Smart home and energy management solutions

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.

Technical data.

  • 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
  • Energy management
  • LCD module
  • 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.

Versatile use

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.

Smart home

  • 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