ACTIVATED CARBON FILTER
Other than keeping track of usage, you may find that water from your LifeSaver product is less palatable after time. Unlike the hollow fibre membranes filter, the carbon will carry on working past its expiry. We recommend you keep track of approximately how many litres of water have been produced from the LifeSaver product.
An activated carbon filter removes chlorine, taste, smell and odour.
A LifeSaver Liberty™ Activated Carbon Disc will process approximately 100 litres of water. A LifeSaver 4000UF and 6000UF Bottle Activated Carbon Filter will process approximately 250 litres of water. A LifeSaver Cube Activated Carbon Filter will process approximately 100 litres of water. A LifeSaver Jerrycan Activated Carbon Filter will process approximately 500 litres of water.
The activated carbon filter is an optional extra. The LifeSaver® water filter will continue to remove all microbiological contamination with or without the activated carbon filter in place.
Operate the product as per the product instruction manual, with the recommended maximum water level and the recommended maximum number of pumps. If no water is being dispensed from the LifeSaver product, the cartridge has expired.
FailSafe technology is an automatic indicator of when the cartridge in the product needs replacing. When the service life of the cartridge has been fulfilled, the pores will become blocked by contaminants. The cartridge will stop passing water. This takes away the guess work of knowing whether your LifeSaver product is still effectively filtering water.
You can scoop water using a LifeSaver product from any fresh water source including: lakes, rivers, streams and ponds. Be careful not to contaminate the tap of the LifeSaver Cube or LifeSaver Jerrycan with dirty water. Keep the snap-shut lid of the LifeSaver Bottle closed when submerging in dirty water to keep the nozzle clean. Alternatively water can be poured into a LifeSaver product from a tap, hose, pitcher, bucket, rainwater harvesting system or from any other container suitable for holding water.The new LifeSaver Liberty™ bottle can be used as per our other products, to scoop water directly or have water poured into it, however there is also a second technique available. This bottle is the worlds only water filter bottle which can also be used as an inline filter. Using the 6ft Scavenger Hose, which comes included, the user can pump directly from the water source through the LifeSaver Liberty™, filling other containers with safe, clean water.
LifeSaver products are sealed units that are pressurised by using a hand pump. The pressure forces water through the pores of the ultra filtration cartridge and out through the exit nozzle leaving microbiological contamination trapped in the cartridge.
Once your product is primed, water flow is instant. Fill. Pump. Drink.
The ultra filtration technology within LifeSaver products remove microbiological contamination from water. The LifeSaver Liberty™ bottle filters out 99.999% of viruses, 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% of cysts. All other LifeSaver products filter out 99.99% viruses, 99.9999% bacteria and 99.99% cysts.
Membrane manufacturers cannot specify an exact uniform pore size across all of their membranes due to variance which occurs in membrane production. It is for this reason that LifeSaver do not quote a specific figure. LifeSaver can guarantee that the membranes used in our products have a spread of pore sizes that ensure LifeSaver exceeds the microbiological reduction requirements of NSF P231 & EPA guidelines. LifeSaver believe this to be the most accurate and relevant measurement of water filtration effectiveness.
Clean your LifeSaver product before re-use, refer to the product instruction manual for cleaning instructions. Fit a new activated carbon filter before re-use if required; refer to the product instruction manual for guidance.
If you’ve already primed and used your product but now won’t be using it for one month or more, we recommend discarding the activated carbon filter. Then clean your LifeSaver product as per the cleaning instructions, detailed in the product instruction manual. Release pressure from the product by unscrewing the pump slowly until you hear a hiss sound. Hold on to the pump firmly whilst unscrewing. Store at least 1 inch/2.5cm of water in the product at all times. After pressure is released screw the pump back into place. Ensure the pump is tight and tap is off. Store in a cool environment away from direct sunlight.
The minimum operating temperature is >0 oC / 32 oF. We suggest the use of an insulating wrap or bag to avoid freezing.
Do not leave the LifeSaver product in direct sunlight for long periods of time. The maximum operating temperature is 50 oc/122 oF.
Particularly turbid water can reduce the life of the cartridge. Over time, water that contains visible mud and debris will form a layer on the surface of the cartridge. Periodic cleaning of the cartridge will maximise the life of your LifeSaver product.
All LifeSaver water filters contain replaceable ultra filtration cartridges. These cartridges differ in size, and the size dictates the amount of water the cartridge will filter before needing to be replaced.Each cartridge specifies the amount of litres of water it can filter up to, in ideal conditions. The cartridge will remain effective for the amount of time it takes the user to filter the amount of litres specified for that cartridge, as long as the cartridge is kept hydrated as per the storage instructions and well maintained as per the maintenance and care instructions.As an example, the LifeSaver 4000UF Bottle Cartridge is specified to filter up to 4,000 litres. If the user filtered 3 litres per day (as per the World Health Organisations’ recommendation for daily water intake), the cartridge would be effective for up to 3 years and 7 months.
As the cartridge reaches the end of its life, a greater number of pumps are required to induce water flow. There will come a point at which, despite the recommended maximum number of pumps, water does not flow. Before you install a new cartridge, check the level of water in the product, as water level becomes low, flow rate can reduce. Clean the product as the cartridge may be covered in dirt and debris. Refer to the product instruction manual for cleaning instructions.
You can install a 4000UF cartridge into a 6000UF bottle shell and vice versa. Likewise you can fit a LifeSaver Jerrycan shell with either a 10000UF cartridge or a 20000UF cartridge.
LifeSaver Liberty™ = 400mL / 14 US oz LifeSaver 4000UF and 6000UF Bottle = 750ml / 25.3 US oz LifeSaver Jerrycan = 18.5L / 625.44 US oz LifeSaver Cube = 5L / 168 US oz LifeSaver C2 = 750L / 26,396 US oz
All plastics used in the production of LifeSaver products are food grade and BPA and BPS free.