Well dogs,come to find out kaunomar has a friend that distributes SteriPens & he got me one for FREE!The adventurer.It came with a solar charger,2 sets of double cell rechargeable batts.,a wall charger & neoprene soft case.WOW I was blown away.Thanks again Omar.You the Man,I mean the Dog <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
2 ways to charge <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbup.gif" alt="" /> or use disposables.They say the solar charger takes 2-5 days to charge the batts. maybe longer depending on conditions.The wall charger takes 4-6 hrs.You can purify apprx.30 ltrs. on one charge.You can charge your other single cell rechargeable batts also.2 at a time.
Batts. go in the end.The slot in the cap is large enough for a coin,but was easy to unscrew with my thumb nail.The adventurer uses 2 cr123 batts.
The tapered end is the protective cap for the UV light wand that goes into the water & kills the bugs.The chrome oval near the light wand is the water sensor.(one on each side)They have to be in the water to turn the UV on.Press the on button,when the green LED light flashes put the pen in the water up to the sensors & the UV comes on automatically.Stir the wand in the water to insure all water is exposed to the germicidal UV light.The UV light goes out & the green LED light comes on to show the dose is complete.
The solar panel is built into the hard case with a clear plastic layer to protect it.The hard case has a belt clip on the back.You can attach it to the outside of your pack to charge the extra batts while hiking.
Does it work? YES!
I went to the mountains yesterday to play with some knives & Mini 14.I took along the SteriPen to test it on some creek water.
I treated & drank the water yesterday.No ill effects since.
I love this thing & it's going into the Bob,& I'll get one for my hunting pack too.
It's a great 1 or 2 person purifier as it only does 32Ozs. at a time.Because it is an electronic device & runs on batteries I'll carry purification tabs also.
It does not filter particulates & it's not for use with cloudy water,clear only.but you can get a prefilter for particulates.
This is a great little survival tool that only takes 90 seconds to treat 32 Ozs.& 45 secs.for 16 Ozs.of water.Quick & easy.2 thumbs up from me.
Thanks again Omar.
Heres a link to their site.http://www.steripen.com/?gclid=CNSRy4PptKECFRhqgwod1nxzAA