At a mere 5.7 ounces, the compact SteriPEN Traveler 3-in-1 water purifier delivers safe water for outdoor, emergency or travel purposes. It is absolutely ideal for emergency workers or anyone traveling to third world countries or locales lacking safe and reliable purified water sources. Utilizing the same technology used to purify water in municipal treatment facilities, hospitals and water-bottling plants, the Traveler destroys viruses, bacteria and cysts, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium, by using high-energy Ultraviolet (UV) light. The Traveler 3-in-1 is easy to operate and purifies water quickly and efficiently without the need for chemicals or pumping.
The Traveler makes purifying water a cinch. Simply fill a 16 or 32 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 blue light indicates that the Traveler 3-in-1 is working and shuts off as soon as a full dose has been delivered. The UV light renders viruses, bacteria and cysts harmless by breaks down their DNA.
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 Water Bottle Pre-Filter or Fits All Filter (both sold separately) can be employed to filter particulate-filled water before UV treatment takes place.
The Traveler is powered by 4 AA batteries (not included). For best performance, Lithium or Nickel Metal Hydride are strongly recommended.The Traveler'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: TRC-RP-EF