SteriPen Classic UV Water Purifier with Pre-Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the SteriPen Classic UV Water Purifier. The concept here is really very simple. The Classic uses powerful germicidal UV light to zap microorganisms and kill or render them completely harmless. You simply turn the unit on, immerse it in water, and the water sensor automatically turns the UV bulb on when it senses water. It also automatically turns on the timer and automatically shuts the unit off when the proper dose of UV light has been applied. How easy is that? Used correctly this unit exceeds the US EPA Standard for microbiological water purification and, in fact, destroys 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.99% of viruses, and 99.9% of protozoa. The unit is very durable and capable of producing 8,000, one liter doses of UV light. If you purified four liters of water per day, every day, that’s five years. That’s a long time and a lot of water.

Now, please note that pre-filtering is strongly recommended. You see, that’s because sediment gets in the way and blocks the UV rays from penetrating, so by removing sediment out of the way the UV rays can effectively penetrate the water and zap those microorganisms. This unit comes with a pre-filter that’s designed for wide mouth bottles. It’s a 40 micron nylon mesh screen that simply captures sediment so that the UV rays can do their job. Now, the Classic uses 4 AA batteries. You can use any kind of AA battery, but it’s strongly recommended that you use either lithium or nickel metal hydride because you’ll get significantly longer life out of those type of batteries. If you use alkaline batteries, it’s a lot like putting alkaline batteries in a digital camera; you’ll just eat right through them. The unit is highly portable, compact and extremely lightweight. It weighs less than half of most filter pumps. It’s perfect for outdoor activities if you’re camping, hiking, canoeing, it’s great for travelers and also for emergencies. In fact, in my opinion, every emergency preparedness kit should have one of these in there. It’s kind of like a fire extinguisher. You hope you never need to use it but you sure are glad you have one when the time comes. Again, this is the SteriPen Classic UV Water Purifier that comes with a pre-filter for wide mouth bottles. I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the SteriPen Classic here.