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How to Clean Your WaterLily

How to Clean Your WaterLily

Many users have been asking us: “How do I clean my WaterLily?” We’ve put together a short video on how to quickly and easily clean your unit to ensure that your WaterLily keeps you recharging with nature for years to come.

We’ve put years of engineering into WaterLily, and rigorously test each unit. Plus, with just one moving part, it is unlikely that you will ever need to clean your unit. However, if you are worried about possible sediment or iron build-up, regular use in saltwater, or if the turbine is not spinning freely, just follow these easy steps to clean your WaterLily in just a few minutes. This method works the same with both USB and 12v WaterLily models.

Flip over your WaterLily, and remove the 4 screws and mounting wires using a phillips screwdriver.

Pop the top off of the unit. Remove the nose cone, and lift out the turbine blades.

Inspect and wipe down each component as needed.

Don't have a phillips screwdriver with you? You can use a coin, or the back of your key to open up your WaterLily while in the backcountry.

Replace blades concave side up, and align the power cable with the lid of the turbine.

Screw in the nose cone and lanyards, being careful not to over tighten the screws.

Give it a spin! Your WaterLily should now be all clean - Now get out there and recharge with nature!

*Note: WaterLily uses a standard bearing. If you are having issues with your bearing please get in touch with us for details on a replacement bearing.

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Apr 12, 2019 • Posted by WaterLily Turbine

Hi Terry,

Yes! You would need a float of some sort to keep the turbine up in the water. We plan on doing more testing with this and are looking at adding a float accessory. If you would like to discuss in greater detail, please email us at support@waterlilyturbine.com

WaterLily Support

Apr 12, 2019 • Posted by Terry Williams

If I built a bracket to hold it steady would it work and charge while a boat is moving…of course, not at full throttle!

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