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Cactus 12 Municipal, Industrial And Commercial UV Purification System

Cactus 12

Field-Proven with a decade long track record in demanding municipal, industrial and commercial applications. Cactus® reduces pathogens (e-coli, bacteria, cysts and most viruses) to safe levels. Provides peace of mind with purification dosage validated to meet Class A requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 55.


  • Cactus is the only residential UV purification system with Crossfire Technology.

  • High- output UV lamps inside elliptical reflectors target pathogens with radiation from 360°, providing the highest UV dose possible to deactivate pathogens and ensure safe drinking water.


  • Cactus is as easy to maintain, as it is effective. The lamps last a full year, and are as easy to change as a table lamp.

  • The view port lets you know the lamps are working. No draining, disassembly, or risk of quartz breaking like ordinary UV systems.

Cactus Model Peak Flow at 40 mJ/cm2 dose
75% UV Transmittance
Peak Flow at 40 mJ/cm2 dose
85% UV Transmittance
X-8 8 USGPM (30.3 L/min) (43.7 m3/day) 12 USGPM (33.3 L/min) (1.98 m3/day)
X-12 12 USPM (45.4 L/min) (65.5 m3/day) 18 USGPM (50.4 L/min) (3.0 m3/day)


  • Anti-Fouling Kit (Standard on all models)


  • Power Conditioner (Optional on all models)

  • Flexible stainless steel hook-up hoses (Optional on all models)


Model Cactus X-12
PART NUMBER (115 Volt) R48
Validation / Certification Laboratory Validated by GAP EnviroMicrobial Services Ltd. using the same testing standards as EPA protocols. Certified to AB 1953.
UV Dose minimum dose of 30 mJ/cm2 - 4 Log (99.99%) or greater reduction of bacteria, cysts and most viruses. Please refer to dose charts.
Minimum UV Transmittance 85%
Max Flow Rate 24 US gpm(91 L/min) (5.4m3/hr) - 30 mJ/cm2 dose 18 US gpm (50.4 L/min) (3.0 m3/hr) - 40 mJ/cm2 dose
Water Pressure 0 psi (69 kPa) to 100 psi (690 kPa); units are tested to 240 psi (1.6 MPa)
Inlet and Outlet Connections 1" NPT
Voltage Models available in 115V configurations
Protection from Power Fluctuations Power conditioner that meets UL 1449. (Optional) Part #150207
Maximum Power Consumption 114W
Electrical Certification Intertek ETL (UL, ULC and CE equivalent)
Lamps Low pressure, high output proprietary lamps contain up to 30 mg of mercury (Hg); rated for 9000 hours (1 year) of continuous use
Maintenance Bulbs require replacement every 9000 hours (1 year). Anti-fouling system included as standard. Minimizes effects of minerals coming out of solution and eliminates a drop in UV dose in high water temperature that is common with conventional UV systems
Electronic Ballast Auto power-regulated smart ballast is integrated with micro-processor control system; protected from power fluctuations
"Lamp On" Indicator Standard on all models; indicates that lamps are energized
Dimensions (H, W, D) 32 x 7.5 x 7.8″ (813 x 190 x 198mm)
Weight - Dry 17 lbs (7.7 kg)
Weight - Wet 19.2 lbs (8.7 kg)
Warranty 1 year limited warranty on bulbs; 3 year limited warranty on electrical components and quartz sleeve; 5 year limited warranty for structural, hardware and mechanical components
EPA FIFRA Certified EPA Est. No. 075213-CAN-001
Patents Patented in US 6,707,048, Canada 2,463,503, Australia 2002333084, Mexico 248805, Patents pending in Europe, Eurasia, Japan, UK

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