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Italtecnica Brio Pressure Sensing Pump Controller

£114.00 inc. VAT

Automatic Pump Controller With Dry Run Protection & Auto Reset

Manufacturer: ItalTecnica
Availability: In stock SKU: IT/BRIO-2000MT Category: Tags: ,

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Italtecnica Brio Pressure Sensing Pump Controller

Previously known as Brio 2000-MT


The BRIO is an adjustable pressure sensing controller with dry run protection. Designed to automate the operation of an electric pump, the BRIO has the ability to sense a drop in pressure in the system (opening a tap or valve). The pump controller will turn off the pump when the tap valve is closed and the system is re-pressurised and the flow ceases. (Starts and stops the pump with the opening and closing of the taps). The BRIO can be used in conjunction with shower pumps in installations where there is a ‘negative head’ otherwise known as ‘universal head’ (when the shower head is above the water level in the cold water storage tank), and also where the pumps are supplying several outlets at once e.g. body jets or rain bars, or domestic water supplies (toilets, taps, washing machines). The BRIO comes complete with a pressure gauge which allows the starting pressure value and system pressure to be easily checked. The unit will also protect the pump from dry running if the water supply should fail. It also has a built-in timer which will automatically try to reset itself 4 times in 60 minutes in the event of a previous shut down due to a lack of water.

BRIO controllers are suitable for use in pairs to operate shower pumps on hot (max 65°C) and cold supplies, subject to the maximum electric load (12 amps) not being exceeded.

The BRIO is designed for use on clean water. If there is a possibility of sediment, a suitable filter should be installed before the unit.


Automates the start and stop operations of an electric pump
Replaces traditional water system set up (pressure switch and pressure tank)
Starts the electric pump after a drop in pressure (tap opening)
Stops the electric pump when the fluid flow stops at the maximum pressure level (taps closing)
Protects against dry running
Adjustable Starting Pressure
Standard 1″ Connections
Can be installed in any position – horizontally or vertically
Maintenance Free
Automatic reset after a stop caused by dry running, standard time-interval 60 min/4 tests


Power Supply: 230V 50 or 60 Hz. Voltage tolerance /- 10%
Max. Switching Current: 12 Amps
Max. Motor Size: 2 HP
Max. Total Pressure: 10 Bar
Max. Liquid Temperature: 65°C
Max. Flow Rate: 80 l/min
Start Flow: 2 – 2.5 l/min
Connections: 1″ BSP male
Protection: IP65
Pressure Gauge: 40mm diameter 0-12 Bar


When used on whole-house installations we recommend the use of a small pressure vessel in the line to act as a buffer in the event of a tiny flow of water being required e.g. filling a glass of water. This will prevent the pump starting unnecessarily. The vessel should be installed in line after the Brio but before the first draw off and the size should be at least 10% of the maximum flow (in l/min) of the pump i.e. Max Flow 80 l/min – vessel should be at least 8 litres.

Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions Length: 190 mm Width: 105 mm Height: 96 mm

Performance Data

10 reviews for Italtecnica Brio Pressure Sensing Pump Controller

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Andrew T. (verified owner)

    Excellent communications throughout and delivery as promised

  3. 5 out of 5

    James (verified owner)

    Excellent advice based on real knowledge of the product. Fast delivery, good packaging, item as described.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Paul Dockree (verified owner)

    Great product

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bruce (verified owner)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mark Lees (verified owner)

  7. 3 out of 5

    Andrew T. (verified owner)

    This is my third one. I guess getting several years out of each one isn’t too bad.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Philip Glennon (verified owner)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Adrian (verified owner)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ian H. (verified owner)

    This was a replacement unit for a unit first installed ca10 years ago. The unit was very easy to install and is so far performing well

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