Universal Solaraide

Solaraide™ tanks with multi-port connections are available as electric backup water heaters and as storage tanks for solar water heating systems

Features & Benefits

  • Connection ports on the top, right and left side fit more installations and reduce SKUs
  • Two well insulated models to choose from…a storage tank or a high efficiency 4500 Watt backup electric water heater
  • Electric backup model provides at least 40-gallons of stored hot water

Easy Installation and Maintenance

  • Collector feed and return fittings conveniently located on front of tank for easy installation
  • A special 1/2" NPT opening is provided for installation of a “probe type” thermostat
  • Durable brass drain valve for easy maintenance

Tank Design & Construction

  • Cold water inlet brings cold water to tank bottom to prevent mixing with heated water
  • Rheemglas® tank lining resists corrosion and prolongs tank life
  • Anode rod equalizes aggressive action for prolonged tank life
  • Temperature and pressure relief valve included Electric backup model has automatic temperature control and over heat


Universal Solaraide Models
80 81VR80U-1
  120 81VR120U-1

80 81VR80U-T
  120 81VR120U-T

  • Storage tank and electric storage water heaters for storage applications
  • Choice of two models – storage tank or single element water heater – both specifically equipped for installation with direct solar systems
  • 80 and 120 gallon capacities – Universal side/top connect models for collector loop connections


Universal Solaraide
Specification Sheet (US and Canada)
Use and Care Instructions (US and Canada)


Tank - 6 Years
Parts - 6 Years

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