First Need® XL Elite

P/N: first-need-xl-elite


  • The First Need XL Elite portable Water Purification System uses General Ecology, Inc.’s propriety Structured Matrix™ technology to provide great tasting purified water without harmful chemicals or electrical connections. Structured Matrix technology has been independently tested and documented to meet the EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers against Viruses Bacteria, and waterborne Cysts.

    • Emergency Water Purification – Survival water filter removes viruses, bacteria, cysts, giardia, crypto, particles, foul taste, odors, herbicides, and pesticides. Bottled water quality at a fraction of the cost.
    • Structured Matrix Technology – Independently tested to meet EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers against bacteria, cysts, and viruses. Removes contaminants with 0.4-micron microfiltration, chemical adsorption, and electrostatic attraction.
    • Extended Capacity & Ultra-Fast Flow – Average flow rate 3-10x faster than other emergency water purification systems (2 qt./min). Quick and easy cleanout configuration extends canister life with greater, more efficient silt and debris removal. Nominal capacity from each replaceable cartridge is 180 gallons (equivalent to 1440 16oz plastic bottles).
    • General Ecology Water Purification Experts – Providing clean, safe, and great tasting water for over 40 years to international airlines, military, and emergency preparedness, residential, RV, marine and professional outfitters.


  • Specifications

    Particle Retention 0.4 microns
    Min. Operating Temperature 33 °F (0.5 °C)
    Max. Operating Temperature 100 °F (38 °C)
    Nominal Capacity 180 gallons (1,440 pints)
    Flow Rate 2 qt/min (2 lpm)
    System Weight 16 oz. / 500 g
    Pump Length 6.25 inches
    Replacement Canister First Need® XL Elite Replacement Canister P/N: 302220
    1. Do not freeze!
    2. Performance may vary according to influent water quality.