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The tech manual is an important part of our retail staff training. Our sales team can use this piece at clinics, but also leave behind as a resource throughout the selling season.

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Training Materials - Tech Manual

  1. 1. OPTIMUS OF SWEDEN2010 TECH MANUAL
  2. 2. ABOUT KATADYN: A COMPANY PROFILESince 1928, Katadyn of Switzerland has been a leader in the development ofquality drinking water systems. Our history has been one of innovation anddurability. Katadyn’s unique products provide safety and convenience for manyuser groups including militaries, health organizations, and outdoor adventurersworldwide. No other water system provides higher quality or longer lastingperformance.In 2007, Katadyn purchased Optimus, the high quality Swedish stove company.This move strengthened Katadyn’s position as a leading supplier of outdoor andemergency products to an expanding market. KATADYN KEY BENEFITS • Best all around performance Performs in many conditions • Easiest to use To make water safe and clean • Tough Proven over time to be reliable and durable • The Katadyn Hiker and Hiker PRO are the market’s best selling products • Internal carbon improves water taste and removes chemicals
  3. 3. “HOW DO I HELP MY CUSTOMERS CHOOSE THE RIGHT DRINKING WATER SYSTEM FOR THEIR NEEDS?” WHAT DO MOST CUSTOMERS WANT IN A WATER SYSTEM? • Makes water safe to drink • Dependable and reliable in all conditions • Cleans particles from water • Easy to use • Improves water taste and removes chemicals HOW TO EFFECTIVELY SELL WATER SYSTEMSIt’s a simple 4 step process:1. Remind customers that a water system is essential gear2. Ask which activities your customer participates in (usually they need a product that performs in all conditions)3. Know your product. Water systems may look similar, but field performance varies dramatically (Katadyn products require less maintenance) 4. Rely on products and brands with proven performance (Katadyn has the highest owner satisfaction and is the largest selling brand) Katadyn products are the best selling water systems because they provide the main benefits customers are looking for.
  4. 4. ENDURANCE SERIES ULTIMATE RELIABILITY • HIGHEST QUALITY • MAXIMUM CAPACITYKATADYN POCKET ($290 Retail)The most rugged, longest lasting microfilteravailable• Highest quality construction lifetime warranty• After 30 years the Pocket is still the best filter for extreme conditions and for professionals• Used by U.S. and other militaries around the worldMicrofiltration Method: Field cleanable 0.2 micron ceramic depth filter Output: Up to 1quart (1 liter)/minute Cartridge Capacity: Up to 13,000 gallons (50,000 liters),depending on water quality Weight: 20 oz Height: 10” Includes: HydrationAccessory, Prefilter, Bottle Clip, Carry Bag, Measuring Gauge and Cleaning Pad 1 1. Ergonomic Handle Comfortable grip 2. Output Barb With output hose 3. Highest Quality Construction Full lifetime warranty 4. Exclusive Silver Impregnated Ceramic Element 2 Lasts up to 13,000 gallons 5. Cushioned Base For easy pumping 6. Optional Carbon Cartridge Bottle Adaptor Reduces chemicals and improves taste 3 6 4 5“It’s virtually foolproof and incredibly strong. There’sno bad aftertaste either. Plus it’s more environmentallysensitive than using fuel to boil water” Conrad Anker Renowned Alpinist
  5. 5. BACKCOUNTRY SERIES IDEAL FOR CAMPING & BACKPACKING • LIGHTWEIGHT & COMPACT • BEST SELLING MODELS KATADYN VARIO ($90 Retail) The only water filter adjustable for different conditions • Combines the two best technologies ceramic and pleated microfiltration • Ultra fast flow (2 liters/minute) • Replaceable carbon so water always tastes fresh Microfiltration Method: Cleanable ceramic disc lengthens life of primary microfilter. 0.3 Micron high surface area pleated glassfiber microfilter removes waterborne bacteria and cysts. Replaceable carbon core reduces chemicals, pesticides and bad taste in water Output: Up to 2 quart (2 liter)/minute Cartridge Capacity: Up to 500 gallons (1875 liters), depend ing on water quality Weight: 15 oz Height: 6.5” Includes: Prefilter, Deluxe Carry Bag and Cleaning Pad1. Multi Stage Filtration System A simple turn engages a ceramic prefilter for longer life in dirty water or a pleated glassfiber filter in normal conditions2. Fast Water Flow Produces up to 2 qt (2 l) per minute in 4 “Faster Flow” mode and 1 qt (1 l) per minute in “Longer Life” mode 13. Carbon Core Replaceable carbon keeps water tasting fresh. Reduces chemicals, odors and toxins through life of cartridge4. Dual Action Pump Dual piston technology provides maximum 2 output with minimum effort5. Adaptor Base Attaches directly to water bottles or output hose can be used to fill hydration systems or larger containers 3 5 5 The Vario is a premium drinking water system. It combines the benefits of easy operation, high water output and extended cartridge life. In dirty water conditions, a ceramic disc protects the primary filter. In normal water, it is easily adjustable to provide maximum water output.
