This is a "must have" if you want to perform ozone shock treatments at room temperatures (72-78 degrees) or higher. Why? We all know that heat destroys ozone. At room temperatures, even with a fan blowing on the ozone elements, the ozone plate surface can reach 150 degrees within a minute or so. As the temperature of the ozone plate rises, the ozone production goes down. How much? Over 80% at 150 degrees. (We will program the repeat cycle timer function on your timer to turn on for 10 seconds and off for 30 seconds for convenience, a good all around setting that allows the plates to cool back down before they cut back on 30 seconds later, but you can change it to whatever works best for your particular situation)
When the air temperatures are cold, in the 40's or 50's, the wind chill caused by the cold air rushing against the ozone plates can keep the ozone plates under 110 degrees and producing near max capacity, so a 15 minute interval timer is better suited in cold weather conditions. However, for non-winter month ozone shock treatments we highly recommend utilizing these timers to allow your ozone elements time to cool down in between run times. The ozone you produce when the elements are operating will linger for 40 minutes, and it will be cleaner ozone. (Hot ozone plates create nitrous oxides which can leave a 'burnt ozone" smell for days - happens all the time when ozone machines are fun for long stretches of time, say 12-24 hours). If you follow our recommendations, that burnt ozone smell will never be an issue, and all you'll create is the sweet smell of ozone! This timer helps ensure that is the case.
NOTE: We also recommend upgrading to our new ozone plates / heat sink for shock treatments performed at room temperatures. The heat sinks help keep the ozone plates much cooler and last much longer than conventional ozone plates without a heat-sink. (We do not recommend the clip on heatsinks, our tests find them to be highly ineffective. The heat sink HAS to be cemented to the plate in order to dissipate heat)
SEE ALSO: Cell Phone Controlled On-Off Switch to turn your ozone machine on and off with the push of a button from anywhere, any time.
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