How to Evaluate Water Ionizer Plates
The most important part of a water ionizer is it’s electrolysis chamber. Inside of that water electrolysis chamber are water ionizer plates. Without good water ionizer plates, you won’t get good water ionization. That means you won’t get very many antioxidants in your drinking water. So, when researching water ionizers, you should pay special attention to the plates.
The very first water ionizers only had two plates. One plate had a positive electrode attached to it and the other plate had a negative electrode. Those first water ionizers had a minimal impact on tough tap water, like the hard water that is found in many parts of the world.
Water ionizers manufacturers realized that they needed to create water ionizers with more plates. Next came 3 and 5 plate water ionizers. Those water ionizers were perfect for the Japanese, Chinese, and Korean markets, with generally soft water. They created a nice pH of around 9.5 with a negative ORP around minus 300, which was the same characteristics as the best drinking water in the world found in longevity springs and glacial streams. But when those three and five plate water ionizers started being exported to other parts of the world, like Thailand and the United States, they weren’t so effective.
Generally, a 5 plate water ionizer like the KYK Harmony, can create a good drinking water out of most tap water up to a hardness of 10 grains. But a 5 plate water ionizer cannot create super alkaline water of 11 pH and above or a strong acid water of 3 pH and below. If the water is harder than 10 grains, a 5 plate water ionizer cannot even create a good drinking water of a 9.5 pH. That’s when you need the 7 or 9 plate models.
Water Ionizer Plate Size and Quality
It’s just not the number of water ionizer plates that is important. The size of the plates and what they’re made of also matter. The very first water ionizer plates that were made we’re flat. What manufacturers discovered is that these flat plates tended to breakdown after a couple of years. The electrical current would stay along the edges of these plates and burn those edges while the middle of the plate wasn’t utilized at all.
In order to get better ionization results, manufacturers began using mesh. The mesh evenly distributed the electrical current but also created ridges that hard water minerals would get caught in. Once the plates were coated with these hard minerals, they didn’t ionize the water well at all.
Right now, virtually all manufacturers offer 7 or 9 plate water ionizers with mesh coating. Only EOS water ionizers have fixed the problem of hard minerals getting caught up in the mesh. EOS water ionizers have a patented water ionizer plate that has strategically placed slots on it. These slots distribute the electrical current evenly while the plate is still able to be flat and smooth. This gives the consumer excellent ionization without needing to buy cleaning filters all the time to remove hard minerals caught up in mesh.
It is also important that water ionizer plates are using pure titanium and platinum. Some cheaper water ionizer manufacturers will use other metals that will break down faster and not ionize the water as well. EOS water ionizers have an exclusive relationship with the Heesung metal company of Japan, who are top rated in the whole world for making platinized titanium plates. These are pure titanium and platinum plates that have a lifetime warranty to always perform the best.
When it comes to water ionizer plates, the number of plates and the quality of the plates really do matter. EOS uses the highest quality water ionizer plates in their electrolysis chamber, ensuring that you get the absolute best water ionization in your home to create the healthiest water for you and your family.