Explore Bosch electric tankless water heaters for residential and light commercial applications, for the point-of-use service and whole-house water heating.
Bosch electric tankless water heaters in North America are known as Tronic and are designed for heating potable water on demand in residential and commercial applications.
The advanced design includes the pulse-modulating elements resulting in the improved control and efficiency, and due to the reduced scale build-up the performance is maximized. The Tronic group replaced the discontinued PowerStar models.
Bosch electric tankless water heaters from Tronic 5000 series are found as WH17 and WH27, which are almost identical units, while WH27 model provides more hot water. Both models are designed as whole-house tankless water heaters that provide hot water on demand and in continuous supply to one major fixture.
Tronic 5000 utilizes the electronic control PCB that monitors the water flow rate and incoming water temperature, which then uses the required number of the heating elements to provide the desired or set temperature. You can manually set the temperature of the hot water, between 95 F and 131 F, by adjusting the temperature dial located at the bottom of the unit.
With the temperature rise of 55 F, WH27 can provide approximately 3.3 gallons of hot water per minute, while WH17 less, 2.1 GPM; also, the bigger model needs higher water flow rate for the heater's activation, 0.8 GPM vs. 0.6 GPM.
Tronic WH27 model has the input of approximately 27 KW making it great for colder and warmer regions, while the other model gives approximately 17 kW and is recommended for southern regions mainly, where the incoming water is not as cold. Due to its difference in the voltage and amps requirements (80 A vs. 120 A), different size breakers are needed.
The thermal efficiency is for both high, 97%, and such a high energy efficiency shows that the heat loss from the heating elements is very low, most of its input goes toward heating the water. The units work on 240 V, but can also work on 220 V and 208 V but will have the reduced power output.
Bosch electric tankless water heaters from Tronic 3000 are point-of-use models that are smaller than the upper Tronic 5000 units and are used only for one sink, most of the time kitchen or bathroom sink, but can be used in the garage or office.
Tronic 3000 uses the tube-shape heating elements made of copper, which heat water instantaneously and transfer the energy directly to the water with minimal energy loss, making the energy efficiency very high, 99%. The heat exchanger is protected from the excessive water temperature of over 194 F, so it uses the thermal cut-out that needs to be manually reset if it trips.
|Max. Input kW||3.4||6.0||7.2||9.5||12|
|Max. Volts V||120||277||240||240||240|
|Activation Flow Rate GPM||0.5||0.5||0.75||0.75||0.6|
|Max. Flow Rate GPM
Temp. rise of 55 F
The small unit size of maximum 12x6x3" allows Tronic 3000 to occupy minimal indoor space, making it perfect for hard to reach locations and tight spots. Triton 3000 is installed by hanging it on the wall either vertically or horizontally, except the US12 model.
The specs of all electric water heaters are shown in the table above, but keep in mind that models can work with the lower voltage, which also reduces the output. All the models are utilizing the mechanical temperature control, while US12 thermostatic - the unit will switch the elements ON and OFF and maintain constant temperature of the outgoing water. The Triton US12 model uses the adjustment spindle (behind the nameplate) for the temperature adjustments. Other water heaters use the Power Selector Screw to set the power to Low (when one heating element operates) or Hi (both heating elements are ON).
Bosch electric tankless water heaters are ideal for homes, garages, small offices, apartments, cottages and places where it is hard to get hot water from the main water heater, and distant fixtures. The Tronic series eliminates the need for long piping, venting and water storage, it minimizes sediment build up inside the heater and energy loss, therefore, saving you time and money. These are indoor units and must not be installed in the rooms where there is a chance of freezing.
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