FAQ - YOYO

Hose elongation

The YOYO elongation factor has been tested by the German certification body Tüv Süd. The special formula of the YOYO hose guarantees a constant elongation factor after several times of use. The test is conducted by filling the hose with water at a pressure of 3 bar, and then stretching it at a force of approx. 5 kg, simulating the force of a user when watering with the hose. The measurements are taken on a smooth surface

The elongation factor is the ratio between the final length and initial length of the hose when not used.

The YOYO hose sizes available are 8-15-20-30 metres. These are the sizes of the hose in use; consider that YOYO stretches when pressurised water flows inside at domestic pressure (3 bar) to approximately twice its original length once used several times. Therefore the initial size of the hose is approximately half its length when used.

Yes, several YOYO hoses can be connected in series. Bear in mind that an increase in the length of the hose will reduce the flow rate.



YOYO maintenance

YOYO has been developed to be efficient even if left in locations that may reach high temperatures (up to 60°). For this purpose, a test is conducted, which envisages product exposure to a temperature of 60° C for a period of 4 hours. At high temperatures, the appearance of the hose may be altered, but this does not affect hose efficiency in any way.

Exposure to sunlight for prolonged periods, as well as sudden changes in temperature can reduce the product lifetime. Therefore we recommend storing YOYO in a location sheltered from sunlight and protected against temperatures below zero or higher than 60° C.

Tests performed on the hose at low temperatures have not shown critical effects on hose performance. However we recommend draining the hose after use to avoid the risk of water freezing inside.

It is not recommended to use YOYO connected to irrigation systems as the movement of the hose may interfere with stability of the system.

It is not recommended to use YOYO on a hose reel as the design to stretch when filled with water and shrink when empty may damage the reel itself. The low weight, practical handling and compact size of YOYO make the use of a reel unnecessary after use.

It is strongly recommended to drain the YOYO hose after each use to maintain the product in optimal condition.

Exposure to sunlight for prolonged periods can reduce the product lifetime. Therefore we recommend always draining the hose and storing YOYO in a location sheltered from sunlight and protected against temperatures below zero or higher than 60° C.

Yes, several YOYO hoses can be connected together. In this situation, you may notice that the elongation factor is reduced due to drops in pressure.

“After using the hose, always turn off the tap and drain YOYO completely.
Clean the product and store in a sheltered location away from direct sunlight, wound up manually and laid on the ground or in a container.

Always drain the YOYO hose completely after use and store in a location sheltered from sunlight and protected against temperatures below zero or higher than 60° C.

Yes, the YOYO hose can be wound around an iron saddle when the hose is not used.

YOYO is a sturdy hose, but it is advisable to avoid dragging it accross surfaces with particularly sharp edges, which may tear the surface.



Fittings

Yes, all YOYO fittings are available on sale at DIY sales outlets to reconnect your YOYO hose. The innovative YOYO system enables simple replacement of connectors, spray gun and tap fittings in the event of breakage.

Yes, the multi-function spray gun can be replaced with other accessories available on the market and equipped with quick connector systems.

Yes, the YOYO hose can be cut and reconnected. To avoid breakage and/or damage, we recommend cutting the hose at a perpendicular and not an oblique angle, and to use exclusively original YOYO fittings to reconnect the hose, taking care to observe the instructions in the operation and maintenance manual. The YOYO system enables simple replacement of connectors, spray gun and tap fittings.



Technical features

The flow rate of the YOYO hose depends on the jet used with the multi-function gun, the domestic water pressure and the length of hose purchased

This is the pressure at which the hose bursts, calculated at 20 Bar

This is due to the material used to produce YOYO. This effect is the consequence of the production process, and disappears completely after initial use.

The minimum and maximum pressure levels to ensure YOYO efficiency is from 1 to 4 bar

YOYO has an innovative structure that makes it completely different from other extendable hoses available on the market. Furthermore, TUV certification also guarantees the superior quality of this product.

Yes, YOYO has been tested by TUV SUD for resistance to UV rays. Note that exposure to sunlight for prolonged periods can reduce the lifetime of the product and accessories. Therefore after use, ensure that it is stored in a location sheltered from direct sunlight.

Yes, when in use, the YOYO hose remains kink free and resists crushing, maintaining a constant water flow

To check your domestic water pressure, contact your plumber or public water supplier.



Safety

Tὕv Sὕd has tested safety of the hose and the functional characteristics as stated in the instruction manual.

“The complete product, made up of the YOYO extendable hose and all YOYO fittings, is released with a warranty of 5 years. The warranty covers material or manufacturing defects but does not cover product parts subject to normal wear and tear. The warranty will be rendered null and void if the product is damaged, used incorrectly or not maintained according to the instructions for use, care and storage as indicated in this manual.

Yes. More information can be found on the tests conducted on YOYO via the following web address web yoyo.fitt.it or by contacting us by email at the address infoyoyo.fitt.it

Various patents have been registered to describe Yoyo and the method and line of production for the hose itself and the relative fittings

Yes, seawater can be used with this hose.

No, YOYO should be used with water at ambient temperature and not at higher temperatures.

The gun does not conform to simulant A and therefore is not suitable for carrying foodgrade liquids

YOYO is not a toy. Only allow children to use this device under strict supervision of an adult