The SteriPEN Adventurer Opti water purifier with Solar Charging case is equipped with an optical water sensor for reliable purifing performance.
Solar charging clamshell case pulls double duty, recharging the included double-cell rechargeable CR123 lithium battery and providing handy, secure storage for the purifier
Simply clip the charging case onto a backpack or set it on the ground and aim it towards the sun to recharge the double-cell battery; empty charging case weighs 6.8 oz.
Solar panel recharges 1 double-cell battery in 2 - 5 days, depending on solar conditions; battery can be recharged via the included plug-in power adapter in 4 - 6 hrs.
SteriPEN Opti features an optical water sensor that detects whether or not the device is in water and only allows the UV lamp to activate when the SteriPEN is immersed
After pressing the button to activate the SteriPEN, immerse the lamp and optical sensor; the UV lamp will then activate and emit UV light and visible blue light
Optical sensor doubles as a backup LED flashlight that can be handy when walking to the stream to get water; operate flashlight with SteriPEN cap in place to protect the lamp
Adventurer Opti requires no pumping, chemicals, test strips, extended timekeeping or filters; leaves no aftertaste, will not clog and does not require lubrication
Innovative SteriPEN system uses UV light rays instead of chemicals to purify water for drinking
Ultraviolet (UV-C) light rays safely sterilize clear water by destroying 99.99% of protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidia
), bacteria and even viruses
Long used by municipal water districts and bottling companies, low-level UV-C light treats water safely; plus, unit's light will not damage eyes or skin when used properly
SteriPEN protects you from risks that cause botulism, cholera, dysentery and typhoid, just to name a few
SteriPEN Adventurer Opti is simple to use: just press a button and gently agitate the water with a quick stir
Purifies 16 fl. oz. of water (cold or warm) in less than 1 min. or 32 fl. oz. in a 1.5 min.; fully charged battery provides up to sixty 16 fl. oz. treatments
Small size fits most containers—use it in cups, mugs, water bottles and canteens; carries easily in a shirt pocket
SteriPEN Adventurer Opti turns itself off once ultraviolet treatment is complete; light source can be used up to 8,000 times!
Watertight seals keep water away from the electronics; rubberized coating ensures secure handling in wet conditions
Low-power indicator lets you know when batteries need recharging; screw-off cap permits easy battery access
Use only on clear water, as cloudy, sediment-laden water hinders effectiveness; FitsAll prefilter (not included) clears particulates and debris from water
Opti can also be powered via 2 single-cell disposable CR123 lithium batteries (not included); never attempt to recharge disposable batteries in the solar case
Includes SteriPEN Adventurer Opti water purifier, solar charging case, 1 double-cell CR123 rechargeable lithium battery, AC adapter, neoprene carrying case and user manual
SteriPEN water purifiers meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards for microbiological water purifiers and have been independently tested by the Oregon Health Sciences University and the universities of Arizona and Maine. For complete test results visit www.steripen.com.
Help keep harmful heavy metals out of our air and water by recycling your rechargeable batteries. For information on how you can get started recycling rechargeable batteries, visit the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation website at www.Call2Recycle.org.
SteriPEN Adventurer Opti Water Purifier with Solar Charging Case - 2012 Closeout Specs
Protozoa, bacteria and viruses
32 fl. oz. per 90 seconds
(SteriPEN) 6.1 x 1.5 x 1
Pump strokes per liter
SteriPEN Adventurer Opti Water Purifier with Solar Charging Case - 2012 Closeout
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SteriPEN Adventurer Opti Water Purifier with Solar Charging Case - 2012 Closeoutis rated4.0out of5by1.
Rated4out of5byNewMexicoHikerfromMight be the best option over FreedomIf you are reading this review, be sure to check out the LONG line of previous reviews on REI's main site - not the Outlet site.
The main reason I wanted to post this review is to let you know that SteriPen is going to switch to the Freedom model and couple this one with the Solar Charge kit.
For MOST people, this will not be an issue. However, for the 4+ backpacking days, or those who must rely upon the solar charger to charge the Freedom model while they are in the field - this could create a problem. The solar charger can take 2-5 days to charge 2 Li-Ion batteries that come with this Opti. IF this is similar for the Freedom's charging capability OR you have poor solar gain, THEN you could be S.O.L. because the Freedom's battery is internal and cannot be swapped out for a fresh set of charged batteries like this Opti can. Personally, I don't want to sit around for 3 days waiting to drink some water.
Food for thought depending on how you plan to use your device...
Date published: 2013-01-06
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