  6. 6. BACKCOUNTRY SERIES IDEAL FOR CAMPING & BACKPACKING • LIGHTWEIGHT & COMPACT • BEST SELLING MODELSKATADYN HIKER PRO ($80 Retail)A higher performance version of the Hiker• Removable filter protector extends cartridge life• Quick connect fittings make installation and removal of input and output hoses easy!• Connects directly to hydration packs with 1/4” drink tubes (ie Camelbak®)Microfiltration Method: AntiClog Technology: 129 square inches ofpleated 0.3 micron glassfiber media. Activated Carbon Core:reduces unpleasant tastes and odor from water Output: 1quart (1 liter)/minute (48 strokes/minute) CartridgeCapacity: 300 gallons (1150 liters), depending on waterquality Weight: 11 oz Height: 6.5” Includes: Filter Protector,Quick Connect Fittings, Hydration Connector, Prefilter, UniversalBottle Adaptor and Carry Bag 1. Ergonomic Pump Handle Comfortable and easy to pump 2. Efficient Pump Design Provides 1 liter of water/minute (48 strokes) 1 3. Removable Filter Protector Extends cartridge life in challenging conditions 4. Pleated Cartridge More surface area than any other 2 microfilter 5. Activated Carbon Core Reduces unpleasant tastes and odor from water 6. Quick Connect Fittings For easy installation/removal of input and output hoses. Also allows direct attachment to 3 drink tube (1/4” ID) of hydration packs 4 5 6“The Hiker is the best in this bunch. So hassle free, it makesfiltering second nature.” Backpacker Magazine
  7. 7. BACKCOUNTRY SERIES IDEAL FOR CAMPING & BACKPACKING • LIGHTWEIGHT & COMPACT • BEST SELLING MODELS KATADYN HIKER ($65 Retail) The best selling value priced microfilter • Very compact and lightweight only 11 oz! • Chosen “Best in the bunch by a long shot” in major test for ease of use • The easiest, fastest and lowest maintenance backpacking microfilter available Microfiltration Method: AntiClog Technology: 129 square inches of pleated 0.3 micron glassfiber media. Activated Carbon Core: reduces unpleasant tastes and odor from water Output: Up to 1 quart (1 liter)/minute (48 strokes/minute) Cartridge Capacity: 200 gallons (750 liters), depending on water quality Weight: 11 oz Height: 6.5” Includes: Prefilter, Universal Bottle Adaptor and Carry BagKATADYN BASE CAMP ($70 Retail)The best group/family camping water filter• The convenient way to treat large volumes of water just fill and hang• No pumping required ideal for the camping market and groups• Uses cleanable Hiker PRO cartridgeMicrofiltration Method: AntiClog Technology: 129 square inches of pleated 0.3 micron glassfiber media. Activated Carbon Core: reduces unpleasant tastes and odor from water Output:16 oz (.5 liters)/minute Cartridge Capacity: 200 gallons (750 liters), depending on waterquality use of filter protector will extend cartridge life Weight: 13 oz Height: 6” Includes:2.6 Gallon Waterbag, Removable Filter Protector, 48” Outlet Hose and On/Off Output Hose Valve “We used the Base Camp filter on a week long canoe trip in the Boundary Waters for a group of 6 people. We filled it with lake water, hung it in a tree and had 2+ gallons of drinkable water in 15 minutes. We plan to use it on all of our future trips.” Mark Stanley, Boy Scout Troop Leader
