The heart of any
ozone generator is its power transformer. It is the electrical component
that produces the high voltage that is needed make the ozone. That's why
it's selection, and construction is of the utmost importance. It
can be the most costly part in any ozone machine.
completely sealed, high voltage transformers, that can withstand a lot
of abuse before shorting out. They are designed specifically for our ozone
generators. Combined with our innovative ozone element design, it
is very rare that one of our power transformers blow out.
off the rack, open iron core transformers. The exposed iron can quickly
rust and deteriorate. These types of transformers are not specifically
designed for use in an ozone generator, and have a hard time maintaining
a long life span in this type of machine.
also use the same exact transformer in many different sized models.
ozone generators listed at 2600 mg/hr, 3400 mg/hr,
& 3600 mg/hr
are poorly designed.
Be sure an avoid
those ozone generators that are "easily and inexpensively upgraded"
by the addition
of more ozone "plates".
uses multiple transformers in our different models. How can a single
transformer that is used in a small ozone machine be expected to handle
the much higher load in a large ozone generator?
The truth is that
they use only ONE
transformer and are more likely to blow out than machines like our units
ozone plates to increase the ozone output puts a dangerous extra load on
the power transformers.
This fact is made
very clear that by adding 2 ozone plates to a one plate 1000 mg/hr ozone
generator that the total ozone output is only 2600
mg/hr and NOT
the 3000 mg/hr
it should be.
If the transformer
was properly sized the ozone output would equal 3000
mg/hr, but that fact that the resulting output
is only 2600 mg/hr
is absolute evidence that the transformer is improperly
sized, especially to upgrade the ozone output.
Since the 3000
mg.hr ozone output was not achieved, it can only be concluded that the
missing 400 mg/hr of ozone was lost because the
transformer was not able to handle the extra load of the extra ozone plates!
The extra load
on the transformer causes it to get very hot, and it is prone to completely
Note that some
1000 mg/hr ozone generators try to add up to four extra ozone "plates"
but that the total ozone output ONLY
reaches the 3600
mg/hr level and not the 5000
mg/hr it SHOULD
Trying to double
or triple the power of an ozone generator by simply adding more ozone plates
is a cheap, unsafe, and not reliable way of trying to increase the ozone
ONLY increases ozone outputs by adding extra ozone elements, AND by properly
adding extra power transformers. That's why our models with higher ozone
output have even ozone out put numbers like 2000, 4000, or 6000 mg.hr instead
of an erratically designed
unit that outputs 1000, 2600, or 3400 mg/hr.
a cheap ozone generator would try to increase the ozone output by simply
adding extra ozone plates and not by adding the proper amount of transformers.
Beware of "upgradable
output" ozone generators.
They won't last,
and are prone to fail.
That's why ozone
generators that are "upgradable" by simply adding more ozone plates are
not very well designed. The load on the transformer HAS to be radically
different on a single or five plate ozone generator.
This is proven
by the fact that when a competitor adds 4 more ozone plates to a 1000
mg/hr machine it does NOT
equal 5000 mg/hr.
generator now only puts out 3600 mg/hr,
the missing 1400 mg/hr of ozone output has been lost
because the transformer cannot handle the extra load.
That proves that
the load is radically different when you simply add more ozone plates to
a power transformer. If the transformer has been strained so that
it looses that much ozone power, then it can be concluded it is that much
closer to straining and blowing out.
It HAS to be
running at a higher temperature.
multiple transformers in our different higher powered ozone
We only sell
uses a single transformer. The XT-4000
uses 2 transformers. The XT-6000
and the XT-6000S
uses 3 power transformers. Our larger models use even more transformers.
We do this because
to present a balanced load, and to have even power distribution.
It is better
to use multiple transformers when doubling or tripling the ozone power.
It only makes
good sense. It makes for a more balanced ozone machine.
Keep in mind the
fact that competitors also use ozone plate technology where each "plate"
has 3 pieces in it that can easily move around. They use a spring
system to keep each part of the plate in perfect alignment. A 10 plate,
10,000 mg/hr ozone machine will have 30 separate pieces in its 10 ozone
plates! A 10,000 mg/hr "plate type" ozone machine has 30 parts that
must ALWAYS be in perfect alignment or disaster will occur.
If a single piece
of the glass or mica non-conductor breaks, cracks, or just slips out of
alignment due to a lack of spring tension, then the electrical conductor,
screen parts of the ozone elements can arc and cause an electrical short.
When an ozone
plate short outs, the transformer is also shorted out. No matter
how well it is built, a transformer cannot stand being shorted out for
very long. Electrical transformers cannot stand to have a high voltage,
zero ohm load on them, for very long without being put under a huge amount
only uses multiple transformers in our higher powered units to help balance
the load, they also use our U.S. patented ozone elements which do not have
components in them that can move, or shift out of alignment.
There is no way for them to short out as standard ozone plates can.
simply more stable ozone generators than most other brands.