Solid vs Mesh Plates 

Which Is Best? Many ioniser marketers would have you believe that more power and larger plates are critical to ioniser performance. The truth is plate size and power are not the determining factor – how the power is applied to the plates is more important. In North America we all use the same standard source of power – 120 volts. When the standard 120v power is applied to the smaller sized plates, the voltage is more concentrated. When mesh plates are used, power is delivered more efficiently because the mesh grid provides specific channels to distribute voltage in an even and controlled manner across the surface of the entire plate to achieve better alteration to the pH and ORP. The opposite occurs in larger plates. When the same 120v input voltage is spread out over a larger surface area it diffuses or dilutes the power. The larger plate size also provides more resistance requiring our competitors to use a faster flow of electrons (amps). This actually creates more stress on the plating, making it susceptible to more degradation over time. This information is easily depicted in the table below. You can see that our plates deliver almost one volt for every square inch of our plate; our competitor spreads one volt over almost four square inches:


More concentrated power delivered more evenly and efficiently is why we can do more witd less. tde easiest way to substantiate the effect on performance is to view the certified independent laboratory testing. This EPA analytical lab clearly showed our smaller mesh plates with more concentrated and efficient power delivery outperform the competition’s larger plates. In summary, our competitors use more watts and amps, spreading the same input voltage over a plate surface area that is over four times larger. They do not deliver the power evenly or efficiently and must do so with greater resistance. More power means more heat, which means the platinum plating breaks down faster on the surface of the electrode. This equals poor performance over time. So now you can see that in truth, bigger is not better. This is why the electronics industry (and others) has shown that when technology advances, it typically results in smaller, more powerful and devices. Why would ionisers be any different? The truth is they are not.

Electrode Plate Information

Plate surface from above:

Black spot represent voids
Electrode D Company. Dust particle lowers adnesion
D company
Dipping method

X 6000 (Cross section):

X 6000 (Cross section)
Electrode DH Company.
D/H company
Dipping method

Emco Tech’s Coating (Electroplating)

Note the distinct vertices (peaks and valleys) and a 3 dimensional crystalline surface, as compared to the inconsistent surface of the dipped electrodes.

Plate surface from above:

No voids, thin spots or inconsistencies
Electrodes Emco Tech plate
Emco Tech plate
(coated platinum)

X 6000 (Cross section):

No voids, thin spots or inconsistencies
Electrodes Emco Tech aluminum plate.
Emco Tech plate
(coated platinum)


Electrical Power

A few facts to ponder...
  • Technology always gets smaller in size as it evolves – not bigger. Can you think of a product that gets bigger as the electronics evolve?
  • More cells and larger plates lead to an increase in EMF radiation, heat, wattage use and cell burn. Emco Tech ionisers operate so efficiently, they use 1/3 the power which is 1/3 the EMF.
  • Larger cells mean that you may get an oversized ioniser!
  • Higher wattage and more plates do not create better results than the more technologically advanced Emco Tech cells.