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Water Softeners - AQ8 Compact Meter Controlled Softener


RRP £489.00

Small meter Controlled compact water softener ideal for tight locations
5 Year parts 1 year labour

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RRP £489.96


The AQ8 has proven to be one of the best selling softeners for a number of years. Its small and compact size makes it ideal for situations where space is limited. Small in size but big in providing you with a scale free solution for your property. Providing your home with luxurious softened water protecting home appliances and boiler systems. No scum, no scale, no gimmicks.

Meter Controlled Water Softener

Once installed and set up, our water softener automatically performs a regeneration and supplies the entire property with softened water. It has the added benefit of being able to use either block, tablet or granular water softener salt, however we recommend the use of tablet salt with this unit.

The Autotrol head that controls this softener has proved to be one of the best selling softener valves for a number of years. The easy to follow programming allows different hardness settings to be stored, together with an intelligent meter system that learns from your water consumption, makes this a very efficient machine.

All EMWC Water Softeners have a five year warranty at no extra cost! Because of its proven reliability, your EMWC water softener will have a five year parts and one year labour warranty. This, alongside our proven track record for producing highly reliable equipment, has established us as one of the UK's most popular water softener companies.

Our Meter range works by measuring the amount of water used and then regenerating accordingly,  If you have guests or your requirements increase (or decrease!), then the softener will adjust its regenerations accordingly (self-protect programme.) Alternatively, if you go away, you can set the machine to a default setting to regenerate when you return. As our meter models regenerate only when necessary, they are ideal for applications with varying demand. The amount of salt and water can be reduced by as much as 50% compared to timer models.

This EMWC Water Softener is very efficient in water use. It uses over 50% less water than a conventional softener during regeneration.

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May not be suitable for high pressure or high flow systems

Valve Meter 

Inlet/Outlet 3/4" Bsp male parallel 
Overflow 1/2" Hose connector 
Drain 1/2" O.D tubing 
Operating Parameters
Transformer-13amp/ 12V 
Max operating Pressure 8 bar (116 p.s.i ) 
Min Operating Pressure 1 bar (14.5 p.s.i ) 
Max water temperature 30 degree C 
Min water temperature Protect from freezing 
BSI approved for use with aluminium heat exchange systems

Volume & Weight 
Softener Resin volume 1x 5 litres 
Salt Storage capacity 10Kg tablet salt 

Depth 405mm -16 inch
Height 515mm - 21 inch
Width 210mm
 - 9 inch 

Overflow 245mm -9.5 inches from the floor
inlet and outlet connections at the back of the head 365mm-14.2" from the floor
waste connection at the back of the head 395mm-15.4" from the floor
Operating Data 

1250Ltr per cycle Capacity per regen at 200ppm hardness 
0.8 KG Salt used per regeneration 
65% Salt efficiency 
30 litres / min peak flow at 2 bar pressure drop 
5 litres / min Rated service flow at 1 bar pressure drop 
52 litres Water used per Regeneration 
1.9 1/ min Maximum flow rate to drain 
72 Minutes Maximum Regeneration Time 
< 1mg per litre Softened water hardness 

Installing your Water softener - plumber or DIY? Every water softener comes complete with, fitting instructions and an option of an installation kit allowing for installation by a plumber or DIY enthusiast.

Installation Kits 
Combination Boilers = Combi Kit
Standard Fittings (most Homes = 15 mm Kit

Select a £25.00 15mm Fitting Kit from the options below
select an alternative Installation Kit (if required) from the Checkout

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Delivery Options:

Standard Delivery by DPD (3-5 working days)

Next Day Delivery by DPD - £15.00

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