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All features of Eve Aqua

Aug 3, 2022 - by Lars - Comments
 
 

Eve Aqua is a slick piece of hardware with software that takes ease of use to the next level. This feature-packed solution is effortless to fit, and makes it a breeze to connect your irrigation system to your HomeKit home.

 

The smart water controller screws on securely to your outdoor faucet, and thanks to the accessory's standard 26.5 mm / G ¾" thread you can fit regular hose pipes and other popular hose systems (such as from Gardena or Kärcher) with ease using the supplied hose connector. 

Eve Aqua has a single onboard button, which starts or stops the flow of water at a touch. Touch it once and the valve will open. Eve Aqua will then shut off the flow of water automatically after a set duration, which you can customize in the Eve app – a really easy way to water your lawn without wasting precious water. Eve Aqua is also equipped with HomeKit technology, plus enough memory to store sophisticated schedules. This means you can start watering using your iPhone or by asking Siri – and if you've got a home hub, you can even do so while on vacation. You can also go one step further and use the Eve app to add schedules which are then stored on Eve Aqua – you've then got yourself a fully automated irrigation system.

 

The latest generation of Eve Aqua supports Bluetooth and Thread, and joins your Thread network automatically. Thread makes your smart home network more responsive, robust, and increases its reach – the only thing else you need is HomePod mini. You can even add Thread support to your latest-generation Eve Aqua simply by updating the accessory’s firmware. Discover if your Eve Aqua can support Thread by visiting www.evehome.com/identify.

 

Fit and get ready for use

You can fit Eve Aqua to virtually any regular outdoor faucet. Just ensure you screw the accessory all the way on to the faucet using your fingers and that it is fitted securely to prevent leaks. 

 

To insert or change the batteries, use your thumbs to push down gently on the ribbed surface on the bottom of Eve Aqua and then slide the cover forward. The ribbon makes it easy to remove the batteries – just wrap it around them and tuck it fully into the compartment before closing the cover. If you leave it dangling outside, it can cause moisture to enter the housing and the battery compartment. Watch the installation video.

At the end of the gardening season, protect Eve Aqua, as you would do for most non-fixed irrigation products, against frost to avoid damage being caused to the moving parts, seals and fixings. It's best to unscrew Eve Aqua from the faucet, give the accessory a clean, open the valve, remove the batteries and allow everything to dry out nicely before putting it away for the winter.

 

With a standard thread, hose connector and ability to withstand a wide water-pressure range (anywhere between 1 bar/14.5 psi to 5 bar/72.5 psi), Eve Aqua is perfect for use with all regular irrigation systems. You can also fit it to a twin-tap connector, among other types of multi-channel distributors. With this setup, Eve Aqua is always supplied with water – and you still have one outlet free to hook up your regular hose. The possibilities truly are endless. Keep reading for further examples, such as how you can use a Gardena multi-channel distributor or even a micro-drip system for your patio plants with Eve Aqua.

Set up Eve Aqua

To launch the setup process, open the Eve app and go to Settings > Add Accessory. Scan the HomeKit code, add a unique name and assign the accessory to a room – before you’ve even had time to say "how did I ever manage before Eve Aqua?", the setup process will be complete. As you'll have already assigned Eve Aqua to a room, browse for the accessory in the "Rooms" view and tap on the name you gave Eve Aqua. The detail view of Eve Aqua brings all the key control elements together in one single command center for you:

An on/off switch, schedule control and editor, irrigation history, the default duration picker for configuring how long you want the valve to remain open, estimated consumption and automation overview.

Tap the on/off switch and the valve will open for the length of time set under Default Duration. Expand the Last Watered field and you'll see a timeline. It shows you when the valve was last opened along with a handy export option that you can access by tapping the list icon.

The Estimated Consumption field also includes supplementary historical data. This shows you how much water you've been consuming each day. While not a precise measurement, it provides you with a good estimate based on the value you've set in the Eve app under Settings > Accessories > [Eve Aqua] > Flow Rate.

Default Duration and Schedules

 

Eve Aqua is categorized as a "Sprinkler" within HomeKit. This means that the Home app offers a large virtual switch that allows you to choose between "Running" and "Off" as well as select the default run time in the settings. The duration you select determines how long the sprinkler runs for when you press the button on Eve Aqua, tap the switch in the app to set it to "Running" or ask Siri to start watering. You can also set this value using the Eve app or even by asking Siri, such as by saying "Set Sprinkler to 10 minutes".

