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LIFE vs Enagic® and Ionways/Jupiter

 Jupiter Vesta GLEnagic® LeveLuk SD 501LIFE Ionizer M9C Next GenerationIonways Athena™
Plate Quantity 9 Plates 7 Plates 9 Plates 5 Plates
Power 200+ watts 235 watts Max Yield ™ SMPS up to 504 watts 85 watts
Country of Design/Origin Korea Japan USA/Korea South Korea
Lead Free Certification Yes - WQA Certified Yes - WQA Certified Yes - WQA Certified No - illegal to sell in some states
Power SMPS(Switch Mode Power System) Transformer. This was one of the drawbacks of this unit Max Yield ™ SMPS(Switch Mode Power System) Transformer. This was one of the drawbacks of this unit
Filters 2 interior filters Single internal filter 2 interior filters + custom pre-filtration 2 interior filters
Plate Material Platinum Titanium Platinum titanium Double dipped platinum coated titanium - {thickest coating} Titanium with sprayed on platinum coating
Plate Design Solid Plate and no option to add GRID Plates Solid Plate and no option to add GRID Plates Solid Plate or Optional GRID Technology GRID plates, which is a plus for this machine
Warranty 7 Years Parts & Labor Warranty: 5-year full Lifetime warranty on all parts and labor Limited warranty covers all ionizer parts (not accessories) and labor costs in the first 5 years. Also requires a 20% restock fee and 15 days to return unit
Trial Period 60 days with restocking fee up to 20% plus shipping costs 3 days money back with 15% restocking fee. After that up to 30 days and a 20% restocking fee 60 days with 15% restocking and processing fee 60 days with a 20% restocking fee
pH Levels This machine had good alkaline and acidic levels This machine had good alkaline and acidic levels. There were 4 alkaline & 2 acidic modes and a purified water mode This machine had the highest alkaline and acidic levels of all machines tested. Bonus - highest antioxidant level at a drinkable 9.5 pH. The machine had good levels of alkaline and acidic water. 4 alkaline, 4 acidic, and 1 purified level(s) & a clean mode
Hard Water Adjustments Needs periodic cleaning for hard water This machine is pre-set at the factory and there is no way to adjust the amperage for the mineral content in the source water This machine has 5 amperage settings to adjust the amperage for mineral content in the source water on 8 different levels It appears the amperage settings are pre-set at the factory so there is no way to adjust for hard water
ORP Ratings Reached up to negative 500 The ORP ratings were obtained using a high quality ORP meter and this machine produced good ORP The ORP ratings were obtained using a high quality ORP meter to test the water. This machine produced the highest ORP off all machines tested - up to -812 This machine had mid-range ORP levels
Installation Counter top only The Enagic® has counter top uses a diverter to attach to the faucet. New under counter unit but very bulky. The LIFE Ionizer counter top unit that uses a diverter to attach to the faucet. Optional under-counter kit available and counter top can convert to an under counter 3 Way Diverter, Direct Connect to Cold Water and Under sink. Optional under-counter kit available
UV Light System Not available on this machine Not available on this machine This was the only machine that had the option of UV Light Technology. Great for those concerned about disinfecting their water with this technology Not available on this machine
Start up Date in US The current distributor started in the US in 2009 Enagic® began US distribution in January 2003 Earthtrade started distribution in the US in 1996 IonWays started in the US in 2007
Year Model Updated Introduced in 2007 Introduced in 2004 Updated for 2016 Introduced in 2007
Price $2,995 $3,980 $2,597 $2,395
Listed in Physicians Desk Reference No No Yes No
Vitamin C Ceramic Filter Technology No No Yes No
Frequency Technology No No Yes No
Value     Best Value  

 



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