The Katadyn PowerSurvivor 40E is the smallest electric desalinator in the world. With its particularly compact and robust design, it can fit into even the smallest niches and is ideally suited for the harsh conditions on board. In an emergency, the PowerSurvivor 40E can also be operated manually for drinking water production.
The desalinator produces 5.7 liters of fresh water per hour (1.3 gallons per hour) via reverse osmosis (+/- 15%). Thanks to Katadyn's patented energy recovery pump, power consumption is only 4 amps per hour. Energy recovery makes the desalinator ideal for direct connection to the consumer batteries (12 volts). In combination with alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power, a self-sufficient water supply can be ensured.
Its features make the watermaker ideal for crews with little water needs and/or limited space on board. Thanks to the dual operating options (electric and manual), the Katadyn PowerSurvivor 40E is also very popular with the offshore sailing community as a backup system for larger desalination plants.
|Water output:||5.7 liters/hour (1.3 gallons/hour) (+/- 15%)|
|Operating mode:||electrical / manual|
|Energy supply:||12 Volt DC|
|Energy consumption:||When operated electrically: avg. 48 Watt/hour|
|Manual use:||Optimal pumping frequency 30 shocks per minute (requires little effort)|
|Weight:||11.3 kg / 24.3 lb|
|Dimensions:||L: 44.5 cm, w: 40.5 cm, h: 15.2 cm|
|Material:||Stainless steel, high-quality plastic, membrane approved by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration)|
Please be sure to consult the chapter "Maintenance and Service" in the manual.
- Seals: Replace after approx. 1000 operating hours.
- Eccentric Drive: after approx. 1000 operating hours or if salt water is suspected to have entered the housing, the eccentric drive must be inspected, cleaned and lubricated.
- Pump piston rod: regular greasing and cleaning.
- Pre-filter maintenance: The 30 micron pre-filter should be replaced regularly. If a mesh filter is used additionally and before the prefilter to filter out larger sediment, it should be cleaned regularly.
- Membrane: With proper care, the Katadyn membrane does not need to be replaced until after several thousand hours of operation.
Membrane storage & preservation:
Preservation is required to eliminate all bacteria and organisms in the desalination system. In temperate climates, preservation is required from one week, and in tropical climates, preservation is required from four days. After preservation, the Katadyn PowerSurvivor 40E can be stored for one year. For multi-year storage, conserve once a year.
- Katadyn Membrane Preservative (240g)
Cleaning the membrane:
Cleaning of the membrane normally is not required and should only be done when necessary. Cleaning with chemicals is only necessary if dirt sticks to the membranes. In this case, the fouling has a negative impact on the fresh water quality and quantity produced, as well as on the energy required for production. A distinction is made between organic fouling and mineral fouling, each of which is treated with the following products:
- Katadyn alkaline (basic) membrane cleaner: Ff the membrane is fouled with organic fouling, it is cleaned with an alkaline (basic) membrane cleaner. The organic fouling usually occurs when used continuously in brackish water or when the system has not been preserved.
- Katadyn acidic membrane cleaner: If the membrane is fouled with mineral deposits, it is cleaned with an acidic membrane cleaner. A common indicator of mineral deposits in the system is a lower production of fresh water.
Never mix the chemicals.