Take practicality and ease of use to a whole new level by using schedules, as they allow Eve Aqua to operate autonomously with no manual intervention required on your part and no need for your iPhone or home hub to be nearby. You simply add them in the Eve app and send them to Eve Aqua where they're stored. This means that Eve Aqua always runs the schedule autonomously. The big advantage: your Eve Aqua will turn on and off automatically independently of a network or internet connection. 

 

In the detail view of Eve Aqua, tap the gear icon on the bottom right of the Schedule segment. Now add a program and then select which days of the week you want it to run. Following that, add up to seven watering times (for further details, see our blogpost "Automatic multi-zone lawn and flowerbed irrigation made easy"). Here are three examples for a range of scenarios:

Water your balcony plants at the same time every day: The best time to water your balcony plants is in the early morning when the plants aren't in the sun yet and the soil is still cool. To do that, select every day of the week, set the watering time to two hours before sunrise and choose a suitable duration.

Water your lawn twice a week: Your lawn doesn't need watering every day – depending on the type of soil you have, two to three times a week is sufficient. However, when you do water your lawn, ensure the roots get a good soaking (wet the soil down to 15 cm/5"). To achieve this, be sure to set a long enough watering duration.

Water your flower beds and lawns: If you need to water different sections of your garden, and each has very different irrigation requirements, you need an automatic multi-channel distributor. To learn how to best control this using Eve Aqua, see our blogpost "Automatic multi-zone lawn and flowerbed irrigation made easy".

Pause watering if the weather's about to turn bad 

To avoid wasting water, you should pause watering if the weather is going to do the job for you. The Eve app will help you do this, and save you from the hassle of having to first turn off schedules and then turn them back on again manually. To do so, in the detail view of Eve Aqua, tap the gear icon in the Schedule segment. Now tap Exceptions > Schedule Suspension and then turn on the Add to Suspension Scenes option in the following dialog. You can now respond quickly to weather changes and pause watering for the current day and/or for the next day too.

By long-pressing the Eve Aqua tile in the At a Glance view or the Eve Aqua entry in the assigned room in the Rooms view, you can access the context menu where you can pause watering for the current and/or next day. Your schedule will then run again as normal following that.

If you drag the watering pause scenes in the Eve app under Automation > Scenes to the first two positions, you can even turn them on by long-pressing the Eve app icon on your Home screen.

In conjunction with Apple's Shortcuts app, version 4.4 of the Eve app lets you pause Eve Aqua automatically depending on the weather forecast. All you need to do to use this great feature is install a specially prepared Siri shortcut via the Eve app. For further details on how to configure this feature, see the blogpost "Suspend your watering schedule based on the rain forecast".

 
 

Increase the reach of Eve Aqua

Add HomePod mini to your home and your Thread-enabled Eve Aqua (2nd generation) will be able to communicate via Thread – the mesh network that reaches even the farthest corners of your abode. This happens automatically without you needing to configure anything. Simply position a Full Thread Device, such as Eve Energy, as close as possible to your Eve Aqua. The Eve Energy accessory will then act as a router node and relay data packets from Eve Aqua.

 

To view the structure of your Thread network and see where you can make improvements, simply go to the Settings area of the Eve app and tap Thread Network. Among other things, you’ll be able to tell which node Eve Aqua uses to communicate and whether you can further improve the stability and reach of your network and accessories by using an additional router node – such as by adding one more Eve Energy or moving one to a better location.

 

 

And the features keep on coming... 

To fine-tune the Estimated Consumption measurement in the detail view of Eve Aqua, enter as accurate a value as possible in the Eve app under Settings > Accessories > [Eve Aqua] > Flow Rate. To calculate your flow rate, use a water meter. Alternatively, the easiest way is to take a bucket or container (whose volume you know) and time how long it takes to fill it with water output by all the components of your irrigation system. Then simply divide the volume by the time it took. 

 

The Child Lock is another key feature in the accessory settings. Once turned on, it disables the button on the front of Eve Aqua so nobody can go playing practical jokes with your sprinkler.

