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FAQ Electric PRO X

What Do they Filter?

The Survivor Filter PRO X utilizes the same filters as the Survivor Filter PRO which is Independently Tested in the USA according to NSF/ANSI Standards and to filter Bacteria (E.Coli), Staph (S. aureus), Parasites (Cryptosporidium and Giardia) and Virus (Phi X174) to 99.999% and significantly reduce heavy metals making it safe to use in most natural bodies of water throughout the world.

  Click Below to See the Detailed Testing Reports For:

Bacteria, Staph and Virus (Phi-X 174)

Parasites (Giardia and Cryptosporidium)

Heavy Metals


Is the Survivor Filter PRO X ready to use out of the box?

You will need to follow the instruction video below to prime your device before first use. We also recommend that everyone tests it out and makes sure they know how to operate it. This allows you and your family to familiarize yourselves with the product so in case of an emergency, you will already know how it works.

What is the flow rate on the PRO X?

The PRO X boasts a super-fast flow rate of 500ml (17 ounces) per minute. Other popular filtration systems have a flow rate half that.

A slow flowing filter can become frustrating when used for extended periods of time. When water flow through the Ultra Filter becomes reduced, then it’s time to remove the Ultra Filter for cleaning or replacement. 

To clean the Ultra Filter, follow the supplied instructions to disassemble the PRO X, filter and back flush by running clean fresh water through the filter in the opposite direction, then re-install and you are good for more use.

If flow rate is still reduced, this is a sign that you will need to order a new carbon filter replacement. 


How many gallons can this product process before cleaning or replacment filters is needed?

The Ultra Filter Pre-Filter and the Inter can be reused up to 100,00 liters (26,417 gallons) before they should be replaced. The Carbon Filter can be re used up to 2,000 liters (528 gallons) before being replaced.

The filters can be cleaned and/or replaced when you start to notice that the flow rate of your filter is decreasing, and you have already tried cleaning and backwashing (see below for more information about backwashing your filter) with no improvement to the flow rate. 

More frequent cleaning or replacement may be necessary depending on the quality of the water being filtered. 

What is the shelf life of the PRO X?

Keeping the PRO X in storage for any length of time will not reduce its lifespan. Even if you are keeping the products in long term storage, we recommend taking them out and testing them occasionally. This is to ensure that the product still works and that you/your family know how to use it. The PRO X will need to be primed if it has been in storage for more than 4 weeks. It is also best to ensure that every piece of your PRO X is dry before putting away for long-term storage. 


How do I clean the PRO X?

Cleaning the filter elements of the PRO X is a quick and simple process. The PRO X features the same filter elements as the PRO and can be done using the same video below.

Cleaning the Ultra Filter Pre-Filter and internal Ultra Filter after each trip greatly extends their life.Make sure to also completely air dry the filter elements before placing them in storage. 

How do I backwash the PRO X?

Backwashing your filter can be done when you start to notice the flow rate of your filter decreasing. A slow flow rate can be caused by small particles blocking the Ultra Filter Pre-Filter.

Backwashing flushes water back the opposite way through your filter to dislodge particles that are slowing down your filter.

Have a look at the video below for detailed backwashing instructions. Backwashing the filter components for the PRO X is the same as the PRO. 

The hose is kinking and/or collapsing as I'm trying to pump water. How can I fix this?

Kinking and collapsing in the inlet/outlet hose could be a result of air being trapped in the chamber of the PRO X unit.

First, we recommend making sure the Pre-Filter is fully submerged into the fresh water source as this will prevent air from entering the system. If air enters the system, it may make pumping difficult and make the hose kink.

Second, we would recommend disassembling and removing all components of the PRO X to release any air trapped in the system. Make sure to shake out the excess water and then reassemble.

Where can I purchase replacement filters? 

Replacement filters are available right on our website here

Does it come with a solar power bank/battery pack? 

Each PRO X will come equipped with 2-AA batteries but not a power bank.

Where can I find the specifications of the PRO X?