SteriPen Ultralight UV Water Purifier

5063-711
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SteriPen Ultralight UV Water Purifier

5063-711
  • Available prices $99.75
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Description

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A pocket-sized water purifier for any adventure. Toss the SteriPEN® Ultralight UV in your carry-on, backpack or emergency kit so you'll always be able to make clean water. The USB-rechargeable battery is easy to top up from your computer, a wall charger, a solar panel or a car. No buttons, no moving parts – just fill your water bottle from a creek, rain barrel or tap, then submerge the lamp and stir to create clean, potable water.

  • Immerse the lamp and stir. Shortwave ultraviolet light disrupts the DNA of bacteria, viruses and protozoa, rendering them harmless.
  • LED indicates purification status and when battery is low.
  • Treatment of 1L takes approximately 90 seconds.
  • UV lamp supplies about 8000 1L treatments.
  • USB-rechargeable battery treats about 20L per charge.
  • Note: UV devices are intended for treating clear water. They have been shown to reduce microbial contamination in mildly turbid water. If you are treating highly turbid water, follow all package instruction carefully and consider pre-filtering the water.

Tech specs

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Weight 77g
Ideal for
  • Travel
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Backpacking
Filter type

Water can be treated using various types of filters, chemicals or non-chemical purification methods, or a combination. Filters on their own will not remove viruses as they are too small.

Shortwave UV light
Output .67L/min
Dimensions 13 x 4cm
Cartridge life

The life of the filter cartridge is based on the quantity of water you can treat before the cartridge is no longer effective. This does not apply to battery operated or chemical filter systems.

8000L
Batteries Rechargeable battery pack (non-removable)
Effective against protozoa

Protozoa are larger than one micron and include cryptosporidium and giardia.

Yes
Effective against viruses

Most viruses are in the 1.0 micron size range, but they can be as small as 0.002 microns.

Yes
Effective against particulate

Particulate consists of very small bits and pieces such as dirt or bugs.

No
Effective against bacteria

Bacteria can cause illnesses such as diarrhea and dysentery and are about 1.0 micron in size, although some can be as small as 0.2 microns.

Yes
Made in China