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Electric Water Heaters

Residential Featherweight Thermoplastic Electric Water Heater

30-55 Gallon
Efficient
Long Lasting
Superior Performance

The Vaughn Featherweight line of water heaters and storage tanks uses proprietary technology to fuse a polybutene inner liner with a polybutylene and fiberglass structural outer layer at the molecular level to create a lightweight, monolithic composite vessel with seamless construction. The Featherweight Thermoplastic Residential Electric Water Heater by Vaughn is the industry's first heater to feature a fully pressurized thermoplastic storage tank paired with a factory-installed and field removable heat exchanger coil that can meet and withstand even the most demanding hot water applications. As with Vaughn's other well-known products, no dissimilar metals are present and no anode rod is necessary, ensuring limited maintenance. With standard top mount connections and a single bolt stainless steel collar across all models, Featherweight tanks ensure a streamlined installation process while providing years of worry-free service.

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Featherweight Tank

Features

Robust construction

  • Thermoplastic seamless vessel 
  • Lightweight 
  • Low standby heat loss

Corrosion resistant

  • Water quality neutral
  • No anode rod
  • Fully removable heat exchanger
  • Factory installed, finned, all copper heat exchanger
  • Single bolt stainless steel collar for easy access

Warranty

  • 10-year, non-prorated warranty on tank
  • 2-year labor, non-prorated residential warranty on vessel and heat exchanger
  • Optional lifetime residential warranty
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Product Specifications

Tank Specifications

Model Storage
Capacity
(Gallons)
Overall Dimensions
(Inches)
Shipping
Weight
(Lbs)
Domestic Water Boiler Water
Supply/Return
(Heating Coil)
T&P
Relief Valve
Cold Water
Inlet
Hot Water
Outlet
Height C Diameter A
MP30F 30 40.5 25 85 3/4" MNPT 3/4" FNPT 3/4" MNPT 3/4" FNPT
MP45F 45 53.5 25 120 3/4" MNPT 3/4" FNPT 3/4" MNPT 3/4" FNPT
MP55F 55 41 30 100 3/4" MNPT 3/4" FNPT 3/4" MNPT 3/4" FNPT
MP80F 80 53.5 30 140 3/4" MNPT 3/4" FNPT 3/4" MNPT 3/4" FNPT
MP120F 119 74 30 155 1.5" MNPT 1.5" MNPT 1" MNPT 3/4" FNPT

Performance Specifications

First hour ratings based on:

  • 50°F inlet water temperature
  • 200°F boiler water supply to coil
  • Outputs may vary depending on boiler size, boiler water supply temperature, flow rate through coil and circumstances of installation and use.

Clearance Requirements: Measured From Floor

Capacity (Gallons) Height Clearance Required to Remove Electric Elements (Inches)
30 57
45 69
55 57
80 69
120 101
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Additional Product Details

