Specifications & Requirements

MANUFACTURER Akai Electric Co. in Tokyo, Japan
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION Electrolysis water system
INSTALLATION DESCRIPTION Point-of-use; countertop
WATER SUPPLY Biologically safe water
WATER SOURCE CONNECTION Connection to sink faucet end via faucet diverter
POWER CONSUMPTION Approximately 200W during processing
SIZE 10.4" (26.4cm) W x 12.6"(32.0cm) H x 6"(15.2cm) D
WEIGHT 8.5 lbs. (main unit dry) -- 11 lbs. shipping
MAXIMUM SOURCE WATER TEMPERATURE 86°F (30°C) -- Higher temperatures will damage filter
OPERATIONAL WATER PRESSURE 9.9 - 85.2 psi (using diverter pressure sleeve)
PROCESSING CAPACITY Approximately 1.5 gal. per minute (source water)
LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS Direct user-adjustable pH settings: 4-stage alkaline, 4-stage acidic, electrolysis OFF
ELECTRODE MATERIAL Platinum-coated titanium
ELECTRODE CLEANING SYSTEM Microprocessor-controlled automatic self-cleaning according to processing volume and elapsed time
FILTER TYPE Built-in 2 stage 0.1 micron hollow fiber membrane plus granular activated carbon
CARTRIDGE LIFE EXPECTANCY 6000 liters (1583 gal.) -- Approximately 1 year
CARTRIDGE CHANGE INDICATOR Volume meter (retains setting without power) -- Audible and visual indication
OTHER INDICATORS Filter needs replacement, UV bulb needs replacement, Water pressure too low/high
ULTRAVIOLET LAMP 254 nanometers
ULTRAVIOLET LAMP LIFE EXPECTANCY 2,500 hours or 20,000 times used -- Typically about 14 years
ELECTRICAL PROTECTION 3.15 amp fuse
WARRANTY Limited 5-years on materials and workmanship
SAFETY APPROVALS Underwriters Laboratory
C.S.A (Canadian Standards)
TÜV / CE (European Standards)

 

 

Requirements

The Ionizer Plus is available for 110V and 220V power.

 

Water Softeners

Water electrolyzers, including the Ionizer Plus, should not be used with water softeners. Water softeners typically exchange the calcium in the water for sodium, making the water high in sodium. The water electrolyzer then further concentrates that sodium. Most people’s diet is already sufficient or high in sodium, so consuming such water is not recommended.

 

People with water softeners who want to use the Ionizer Plus will have a plumber run a cold-water line that bypasses the softener. In difficult situations, it can be easier to run a cold-water line off of an outdoor faucet – the outdoor faucets should have bypassed the softener because the high sodium (salt) content is bad for watering plants.

 

Kitchen Sprayer-faucets

Some kitchens have replaced standard faucets with sprayer faucets. The Ionizer Plus comes with two faucet attachments which work for most standard faucets, but they cannot be used with sprayer faucets. Our customers with sprayer-faucets typically put their Ionizer Plus in a laundry room, bath room, or some other location with a standard faucet. Some customers have a plumber install a separate ionizer-only faucet in their kitchen sink.

 

Cold Water Only

Granular activated carbon filters, such as the one used in the Ionizer Plus, cannot have hot water run through them. The hot water causes the carbon to clump together effectively clogging the filter. One advantage to having a faucet dedicated to your Ionizer Plus is that you can have the faucet tapped from the cold water line without an ability to run hot water out of it.