The size of the plates in surface area
Enagic’s Leveluk SD501 has 7 plates, each measuring 4 ¾ x 7 inches.
The consistency and amount of platinum on the plates
The plates of an ioniser are like the engine of a car. They are directly responsible for the quality of the resulting water. Just as the size and the number of cylinders determine the efficiency of an engine, electrode plate size and surface area determine the effectiveness and the efficiency of a water ioniser. Platinum is universally accepted as the best material for water electrolysis because it is non-reactive and because it is an excellent conductor. Titanium is a dense, durable metal, but it is also very reactive and should not be directly exposed to water during electrolysis. While some manufacturers use stainless steel or other alloys, the most reputable companies use titanium and platinum. All Enagic ionisers use platinum-coated, titanium electrodes. Because the titanium plates are DIPPED into high grade platinum, there is a much heavier and consistent layer of platinum over the titanium plates. Unlike the mesh plates, there is no exposed titanium.
Solid vs. Mesh Plating
Some manufacturers use mesh plates to increase the surface area. Mesh plates can improve overall efficiency but they have several drawbacks. They tend to break down due to expansion and contraction caused by the heat of electrolysis. Cracks expose titanium to the water and require more frequent replacement and repair. Mesh plates also collect hard water deposits and require more frequent cleaning. In areas with hard water (most of the country) an ioniser with mesh plates will have a much shorter life span. Some manufacturers even void their warranty when hard water is used. Solid plates are thicker and better constructed which means many years of trouble free use and because they are solid and smooth, that reduces the tendency of calcium and other tough minerals to get wedged in or stick simply because the plates are smooth.
The Range of pH settings
Enagic ionisers produce water with seven different pH levels.
The power supply energizing the plates
Power output (wattage), is an important factor in the electrolysis process. A higher wattage machine is more effective in the same way that a higher wattage light bulb produces more light. The Leveluk SD501 uses 230 watts of power. Other machines on the market use between 80 and 200 watts of power. This means that the Leveluk SD501 can sustain a greater water output. It can also support increased ionisation of the resulting water.
The machine manufacturing
Enagic is not an assembly manufacturer. Every conceivable part is manufactured in-house including the shipping materials. Each unit is completely assembled by a single technician from start to finish.This in return increases the quality control significantly.
Enagic® stands behind every product. Kangen 8, Platinum and SD501 have a 5 year warranty. Junior II, Leveluk-R and Anespa have a 3 year warranty.
With such an assurance of quality, you will never regret purchasing an Enagic® Kangen Water® machine.