  8. 8. ULTRALIGHT SERIES LIGHTEST WEIGHT • SMALLEST SIZE • IDEAL FOR SOLO USE AND TRAVEL NEW!KATADYN MYBOTTLE PURIFIER($50 Retail)The only EPA registered water purifier bottle• Lightweight, simple design ideal for worldwide hiking, travel and backpacking• Highest safety level removes all microorganisms including Giardia, bacteria and viruses• Now includes straw for everyday use as water bottle if purification isn’t neededPurification Method: 3 Stage Virustat purification technology including granularactivated carbon Bottle Capacity: 24 oz after cartridge displacement CartridgeCapacity: Up to 26 gallons (100 liters), depending on water quality Weight:8 oz Height: 10” BPA FREE! Important Product Safety Information Key Safety Katadyn UV Pen Chemical MyBottle Filters Benefits Technology Purifiers Treatments Purifier EPA Registered Purifier Reduces Chemicals & Improves Taste Cleans Dirty Water Effective in Dirty Water Works Instantly Requires Batteries A New Look The Technology You Trust“With Katadyn’s bottle system you literally have an endlesssupply of water. It is so easy to use I was the envy of thegroup. I would recommend this product to anyone in needof a convenient, safe and functional way of obtaining waterwhile on the go outdoors.” Ron Turner Professional Kayaker
  9. 9. ULTRALIGHT SERIES LIGHTEST WEIGHT • SMALLEST SIZE • IDEAL FOR SOLO USE AND TRAVEL BPA FREE! KATADYN MYBOTTLE MICROFILTER ($40 Retail) The high quality, value priced microfilter bottle • Meets EPA standards for removal of Giardia and bacteria • Additional carbon filter reduces chemicals and makes water taste better • Multi functional includes straw to use as water bottle for treated water or can be updated to a purifier Microfiltration Method: 0.3 micron pleated glassfiber microfilter and granular activat ed carbon Bottle Capacity: 24 oz after cartridge displacement Cartridge Capacity: Up to 26 gallons (100 liters), depending on water quality Weight: 8 oz Height: 10” NEW!KATADYN MICROPUR MP1($10, $14 Retail) P u r i f i e s Wa t e r F o r : Camping/ Travel Fishing/ EmergenciesThe best purification tablets Backpacking Hunting S E• Effective against all microorganisms MICROPUR MP 1 I R Water Purifier Tablets E WATER PURIFIER TABLETS MICROPUR• Fresh tasting water no unpleasant taste S • Chlorine Dioxide tablets are effective against Viruses, Bacteria, T Giradia and Cryptosporidium• Meets EPA purification guidelines H • No aftertaste - improves the taste G and odor of treated water I • Easy-to-use tablets L • Meets EPA microbiological water A purifier test standards RPurification Method: Chlorine Dioxide Tablets Output: 1 tablet T Each tablet treats 1 liter of water Note: This product requires a 4 hour Ltreats 1 quart (1 liter) of water Capacity: 30 tablets per pack = treatment time for effectiveness. U KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN DANGER30 quarts (30 liters) Note: Package instructions say 4 hour wait Active Ingredients Sodium Chlorite.....................................6.4% Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate Dihydrate..1.0% Inert Ingredients..................................92.6% 100%time Sodium Chlorite in this product is from Spain See inside of package for First Aid and Precautionary Statements EPA Reg. No. 70060-22-39444 • EPA Est. No. 66397-OK-01 Net Weight: .35 oz (10 g) (20 tablets) 20 TabletsNow available in both 20 pack and 30 pack The Best Choice Safer Than Iodine Tablets Micropur MP1 is an easy to use water purification tablet that is effective against harmful bacteria, viruses and cysts. It is the only tablet or liquid currently registered by the EPA that effectively controls Cryptosporidium, a waterborne cyst. Extensively tested using EPA testing protocols. The test data is summarized below: Microorganisms Killed Contact Time EPA Water #1 EPA Water #2 (clear, 68o F) (dirty, 38o F) Bacteria 15 Minutes 15 Minutes Virus 15 Minutes 15 Minutes Cysts 30 Minutes 4 Hours Note: Note that product instructions have a 4 hour contact time.
