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Apricus 250L Gas Boosted 20 Evacuated Tubes Solar Hot Water

Apricus 250L Gas Boosted 20 Evacuated Tubes Solar Hot Water System


The Apricus solar collector is a highly efficient thermal solar system, suitable for both domestic and commercial heating. The innovative technology of the Apricus solar collectors are efficient by evacuated tubes, combined with heat pipes & glass wool insulation, environmentally friendly, maintenance free, reliable, frost protected and now very affordable.


In areas where natural gas or LPG bottle gas is not available the Apricus electrically boosted solar system is an extremely efficient choice. The solar collector heats the water in the Everlast tank. If the water requires some additional heating the electric booster heats the water to the required temperature. The electric booster element only heats water when required (or when manually switched on), therefore saving you money through reduced electricity consumption.


Solar System Comprises Following Components


  • 20 tube solar hot water collector system - includes manifold, evacuated tubes and copper heat pipes
  • 250 litre Everlast stainless steel tank - Australian made, designed and owned
  • Eternity continuous flow has hot water collector (Natural or LPG Gas)
  • Standard frame for flush mounting solar collectors to tin or tile roofs
  • Circulating pump
  • Resol solar controller
  • Flow rate controller
  • 4 way valve
  • Miscellaneous components - rubber pads, stainless steel straps, screws, bolts etc




Technical Specifications


Product description 20 tube collector
Overall length - 1 1980 mm
Overall height - 2 156 mm
Overall width - 3 1496 mm
Absorber area - 4 1.6 m ²
Aperture area - 5 1.88 m ²
Gross area 2.96 m ²
Gross dry weight - standard frame

63.5 kg


Standard pressure rating 800KPa or 116 psi
Fluid capacity 500.52 L
Recommended fluid flow rate 2 - 3 l/min
Collector efficiency 73 %
Gas Boost Eternity 26
Gas input 195 MJ/h
water supply pressure 150 to 1200 KPa
Gas connection 20 BSP
Water connections 15 BSP
Ignition Electronic
Gas type Natural Gas/LPG
Electrical supply 240VAC
Energy ratings 5.44
Dimensions 520H x 170D x 350W mm
Weight 16 kg
Storage tank 250 Litres Tank
Size in litres (Actual) 250 (264)
Height 1620 mm
Diameter 580 mm
Weight empty 53 kg
Weight full 317 kg
Hot water outlet 1191 mm
Return flow to tank 370 mm
Cold water inlet 168 mm
Electric cable entry 143 mm
Optional Extras
High temperature tempering valve
Low angle frame can be used to raise the angle by 12 degrees
Mid angle frame suitable for flat roof or low pitched roof
High angle frame providing an adjustable range of 27 to 50 degrees
Wall mounting - the low, mid or high angle kits can be used to mount a collector on a wall
Pole mounting allowing orientation and angle to be easily set when a roof or wall mount is not suitable
  1. Length of frame front track
  2. Height of frame front track + manifold
  3. Width of manifold (not including inlet/outlet ports for end port model)
  4. Absorber =Outside diameter of outer glass tube x exposed tube length
  5. Aperture = Inner diameter of outer glass tube x exposed tube length

Apricus is reliable and maintenance free
Once installed an Apricus evacuated tube solar collector system should last as long as the roof it's on. And it's frost protected - the water manifold is wrapped in 50mm of Glass-Wool and there is no water in the tubes to freeze. There is no need for complicated anti-freeze heat exchange systems.
Once we've installed your system you should never need to touch it again. The round shape of the tubes means that wind and rain will actually keep the unit clean and functioning optimally.


Apricus is environmentally friendly
Apricus evacuated tube solar collectors not only stop you being so reliant on electricity and gas, they also look after the environment by being primarily constructed of recyclable materials. Even the packaging is recycled cardboard.


The savings Apricus brings
On average 40% of a Australian household's energy cost is for water heating. An Apricus evacuated tube solar collector system can more than halve that cost.An Apricus system can be retrofitted to your existing home, or included in the plans of your new dream house. If you were to add the extra capital required to add a solar hot water system in your new house, the additional amount of interest payment would easily be covered by the savings in energy costs.
And whether it's a new home or an existing home, you can rest assured your new Apricus will always look as good as it performs.


Eternity Gas Boost


Your new Eternity series not only has an energy efficiency rating in excess of five stars, it only uses purchased energy when required, as it only heats the water when you need it. This adds up to substantial savings when compared to those old money guzzling storage systems that require a pilot light. No more money going up in flames. With the Eternity touch pad option, you control the water temperature and subsequently control your savings and reduce your gas bill.


Everlast 250 Litre Storage Tank


Everlast hot water cylinders are superior in design and construction - inside and out. Best of all they are Australian Made, Designed & Owned
Everlast solar storage tanks have been specifically designed for both gas and electric boosted solar systems.
Everlast’s unique features reduce heat loss and give you more usable hot water, all of the time.
All Everlast™ hot water heaters are totally Australian made. All models are built to last for both external and internal installation. All models fit inside a standard 600mm x 600mm cupboard.


Quality and Safety


  • Internationally certified product
  • SPF - Switzerland
  • Australian standard (AS2712, license No SMKP20405)
  • Body cote materials testing Canada Inc(for SRCC OG100 certification, USA)

Downloads and Manuals



Solar hot water quote


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  • Model: AG 250 20 21NG
  • Shipping Weight: 71.3kg
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.