The appearance of new viruses inevitably leads to the fact that people become more careful and begin to carefully monitor their health. Some equipment manufacturers see this need and are trying to come up with solutions that meet new customer needs. One such solution is the MyIon personal air purifier, produced under the Zepter brand.
The device is positioned as an innovative method to combat harmful particles from 0.001 to 2.5 micrometers, dust, allergens and even viruses. So, let’s study the air purifier in more detail and try to test it in operation, because, according to the manufacturer, the hero of the review “uses advanced air ionization technology to remove 99% of all harmful particles in the air. within a 30 cm radius of a person indoors or outdoors. MyIon releases 18,000,000 negative ions per cm³. The negatively charged ions catch particles in the air and weigh them down, pushing them out of your personal space.”
Negative ion generation: 18,000,000 per cm³
Effective area: 30cm
Working time: 10 hours
Charging time: 2-3 hours
Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 200 mAh
Weight: 22.9 grams
Country of Manufacture: South Korea
Warranty: 2 years
The ION-01 comes in a small, well-designed box with a picture of the instrument, its specifications, and how it works.
In addition to the instructions in English, the set includes two lanyards for wearing the device around the neck: their total length is 60 and 68.5 cm, but in the first case, the strap is stretched about 10 cm more, which will be enough in most cases. The laces are detachable; this is done to prevent suffocation, because the cleaner is supposed to be used, even by children.
For charging, a 70 cm USB-micro USB cable is used.
Outwardly, the device looks like a keychain or piece of jewelry designed to comfortably wear around the neck; this is facilitated not only by its compact size, but also by its low weight (less than 23 grams). The shape is a rectangle with rounded edges, and the hero of the review is often compared to lipstick.
Case material: matte silver plastic, showing no fingerprints. Holes are made in the sides to thread a cord or chain.
On the front we see an interesting design solution in the form of 20 slightly sunken triangles, 2 of which are work indicators. The mechanical on/off button is shaped like a hexagon, which looks great overall. There were no protruding parts on the case, which significantly reduces the risk of breakage and accidental pressing of a single button.
When the device is in operation, the blue left indicator always lights up; it also looks good, but in the dark the brightness seems excessive, especially before bed.
While charging, the right orange LED works and turns green after fully charged.
The fact that the air purifier will soon discharge can be understood by two blue and red diodes working simultaneously.
At the bottom there is a micro USB charging port and a label with brief information about the product. Here we would be right to expect a more modern Type-C connector.
The back is a large Zepter logo.
At the top, bristles protrude from the hole, which emit ions. This process can even be heard if you bring the top or bottom of the device close to your ear; periodically a subtle sound appears and then disappears. When you touch the cable with your fingers, the effect can be intensified and sometimes a slight tingling is felt, but there is nothing to fear, since, unlike some stationary devices, it is not realistic to receive even a strong electric shock. .
It will not be difficult to disassemble the cleaner: just pry the case with a mediator, but it is better to do it near the micro USB connector, and then you can already remove the front half, which is held by latches.
Inside is a board, a battery, and a key component of the device: a negative ion generator. Ionizer Model – HL-ZF18 with consumption less than 1W. It should be noted that something similar can be found on sale in Chinese stores for a few hundred rubles, although the question remains how identical the products will be.
The back of the board are the connectors for the negative ion generator and battery, as well as the ATtiny13A microcontroller and TP4056 chip needed to charge the battery.
The case is not waterproof, so if moisture gets inside, it may damage the device.
device in operation
The monitored model turns on by pressing the button on the front and turns off with an even longer hold when the indicator goes out.
A popular method to check the operation of ionizers is to remove the smoke found in the transparent cans. It passes a similar test and ION-01 is an example of how dust particles settle on container walls as well as any other surface. This is also enough to combat odorous gases, at least when it comes to small containers. At the same time, the negative ion generation of 18,000,000 per cm³ declared by the manufacturer is excessive by all standards and may be greatly overestimated.
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With the claimed 10 hours of operation, the device can last much longer than this without recharging; we’re talking over 20 hours on a full charge. The battery with a capacity of 200 mAh or 0.74 Wh is fully charged in about 1 hour and 10 minutes. The maximum charging power is 1.3 W (5.057 V, 0.257 A), so you can use almost any low-power adapter or charge the device through the USB connector on your computer. At the same time, the manufacturer does not recommend using an adapter with a power of more than 10 watts.
As we found out after disassembling the device, MyIon ION-01 is a compact ionizer. Those who call the device an absolute dummy will be wrong, since everything necessary for its operation is in the case. The small size of the ionizer suggests that the effect of work, that is, the settling of small particles, should be expected in small rooms when the device is next to a person. As a gift, Zepter My Ion ION-01 looks interesting and unusual, regardless of the presence or absence of a health effect.
In my opinion, the product has two drawbacks: this is not the newest micro USB connector for charging, and it has a rather high cost, for which, presumably, it was the very famous Zepter brand and South Korean production.
Find out the current cost of the ION-01 model
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