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158 Comments
Pascal
Bonjour,
J’ai tenté d’automatiser l’arrosage un jour sur deux. J’ai tout programmé mais rien ne se déclenche.
Je tout effacé, tout supprimé, j’ai recommencé, mais rien n’yfait. La programmation ne s’enclenche pas à l’heure attendue. La pièce dans laquelle j’ai désigné l’arrosage signale que l’arrosage est « fermé ». Mais dès que je l’ouvre, cela déclenche l’arrosage. Par contre, avec la programmation, rien ne se passe. merci pour votre aide
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Jun 6, 2024
Bonjour. Merci de créer un ticket sur notre page de support technique : https://www.evehome.com/fr/support/ticket
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Jun 10, 2024
Vincent
Wie verhält sich die Logik im EVEaqua, wenn die Batterie zuneige geht? Schließt das Gerät bei kritischem Ladestand automatisch das Ventil?
Ansonsten könnte es ja passieren, dass in meiner Abwesenheit die Batterie zuneige geht und das Ventil zuletzt aber geöffnet war und dann permanent offen bleibt, bis ich das Debakel bemerke.
Besten Dank für die Rückmeldung. Bin mit meinen anderen Produkten von EVEhome rundum zufrieden. :)
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May 29, 2024
Hallo Vincent! Das lässt sich leider nicht sagen, vermutlich bleibt das Eve Aqua in der letzten Position. Da Sie bei 20% Restladung eine Warnung bekommen und das für 2 Monate reichen sollte, ersetzen Sie die Batterien rechtzeitig vor dem Urlaub bitte. Viele Grüße, Volker
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May 31, 2024
David
What is the model number of the latest Eve Aqua for the Australian market please?
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Jan 31, 2024
Hello David! Please chek here:
https://www.evehome.com/de/identify-your-eve-accessory
All the way on the top. Best regards, Volker
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Feb 1, 2024
Horst
Sagt mal, wie kann ich ein Bewässerungsprogramm mit 6 Einträgen mehrfach am Tag wiederholen?
Viele Grüße
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Aug 22, 2023
Hallo Horst! Die Funktion zeitplan erlaubt sieben Bewässerungen am Tag. Wenn Sie mehr benötigen, müssen Sie zusätzlich Automationen anlegen, mit der Zeit als Auslöser und der Bewässerung in der Szene. Das setzt dann eine Steuerzentrale voraus. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Aug 24, 2023
Matt L.
Since there aren't the option for HomeKit-enabled on/off "Activity Notifications" on the Eve Aqua, it would be awesome if the Eve app could provide water on/off notifications. There's a high cost to issues with the water running (hose blowouts, forgetting to skip a day due to rain, etc.) and it would be awesome if it were simpler to get notifications to monitor usage.
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Jul 29, 2023
Hello Matt! As Eve is HomeKit enabled, we can't, sorry. Best regards, Volker
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Jul 31, 2023
SG
Hello All!

I have a latest-gen Eve Aqua, and I realized that the pressure had decreased right after I installed the unit to my outdoor faucet. (Cca. 3l/min through the unit, instead of cca. 8l/min directly from the faucet)
Is there any possibility to raise the pressure back to the original? As I can imagine, if the valve is open, the water just runs through at the original speed, without any decrease. Or in worse case, may the valve itself faulty?

Thanks for the answer, BR,


SG
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Jul 23, 2023
Hello SG! Due to technical reasons, the water flow is a bit less with Eve Aqua on as the diameter inside at the valve is less. This can't be changed/edited. Best regards, Volker
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Jul 25, 2023
Carl
I have a couple of these and they have worked flawlessly. However I have one now that is showing a status of “running” in the eve app and “stopping” in the home app. Even if I switch it on and off it never gets to a status of off. I think it’s just a status issue as I have had someone go by the house to check that it is not actually running. This is installed in a second home. I recently upgraded the firmware. So I’m guessing it’s going to require a reset. Any suggestions as to how to resolve this would be greatly appreciated.

