- Negative Ion Detector
+Positive Ion Detector
Negative ions info
- Much easier and simpler to operate than expensive air ion
counters or ion meters.
- Very sensitive to negative and positive ions.
- Small and compact.
- High-quality design and construction.
- Very easy to use.
- Exceptionally long battery life.
A Free IDN-1 ion detector is supplied with all
negative ion generator orders. It is not near as
sensitive as this IDS-2 Ion Sniffer™ ion detector).
Active Air Ion Detector
Far more sensitive than our IDN-1 ion detector.
There's NOTHING Like It
Available in Bone (shown above) or Black
Ion Detector Description
The Ion Sniffer™
is a very sensitive ion detector which simultaneously
indicates the presence of both negative
positive ions in your environment.
The Ion Sniffer™
ion detector can measure the relative air ion intensity indoors,
and even detect naturally occurring positive or negative ions outdoors.
Hundreds of dollars
ANY other sensitive air ion detector, ion meter, or ion counter
available anywhere else. The Comtech Research IDS-2 Ion Sniffer™
Dual-Polarity Air Ion Detector is Only
(10% Discount) if purchasing online, or
with a room ionizer
Many Uses for
this Ion Detector.
More Ion Detector
The Ion Sniffer™ can...
- Find out if your
purifier or "negative ion generator" really generates meaningful
levels of negative ions. Most do not.
ionizers generate a very weak (low-density) level of negative
ions, detectable only up close. See how far away from your ionizer you can detect negative ions.
if it emits harmful positive ions. Many "ion generators" do.
- See if your computer
monitor, TV, air purifier, etc. is generating harmful levels of positive
ions. Many do.
See for yourself what you're really buying. Take the Ion
Sniffer™ to your local store where ionizing air purifiers are
- Does that model you're shopping for really emit high-density negative ions?
You should get a reading at least several feet away.
The farther you are from the ionizer with
the green light glowing, the higher the output of the negative
- Be warned of a
defective ion generator before its warranty expires. Some ionizers put out a good level of negative
ions at first. But sooner or later (often sooner) the ion output falls. But
how can you tell? You can't see ions. But the IDS-2 can. Keep
watch on your ionizer, make certain it stays working like new.
- Keep watch on your indoor environment's air ion level. Harmful
positive ions can be generated by static electricity, air
flowing through furnace ductwork, and many other sources. The ion levels may fluctuate
throughout the year.
- Check for
elevated levels of static electricity in sensitive ESD
- The Ion Sniffer™
Is Two Separate Air Ion Detectors In One.
- A negative ion detector
- A positive ion detector
- Both combined into
one compact ion detector.
The Ion Sniffer™
will detect naturally-occurring levels of negative ions and/or positive ions outdoors, such as enhanced levels due to
winds, thunderstorms (even in the distance), or other natural air ion sources.
Demonstrate negative ions being emitted by negative ion generators, flames, large
waterfalls, or even your bathroom shower.
The Ion Sniffer™ uses special
sensitive high-brightness light-emitting diodes (LED lamps), and reliable solid-state circuits for
a visual indication of the presence of air ions.
The relative ion density is indicated by the brightness of the LEDs and how far
away from the ionizer (or other ion source) that each LED glows.
This compact, hand-held ion detector is attractive, durable, very sensitive, and operates for a
long time on one 9 volt battery (included).
60-Day Satisfaction guarantee.
- Dealer inquiries welcome.
ION DETECTOR SPECIFICATIONS
Use and Care of your Ion Sniffer™ Active Ion Detector
Open rear battery compartment and install one alkaline 9-volt
Please observe correct
battery polarity or unit will not function.
2. Be sure
both antennas are extended equally. Try starting with them extended
about half way. Faster results detecting the negative ions from a
small flame may require less than halfway. For maximum sensitivity,
extend the length of the ion detecting antennas fully.
Reset the ion detector by
touching a finger across the two ion sensing antennas as shown. This
ensures proper operation.
4. Point the tips of the ion detection
antenna probes toward a possible source
of ionization and press the momentary-contact "Measure" button.
NOTE: Holding the Ion Sniffer™ at a 45
will maximize sensitivity.
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5. If a measurable level of ionization is detected, one of the two
ion indicator LED lamps will glow steadily. Disregard any momentary random
flicker of the lamps. A steady, consistent illumination of the
display lamp indicates a valid measurement.
6. If the
(on the right) glows steadily, the presence of positive ions has
If the GREEN lamp (on the left) glows steadily, then
have been detected.
The intensity of the glow indicates the relative
level of ionization. See Specs.
7. Slowly back away from
the ionizer (or other ion source). See how far from it you can get before the green LED is
no longer glowing. The farther away, the greater the source
intensity (density) in ions per cubic centimeter.
8. When used near very high ionization levels, a temporary static
charge may build up on the probes, momentarily resulting in
incorrect readings. This can be corrected by touching your finger
for a few seconds across the two Indicator probes, and then waiting
a few seconds before again using the Detector.
To obtain the very best results
from your ion detector, Please read the simple
instructions before using your Ion Sniffer™.
For the most
accurate results, the air should be as still as possible. Ions will
tend to follow the direction that the air is moving.
Always observe correct battery
polarity and use a fresh alkaline battery.
Remove the battery if your
Ion Sniffer™ ion detector will not be used for
a long time.
To prevent damage
to the Ion Sniffer™, never directly touch any
source of high ionization or high voltage with the ion detection
Keep the ion detector antenna probes clean and dust-free.
Do not allow them to be bent to one side. Always retract them
when not using your ion detector.
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Sniffer™ brand Ion Detector
"Ion Sniffer" is a trademark of
Comtech Research LLC.
IDS-2 Ion Sniffer™ Specifications
- Display type: Easy to
see red and green LED indicators.
Extra High Brightness LEDs and other components are used for sensitive ion indications.
- Power source: One 9-Volt alkaline battery,
included. Battery power is used only while the
"Measure" button is being pressed and ions are
Sensitivity: Detects ion
levels all the way
down to 9000 ions per cubic centimeter (such as in a shower, from a small
flame, outdoor waterfall, or ionizer). Greater ion source densities are calculated simply measuring the
distance from the ion source at which the ion detector LED barely glows. (Ion
density is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the
Distance vs. ion density chart coming soon.
- *For example, doubling the distance
from the ion source decreases the ion intensity by 1/4 (and not by 1/2 as
one might expect).