INSPIRATION BEHIND OUR PRODUCTS
Do any of you folks remember how things used to be built when things were once upon a time manufactured in the US? Perhaps this picture of a still in use vintage Curtis Mathes TV-Stereo will refresh your memory. THINGS WERE ONCE UPON A TIME BUILT TO LAST! That my friends is the inspiration behind our "ForeverOzone" line of products. Going back to the good old days where things were designed and built to last a lifetime from solid oak cabinets and smart designs, not the disposable impossible to fix crap that we're been force fed to accept today that fills our landfills.
A little bit of background fd. We've been selling ozone generators for over 10 years now because we believe in the power of ozone and know it works. We started selling the Alpine and Ecoquest models years ago, but gave up on those models for many reasons, mostly cost issues surrounding the MLM business model and how they were marketed. (as air purifiers, not shock treatment machines) For a while, we imported ozone generators from China, however, we soon discovered ALL of the units we sampled and sold were basically disposable and at best lasted only about a year before they developed some type of electrical issue that was next to impossible to diagnose and fix. Most were painted with led paint, had very thin wires and poor connectors that would rust and fail quite quickly in some instances. With a failure rate over 50% within 1 year, we gave up and decided to make our own ozone generators with our own design and with no "prone to fail" parts. We're now into our third year of selling our ForeverOzone brand of ozone generators. Our ozone generators durability has been even better than we ever could have imagined with a failure rate well under 1%. Why? Proper cooling. 100% ozone resistant materials. Thick wires housed in electrical boxes. No soldering- all wire caps. No mother boards, switches, timers, or relays that ozone ruins over time just to name a few.
WHY THE LOW PRICES?
You shouldn't have to pay as much for an ozone generator as you do for a used car, these things don't have transmissions or engines for crying out loud! We could charge more but feel that offering a fair, honest price (given our low failure rate and lack of overhead) is the right thing to do.
OZONE GENERATOR REVIEW
If you've been searching for an ozone generator online, no doubt you've discovered some things. First, other vendors really don't want to reveal too much information regarding the power source (in kilovolts) of the power transformers or the specs in general. (type of ozone plates, pictures of the inside of their units, etc) You'll also find most vendors, with a few exceptions, don't want to reveal the replacement cost for their ozone plates (if even offered). Some even claim to have "permanent" ozone elements. Before you buy an ozone generator, it's best to learn a few simple truths to help you make an informed decision:
1) Ambient air contains 21% oxygen. A high voltage ceramic ozone element such as the one we use fed at least 100 cubic feet a minute and powered by at least a 3KV (3000 volts) power source (ours are 4KV) can produce up to 3600 mg/h of ozone per hour. Fed 2000 CFM of air from say a box fan will not however increase the ozone production! Only feeding the plates pure oxygen can increase ozone production.
2) Attaching 2-4 ceramic ozone plates to one 3-4KV power transformer will not double the amount of ozone. It will still only produce up to 4000 mg/h if you use a 3 or 4KV power source. The plates will turn a dark purple in the dark when powered by 1 transformer. Two plates powered by 1 transformer will glow half as bright as the electricity is being divided, and also the ozone production.
3) In order to produce 14,000 mg/h of ozone, you would need to utilize at least a 14,000KV transformer (cost over $500, not likely) or two 7KV transformers as we use. Most vendors who claim a high ozone output fail to explain how they can achieve that output with one 4KV transformer when it defied the laws of physics and the nature of corona discharge.
4) MICA plates with their stainless steel mesh are only capable of producing around 400 mg/h of ozone per plate when fed ambient air. Viewed by the naked eye in the dark, they will barely turn purple (very little electrical spark going on to split 02 into 03). One vendor, Jenesco, claims their Mica Plates can produce 1000 mg/h with ambient air and much more when fed oxygen, however, all other vendors who use Mica plates claim 400 mgh.
5) There is no such thing as a permanent ozone plates. Ozone plates take a high voltage charge and over time break down. Our plates last around 10,000 hrs, Mica plates about 1/3 that time.
6) All other ozone machines on the market feature "prone to fail" parts that ozone destroy's over time. Thus, you'll find that a low priced ozone generator only come with a 1 year (or less) warranty. If the units do fail during the warranty period, you'll be paying $30-$70 for shipping your unit back and forth. If it fails after the warranty period, we're told some vendors charge $100's to repair your ozone machine. Our ForeverOzone (tm) brand of ozone generators are the only ozone machines made to last a lifetime! We back the most expensive part, the power generator with a lifetime warranty. The only two other parts that can fail, (besides the fuse) are the 110 CFM fan and the high voltage ozone element (both rated for over 10,000 hours). We sell both of these parts in our shopping cart for $15-$20. The fan is covered by a 1 yr warranty from the manufacturer by the way, in case it does fail prematurely. (less than 10,000 hours).
Before you buy an ozone generator folks, make sure you get the specs in writing. Don't listen to the sales pitch, listen to the specs!
I hope this ozone generator review has answered some of your questions about ozone generators. I hope you ask pointed questions before you buy a machine and make the best decision possible.