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Jul 23, 2023
Hello Carl! please open a ticket in our support system:
https://www.evehome.com/en/support/ticket
Best regards, Volker
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Jul 25, 2023
Brian
Can eve Aqua be used with automations and scenes within HomeKit? For example… could a show y al from a leak sensor tell eve Aqua to turn off?
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Jul 9, 2023
Hello Brian! Yes, you can use Eve Aqua in a scene where leak detection is the trigger. Best regards, Volker
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Jul 10, 2023
Dr. Schiemann …
Wir haben mehrere EVE Aqua.
Bei 1 ist der Druck nach unserer Einschätzung stärker reduziert durch das Ventil als bei anderen, ist das möglich?
Wir haben 4 bar, wie hoch ist der Druck hinter dem Eve Aqua nach Ihren Messungen?
Liebe Grüße Dr. Schiemann
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Jun 29, 2023
Hallo! Bei allen Modellen Eve Aqua ist technisch bedingt durch das Ventil der Durchfluss ganz etwas verengt am Ventil. Der Wasserdruck muss im Bereich 1.5 bar liegen und variiert je nach Einstellung am Hausanschluss. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Jun 30, 2023
Daniel Persson
Hi,
My Eve Aqua 7FBF turns off after about 20 seconds every time i turn it on, wether it is on the button or via the app?
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Jun 27, 2023
Hello Daniel! Please open the app Eve and goto Settings for Eve Aqua and set the Duration. Best regards, Volker
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Jun 28, 2023
Sue
Hallo!
Wir haben die aktuelle Eve Aqua installiert, allerdings reicht der Wasserdruck beim Auslass nicht, um die Regner zu aktivieren.
Ohne zwischengeschaltete Eve Aqua funktioniert es tadellos.
Gibt es eine Möglichkeit, die Durchflussmenge zu erhöhen?
… sonst wäre die Aqua leider sinnlos für uns…
Lieben Dank!
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Jun 24, 2023
Hallo Sue! Der Durchaus ist am Ventile etwas verengt durch den Motor, das ist bei allen Modellen so und lässt sich leider nicht ändern, sorry. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Jun 25, 2023
Rene
What happens if the battery is low / dying while the valve is open?
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Jun 13, 2023
Hello Rene! It is a magnetic valve so it will close once the battery dies. Best regards, Volker
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Jun 14, 2023
Peter
Hallo, habe 3 eve Aqua und soweit so gut. Das eine funktioniert nun beim ausmachen nur Koch auf Knopfdruck - sprich die voreingestellten 15 Minuten funktionieren nicht.
Kann ich da was reinigen usw. Damit es wieder geht? Gekauft im mai 2021.
Danke, Peter Hölzl
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Jun 12, 2023
Hallo Peter! Bitte öffnen Sie ein Ticket in unserem Support-System:
https://www.evehome.com/de/support/ticket
Vielen Dank, Volker
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Jun 13, 2023
Klaus
Hallo,
habe folgendes Problem: Habe das neue Eve Acqua. Hat auch alles super geklappt. Ich musste dann aber die Apple Steuerungszentrale neu einrichten und dann Eve neu koppeln. Deswegen musste ich einen Reset durchführen. Danach neu gekoppelt und funktioniert auch mit Eve und der Apple Home App. Aber das an und ausschalten mit dem Knopf direkt am Gerät funktioniert nun nicht mehr. Auch nach nochmaligen Reset und auch Batterie entfernen. Geht der Knopf nicht mehr. Ich hoffe das Problem ist verstanden und Sie können mir helfen ? Vielen Dank. Klaus F.
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Jun 11, 2023
Hallo Klaus! Bitte öffnen Sie ein Ticket in unserem Support-System:
https://www.evehome.com/de/support/ticket
Vielen Dank, Volker
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Jun 12, 2023
Jim Kuntz
What's the maximum length of time you can set for a watering period? Can it be set to multiple days or even infinite? I'd like to use it control the shore water to my boat so that if I forget to turn it off during the week I could do it remotely.
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Jun 5, 2023
Hello Jim! The max duration is 4 hours, sorry. Best regards, Volker
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Jun 6, 2023
Mike
Hallo. Beim schliessen des Eve Aqua gibt es einen extrem lauten Knall durch die Leitung, welche im ganzen Haus, so wie beim Nachbarn hörbar ist. Gemäss Sanitäre schliesst das Ventil viel zu schnell, was beim relativ hohen Wasserdruck zu diesem Knall führt. Gibt es eine Möglichkeit den Schliessvorgang etwas langsamer einzustellen? Gemäss Sanitär wäre dies besser und schonender für das ganze Leitungssystem. Beste Grüsse, Mike
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Jun 3, 2023
Hallo Mike! Eve Aqua (3. generation) verwendet ein magnetisches Ventil, das sofort voll öffnen und schließt. Das lässt sich leider nicht einstellen. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Jun 5, 2023
Laurent Loison
Bonjour, je viens d'acheter le modèle 2,1, et je le guide via un iphone 13, sur l'application dans les automatisations je ne peux que activer marche arret et programmer le temps d'arrosage, mais je ne peux pas choisir de jour, les onglets "Minuteurs" et "Règles" ne sont pas accessibles, pourquoi?
faut il acheter un concentrateur ?
pourtant vous indiquez qu'un iphone suffit ?
merci.
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Jun 1, 2023
Voir ma réponse envoyé aujourd'hui par courriel.
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Jun 1, 2023
Damien
Hello !
Je voudrais installer Eve Aqua pour remplacer un compteur de passage pour une habitation à appartements. Est-ce possible de disposer d’un relevé du total des consommations à une date donnée ?
Merci pour votre retour.
D.
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Jun 1, 2023
Brian
Can eve be turned on via motion detector?
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May 22, 2023
Hello Brian! Yes this is possible. Some customer use it to scare pets in their garden. Best regards, Volker
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May 23, 2023
Rodrigo
Hello, is it possible to control the Eva Aqua with more than one Apple ID at the same time?
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May 16, 2023
Hello Rodrigo! Yes, this is possible. You just need to invite the other person (her/his) iOS device to the home
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208709
A home hub is mandatory here.
Best regards, Volker
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May 17, 2023
Felix
Hallo, mein Eve Aqua ist leider an einer Stelle montiert die ich nicht mit meinen beiden Eve Outdoor Cams überwachen kann… Gibt es eine Funktion wie eine Alarmsicherung die den Eve Aqua vor Diebstahl schützt? Oder kann ich in HomeKit einen Alarm einstellen, der auslöst sobald Eve Aqua außer Reichweite gerät?
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Mar 31, 2023
Hallo Felix! Eine solche Sicherung gibt es leider nicht, sorry. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Apr 5, 2023
Garten Zwerg
Ist eine Homekit Steuerzentrale optional? Ich würde gerne eine thread fähige Variante kaufen und ohne Steuerzentrale betreiben, also nur per Bluetooth und iOS App.

