The lightweight (2.6 oz), compact SteriPEN Freedom water purifier allows you to enjoy safe drinking water wherever you go! Utilizing the same technology used to purify water in municipal treatment facilities, hospitals and water-bottling plants, the Freedom destroys viruses, bacteria and cysts, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium, by using high-energy Ultraviolet (UV) light. The Freedom is easy to operate and purifies water quickly and efficiently without the need for chemicals or pumping.
Simply fill a 16-ounce glass, plastic, ceramic or metal container with clear water, push the activation button, dip it in the container and stir slightly to agitate the water. Ultraviolet light is invisible to the human eye, but a visible LED light indicates that the Freedom is working and shuts off as soon as a full dose has been delivered. The Ultraviolet light breaks down the DNA of viruses, bacteria and cysts, rendering them harmless. The Freedom purifies 16 ounces of water in just 96 seconds!
Safety features on the Freedom include an optical water sensor, temperature sensors and a fully enclosed and insulated lamp. Together these features ensure that the Freedom works at optimal performance and its internal components remain fully functional. The bulb that indicates purification is taking place also doubles as an emergency light source, enabling the Freedom to serve as an LED flashlight.
NOTE: Because the penetration of UV light can be limited by discoloration, solids and debris, it is important that clear, unfrozen water be used. The SteriPEN FitsAll Filter or Water Bottle Pre-Filter (both sold separately) can be employed to filter particulate-filled water before UV treatment takes place.
The Freedom Solar Bundle is powered by a rechargeable battery and both an AC adapter (U.S. prongs) and a USB cable are included for recharging purposes. Also included in the Solar Bundle is a portable solar panel for remote recharging. The Freedom's electronics are designed to activate only as long as there is enough battery power available to produce the required UV dosage, so there is no risk of an inadequate dose as batteries run low.
SteriPEN part number: FRDM-SCB-EF