  10. 10. WHO IS OPTIMUS?Since 1899, Optimus has produced high quality stoves. Most outdoor enthusiastsknow the classic brass Optimus Svea stove or the all time favorite Hiker. In fact,expeditions going to the harshest environments on the planet commonly rely onOptimus for maximum performance and durability. Today, Optimus has newKatadyn ownership, new award winning products, and a colorful new look. Learnmore about why Optimus is the brand you can sell with confidence. WHY CHOOSE OPTIMUS? Optimus stoves have clear benefits over other brands: • Highest quality available built for life • Simmers perfectly smooth and even flame boils water fast • The most compact size small footprint and foldable burner head • Unique self cleaning feature no need to stop cooking or disassemble • Unrivaled dependability proven in the most extreme environments • Highest owner satisfaction best reviews from current owners
  11. 11. EASY SELLING SYSTEM Crux LiteUltralite Stove $40 CruxUltralite Stove $50 SoloCook System $60Weekend HECook System $80
  12. 12. OPTIMUS WEEKEND HE COOK SYSTEMULTRALITE COOK SYSTEMS ($80 Retail) Includes Weekend HE Cookset HEAT EXCHANGER! The best Cook System for longer trips when Includes Crux Stove ultralight, small size and versatility are top on the list! • UItra Light – Total kit weight = 10.7 oz / 305 g! • Ultra Compact 2nd smallest Cook System available! • Ultra Versatile Each piece can be used independently • Heat Exchanger For fast boiling and lower fuel consumption TECHNICAL DATA Weight: 305 g / 10.7 oz Measurements: 312x123 mm / 5.2x4.8 in Crux Rating: 3000 W / 10200 BTU Crux Burn time: Up to 60 minutes at high maximum output, using 220 g / 8 oz can ister Crux Boil time (1 L / 34 fl. oz of water): Down to 3 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc. Includes: Terra Weekend HE Cookset with Mesh Bag and Crux Ultralite Stove OPTIMUS SOLO COOK SYSTEM ($60 Retail) Includes Solo Cookset UPDATED! Perfect Cook System when ultralight, small Includes Crux Lite Stove size and low price are top on the list! • UItra Light – Total kit weight = 8.1 oz / 238 g! • Ultra Compact Smallest Cook System available! • Ultra Versatile Each piece can be used independently TECHNICAL DATA Weight: 238 g / 8.1 oz Measurements: 121x105 mm / 4.8x4.1 in Crux Lite Rating: 3000 W / 10200 BTU Crux Lite Burn time: Up to 60 minutes at high maximum output, using 220 g / 8 oz canister Crux Lite Boil time (1 L / 34 fl. oz of water): Down to 3 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc. Includes: Terra Solo Cookset with Mesh Bag and Crux Lite Ultralite Stove
  13. 13. OPTIMUS CRUX ULTRALITE CANISTER STOVES($50 Retail) First You Fold It Flat...So small it disappears Then It Disappears• Only stove that nests in unused space under fuel canister• Unique foldable burner provides ultimate compactability• Powerful & stable 3000W burner (precise simmering & fast boiling)• The lightweight that boils water fast, but won’t spot burn while simmering TECHNICAL DATA Fuel: LP gas 75/25 butane/propane Weight: 83 g / 2.9 oz Measurements folded: 84x57x31 mm / 3.3x2.2x1.2 in Rating: 3000 W / 10200 BTU Burn time: Up to 60 minutes at high max imum output, using 220 g / 8 oz canister Boil time (1 L / 34 fl. oz of water): Down to 3 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc.OPTIMUS CRUX LITE($40 Retail)The new ultralite Powerful & Stable• One of the world’s lightest stoves only 2.5 oz!• Similar to best selling Crux but does not fold as flat• Powerful & stable 3000W burner (precise simmering & fast boiling)• The lightweight that boils water fast, but won’t spot burn while simmering TECHNICAL DATA Fuel: LP gas 75/25 butane/propane Weight: 72 g / 2.5 oz Measurements: 71x57x56 mm / 2.8x2.2x2.2 in Rating: 3000 W / 10200 BTU Burn time: Up to 60 minutes at high max imum output, using 220 g / 8 oz canister Boil time (1 L / 34 fl. oz of water): Down to 3 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc.
  14. 14. OPTIMUS NOVA+MULTIFUEL STOVES ($150 Retail) Optimus Nova+ Best multi fuel stove available Ultra Compact Design • Same award winning features as Nova • New Powerline precise remote simmer control valve • New design is more compact and lighter weight • Provides easier cooking with windscreen & larger pots TECHNICAL DATA Fuel: White Gas, Kerosene, Diesel, Jet Fuel Weight: 425 g / 15 oz (with pump) Measurements folded: 86x67x125 mm / 3.4x2.6x5 in Rating: 2850 W / 9700 BTU Burn time: Up to 2.5 hours at maximum output with M size fuel bottle, using 450 ml / 15 fl. oz fuel Boil time (1 L / 34 fl. oz of water): Down to 3.5 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc. OPTIMUS NOVA ($140 Retail) Ultra Compact Design Deluxe Carry Bag The award winning benchmark multi fuel stove • Precise and immediate simmer control + fast boiling • Self cleaning system cleans burner jet fast and easily no need to stop cooking • Durable aluminum pump and EZ quick connects enhance safety and ease of use • Patented quick priming burner requires less preheating & saves fuel • Burns all types of fuel using same burner jet TECHNICAL DATA Fuel: White Gas, Kerosene, Diesel, Jet Fuel Weight: 435 g / 15.3 oz Measurements folded: 90x65x140 mm / 3.5x2.5x5.5 in Rating: 2850 W / 9700 BTU Burn time: Up to 2.5 hours at maximum output with M size fuel bottle, using 450 ml / 15 fl. oz fuel Boil time (1 L / 34 fl. oz of water): Down to 3.5 minutes depending on climate, altitude, etc.
