Powerful, self-cleaning UV-C pond clarifier features built-in flow control to ensure optimal performance. Oase Bitron C UV-C Pond Clarifier stands above conventional models featuring a clever self-cleaning design. Water flow through the UV unit continuously propels the cleaning rotor across the quartz sleeve to remove performance-robbing film and buildup, maximizing the cleansing effect of ultraviolet light for effective reduction of unsightly green pond water algae and the growth of harmful bacteria!
The Oase Bitron C UV-C Pond Clarifier features manual bypass control for water flow regulation past the UVC lamp. Bypass technology further enhances the performance of this powerful UV-C pond clarifier by allowing you to ensure optimum irradiation of the dirty water even at higher flow rates.
The Oase Bitron C UV-C Pond Clarifier is also easy to maintain, thanks to its quick-release ballast head system. Effortlessly change the UV bulb without tools or cumbersome twisting and turning of threaded nuts or caps. Large aperture viewer allows quick visual confirmations of UV operation.
Install the Oase Bitron C UV-C Pond Clarifier to your Oase BioTec Pond Gravity Filter to enhance overall filter performance with the power to combat green pond water algae.
|Oase Bitron C
||Max Pond Size
||1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2"
||24" x 7" x 7" high
||1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2"
||29" x 9" x 8" high
*Requires a minimum flow rate of 1,600 gph for proper operation.
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Install the unit horizontally, with its feet down. Choose a place for the unit, which cannot be flooded! Minimum distance between the unit and the pond: 6.6 ft (2 m). Install the unit so that it is not exposed to direct sun radiation. Ensure that the unit will never run without water! During installation, observe the correct position of the flat seal and the O-ring.
Attention! Ultraviolet radiation.
Possible consequences: Eye or skin injury from burns.
- Never operate the UVC lamp outside its housing.
- Never operate the UVC lamp in a housing that is defective.
Attention! Breakable glass.
Possible consequences: Injury of your hands caused by cuts.
Protective measures: Handle both quartz glass and UVC lamp with care.
Attention! Never operate the unit without water or without pump strainer casing!
This is how to connect the power supply:
Connect power plug to the socket. The unit switches on immediately when the power connection is established.
Disconnect the power plug.
Switch on the pump and wait until the unit is filled with water. Check all connections for leaks. Connect the power supply. Check the function of the UVC lamp and the cleaning rotor at the inspection glass. Both functions are OK, when an alternating bright/dark blue light is visible.
The water flow can be controlled by the bypass system. The water flows into the unit from the supply. Depending on the setting, part of the water can drain directly through the water outlet whereas the other part is radiated with UVC light in the unit and drains via the water outlet. Optimum cleaning is only achieved when the water through-flow is correctly set. The correct setting complies with delivery rate (l/h) of your pump; for this purpose, both rotary handles must be set to the same delivery rate.
Changing the UVC lamp
Change the UVC lamp after approx. 8,000 operating hours (G).
Adhere to the safety information given above! Press the safety engagement lever, turn the unit head in the direction of the arrow up to the stop and carefully pull out including the cleaning rotor. Remove the cleaning rotor from the quartz glass. Undo the clamping screw (H) by turning counterclockwise, and remove the quartz glass including the O-ring with a slight turning movement. Pull out the UVC lamp and replace. The rubber band on the original UVC lamp was intended as transport security and need not be replaced. The UVC lamp only lights up after the complete re-assembly of the unit.
Important! Only use lamps with the designation and rating of which comply with those on the type plate.
Remove the O-ring from the quartz glass, clean and check for damage. Clean the quartz glass outer face with a moist cloth. Check the quartz glass for damage prior to refitting. Refit the O-ring on the quartz glass; insert the quartz glass in the unit head against the stop. Press the O-ring into the gap between unit head and quartz glass. The O-ring will be pressed into its correct final position by the action of the clamping screw. Screw in the clamping screw clockwise against the stop. Slide the cleaning rotor onto the quartz glass. Check the O-ring at the unit head for damage and correct seating. Ensure that the O-ring is seated in front of the recess at the unit head. Carefully push the unit head into the housing. During this action, the cleaning rotor and the quartz glass are pushed into the rear mounting inside the housing. The inner marking at the unit head must coincide with the marking (G) on the housing. Carefully push the unit head into the housing up against the stop.
Note: If the unit head cannot be completely pushed on, check that the clamping screw is fully screwed in against the stop. Turn the unit head opposite to the arrow direction against the stop while exerting slight pressure (markings on the unit head and the housing are aligned). Ensure that the safety engagement lever engages. Start up the pump first, and then connect the power supply.
Changing the cleaning rotor
The cleaning rotor has to be replaced when the racing surface is worn down to the wear marking ridges. Adhere to the safety information given above! Press the safety engagement lever, turn the unit head in the direction of the arrow up to the stop and carefully pull out including the cleaning rotor. Remove and replace the cleaning rotor from the quartz glass. Re-assemble in the reverse order, in the same manner described under changing the UVC lamp. Start up the pump first, then the unit.
Maintenance and cleaning
Attention! Dangerous electrical voltage.
Possible consequences: Death or severe injury.
- Prior to reaching into the water, disconnect the power supply to all units used in the water.
- Disconnect the power plug prior to carrying out work on the unit
The cleaning rotor is continuously guided through the water flow around the quartz glass tube. The unit must run permanently. Operation in intervals could lead to stubborn soiling and furring, which have to be removed by manual cleaning.
Cleaning the quartz glass tube
Adhere to the safety information given above! Press the safety engagement lever, turn the unit head in the direction of the arrow up to the stop and carefully pull out including the cleaning rotor. Remove the cleaning rotor from the quartz glass and clean thoroughly. Also thoroughly clean the inner and outer surfaces of the housing. Clean the quartz glass using a moist cloth, and slide the cleaning rotor onto the quartz glass. Re-assemble in the reverse order, in the same manner described under changing the UVC lamp. Start up the pump first, and then connect the power supply.
Cleaning the inspection glass
Adhere to the safety information given above! Press the safety engagement lever, turn the unit head in the direction of the arrow up to the stop and carefully pull out including the cleaning rotor. Clean the inspection glass inner and outer surfaces.
Note: The inspection glass cannot be removed! Re-assemble in the reverse order, in the same manner described under changing UVC lamp. Start up the pump first, and then connect the power supply.
The unit is protected from frost:
The unit can be operated as long as the water temperature does not go below +4°C (39°F).
The unit is not protected from frost:
Take the unit out of operation at water temperatures below +8°C (46°F) or, at the latest, when freezing temperatures are to be expected.
- Drain the unit as far as possible, clean thoroughly and check for damage.
- Empty all hoses, pipes and connections as far as possible.