Compare Under Counter Ionizers
Below are the Top 4 Under Counter Ionizers compared side-by-side for your convenience.
|Jupiter Delphi™||LIFE™ M9 UC||Alka Prime S9UC||Enagic® SD501|
|Number of Plates||5 with MESH standard||9 with flat or GRID option||9 with flat or MESH option||7 flat with no MESH option|
|Power Supply||Transformer 105 Watts||SMPS (Switch Mode Power System) 386 Watts||SMPS (Switch Mode Power System) 229 Watts||Transformer 230 Watts|
|Filters||2 Internal - 9 stages||2 Internal, 9 stages, with free pre-filter||2 Internal, 9 stages, with free pre-filter||1 internal, 3 stages with no pre-filter|
|Warranty||Limited warranty covers all ionizer parts (not accessories) and labor costs in the first 5 years. Also requires a 20% restock fee and 14 days to return unit.||Lifetime warranty on parts and labor||Limited Lifetime warranty on parts & 10 years labor||5 Years parts & labor|
|Trial Period||14 days with 20% fee||60 days - 15% fee||60 days||3 days|
|pH Levels||4.2 - 10.3||4 - 12.0||4.0 - 11.0||4.5 - 11*|
|Hard Water Adjustment||No adjustments possible||Yes, programmable||Yes, programmable||No adjustments possible|
|UV Light Disinfection||No UV protection||Yes, optional||Yes, optional||No UV protection|
|How Long Distributor in U.S.?||2007||Since 1996||Since 2012||Since 2004|
|Year Model Updated||2005||NEW for 2013 (largest electrolysis chamber)||NEW for 2013 (largest electrolysis chamber)||Never updated|
|Vitamin C Ceramic Block® Filtration||Not offered||Yes, standard feature||Yes, standard feature||Not offered|
|Energy Frequency Technology (EFT)||Not offered||Yes, optional feature||Yes, optional feature||Not offered|
|WQA Gold Seal Certified Lead Free||Not WQA Certified||Not WQA Certified||Yes WQA Certified||Yes WQA Certified|
(The term Enagic® is a registered trademark of Enagic® Co. Ltd.)
Ionizer Features Explained
Number of Plates
Total number of plates in the ionization chamber, MESH plates are more efficient than ordinary plates. Look for the thickness of the Platinum over the Titanium plates as this determines the life of the plates.
SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply): An energy saving feature that allows higher power levels; cooler running; lighter weight; lasts longer. Transformers are generally considered to be obsolete.
Multiple filters with multiple stages allow for more efficient filtration. Custom pre-filters are an added plus as it is best to filter the water before it even reaches the internal filters.
Enagic® only allows 3 days with a full refund, up to 30 days with an $800 restocking fee.
pH is a measure of alkalinity, Enagic® SD-501 requires chemical additives to reach its full pH range
Hard Water Adjustment
Hard water can affect the quality of the water an ionizer produces. Adjustment allows you to get the best performance possible. Custom pre-filters can help address this as it can be a big problem for ionizers.
ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) measures the antioxidant potential of alkaline water. ORP performance is dependent number & size of plates; power and type of power supply to plates; plate design (flat or MESH) and on the tap water quality.
UV Light Disinfection
Used to address bacteria, cysts, and viruses. Makes water safer.
Vitamin C Ceramic Block® Filtration
Filtration that uses vitamin C in a ceramic matrix, the only filtration technology that is effective against chlorine, chloramines and toxic byproducts.
Energy Frequency Technology (EFT)
EFT harnesses the power of Quantum Biology to energize water with 205 healthful energy frequencies.