You're no doubt familiar with the conventional products filtering tap water. They typically filter calcium from the water and reduce the content of any substances that lend the water an unpleasant odor or taste. But what if you live in an area with very hard water that causes limescale deposits in household appliances, where conventional filter cartridges are inadequate of protecting against limescale deposits?
The BWT filter cartridge for Soft Filtered Water EXTRA is used in particular to treat water with a high degree of hardness. This reliable reduction of the water hardness protects household appliances from limescale deposits. This filter was specifically developed to reduce the heavy metals content in water (e.g. lead, copper) as well as substances that lend water an unpleasant odour and/or taste, like chlorine. The result is a transformation of tap water into a premium-quality taste sensation.
|Filter capacity||120 L @ 15-18°d KH|
|Change Interval||4 weeks|
|Filter time||5 min|
|pH value||5,5 - 7,0|
|Chlorine reduction||> 99 %|
|Heavy metal reduction||> 95 %|
|Reduction of organic substances||Yes|
|Limescale protection||Yes, 30% better limescale protection|
Soft Filtered Water EXTRA
Balanced Alkalized Watermore
Magnesium Mineralized Watermore
Magnesium Mineralized Water + Zincmore
Soft Filtered Watermore
|Filter capacity||120 L @ 15-18°d KH||120 L||120 L @ 15-18°d KH||120 L @ 15-18°d KH||120 L @ 12-14°d KH|
|Change Interval||4 weeks||4 weeks||4 weeks||4 weeks||4 weeks|
|Filter time||5 min||5 min||5 min||5 min||5 min|
|pH value||5,5 - 7,0||> 8,5||6,3 - 7,0||6,3 - 7,0||6,0 - 7,0|
|Chlorine reduction||> 99 %||> 99 %||> 99 %||> 99 %||> 99 %|
|Heavy metal reduction||> 95 %||> 95 %||> 95 %||> 95 %||> 95 %|
|Reduction of organic substances||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Limescale protection||Yes, 30% better limescale protection||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Magnesium release||-||-||25 - 30 mg/l||25 - 30 mg/l||-|
|Zinc release||-||-||-||1 mg/l||-|
Frequently asked questions about our filter cartridges
How many litres of water can I filter with a filter cartridge?
The service life of the filter cartridge varies depending on where it is used, as the water is not the same everywhere. The capacity of the filter cartridge depends on the hardness of the water. The harder the water, the earlier the filter cartridge is exhausted.
|Soft Filtered Water||120 L bei KH* = 12 - 14 °dH|
|Soft Filtered Water EXTRA||120 L bei KH* = 15 - 18 °dH|
Magnesium Mineralized Water,
|120 L bei TH* = 15 - 18 °dH|
|Balanced Alkalized Water||120 L|
*KH = Carbonate Hardness, TH = Total Hardness
The specified substances, e.g. lead and copper, which are reduced by the filter, are not present in all drinking water. The filter cartridges fulfil the microbiological requirements for table water filters according to DIN 10521. The requirements for chlorine, lead and copper retention according to DIN 10521 are also fulfilled. .
Where can I buy filter cartridges?
How does the electronic change indicator "Easy-Control" work?
The Easy-Control precisely counts the number of fillings and the service life and reminds you to change the filter cartridge by flashing the display. Please note that the Easy-Control indicates the number of fillings (the volume of the funnel varies depending on the BWT table water filter system) and not how many litres of water have been filtered. However, the filter cartridge should be changed after four weeks at the latest, even if the capacity of the filter cartridge - i.e. the number of fillings - has not yet been reached. The Easy Control display will flash to indicate this.
The Easy-Control"" counts the time of use (28 days) and reminds you to change the filter cartridge by flashing the display. Commissioning After the table water filter has been put into operation for the first time, the change indicator flashes. Press and hold the push button for three seconds. The display then automatically sets itself to 100% and the ""Easy-Control"" is now ready for use. Counting function After the first seven days of use, the first bar on the display goes out - that is, 75% of the service life is left. After another 14 days, the second bar goes out - half of the power has been used. If the third bar disappears after 21 days, there is still 25% power left. Changing the filter cartridge: The maximum service life is reached after 28 days. The display starts flashing. Now it is necessary to change the filter cartridge. After inserting the new filter cartridge, press the push button for 3 seconds. The counter then automatically sets itself to 100%."
What is magnesium?
