Electric hot water cylinders that can be installed outside your home to free up space for a new spacious kitchen, larger laundry, or that extra storage cupboard.
These cylinders, preset to 65 °C, are fitted with a cTech element, designed to follow the shape of the cylinder, eliminating cold spots and increasing heat efficiency.
A range of sizes and elements to choose from.
Hard or aggressive water will need to be treated in order to use this product, please test before use.
Not suitable as a spa or pool heater.
|Model||Element size||Code||Diam. (mm)||Height (mm)|
|90 L||2 kW||ME090488E20||488||995|
|90 L||3 kW||ME090488E30||488||995|
|135 L||2 kW||ME135488E20||488||1395|
|135 L||3 kW||ME135488E30||488||1395|
|180 L||2 kW||ME180488E20||488||1790|
|180 L||3 kW||ME180488E30||488||1790|
|215 L||3.6 kW||ME215515E36||515||1825|
|275 L||3.6 kW||ME275685E36||685||1265|
|340 L||3.6 kW||ME340685E36||685||1510|
High quality glass lined (vitreous enamel) inner cylinder. Sturdy corrosion resistant outer casing, and high density expanded polyurethane foam insulation.
Hot and cold water connections ¾ " (20 mm)
cTech element positioned at the bottom of the cylinder
500 kPa (approx.) all models
700 kPa (approx.) all models
The thermostat setting is between 60-75 °C. Maximum thermostat setting, in order to maintain the warranty, is 75 °C.
Rating of the TPR supplied with the cylinder is 10 kW / 850 kPa, 99 °C
|Model||Weight empty||Weight full|
|90 L||44 kg||134 kg|
|135 L||56 kg||191 kg|
|180 L||71 kg||251 kg|
|215 L||83 kg||298 kg|
|275 L||87 kg||364 kg|
|340 L||101 kg||441 kg|
Based on a thermostat temperature setting of 60 °C and an incoming water temperature of 15 °C
|Model||Recovery time 1||Recovery time 2|
|90 L||2 hrs 38 mins 2 kW (34.3 L/h)||1 hr 45 mins 3 kW (51.7 L/h)|
|135 L||3 hrs 56 mins 2 kW (34.6 L/h)||2 hrs 37 mins 3 kW (51.3 L/h)|
|180 L||5 hrs 15 mins 2 kW (34.3 L/h)||3 hrs 30 mins 3 kW (51.4 L/h)|
|215 L||3 hrs 29 mins 3.6 kW (61.8 L/h)||-|
|275 L||4 hrs 28 mins 3.6 kW (61.7 L/h)||-|
|340 L||5 hrs 31 mins 3.6 kW (61.7 L/h)||-|
No cylinder wrap required. All Rinnai cylinders meet the NZ Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS).
Four sizes to choose from. ABS plastic, an ideal rust resistant safe tray solution.
Two sizes to choose from. Galvanised safe trays are the traditional hard-wearing drip tray for New Zealand hot water cylinders.
In all Rinnai cylinder instructions, we mandate the use of a drip tray. This is because all cylinders have the potential to leak water and cause extensive damage.
Our instructions state: The Rinnai warranty does not cover any consequential loss from leaks to the cylinder, so it’s important a suitably drained drip tray/catch pan is fitted as per AS/NZ 3500.4:2015 5.4 and G12/AS1 6.11.3. Like-for-like replacements are a grey area as most installers will only replace the cylinder to the same configuration as the cylinder that is being replaced. In these instances, Rinnai still maintains that a drip tray should be fitted. This protects the homeowner and the building from any future problems should a leak occur.
If a drip tray cannot be fitted, then look at other possible options such as:
• Locating the cylinder outside
• Using a continuous flow gas hot water heater
We realise there's a lot of information out there. Water heating is important and it's better to spend the time up front deciding on what you need and what's important.
We have an experienced customer service team that can walk you through the process. For those more complicated projects we also have a free specification service. Give us a call: 0800 RINNAI (0800 746 624)
Installation costs are difficult to provide as every installation is different. Factors such as the length of pipe required, whether you have accessories fitted, how far away you live and choosing an internal or an external unit all influence the overall cost.
If you’re interested in a Rinnai hot water heating solution, we highly recommend you contact a plumber/gas fitter who will be able to explain all the options to you.
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