Alkaline Water Ionizer Comparisons

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Name of ionizer Jupiter Melody EmcoTech Athena KYK Harmony 9040 Enagic SD501 Life Ionizer 7500 Tyent 7070
Overall Rating Overall Rating ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****
Price Suggested Retail $1495 $2195 $1198 $3.980 $2497 $2995
Certified Independent Lab Performance Rating* pH at highest setting 10,47 10,54 9,48 9,46 10.72 9.47
ORP at highest setting -637.1mv -812.0 mv -482.0 mv -578.7 mv -164.7 mv -740.1 mv
Flow Rate 3 LPM 3 LPM 3 LPM 8 LPM 1.5 LPM 1.5 LPM
Important things to consider about the manufacturer Manufacturer Emco Tech Emco Tech YiShan / KYK Enagic Unknown Tae Young
How long making water ionizers? About 30 years About 30 years 4 years 7 years 3 years 2 years
How long in US 14 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 1 year 2+ years
Manufacturer Assembler? Manufacturer Manufacturer Assembler only Manufacturer Assembler only Assembler only
True R&D Capability?
Quality Assurance Certification ISO9001 & 14001 and CE ISO9001 & 14001 and CE Unknown ISO9001 & 14001 and CE Unknown Unknown
Safety Certifications? Unknown
Verifiable (can you find them?) AlkaViva AlkaViva Unknown enagic Unknown Unknown
Category Rating 5 5 2 4 2 2
Important things to consider about the company you will buying from How long in Business? IonWays. 

3 years

IonWays 

3 years

WaterforLifeUSA 

3 years

Enagic USA 

4 years

LifeIonizer LLC 

1 year

Ityent USA 

1+ years

Warranty Lifetime parts 

5 yrs labor

Lifetime parts 

5 yrs. labor

5 year parts 

Parts & Labor

5 year parts 

Parts & Labor

5 year parts 

3 labor

5 year parts 

3 labor

Guaranty 15 day money back 

15% restocking fee

15 day money back 

15% restocking fee

60 day money back 

15% restocking fee

3 day money back 

20% restocking fee

60 day money back 

15% restocking fee

60 day money back 

15% restocking fee

Water Expertise? Can they help solve your water issue? WQA Water expert on staff / full line of specialty filtration WQA Water expert on staff / full line of specialty filtration Limited None Limited Expertise / Full line of specialty filtration None
Customer Support Full office staff including customer support Full office staff including customer support Full office staff including customer support Full office staff including customer support Limited / staff size and roles unknown Limited / staff size and roles unknown
Service Center  

Factory trained – Dedicated

 

Factory trained – Dedicated

 

Factory trained

 

Factory trained

 

Unknown

 

Unknown

Headqrters / Warehouse Reno NV, New Fairfield CT, Edmonton Canada Reno NV, Vancouver BC Boyds, MD Hermosa Beach, CA Encinitas, CA Blackwood, N.J.
Category Rating 5 5 3 3 2 1
Electrode Plate Information Number of Electrode Plates 5 5 5 7 7 7
Electrode Plate design Standard flat Plate Mesh Standard flat Plate Standard flat Plate Mesh Mesh
Manufacturing process Electroplating Electroplating Dipped Dipped Dipped Dipped
Plate source Emco Tech / Japan Emco Tech / Japan YiShan / Taiwan Enagic / Japan Unknown Unknown / Korea
Category Rating 4 5 3 4,5 3 3
Ionization features Mineral Port? Saline injection
Hot Water Alarm
Flow Rate Indicator
Can unit regulate flow? Onboard Onboard Tap only Tap only Onboard Tap only
Category Rating 5 5 2 3 2 1
Cleaning System / frequency / convenience Cleaning type / frequency Automatic Post Use / each time used DARC System / each time used Simple Reverse Polarity / 30 seconds per 12 hours Simple Reverse Polarity / 30 seconds every 15 gals none, website says to call customer service RTR (Real Time Refresh) automatic washing of electrolytic tank
Eliminates Mineral scaling on plates Substantially
Do you have to wait while cleaning? No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Category Rating 4 5 2 3 2 2
Installation Options How many ways can you install it? 3 options: countertop with diverter from tap; undersink with kit; countertop with direct line 3 options: countertop with diverter from tap; undersink with kit; countertop with direct line To tap with diverter only Countertop 2 options
Category Rating 5 5 3 1 3 3
Filtration Features Filtration Rating (in microns) .1Micron / .01Micron Dual filtration – .1Micron / .01Micron .01Micron .1Micron Dual Filtration – .1Micron Dual Filtration .1Micron
Filtration Media GAC with Calcium Tourmaline Ceramic GAC with Calcium Tourmaline Ceramic GAC GAC with Calcium GAC with Calcium GAC and ceramic
Filter Life indicator Yes, by counter Yes, by counter Yes, by counter Yes, by timer Yes, by counter Yes–display, no counter
Replacement cost $60 / $90 $60 / $90 $75 $145 $50 $85 (includes 2 filters)
Category Rating 5 5 3 3 3 3
Electrical Power Electrical Supply Transformer Transformer SMPS Transformer SMPS SMPS
Power Consumption 110w / .5amps 110w / .5amps 200w 230w / 2.5amps unknown 85w
Category Rating 5 5 4 5 4 4
Other features to consider Number of pH levels 9 – but infinite control with Flow valve Adjustable to 48 Adjustable to 64 6 9 9
Color changing Control Panel?
PH and ORP Display? No No Yes** No No No
Category Rating 5 5 5 4 5 5

* Silver State Laboratories, 2008

** Uncalibrated

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