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Norm Rhines

Some related info.
The Little Wonder a No Frills units by Village Marine Tec. I installed and have used this compact unit for a bit of time. Not to $$$$ on cost and we are get about 7 to 8 Gal/ hr on 16 amps. SO we only run the unit in the day we have 320 Watts of pannel so we only make about 5-10gal/day. I can say Spectra will be in bussiness for some time, as there profit (is somewhat high) on there units.
so as long as they reinvest some they will be going strong for years to come.

Two comments
1.) cleaning the membrain is a standard requirement as well as maintaining the filters and checking the conductivity (salt) (No mater your choice You are operating you own desal plant so don't expect to just push a botton and it will be self tending for weeks)they are real maintenance.
2.) The power is something to concider! the Spectra uses about 1.2Amps/Gal where others use about 2 Amps/Gal. and as they say power is money. also remember you normaly throw away the first 0.5 gal as it does not make spec.
3.) no mater what don't get air or clorine on the membrain.

Best of luck:

If you are going the little wonder way e-mail me as there are a few additions which help the system run a little better.

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