Asked Questions About Jupiter Water Ionizers
are the Jupiter Ionizers manufactured?
The manufacturer of the
Jupiter Ionizers is Dong Yang Science, a Korean Company. There
are those who speak poorly of Korean made Water Ionizers, however
their criticism is misplaced. Until the 1990's, Water Ionizers
were produced exclusively in Japan. Dong Yang Science began producing
Water Ionizers nearly eighteen years ago and was the first company
to introduce MICOM Digital Technology to the Water Ionizer market,
which is fast becoming a standard throughout the industry. They
have become well established in their field and are considered
a global leader in Ionized Water Technology. The company was formed
in 1982 and is exceedingly well respected throughout Korea and
the Far East.
the Jupiter Ionizers provide acid water as well as alkaline water?
Yes, as do all Water Ionizers.
Water is run over positive and negative electrodes producing positive
and negative ions in the water which are then separated to produce
alkaline and acid water. It's like getting two machines in one.
does the Jupiter Ionizer compare with other Water Ionizers on
Nearly all Water Ionizers
produced today provide approximately the same levels of ionized
water, that is, an alkaline pH 9.9 and ORP -300, and an acid pH
5.5 and ORP +800. The Jupiter Ionizer delivers those levels and
stands up well in comparison to any other Water Ionizer on the
market, regardless of their country of origin.
is the Jupiter Ionizer less expensive than other Water Ionizers
on the market?
buy direct from the importer and passes along the savings to you.
It's as simple as that.
the Jupiter Ionizer have any features that the other Water Ionizers
on the market don't have?
The Jupiter Ionizers uses
MICOM Digital Technology, while many other Water Ionizers on the
market use the old analog technology - but are quickly switching
over to Jupiter's MICOM system. With MICOM, the unit has the ability
to self-clean for thirty seconds for every ten minutes of use.
This helps extend the life of the electrodes and therefore the
life of the Water Ionizer. It also can sense that hot water is
being put through the unit and automatically shuts off. (Hot water
would burn out the electrodes). This protection and the self-cleaning
mechanism of MICOM helps extend the life of the Water Ionizer
has been some discussion about electrodes on Water Ionizers. What
are the Jupiter Ionizers electrodes made of?
The electrodes are composed
of Solid Titanium with a dip-treatment platinum coating, which
is the standard in the industry. Titanium is used because it is
extremely hard. The platinum is coated, NOT electroplated, on
to the titanium. Platinum is used because it is an excellent conductor.
The Jupiter Ionizer does NOT use stainless steel electrodes as
has been suggested by other companies. Stainless steel was used
for Water Ionizer electrodes in the late 1980's and was found
not be a suitable material because they did not last more than
a a few years and were leaking nickel into the drinking water.
The industry began using titanium platinum-coated electrodes as
a whole in the early 1990's because it will last indefinitely.
At present, no one is manufacturing Water Ionizers with stainless
companies claim to have solid platinum electrodes on their Water
Ionizers. Is that better than titanium platinum coated?
Solid platinum electrodes
would be cost prohibitive to begin with. The electrodes are one
of the most expensive components of the Water Ionizer. Also, platinum
is a very soft metal (as is gold) and therefore would not be an
appropriate material for the electrode base, which is why titanium
is used. Anyone claiming to have solid platinum electrodes in
the Water Ionizers they are selling do not know their own product
because solid platinum electrodes are, in a practical sense, not
possible in a Water Ionizer.
the Jupiter Ionizer come with a warranty and how does it work?
The Jupiter Ionizer comes
with a two year warranty from the date of purchase. If anything
goes wrong with the unit during that period, return it to us and
it will either be repaired or replaced, if necessary, for free
as long as it is under the warranty. Please be aware that if taken
care of properly, there is little that can go wrong with a Jupiter
it work with city water and well water?
Yes both. The Jupiter Ionizer
has a built in carbon filter which effectively removes chlorine
(a known carcinogen) from tap water, which is why you should use
a shower filter to remove chlorine before taking a shower.
The only concern
would be if there is a high level of iron in your water. Any state
health department laboratory in the country can run a test to
see how much iron is in your water. A level of .4 mg/L or higher
is too much. It will deposit on the electrodes over a year or
two and eventually render the unit inoperable. There are ways
to remove iron from your water through filtration.
long does the Jupiter Ionizer filter last?
It depends on the quality
of your water source and how much chlorine it contains. The amount
of chlorine is contains can easily be determined by a call to
your local water company and asking. For instance, if the level
of chlorine is between .4 and 1.0 PPM (mg/L), the filter should
last about 9-12 months. If the chlorine level is above that, the
filter will last about 6 months. There is a filter life indicator
on the Jupiter Ionizer, which will provide you with some idea
of when your filter should be replaced. However it simply records
the volume of water that has run through the Jupiter Ionizer and
does not measure the amount of chlorine in the water.
I be concerned about the quality of the water coming out of my
tap if I have city water?
Yes, for two reasons. As
discussed, city water contains chlorine and other unwanted particulate
matter in it that should be removed by filtration. There are sometimes
other problems with city water such as bacterial contamination,
benzene and other contaminants. These are more the exception than
the rule. You should check with your municipal water company for
further information on any of these types of problems occurring
in your water.
Water Ionizers remove fluoride from tap water?
Some companies claim that
all the fluoride in tap water is removed with the use of Water
Ionizers. This is not entirely true. A Water Ionizer will send
about half the amount of fluoride found in city water down the
acid tube, thus cutting the amount of fluoride you drink in your
water by about one-half. Water Ionizers do NOT entirely remove
fluoride from the water, whether it has been added to the water
or is already there naturally as with the case of a well.
I use the Jupiter Ionizer with bottled water or must I hook it
up to the sink?
It is possible to use the
Jupiter Ionizer with bottled water, although it may not be quite
as convenient. That will essentially depend on the quality of
your tap water, how fussy you want to be with what you drink and
how much you want to spend.
Another option would
be to put one or two filters underneath the sink where your Water
Ionizer is, one being a particulate filter that takes suspended
particles out of the water, the other a carbon filter that removes
chlorine if you have city water. SnyderHealth.com sells quality
filter housings and filters.
the Jupiter Ionizer difficult to install?
Not at all. The average
installation time is less than 15 minutes. The Jupiter Water Ionizer
comes with a diverter that hooks up to the faucet on your sink
and a single tube that can easily be cut to length as needed.
Attach the hose to the outlet on the diverter and the intake line
of the Jupiter Ionizer. The other hose should be connected to
the Acid outlet line of the Jupiter Ionizer which drains into
the sink. (Remember, Alkaline and Acid water are always produced
simultaneously). Plug in the unit, preferably into a GFI (protected)
outlet. As water is diverted into the Jupiter Ionizer, it will
automatically turn on and begin producing Ionized Water. You will
usually see a slightly dark discoloration the first you turn on
the Jupiter Ionizer. This is carbon being washed from the filter
and is completely normal. Be aware that the Jupiter Ionizer self-cleans
each time you turn it on. This can be turned off by pushing the