefits of soft water are immediate.

In the bathroom the first time you shampoo your hair in softened water you’ll be struck by how easily it lathers up. After rinsing, It feels squeaky clean and softer than ever before.

A shower or a bath feels more luxurious and many committed users of soft water claim that softened water even clears up minor skin problems such as irritation and dryness. If you have hard water you’ll know how frustrating it can be to spend ages cleaning the sinks and baths, shining up the taps and scouring out the shower cubicle when you know that the very next time they are used all that work will have been for nothing.

In the kitchen there will be a reduction in the build-up of scale around taps and the sink, meaning less time scrubbing with a scourer. A Nuwave water softener will also eliminate the need to use salt in most dishwashers. Your glasses and crockery will dry without spotting or streaking. The softened water will also eliminate the build-up of limescale in your pipes and on your heating elements found in dishwashers and washing machine, leading to fewer expensive engineer callouts and spare parts.

There are additional benefits to installing a water softener like:

  • Saving money – you can expect a reduction of up to 50% in the amount of detergents, soaps and shampoos that you use.
  • Saving time – as there is no build of scale around the sinks, basins, baths showers and taps etc., which means you can spend less time cleaning and more time on the pleasurable things in life.

How does it work?

A water softener works by forcing hard water into a tank of millions of tiny beads of special resin. As hard water passes over the beads a process known as ion exchange occurs and this causes the water to become soft. After a while (depends on the local hardness and the programmed volume of water passed) the resin becomes exhausted and has to be regenerated. This is achieved by passing a salt water solution (brine) through the resin bed (tank); this process is known as regeneration and is common to all ion exchange water softeners, as the salt passes through the resin, the resin is charged with sodium while the calcium and magnesium (limescale) along with the salt water solution (brine) is flushed down the drain and does not enter your domestic water. However it’s how each manufacturer goes about this process that separates the best from merely the average.