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Don't just Buy the Advertised Features - Buy the Real Value!
We want you to make an educated choice and have assembled essential information to help you
determine the best water ionizer for your budget and needs.

Products AlkaViva Athena Life 9000 Tyent MMP 7070 Enagic™ SD501 Chanson M.A.X. KYK Generation 2 AlkaViva Vesta
Price
Price is not necessarily an indication of quality. We know of some poor quality ionizers that have highly inflated prices.
$ 2,295 $ 2,497 $ 2,395 $ 3,980 $ 1,995 $ 2,995 $ 1,695
Filtration
* The USA-made UltraWater filters are exclusive to all IonLIfe/ AlkaViva ionizers. These filters are the only water ionizer filters to remove 99..9% of virtually all contaminants - as shown in test results from an independent government certified water testing laboratory. Why buy an ionizer that is incapable of also cleaning your water? For more information please see Here..
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Filter Removes 99.9% of most contaminants check UltraWater check check check check check check UltraWater
Can you buy USA made and Certified filters for Ionizer?
Do you want to trust your filtration to a filter made in China or elsewhere in Asia?
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Manufacturer and Importer Details
Anything can be said on a web site so for such an valuable investment it is wise to find out who you are buying from and who is the manufacturer.
USA Distributor
To learn more about the Better Business Bureau visit http://www.bbb.org/
checkAlkaViva/ IonLife check LifeIonizers check Tyent check Enagic™ checkChanson checkKYK checkAlkaViva/ IonLife
USA Beter Business Bureau Accredited Business?
To learn more about the Better Business Bureau visit http://www.bbb.org/
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WQA USA Certified Staff?
Is your supplier just an internet merchant or a professional water authority able to help with all types of water issues?
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How Long Has Importer been Selling Current Brand? * ~ 10 years ~ 2 years ~ 2 years ~ 7 years ~ 3 years ~ 1 year ~ 10 years
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Where is Model Manufactured?
Obviously this is important. Japan and Korea have been working on ionizer cell technology for over 30 years - not so other countries.
Japan and Korea Chinese Cell - Assembled Korea Korea Japan Taiwan Korea Japan and Korea
Does Importer also Manufacturer Water Products
Is Importer also able to help with specail water issues and after sales service?
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Specifications
(Is bigger really better - what is real value and what is not?)
Has Model been Independently Tested against other Brands? **
See http://ionizerscompared.com/
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How often are Cells Cleaned? Every use (in background) ~ once every 15 liters (have to wait while cleaning) ~ once every 15 liters (have to wait while cleaning) ~ once every 15 liters (have to wait while cleaning) ~ once every 30+ liters (have to wait while cleaning) ~ once every 15 liters (have to wait while cleaning) Every use (in background)
Not Oversized Compared to Average Model?
Please see our article on ionizers sizes Here.
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Adjustments for Hard and Soft Water Unlimited 6 levels 5 Levels 6 Levels 7 Levels 8 Levels Unlimited
Flow Rate at 9pH
This is an important measurement as cheaper ionizer brands will need to reduce the flow rate to increase the pH
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Electrode Plate Specifications
In an ionizer, an electrical charge is used to separate acid from alklaine water. In electroniics size typically decreases as technology improves.
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Amount of wattage needed to create ideal pH and ORP (Less Wattage means Greater Efficiency and Less Wear) 110W 349W 280W 230W 80-120W 300W 110W
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Power System
Are SMPS or Transformer Power Used?
Modified SMPS/Transformer SMPS SMPS Transformer Transformer/ SMPS SMPS Transformer
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Unique Options and Add on Features
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Foot Notes:

pH and ORP levels

These will vary in all ionizers depending on the source water. In hard water areas the ph and ORP will be higher than in soft water areas. Only the Samsung Vesta model is able to automatically adjust the voltage depending on source water so that you get the ideal pH adn ORP range - regardless of waher you live. In independent tests the AlkaViva Athena and Melody models gave the best pH and ORP range across all settings when compared to other brands. The Enagic™ model can get a very low acid level by adding in saline solution but we do nor recommend this practice due to clean up issues and the risk of creating corosion on the ionizing cells.


Comparing Transformers to SMPS Power Supply Systems.

A switched-mode power supply (also called SMPS) is an electronic power supply unit which differs from the more common linear, transformer type power supply. Each type has advantages and disadvantages. For example, while the SMPS power supply is lighter weight and typically less expensive to manufacture, it has been shown to respond more slowly and be less stable overall than the Transformer system. One clear advantage of SMPS has nothing to do with its electrical performance and this is that its lighter weight results in lower shipping costs.

While some ionizer manufacturers choose to employ SMPS for use in water ionizers, comparative research by Emco Tech into specific ionization applications indicates an overall lack of stability and long-term reliability in the systems currently available. Following are the comparative results of EmcoTech's research on SMPS versus Transformer power supplies in water ionizers, in a residential setting:

Much has been made in the internet marketing for ionizers using SMPS. One example would be that SMPS can adjust the ionizer's performance to your water quality. Technically this would require an extremely fast power supply response time. Based on Emco's research you can see that SMPS does not produce. While SMPS is employed in some electronics due to the weight and cost advantage, transformers remain the most prevalent, durable and most stable power system in home electronics. EmcoTech utilizes a transformer based platform in order to assure stable, long term and consistent power supply - and reliability for every customer.

Emco Tech comparison SMPS / Transformer electrical system

Transformer Stability
High
Noise and Ripple
Low 1-10 mv
Response Time
Fast .1 - 1ms
SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply) Stability
Average
Noise and Ripple
High 10-100 mv
Response Time
Average .5-10ms
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