*Disclaimer: Any differences to the actual GEN3 model in this rendering were done solely for technical considerations such as file size, load times and overall user experience.
Rendering of 3 GEN3 heating elements in a perspective pose.

But wait, there's more!

If we packed any more stuff into that interactive tour, your phone would probably be on fire right now, so here's a list of other noteworthy features in GEN3.

Safety Redundancy

// Temperature relief
// Pressure relief
// Solid-state relays
// Software monitoring
// Leak detection shut-down failsafe

Recirc-Pump Compatible

Most electric tankless aren't and we're not even sure why. It's not hard. Our elements activate at an impressively low >0.25GPM well within the pump's range.

99 Energy Factor Rating

With confirmed 99% energy efficiency, why haven't we been "Energy Star Certified"? No seriously, we're asking you, we have no idea.¯\_(ツ)_/¯

GEN3 Dramatic Hero Pose

Q: Which one should I get? A: Yes

The Trutankless signature  "all-in-one-size-fits-all"    platform returns in GEN3. Engineered for flexibility and value with 4 power settings ranging from 60-120amps. There's a lot to cover so let's get into it.

Proper sizing, facts and a little math.

In our experience, there's real confusion regarding the power requirements of electric tankless. Homeowners are sometimes told they don't have enough power, that they won't get enough hot water, or both. This is usually incorrect or misleading fake news from the deep state . This section will provide clarity for homeowners on the true requirements and actual results you'll get from GEN3.

GEN3 Power Setting Options:

R60 = 60A

R80=80A

R100=100A

*R120=120A

*~85% of existing Trutankless customers with our previous models are installed at the R120 setting.

Electrical Service Panel Size:

The service (breaker) panel size is the total amount of power in amperage, that your home is allotted from the local utility. This is important as it directly affects how high you can configure your GEN3. The good news? (spoiler alert): ~80% of you have 200amp service.

125A

Found in:
Apartments // Cabins // Casitas

Compatible GEN3 Power Settings:

R60

150A

Found in:
Condos // Older/Small Homes

Compatible GEN3 Power Settings:

R60

R80

200A

Found in:
Most Standard Homes

Compatible GEN3 Power Settings:

R60

R80

R100

R120

400A

Found in:
McMansions // Bat Cave

Compatible GEN3 Power Settings:
Enough capacity for dual-unit installations

R60

R80

R100

R120

x2

NEC Compliance // Classification
Conditional Load // What is it?

Water Inlet Data

Max. Outlet Temp ˚F:

Min. Activation GPM:

Max. GPM:

Max. Working PSI:

Tested to PSI:

140˚

0.25

7.5

80

150

Electrical Data

Voltage:

Wattage:

Max. Amp Load:

Phase:

Min. Circuit Size:

220/240VAC

12.4-29.4kW

120A

Single/50-60Hz

See Table

Specifications

H"/W"/D":

Weight:

Element kw:

Elements :

Amps @ 240V:

Rqd. Panel Size:

251/4/171/8/51/2

28lbs

9.26

3

122.5A

See Table

Power Settings & Requirements Table

Item Instructions & Notes

Recommended: 120 whenever possible

Power Setting
Set at Install

R120

R100

R80

R60

Amperage
Post-Install

120A

100A

80A

60A

kw Range
Post-install

24.7-29.4

20.6-24.5

16.5-19.6

12.4-14.7

Service Panel
Size Required

≥200A

≥200A

≥150A

≥125A

Breaker
2-Pole

125A

100A

80A

60A

Copper Wire
x2+Ground

#2AWG

#2AWG

#4AWG

#6AWG

Suburban family home street view image

The Family Home

GEN3 at the R120 setting can provide hot water to multiple fixtures at a time consistent with common daily use, which we consider a "whole-home solution". Example: A standard shower, faucet and dishwasher running simultaneously.

A large custom home exterior view

Big Ballers

What about really large homes, like the size you imagine your boss has? That's easy – GEN3 is capable of multi-unit installs giving you the ability to run them in series, doubling your output capacity, or zoned where each serves only their section of the home.

Image of a backyard guest house casita

Smaller Spaces

Last but not least (well actually I guess kinda least) – For dwellings with lower amperage electrical service, the R60 GEN3 will keep your shower hot. Ideal for casitas, small condos and single occupant dwellings.

We covered power, but how much hot water is that?

Ultimately that's all that matters and this section will cover it all.

When you hear about tankless, you hear the phrase “endless hot water” thrown around a lot,.. and it really is true but just like all things in life there’s a catch, or more accurately,.. differences when compared to what you're accustomed to. Here we'll share what these differences are as well as the proven specs on GEN3 output. We stand behind it all 100% because we believe our customers should know what these differences are  up front. We also do this because you'll never see informed customers review bomb your social media.

..and that brings us to:

"The Soft Ceiling"

The "soft-ceiling" is what we call the limit, or maximum output capacity of your GEN3 unit and all tankless water heaters have one. This is measured in GPM (gallons per minute) and is determined by two variables:

1. Power Setting

This is the setting your unit was installed at, covered extensively in the previous section. This variable is static, never changing.

Example:
R120 = 120A//29kW

Higher power setting = higher ceiling.

2. Temperature Rise

This is the gap between the temperature of your incoming water and the set-temp on your unit. This variable is fluid (literally and figuratively) and is based on region and season.

Example:
[120˚ Set-Temp] - [70˚ In-Temp] = 50˚ Rise

Lower rise = higher ceiling.

The good news: It's not a big deal.

You might exceed this ceiling occasionally, but we call it "soft" for a reason – you likely won't even notice.

Dramtic Hero Pose GEN3 with water path

Typical Example:

Your GEN3 can provide 5GPM under current variable conditions but you are asking for 5.5GPM – The output temperature will only drop below the set-temperature by a degree or three, barely noticeable to the touch. Still hot.

Extreme Example:

Your GEN3 can provide 5GPM under current variable conditions but you are asking for 7.5GPM – The output temperature will drop significantly below the set-temperature to a temperature more resembling warm, not hot. Obviously, try to avoid doing this.

So that's it really. The operational difference between tankless and traditional tank heaters (if you ignore the 99% efficiency, lower utility bills, space-savings, etc.) GEN3 will never run out of hot water – the "endless hot water" you long for, so long as your usage is mindful of the "soft-ceiling". As you've probably experienced firsthand, this same high volume output affects traditional tank heaters too – when they run out of hot water entirely,.. rough scene.

Common Flow Rates // Fixtures and Appliances

Vanity/bathoom sink:
Low-flow shower head:
Standard Shower Head:
Kitchen Sink:
0.5-1gpm
0.5-1gpm
1.5-2gpm
1.5-2gpm
Dishwasher:
Washing Machine:
Standard bathtub:
Master bathtub:
1.5-2gpm
2+gpm
2.5-3.5gpm
4-5gpm

Output Table \\ Power Setting & Temperature Rise

Listed in GPM (Gallons Per Minute) and Fahrenheit units

Power Setting

R120

R100

R80

R60

30˚ Rise

6.7

5.7

4.7

3.7

35˚ Rise

5.9

4.9

3.9

2.9

40˚ Rise

5

4.1

3.3

2.45

45˚ Rise

4

3.3

2.6

2

50˚ Rise

3.8

3

2.4

1.85

55˚ Rise

3.3

2.7

2.2

1.6

60˚ Rise

3

2.55

2.1

1.55

Download Spec Sheet

Legacy Downloads

Download documentation for our legacy models: TR // TC
*Note: These assets can be referenced for our BR // BC legacy models also, as they have the same specifications and requirements.