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short product registration form online at www.katadyn.com. The information you
provide will enable us to better serve you with products developed to meet your
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vice section ) and you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a
free Katadyn Group product. W
e will keep you informed of new products from
Katadyn, Optimus and our dehydrated food brands (see our website for more
E) How to get ser
o receive coverage under this warranty , please return your Katadyn BeFree™
to the retailer where you purchased the product for repair or replacement.
If you are not completely satisfied with the service you receive from your
, or if you have any questions regarding this warranty , please contact
Katadyn Customer Service by telephone, email or in writing at:
Katadyn Products Inc.
Phone: +41 44 839 21 11
F) How state law applies
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. Y
ou may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
2 YEAR LIMITED W
ARRANTY on Katadyn BeFree™
A) What is covered
our Katadyn BeFree™ is warranted to be free from defects in materials and
B) How long warranty coverage lasts
This warranty lasts two years from the date of purchase of your Katadyn
C) What Katadyn will do
In the event of a defect in material or workmanship within the two-year
warranty period, Katadyn will either repair or replace the purchase price of
your Katadyn BeFree™, at Katadyn’
s sole discretion.
D) What is not covered
This warranty does not cover any damage caused by product misuse, abuse
or failure to follow instructions provided herein for proper use, maintenance,
cleaning or storage. This warranty also does not cover
, and expressly
excludes coverage for
, any incidental or consequential damages arising out
of the purchase, use or performance of the product. Some state laws do not
allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.
Disinfect your Katadyn BeFree™ before storage to prevent microbiological
growth within the EZ-Clean Membrane™.
A) Fill a 0.5 liter container with filtered or treated water and add 1
Micropur MP1 Purification T
ablet or Micropur Forte (MF 100F). (If not
available, use 4 drops of ordinary household bleach.)
B) Pour the solution into the Hydra
. Close the system
by screwing the cap (with EZ-Clean Membrane™) clockwise.
C) Squeeze the entire amount of water through the EZ-Clean Membrane™.
D) Allow the components to air dry completely before reassembling the
Note: When removing the Katadyn BeFree™ from long term storage, flush the
system with 2 liters of filtered or treated water to remove any stale tasting water
The life span of the EZ-Clean Membrane™ depends on water quality
. T o
extend life of your EZ-Clean Membrane™, clean it regularly
. For optimum filter
performance replace the EZ-Clean Membrane™ after 1000 liters or if water
flow has slowed or stopped (review Performance Tips to ensure best product
Replacement EZ-Clean Membrane™ Installation
Katadyn BeFree™ Replacement EZ-Clean Membranes™ are available from the
dealer where you purchased your Katadyn BeFree™.
o replace your EZ-Clean Membrane™ twist cap in a counter-clockwise motion
and remove the EZ-Clean Membrane™ from the Hydra
new EZ-Clean Membrane™ by screwing it into the Hydra
FILTER CARTRIDGE CAPACITY & REPLACEMENT LONG TERM STORAGE
AFTER YOUR TRIP IS OVER)
If Shake or Swish fail to restore water flow
, replace EZ-Clean Membrane™.
-> On extended trips, bring along an EZ-Clean Membrane™ Replacement.
rapped air in the EZ-Clean Membrane™ may also reduce flow rates.
Fill the Hydra
with a small amount of fresh water
, close the
system and the cap of the drink nozzle, shake the system, open the cap again
and squeeze the Hydra
until the air goes through the EZ-
PERFORMANCE TIPS ( CONTINUED) PERFORMANCE TIPS ( CONTINUED)
C) If water flow is slow
, or the Hydra pak
becomes harder to
squeeze, use ONE of the EZ Clean steps (Shake, Swish) printed on the outside
Fill the Hydra
with fresh water & shake to easily clean the EZ-
Clean Membrane™ in the field
Remove the EZ-Clean Membrane™ and swish in any fresh water source to clean
in the field (Note: DO NOT allow the drink nozzle and top of the filter to contact
contaminated water sources).
ANT : Do not rinse the EZ-Clean Membrane™ horizontally under
. (See W ARNING section) PERFORMANCE TIPS
o extend the life of your EZ-Clean Membrane™, always use the best available
fresh water source. Avoid still water or water in areas of heavy human or
Maintain your Katadyn BeFree™ to keep it operating properly
A) If the Katadyn BeFree™ leaks near the cap
Unscrew the EZ-Clean Membrane™ and screw it back on. Make sure that you
position the EZ-Clean Membrane™ straight on the thread of the Hydra
and tighten it firmly
B) If the Katadyn BeFree™ is dropped hard, check the hollow fibers visually and
perform the filter integrity test to make sure the fibers are ok.
ANT : Do not touch the hollow fibers with a tool or with your
fingers. (See W
Filter Integrity T
If you suspect that your Katadyn BeFree™ may have been damaged in
, you can per form this quick and easy integrity test in the field.
1. Squeeze 0.5 liters fresh water through the Katadyn BeFree™
ANT : The integrity test only works with a wet EZ-Clean
r y to blow air - using your mouth - through the drink nozzle into the
-> cannot blow through filter = fiber ok
-> can blow through filter = fiber broken
Stop: DO NOT USE FILTER! Replace EZ-Clean Membrane™
Congratulations on your purchase of the Katadyn BeFree™. When used properly
in accordance with the instructions provided in this manual, this product is
designed to reduce the levels of bacteria and protozoan cysts commonly found in
fresh water sources to make it safer for drinking. It meets the U.S. Environmental
s microbiological water purifier standards for reduction of
bacteria (99.9999% Klebsiella terrigena) and protozoan cysts (99.9% Giardia
and Cryptosporidium). It is ideal for hiking, camping in the wilder
traveling in areas where treated water is unavailable.
ater definitions as used in this manual
Fresh water = Untreated water (Lakes, Rivers, Streams, etc.)
Filtered fresh water = Potable drinking water
reated water = Treated tap water or chemically disinfected water , or boiled
INTENDED USE OF THE Katadyn BeFree™ Katadyn BeFree™ Water Filtration System™ 0.6L, 1.0L, 3.0L
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rek’n Eat Foods.
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PRODUCT REGISTRATION & SPECIFICATIONS Katadyn BeFree™ LIMITED WARRANTY ( CONTINUED ) Katadyn BeFree™ LIMITED WARRANTY PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Up to 2L of water per minute
Depends on water quality
eight: Katadyn BeFree
0.6L: 59 g
1.0L: 63 g
3.0L: 100 g
0.6L: 8.0 x 6.5 x 27.5 cm
1.0L: 8.0 x 6.5 x 26.5 cm
3.0L: 23 x 7.5 x 44.7 cm
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