Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

PowerPAK Mini Filtration System
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Can the Filter be used as a gravity fed system or by human suction?

Yes.  The PowerPAK mini filter can be used manually by placing the red striped tube in the water source connecting to filter and then connect the blue striped tube to filter and sucking the water by mouth from the blue striped tube ONLY.

How fast should the water come out of my filter?

Flow rates

Flow rates vary depending on how clean the filter is and how well you cleaned the filter. Altitude also affects the flow rates (the higher you go the slower the flow).  However, using the PowerPAK mini pump, in optimal conditions, will product 1 gallon of fresh filtered water every 5 minutes.

How often should I backwash my filter?

We recommend backwashing your filter when you flow rate begins to diminish, before prolonged storage, and when you are ready to start using your filter again.  Backwashing your filter after storage is a great way to re-wet the filters and restore the flow rate before use. Put clean water in syringe and force water in the reverse flow direction of filter to flush filter.

Why choose PowerPAK Mini Filtration System over LifeStraw or Sawyer?

While any filtration system has defined advantages, the PowerPAK Mini Filtration System is a multifunctional system that provides a superior production (i.e. flowrate) up to 10X faster than the competition.  Also, the overall capacity of the PowerPAK Mini Filter is 10X larger than a LifeStraw which is rated at 1000 gallons whereas, the PowerPAK Mini Filter is rated at 100,000 gallons.

The PowerPAK Mini Filtration System is a multifunctional product providing renewable solar battery bank for running the filtration system but can be used as a charger for DC devices like cell phones, GPS, and other DC devices.  The battery bank also comes with an LED lamp light able to product the same amount of light as a conventional 60 watt bulb. The built-in solar panel will recharge the battery.

How long does it take to recharge the battery from the solar panel or the wall?

A completely discharged battery can take up to 36 solar hours to recharge but it is dependent on the amount of direct sun light received or the battery will charge in 6 hours via a wall or car outlet.

How long does it take to charge my phone?

The PowerPAK Mover battery will charge a cell phone completely in about 60 minutes.