What do I have to consider before using my table water filter for the first time and when changing the filter cartridge?
Before first use or after replacing the filter cartridge, you should clean the pot, funnel and lid of the BWT table water filter system with detergent and rinse thoroughly with warm water. Do not use a scouring agent or a scrubbing sponge as this may leave scratches on the BWT table water filter. Jug and funnel are dishwasher safe. The lid must not be washed in the dishwasher.
In order to achieve the best possible filter performance, we recommend placing the new filter cartridge in tap water for five minutes and then pouring this water away. Table water filter FAQ Then insert the new filter cartridge with slight pressure into the funnel of the table water filter system.
If the table water filter is equipped with the Easy-Fill"" automatic filling system in the lid, the lid does not need to be removed during filling. The ""Easy-Fill"" system opens automatically when the water jet hits the opening and closes automatically after filling. Pour away the first filtered water filling and refill the BWT table water filter system. Initially there may be fine black particles in the water. This is completely harmless activated carbon that is flushed out of the filter. In this case we recommend refilling until the water is clear and free of particles. The BWT table water filter system is now ready for use
How long can I use the filter cartridges?
In order to achieve an optimum filter effect, you should replace the filter cartridge every four weeks at the latest.
However, if the Easy-Control (Model A) shows 100 fillings on the display before the end of the four weeks, the filter cartridge must be changed before the end of the four weeks. This is indicated by a flashing filter cartridge on the display. "
What do I have to consider with my table water filter?
How do the BWT filter cartridges work?
In the BWT table water filter system, drinking water is filtered in four stages:
Stage 1: Particles are filtered out of the water.
Stage 2: Depending on which filter cartridge technology you have chosen, the water is treated accordingly:
Stage 3: Odour and taste disturbing substances such as chlorine and certain organic impurities are filtered out of the water.
Stage 4: Fine filtration is carried out.
How does my BWT table water filter contribute to limescale protection in my home?
Where and for how long can I best store the filtered water?
What is the best way to maintain the filter system?
Clean the BWT Magnesium Mineralizer once a week with mild soapy water and rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Do not use abrasive cleaning agents or scrubbing sponges, as scratch marks may appear on the water filter system. Jug and funnel are dishwasher safe. In the course of using the BWT water filter system, limescale stains may appear on the lid of the BWT water filter system in particular due to the drying of water droplets.
The limescale stains can be removed with a commercially available descaling agent. The lid including Easy-Control"" must not be cleaned in the dishwasher.
How do I remove the "Easy-Control" to clean the lid?
Where are the cartridges and filter systems produced?
Do the materials from which the table water filter and the filter cartridges are made contain BPA (Bisphenol-A)?
No, neither the table water filter nor the filter cartridges are made of plastics that release plasticizers such as BPA into the water. This is strictly monitored by migration tests carried out by independent institutes.
The table water filter consists of SAN and ABS. PP and PPS are used to manufacture the filter cartridges.
How is the quality of the filter cartridges guaranteed?
What does the filter granulate consist of?
Our filter granulate consists of a carefully balanced mixture of activated carbon and ion exchangers. Thanks to its large surface structure, the activated carbon binds substances that impair taste, such as chlorine and chlorine compounds. The ion exchangers absorb lime-forming substances and heavy metals such as lead and copper and thus extract them from the filtered water.
Using the Magensium Mineralized Water as an example, the BWT filter granulate is additionally equipped with the patented magnesium technology, which releases magnesium ions into the filtered water in exchange with calcium ions. This means that the pH value is lowered less than with conventional table water filters. The result is a better taste of the water and the food and drinks prepared with it.
How long do BWT filter cartridges last?
If stored properly, the original BWT filter cartridges can be stored for several years.
Proper storage means:
Is fluoride filtered or reduced from the water by the BWT filter cartridge?
What do I do with the used filter cartridge?
Always observe local disposal regulations!
Filter cartridges and filter filling: Dispose of exhausted filter cartridges and filter fillings in household waste.
Packaging material: If locally possible, dispose of foils and cardboard boxes in the waste separation system. This helps to protect the environment.
Table water filter system: If locally possible, feed the table water filter system into the waste separation system. This helps to protect the environment.
The Easy-Control change indicator is an electronic component that must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations and statutory provisions. The change indicator can be removed from the lid using a screwdriver attached to the edge of the Easy-Control. The Easy-Control should only be removed from the lid during disposal.
What happens if a part is defective or broken?