I was looking at getting a Spectra Ventura 200T but the pricing of it here in Europe
makes it way more expensive than I am prepared to pay. As an alternative I’ve started looking at the Aquatec DC500 which is made in Germany
and is in my acceptable price
Aquatec Produkte 12 oder 24 Volt
Besides the pricing and the double output volume (60l/h v 31l/h), another plus for the Aquatec is that it is even more modular than the V200T giving me more potential installation
Downside is that the Aquatec is not an energy recovery WM and for every litre of water
produced, it uses a bit more than 2 times the amps (44a/h for 60l V 10a/h for 31l).
Regardless of which water
maker I get, I'm planning to get a Superwind wind
gen to go along side the 200w solar
to charge my 440ah house bank. The EU pricing is such that I can get the Aquatec & Superwind for around the same as the V200T
There will be two of us onboard and I want it to be "comfortable" for my girlfriend and not need to conserve water.
My guess is that running the DC500 for two hours every second day (120L less flush) will perhaps be sufficient, and if I time the running of the WM with a fully charged battery
and a bit of wind
, then the 44 a/h power drain will not be such an issue. If there is no wind and sun and I’m short of water, then the 60l/h will mean I don’t need to run the motor
Aquatec do make a smaller capacity unit, the DC320 which produces half the water at half the amps, but its only €300 cheaper and the unit is no smaller. I assume that my house bank size along with Solar/wind charging
is more than sufficient for the DC500.
Anyone have experience with Aquatec? and do my numbers “add up”?