  15. 15. ACCESSORIESOPTIMUS TERRA HE COOKSET HEAT($60 Retail) EXCHANGER!The only fuel saving cookset! Neoprene cover keeps food hot andprotects your fingertips. Anodized aluminum pot for boiling,thicker Teflon pot for simmering and Teflon fry pan.TECHNICAL DATA Weight: 650 g / 23 oz Measurements: 206x101 mm /8.1x4 in Includes: Nylon/neoprene insulation bag, 1.65L gourmet pot, 1.65L frying pan, 1.7L potOPTIMUS TERRA LITE HE HEAT($36 Retail) EXCHANGER!Ultra light hard anodized aluminum pot with Heat Exchanger forfast boiling and lower fuel consumption, and Teflon fry pan.TECHNICAL DATA Weight: 450 g / 16 oz Measurements: 188x100 mm /7.4x3.9 in Includes: Mesh bag, 1.75L Heat Exchange pot, Corrugated thermalbase fry pan that can also be used as a lidOPTIMUS TERRA WEEKEND HE HEAT($30 Retail) EXCHANGER!Ultra light .95L hard anodized aluminum cookset with HeatExchanger for fast boiling and lower fuel consumption. 8 oz gascanister, Crux Lite and folding spork all fit inside.TECHNICAL DATA Weight: 222 g / 7.8 oz Measurements: 312x123 mm /5.2x4.8 in Includes: Mesh bag and fry pan that can also be used as a lidOPTIMUS TERRA SOLO($25 Retail)Ultra light .6L hard anodized aluminum cookset with fry pan andmesh bag. 4 oz gas canister, Crux Lite and folding spork all fitinside.TECHNICAL DATA Weight: 166 g / 5.6 oz Measurements: 121x105 mm /4.8x4.1 in Includes: Mesh bag and fry pan that can also be used as a lidOPTIMUS TITANIUM FOLDING SPORK($15 Retail)Lightweight Titanium Alloy folding spork (spoon/fork). Matte finish. Fits inside ultra small Optimus Terra Weekend and Solo cooksets.TECHNICAL DATA Weight: 18 g / .6 oz Measurements: 165 mm / 6.5 in (folded: 95 mm / 3.7 in)OPTIMUS TITANIUM SPORK($10 Retail)Lightweight CP Titanium spork (spoon/fork). Matte finish handleswith a polished eating surface.TECHNICAL DATA Weight: 17 g / .6 oz Measurements: 165 mm / 6.5 in
  16. 16. DID YOU KNOW... ...WATER PURIFICATION SALES CONTINUE TO GROW. Even in challenging economic times, water filter sales are increasing. Whether for outdoor recreation or emergency preparedness, it always makes sense to have a quality water system to keep your drinking water safe. ...80% OF OUTDOOR WATER SYSTEMS SALES ARE WATER FILTERS. This is because water filtration systems remove particles from water, are dependable and work in almost any water con dition. “Pen” devices are most suitable for clean water only and make up about 20% of the market.* (*Leisure Trends 2009 Market Share Summary)...CHLORINE DIOXIDE TABLETS REPLACE IODINE TABLETS AS THE NEW STANDARD.Micropur tablets are safer, easy to use, last longer and can actually make contaminated watertaste better. Micropur MP1 tablets are the new choice for the US Air Force, Marines, Army,Boy Scouts and emergency preparedness organizations....KATADYN’S HIKER PRO WAS RECOGNIZED AS “WORLD’S TOUGHEST PUMP FILTER” BYBACKPACKER MAGAZINE in a rigorous water filter comparison test of top products on themarket....THE STOVE MARKET IS STRONG. Single burner stove salesare up. Now more than ever, consumers want more for less butstill expect the best quality. Optimus is a perfect fit....OPTIMUS MULTIFUEL STOVES HAVE ONE BURNER JET FORALL FUELS. There’s no need to change jets for different fuels....OPTIMUS HAS FOUR GREAT PRODUCTS BETWEEN $40$80. We’ve been listening to what the market wants andOptimus has options. Learn more about our Crux and Crux Liteultralite stoves, as well as the Solo and Weekend Cook Systemsin this tech manual or online....OPTIMUS STOVE OWNERS HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER. Look online and you’ll findOptimus has the highest owner satisfaction ratings. Katadyn North America Inc. 6325 Sandburg Rd | Minneapolis, MN 55427 | U. S. A. TEL 1.800.755.6701 FAX 1.800.548.0406 TEL 1.763.746.3500 FAX 1.763.746.3540 Printed on Recycled Paper www.katadyn.com www.optimusstoves.com

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