Recovery Capacity (Gallons per Hour) For Various Wattages & Water Temperature Rises
Heating Power Water Temperature Rise (Degrees °F)
Wattage BTU/Hr 150 140 130 120 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10
500 1,706 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.9 2 2.3 2.6 2.9 3.4 4.1 5.1 6.8 10.2 20.5
1,000 3,412 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.7 4.1 4.5 5.1 5.8 6.8 8.2 10.2 13.6 20.5 40.9
1,500 5,118 4.1 4.4 4.7 5.1 5.6 6.1 6.8 7.7 8.8 10.2 12.3 15.3 20.5 30.7 61.4
2,000 6,824 5.5 5.8 6.3 6.8 7.4 8.2 9.1 10.2 11.7 13.6 16.4 20.5 27.3 40.9 81.8
2,500 8,530 6.8 7.3 7.9 8.5 9.3 10.2 11.4 12.8 14.6 17 20.5 25.6 34.1 51.1 102.3
3,000 10,236 8.2 8.8 9.4 10.2 11.2 12.3 13.6 15.3 17.5 20.5 24.5 30.7 40.9 61.4 122.7
3,500 11,942 9.5 10.2 11 11.9 13 14.3 15.9 17.9 20.5 23.9 28.6 35.8 47.7 71.6 143.2
3,800 12,966 10.4 11.1 12 13 14.1 15.5 17.3 19.4 22.2 25.9 31.1 38.9 51.8 77.7 155.5
4,000 13,648 10.9 11.7 12.6 13.6 14.9 16.4 18.2 20.5 23.4 27.3 32.7 40.9 54.5 81.8 163.6
4,500 15,354 12.3 13.2 14.2 15.3 16.7 18.4 20.5 23 26.3 30.7 36.8 46 61.4 92.1 184.1
5,000 17,060 13.6 14.6 15.7 17 18.6 20.5 22.7 25.6 29.2 34.1 40.9 51.1 68.2 102.3 204.6
5,500 18,766 15 16.1 17.3 18.8 20.5 22.5 25 28.1 32.1 37.5 45 56.3 75 112.5 225
6,000 20,472 16.4 17.5 18.9 20.5 22.3 24.5 27.3 30.7 35.1 40.9 49.1 61.4 81.8 122.7 245.5
6,500 22,178 17.7 19 20.5 22.2 24.2 26.6 29.5 33.2 38 44.3 53.2 66.5 88.6 133 265.9
7,000 23,884 19.1 20.5 22 23.9 26 28.6 31.8 35.8 40.9 47.7 57.3 71.6 95.5 143.2 286.4
7,500 25,590 20.5 21.9 23.6 25.6 27.9 30.7 34.1 38.4 43.8 51.1 61.4 76.7 102.3 153.4 306.8
8,000 27,296 21.8 23.4 25.2 27.3 29.8 32.7 36.4 40.9 46.8 54.5 65.5 81.8 109.1 163.6 327.3
8,500 29,002 23.2 24.8 26.7 29 31.6 34.8 38.6 43.5 49.7 58 69.5 86.9 115.9 173.9 347.7
9,000 30,708 24.5 26.3 28.3 30.7 33.5 36.8 40.9 46 52.6 61.4 73.6 92.1 122.7 184.1 368.2
9,500 32,414 25.9 27.8 29.9 32.4 35.3 38.9 43.2 48.6 55.5 64.8 77.7 97.2 129.6 194.3 388.7
10,000 34,120 27.3 29.2 31.5 34.1 37.2 40.9 45.5 51.1 58.4 68.2 81.8 102.3 136.4 204.6 409.1
10,500 35,826 28.6 30.7 33 35.8 39.1 43 47.7 53.7 61.4 71.6 85.9 107.4 143.2 214.8 429.6
11,000 37,532 30 32.1 34.6 37.5 40.9 45 50 56.3 64.3 75 90 112.5 150 225 450
11,500 39,238 31.4 33.6 36.2 39.2 42.8 47 52.3 58.8 67.2 78.4 94.1 117.6 156.8 235.2 470.5
12,000 40,944 32.7 35.1 37.8 40.9 44.6 49.1 54.5 61.4 70.1 81.8 98.2 122.7 163.6 245.5 490.9
  • Double Wall Heat Exchanger
  • Optional Lifetime Limited Warranty
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The heating elements available for The Featherweight electric unit are 3800, 4500 and 6000W with additional configurations coming soon.
The ETC 160 Controller is used on electric units and is an energy saving device to optimize water heater operations which results in a lower consumption of energy. The controller provides the user with the ability to control the operation of the unit.
A Vaughn Featherweight Thermoplastic tank is a seamless water heater using no anode rod, requiring no maintenance, is immune to water quality variations and tolerates higher temperatures and pressures than a glass lined tank. Very often a glass-lined tank may have defects in the glaze which is why they require anode rods that must be maintained on a regular basis. Glass-lined tanks do require service calls and operating at higher temperatures may void the warranties.
The Vaughn Featherweight line of water heaters and storage tanks uses a proprietary technology to fuse a polybutene inner liner with a polybutylene and fiberglass structural outer layer at the molecular level to create a lightweight, monolithic composite vessel with seamless construction.
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