Sobald dann irgendwann Matter freigeschaltet wird erhoffe ich mir den vollen Funktionsumfang.

Geht das?
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Mar 26, 2023
Hallo! Ds können Sie machen. Matter setzt dann einen Thread Border Router voraus. Zusätzliche Funktionen wären dann aber nur die Steuerung über Google Home oder SmartThings. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Mar 27, 2023
Steffen
Hallo, wir haben einen Kleingarten ohne WLAN, bei dem ich die Bewässerung steuern möchte. Bisher über Pumpen in Kombination mit Zeitschaltuhren an den Steckdosen der Pumpen, die in 2 Bereichen an Regentonnen hängen.
Wasser liegt aber auch an.
Kann die Eve Aqua nach Einrichten auch nur solo laufen (ggf mit Gardena Verteiler) und via Bluetooth regelmäßig Update / neue Zeitpläne erfahren? Denn das Wasser in den Regentonnen genügt erfahrungsgemäß leider im Hochsommer nicht.
Oder hat jemand nen Tipp, wie ich mobil WLAN in den Garten bekomme? Vodafone hatte mal ne Box mit einer SIM drin, von der aus dann lokales WLAN ging. Grüsse, Steffen
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Mar 23, 2023
Hallo Steffen! Das wird aus mehreren Gründen nicht funktionieren. Eve Aqua setzt einen Wasserdruck von 1-5 bar voraus, Regentonnen liefern den nicht. Zeitpläne können Sie nutzen ohne Probleme aber nur ändern, wenn Sie vor Ort sind, zumindest wenn kein WLAN/Internetverbindung vorhanden ist. Hier bräuchten Sie zudem eine Steuerzentrale. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Mar 27, 2023
Dr. Schiemann …
Welche Abmessungen sind Höhe-Breite-Tiefe , gibt es eine Maßzeichnung?
Liebe Grüße Alexander Schiemann
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Feb 18, 2023
Hallo Alexander! Die Abmessungen sind 77 x 95 x 128 mm. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Feb 20, 2023
Thomas
Der eve aqua ist ja für den Anschluss an einen 3/4“ Wasserhahn geeignet - so viel habe ich schon herausgefunden, aber mindert der eve aqua Durchflussmenge oder Druck oder ändert sich durch die Montage nichts an Durchflussmenge oder Druck?
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Feb 11, 2023
Hallo Thomas! Der Durchfluss ist etwas verringert, technisch benötigt das Ventil etwas Platz. Viele Grüße,
Volker
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Feb 13, 2023
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