Amphiro components – energy self-sufficient sensors, communication and cloud solutions – expand the smart home with useful applications for drinking and hot water. All Amphiro components generate their energy out of the water flow and therefore do not need an external power supply. This guarantees simple integration and maintenance-free operation.
Microgenerators and turbines with dimensions smaller than d = 20 mm, l = 20 mm
Flow rates of 1.5 to 20 l/min
Decrease in pressure from 0.1 to 0.8 bar
Pressure resistant up to 50 bar
Suitable for temperatures of up to 80 °C
Extremely quiet operation
All water-conveying parts comply with DVGW-270 (German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) and KTW (contact with drinking water) guidelines
Self-sufficient sensors for flow rate and temperature
Accuracy +-10 % at 12 l/min
Communication module Bluetooth 4.1, Zigbee and LoRa under development
Cloud solution with server locations in Switzerland
The products bear the CE marking
More than 30,000 systems in use, no problems with limescale or sediment.
Benefits & Features.
The preparation of hot water consumes the greatest amount of energy in a household, second only to space heating. In well-insulated flats, energy consumption from hot water even takes first place. This means Amphiro can be very effective in saving energy. Moreover, the Amphiro technology can be used in a number of versatile ways – and can also offer great benefits in other areas.
Energy management: Expansion of web portals and in-home displays of hot water
Preventing legionella bacteria: Notification of critical conditions, e.g. after long sampling intervals or in case of water temperatures that favour legionella growth
Presence detection: Sensor input e.g. for heating control
Energy efficiency programs
Efficiency campaigns: Annual savings of an average of 645 kWh and more than 11 500 litres of drinking and waste water for a three-person household
Customer involvement: Campaign for energy providers and hotels – with integration into online offers
Intelligent tap fittings
Temperature displays: As a differentiating product feature to increase comfort and protect from scalding
Consumer feedback: For greater awareness of hot water consumption
Measuring water: As a convenience feature for kitchen taps
Energy source: For shower radios, additional sensors etc.
Data source: As a control signal for automatic taps
Data source for new services
Predictive maintenance: For replacement of water filters
Customer understanding: To aid in the development of cleaning products, showerheads, etc.
Hygiene applications: As a tool in commercial kitchens