Name of ionizerAlkaViva MelodyAlkaViva AthenaSamsung VestaEnagicTM SD501Life Ionizer 7500Tyent 7070
Overall RatingOverall Rating******************************
PriceSuggested Retail$1695$2295$2995$3980$2497$2995
Silver State Certified Independent Lab Performance Rating*pH at highest setting10,4710,54Not Yet Tested9,4610.729.47
ORP at highest setting-637.1mv-812.0 mvNot Yet Tested-578.7 mv-164.7 mv-740.1 mv
Flow Rate3 LPM3 LPM3 LPM8 LPM1.5 LPM1.5 LPM
 
Important things to consider about the manufacturerManufacturerEmco TechEmco TechEmcoTech/SamsungEnagicTMUnknownTae Young
How long making water ionizers?30 years30 years30 years12 years5 years4 years
How long in US14 years4 yearsReleased 201210 years3 years4 years
Manufacturer Assembler?ManufacturerManufacturerManufacturerManufacturerAssembler onlyAssembler only
True R&D Capability?
ISO or CE CertificationISO9001 & 14001 and CE ISO9001 & 14001 and CE ISO9001 & 14001 and CEISO9001 & 14001 and CE ISO9001 & 14001 and CE ISO9001 & 14001 and CE
Safety Certifications?
Verifiable (can you find them?) royalwater.comroyalwater.comroyalwater.comenagic.comUnknownUnknown
Category Rating5 5 2 4 2 2
 
Important things to consider about the company you will buying fromHow long in Business?Ionlife
14 years
Ionlife
14 years
Ionlife
14 years
EnagicTM USA
10 years
LifeIonizer LLC
5 year
Tyent USA
4 years
WarrantyLimited LifetimeLimited LifetimeLimited Lifetime5 year parts
Parts & Labor
Limited LifetimeLimited Lifetime
Guarantee 60 day money back
15% restocking fee
15 day money back
15% restocking fee
60 day money back
15% restocking fee
3 day full 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 WQA Water expert on staff / full line of specialty filtration WQA Water expert on staff Limited Expertise / Full line of specialty filtration None
Customer SupportFull 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 - Dedicated

Factory trained

Unknown

Unknown
Headqrters / WarehouseReno NV, New Fairfield CT, Edmonton Canada Reno NV, Vancouver BC Reno NV, Vancouver BC Torrance, CA Encinitas, CA Blackwood, N.J.
Category Rating 5 5 5 3 2 1
 
Electrode Plate Information Number of Electrode Plates5 5 9 7 7 7
Electrode Plate designStandard flat PlateMeshStandard flat PlateStandard flat PlateMeshMesh
Manufacturing process ElectroplatingElectroplatingElectroplatingElectroplatingDippedDipped
Plate sourceEmco Tech / JapanEmco Tech / JapanEmco Tech / JapanEnagicTM / JapanUnknownUnknown / Korea
Category Rating4 5 5 4,5 3 3
 
Ionization featuresMineral Port? Saline injection
Hot Water Alarm
Flow Rate Indicator
Can unit regulate flow?Onboard Onboard Onboard Tap only Onboard Tap only
Category Rating 5 5 5 3 2 1
 
Cleaning System / frequency / convenienceCleaning type / frequency Automatic Post Use / each time usedDARC System / each time usedPre/Post cleaningSimple Reverse Polarity / 30 seconds every 15 galsnone, website says to call customer serviceRTR (Real Time Refresh) automatic washing of electrolytic tank
Eliminates Mineral scaling on platesSubstantially
Do you have to wait while cleaning? No No No Yes Yes Yes
Category Rating4 5 5 3 2 2
 
Installation OptionsHow many ways can you install it? 3 options: countertop with diverter from tap; undersink with kit; countertop with direct line3 options: countertop with diverter from tap; undersink with kit; countertop with direct line2 Options: Countertop and direct lineTo tap with diverter onlyCountertop 2 options
Category Rating5 5 3 1 3 3
 
Filtration FeaturesFiltration Rating (in microns) .1Micron / .01Micron Dual filtration - .1Micron / .01Micron.1M & Sediment5 MicronDual Filtration - .1MicronDual Filtration .1Micron
Filtration MediaGAC with Calcium  Tourmaline CeramicGAC with Calcium Tourmaline CeramicGAC with Calcium& KdfGAC with CalciumGAC with CalciumGAC and ceramic
Filter Life indicator Yes, by counterYes, by counterYes, by counterYes, by timerYes, by counterYes--display, no counter
Replacement cost$89 / $99 $89 / $99 $99 $120 $100 $85 (includes 2 filters)
Category Rating 5 5 5 3 3 3
 
Electrical PowerElectrical SupplyTransformer Transformer Advanced SMPS Transformer SMPS SMPS
Power Consumption 110w / .5amps 110w / .5amps 250w 230w / 2.5amps unknown 85w
Category Rating 5 5 5 5 4 4
 
Other features to considerNumber of pH levels 9 - but infinite control with Flow valve Adjustable to 48 Adjustable to 48 7 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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