The Separett CINDI Basic is an all-electric incinerating, waterless toilet that produces only ash as a by-product. The electronics monitor the internal temperatures of the toilet to ensure safety and correct incinerating/evaporating cycles to deal with the daily use for up to six people. The built-in catalytic convertor ensures odours are removed before being vented through the 110mm vent system (not included) where steam etc will gently and odourlessly disperse.
CINDI Basic burns solid waste to ashes at around 550 degrees Celsius (1200 Fahrenheit). Like an oven, it uses an electric element to heat up the chamber. All moisture and liquids evaporate and all solid waste, together with the paper bag, is incinerated to ashes. The time needed to reach 550 degrees depends on the amount of waste and liquids present in the chamber (and the ambient temperature) but is typically between 30 and 40 minutes. Once at the correct temperature, the incineration cycle starts, which can take up to 40 minutes. Once the incineration has been completed, the toilet goes into a cooling phase.
Using the toilet whilst it’s either getting up to the incineration temperature, or during an incineration cycle is fine, but it’s important to press the ‘incinerate’ button regardless, so extra time can be added to the cycle to ensure complete incineration/evaporation.
Due to the nature of the heating element and other factors, Cindi is not suitable for installation in moving vehicles (RV’s & motor homes etc) that might be subject to excessive vibrations and movement. In addition, the power requirements will exclude it from the majority of non-mains connected situations.
Paying a Visit!
To use the toilet, open the seat and place one of the liner bags inside (the bag protects the stainless steel bowl from the faeces and limits the need for cleaning). Use the toilet in the normal way, then press the long ‘flush’ lever which will drop the bag and contents into the lower incineration chamber. Check that the contents have dropped through and close the seat, then just press the incinerate button and leave.
Even if the toilet is already in an ongoing incineration process, it’s important to both flush and to press the incinerate button. This will add the appropriate extra incineration time to the process.
When no incineration programme is running, and the toilet is in standby mode, the fan constantly operates at low speed. The purpose of this is to let moisture ventilate out of the toilet and to prevent cold air from getting into the toilet through the pipe.
Emptying your incinerating toilet & routine maintenance
The display on the CINDI Basic will indicate when it’s time to empty the ash pan (it’s usually after around 50 uses). After around 100 uses, you will be requested to clean the ash pan – just empty the ash pan as usual, then add 1 litre of water, replace and press the button to start the program – the water vapour will clean the catalyst and the furnace.
For your incinerating toilet to function optimally, it will need occasional servicing. If the toilet is used in a permanent home (and used as the main toilet), it is recommended to service the toilet once every year and for holiday homes every two to three years. During the service, the toilet is inspected and cleaned thoroughly, the heating element changed and the catalytic convertor cleaned. Any other worn parts are replaced as needed, and your toilet will be as good as new. Servicing costs and replacement parts (replaced due to wear and tear) are not covered by the warranty. The typical cost of a service (including the element) is around £250 plus a call out charge if required.
The following is included with the toilet: Long bend vent pipe Ø110 mm 90°, cleaning brush, dimensional drawing, 100 bags, windcowl, O-ring and extra fuses.
In addition to the toilet, you will also need the VENTILATION KIT.
For long and trouble-free service, please observe the following:
- Always install the vent pipe vertically, according to the manufacturers’ instructions
- Always ensure sufficient fresh air is available (either by using the air inlet with the optional ventilation kit or by following the manufacturers’ guidelines on airflow)
- Always use a paper bowl liner, regardless of what you’ve done
- Always ‘flush’ immediately after each use
- Always press the incinerate button when you’ve ‘flushed’ the toilet
- Observe the service indication (the heating element will need replacing after 1-3 years, depending on the amount of use). This is likely to cost around £250 plus call-out charge
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|Outer:||Recyclable ABS and white enamelled galvanised plate|
|Inner:||Inner part: Stainless plate. Ash pan: acid-proof plate|
|Volts/Watts:||230V AC 1.8kW 10 amp fuse|
|Energy:||0.6 – 2.4 kWh/visit|
|Connection:||2.5m grounded cable with fused plug|
|Noise:||Ca 55 dB(A) when incinerating|
|Max user load:||150kg|
|Max Dimensions:||L:77 W:46 H:73|
Delivery Information concerning your Separett Cindi toilet
Your Cindi incinerating toilet will be delivered on a mini pallet and has a total weight of around 40kg. Most deliveries will be made by a specialist haulier who will deliver ‘kerbside’ (i.e. they can offload the pallet from the truck onto the pavement near your property). We cannot guarantee that the truck is equipped with a pallet lift and if it is, the path to your property must be smooth concrete or tarmac for it to be safe to use. Please ensure that you have sufficient people on hand to move the Cindi into your property – usually, two people can move the box once it’s off the pallet.
Pallet delivery to mainland UK (excluding certain Scottish Highland & Island destinations) is FREE OF CHARGE, however, if your area falls outside of the free delivery area, we will contact you to discuss any additional delivery charges.