Showers of brilliance
CONSUMERS are often unaware of the functions of various knobs or lights. So Rinnai has designed its first LED illuminated water heater to help people avoid confusion. In August, the company launched its Ore Series electric water heater with the concept of transforming raw stones to reveal its true worth.
Rinnai marketing manager, Jean Se said, “We designed our heater to please the eye without compromising on functionality. It’s safe and easy to use, saves energy and durable.”
The minimalistic design of the electric water heater integrates an LED backlight, which also serves as a safety function, onto the front panel.
Apart from the LED backlight, the heater features only one knob at its front and does away with secondary controls. The other buttons, such as the controls for pump speed and the Residual Current Device (RCD) Test button, are tucked conveniently at the side. All that is required to control the water heater is to turn that single knob.
To provide consumers with constant reassurance that the RCD is working, Rinnai has combined this LED light with the standby light. Whenever the main switch for the water heater is turned on outside the bathroom, the LED light at the top not only shows this, it also indicates safety from lightning strikes and current leakage. The second LED light indicates that the heater is turned on or working.
Any current leakage in the heater will prompt the RCD to cut the flow of electricity. It also contains a Dual Over Temperature Safety Cut-Off that acts as an anti-scalding thermal safety device with a water temperature accuracy setting – once the temperature exceeds 55°C, the thermostat will reset automatically.
If the temperature exceeds 85°C, the thermostat will be completely cut off and can only be reset manually by electrical technicians.
The electric water heater also comes with the choice of an AC or DC pump. For a higher flow rate, Rinnai suggests the model with the AC booster pump. On the other hand, for a heater that’s powerful, silent and saves energy, choose the DC Inverter silent pump. The three phase brushless DC motor technology consumes only 55 watts – less than half of what an AC motor uses, saving up to 50% energy.
The heater is enclosed with an ABS plastic waterproof casing that complies with the IP25 Safety Standard to protect it from water jet spray. Its built-in surge protector will shield it from damage if struck by lightning and the auto-flow sensor will shut the heater off when the water flow is too low to avoid “dry burn”, which results in an overheating of the system.
“Today we’ve made our first step in electric water heating with our first electric instant water heater,” Jean says. “Our products are always catered to your needs, be it in the kitchen or in the bathroom.”
The electric instant water heaters can be found in electrical stores and shops that sell kitchen and bathroom equipment.
Forty years in Malaysian households
Rinnai is celebrating its 40th year in Malaysia. Producing durable and eco-friendly kitchen appliances since 1973 in the nation, its designs focus on cost-effectiveness, reliability and simplicity while aiming to fulfil the needs of every cook in commercial and home kitchens.
To check out more promotions on this electric water heater or to locate Rinnai dealers, visit www. rinnai.com.my or call 03-7832 0037/38/39.
The minimalistic design of the electric water heater integrates the Led backlight, which also serves as a safety function on to the front panel.