Hoselink Hose Fittings Being Tested

About Hoselink Fittings

Hoselink Quick-connect Fittings are compact, easy to use and guarantee a leak-free watering experience

Hoselink Quick-connect Hose Fittings

A reliable quick-connect coupling system allowing you to connect straight to your hose. Install our patented fittings and enjoy a 100% watertight connection with maximum water flow.

Why You’ll Love Hoselink

With Hoselink fittings on your hose, you’ll not only save water, you’ll never have to worry about the hassle of leaking, bursting hose fittings again. Hoselink’s patented design solves a problem many people have come to take for granted when watering their garden.

Turning the Tap

Reliable

Hoselink is the only hose fitting that is guaranteed to never burst off your hose. Hoselink fittings have been engineered to withstand very high water pressure, up to 500psi. A household with strong water pressure would only be around 100psi, so you can be completely confident in your hose fittings.

Easy to Use

Hoselink fittings connect with a simple point and twist motion. This ergonomic design means even those suffering from arthritis can get back to enjoying their gardens.

Connecting Hoselink to the tap

Join Hoses with Ease

As every connector has an identical face, you can confidently join one hose end to another without the need for an additional part. You can also be 100% confident they’ll never burst apart.

Save Water

With no leaks and no unexpected bursts, you can trust Hoselink fittings to save you water.

Durability

Hoselink fittings are made from durable nylon with UV protection and can be expected to last for many years, even in extreme conditions. We’ve had reports of customers from our early days in the late 90s still using their original fittings!

Hoselink provides you with a 3-year warranty on our standard hose fittings (Universal Tap Connector, Hose End Connector and Accessory Connector) and a 12 month warranty on the Hose Connector with Flow Control and the Accessory Connector with Swivel.

Technology

It’s because of Hoselink’s advanced design technology that we are confident enough to make our no-burst guarantee.

How it works

The fittings lock together by way of a bayonet connection. A watertight seal is achieved by an o-ring to o-ring seal that has never before been used for hose fittings. o-rings normally obtain a seal by either the outside or inside diameter sealing against a hard surface but Hoselink developed a method of sealing the face of one o-ring against the face of another o-ring.

Hoselink Connection Closeup

Awards

The Australian Business Award for Product Excellence recognises market-leading products that demonstrate product superiority and offer a point of difference from competitors. Hoselink Hose Fittings were awarded the 2013 Australian Business Award for Product Excellence.

Product Excellence Award 2013

Hoselink’s Retractable Hose Reel was awarded the 2015 Australian Business Award for Product Excellence.

Product Excellence Award 2015

The Hoselink Premium Ned Kelly Starter Kit and Hose Connector with Flow Control have been certified by Smart WaterMark – Australia’s certification system for water efficient products.

Product Testing

Over the years, Hoselink has carried out numerous tests to prove how superior Hoselink Quick-connect Hose Fittings are, in comparison to any other hose coupling system available.

Testing Summary

The CSIRO testing results proved that Hoselink fittings could be subject to extremely high water pressure (Over 200 PSI) and they would never burst off the tap or hose. Bearing in mind that the average American garden faucet pressure is usually in the range of 40-60 PSI.

The USA Testing proved that when Hoselink Fittings were subject to two months of continuous water flow, consisting of different temperatures and water pressures, it was far superior to the old, unreliable click-on style fitting. These fittings, on average, lasted approximately 2.5 hours, while the Hoselink Fittings were still in perfect working condition after 2 months!

CSIRO Testing

Hoselink commissioned the CSIRO to carry out rigorous testing of the Hoselink Hose Fittings Range. The following tests were conducted:

  • Hydrostatic Pressure Tests
  • Longitudinal Load Test
  • Bending Moment Test

The purpose of these tests was to determine:

  • Maximum pressure the fittings would absorb (to destruction)
  • Maximum pressure at which leakage occurred
  • The performance of the Hose Retention system
  • The ability of the product to absorb pressure applied at right angles (to a hose being pulled when fully extended)

In summary the testing produced the following Results:

  • The pressures absorbed by Hoselink, before destruction, far exceeded the pressures that any normal Australian taps would ever experience.
  • More often than not, the hose would split open before our fittings broke.

CSIRO Report No HH 1847 - "Performance Tests on Hoselink Fittings".

USA Testing

The Product Testing Engineer at Dayco Inc. in USA, undertook the following testing with remarkable results.

Hoselink fittings were tested by connecting a hose to a tank that generated continuous cycles of water throughout the day, without interruptions, for up to 480 cycles per day.

The tank runs cycles of both hot and cold water. Hot water ranged from 120 - 140 Degrees F, while cold water was generally anything less than 80 degrees F.

One cycle, of 3 minutes, consists of the following flows of water:

  • 30 seconds of flow through water at zero pressure (cold water).
  • 1 minute at 100 PSI cold water.
  • 30 seconds of flow through water at zero pressure (hot water).
  • 1 minute at 100 PSI hot water.

The three minutes cycles continued without interruption for the full day, a total of 480 times per day.

To create a good comparison, the conventional, old, click-on style fitting were also subject to the above testing.

Test Results

The testing period consisted of 30,000 cycles (Approximately 2 months continuously).

The results reported, the conventional old click-on style fittings survived less than 50 cycles.

Hoselink, on the other hand, was still working perfectly at the end of 30,000 cycles. During the testing period, approximately 60 hoses split, cracked or broke under the pressure, while Hoselink Fittings never burst off the hose, nor did they break!

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