SteriPEN Freedom w Solar Bundle

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SteriPEN Freedom w Solar Bundle

149.98

Go anywhere with SteriPEN's smallest and first rechargeable UV water purifier.  Freedom's integrated battery recharges via a micro USB port. Providing 8,000 0.5L (16 oz.) treatments, the germicidal UV light destroys over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa (giardia and cryptosporidium) in 48 seconds.  Built-in LED flashlight.  Includes portable solar panel for remote charging.

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STERIPEN AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

SteriPEN water purifiers meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards for microbiological water purifiers and have been independently tested by the Oregon Health Sciences University and the universities of Arizona and Maine. For complete test results visit www.steripen.com.

Help keep harmful heavy metals out of our air and water by recycling your rechargeable batteries. For information on how you can get started recycling rechargeable batteries, visit the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation website at www.Call2Recycle.org.

Freedom lets you do more and carry less. Compact, lightweight and easy to use, Freedom is just as comfortable in an exotic restaurant as on the side of a mountain. Put the power of the sun in your pocket and have safe drinking water anywhere. Freedom features an internal, USB-rechargeable battery that allows you to power up just about anywhere: from a wall outlet, a computer or a portable solar panel.


STERIPEN FREEDOM SOLAR BUNDLE WATER PURIFIER KIT

The SteriPEN Freedom Solar Bundle pairs the lightest and smallest water purifier from SteriPEN with a solar panel so you can recharge the Freedom's internal battery at your backcountry campsite.

  • Bundle includes Freedom purifier, 5W solar panel, USB cable, 16 fl. oz. water bottle, AC adapter, carrying case and a user's guide
  • Integrated battery is recharged by plugging the device into the included solar charger, or a computer or standard wall outlet; single charge purifies up to 20 liters of water
  • Solar panel has an internal battery 2000mAh that fully charges with 16 - 20 hrs. of direct sunlight; battery can then be used to charge the SteriPEN or other small USB devices
  • Purifier weighs only 2.6 oz. and measures 5.1 x 1.25 x 0.8 in.; carried with the USB cable, solar panel, AC adapter, water bottle and case, the total weight is 1 lb. 1 oz.
  • Simple to use, the SteriPEN Freedom detects when the device is in water and automatically activates the UV lamp to begin purifying—no buttons to press!
  • Freedom is configured to treat 0.5 liter of water in 48 sec.; a green indicator light lets you know when the treatment is complete and the water is safe to drink
  • To purify 1 liter of water, simply treat the water twice
  • Includes an LED flashlight that's handy when the sun goes down; activate the flashlight by holding the Freedom horizontally and rotating your wrist 180° 3 times
  • Freedom requires no pumping, chemicals, test strips, extended timekeeping or filters; leaves no aftertaste, will not clog and does not require lubrication
  • SteriPEN system uses UV light rays instead of chemicals to purify water for drinking
  • Ultraviolet (UV-C) light rays safely sterilize clear water by destroying 99.99% of protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidia ), bacteria and even viruses
  • Long used by municipal water districts and bottling companies, low-level UV-C light treats water safely; unit's light will not damage eyes or skin when used properly
  • SteriPEN protects you from risks that cause botulism, cholera, dysentery and typhoid, just to name a few
  • Small size fits most containers—use it in cups, mugs, water bottles and canteens; carries easily in a shirt pocket
  • SteriPEN Freedom turns itself off once ultraviolet treatment is complete; light source can be used up to 8,000 times!
  • Use only on clear water, as cloudy, sediment-laden water hinders effectiveness; FitsAll prefilter (sold separately) clears particulates and debris from water

WHAT DOES UV LIGHT KILL?

Bacteria - These guys may be teeny tiny, but they can do some major damage. Ever heard of necrotizing fasciitis? How about if we call it Flesh Eating Bacteria? And bacteria’s right in the name!

Campylobacter - Campers beware, campylobacter is the leading cause of bacterial diarrhea … and it’s found everywhere!

Cholera - Little Timmy might have died from this in the Oregon Trail game, but it’s very real. Cholera infects the intestines and while it’s rare in places with proper infrastructure, it can still be found in brackish rivers and coastal water.

Cryptosporidium - Like Cholera, these guys live in your intestines! Now that’s a one-way relationship you don’t want to be a part of!

Escherichia coli - You know this one better as E. coli, and in most cases, he’s on your side (and in your stomach). In healthy people, E. coli actually makes vitamins your body needs and helps keep more harmful bacteria in check. But watch out for the black sheep of the family, E. coli O157:H7. It may be rare, but this strain releases a powerful toxin that will damage the lining of the intestine and cause severe sickness.

Giardia – They say there’s lots of fish in the sea, and with Giardia, it’s true – it’s found all over the world and it one of the most common causes of waterbourne illnesses and THE most common cause of non-bacterial diarrhea in North America. But at least if you let this parasite into your life, it’ll be a give and take relationship – it’ll take your small intestine for its home and give you a bad case of diarrhea in return.

Hepatitis – This little virus can live in your water. Luckily, the SteriPEN purifiers can destroy Hepatitus A, B, C, and D. How’s that for justice?

Legionella – You might think the water in your hotel is safe, but that might not be the case. The ninja-like legionella bacterium can hide out in larger organisms and fall though the cracks when your water is disinfected in large water distribution centers like those in hotels and even hospitals. And take it from us, you don’t want a legion of legionella floating around inside your body!

Protozoan parasite – Protozoan parasites represent a whole classification of nasty baddies who are live in the cells and tissues of other living creatures and they’re looking to make you their next host. Protozoans can cause a whole laundry list of problems, from targeting the central nervous system to diarrhea. No matter your symptoms, you don’t want one of these guys to be your guest.

Salmonella – When your mom told you not to eat raw eggs, she was trying to save you from this bacterium, but salmonella can also live in water (and animals … and dry environments …) for several months. Salmonella can cause all sorts of diseases from typhoid fever to salmonellis, none of which are much fun to have.  

Shigella – Don’t let the name fool you, shigella isn’t shy when it comes to getting to know a new host. Even just a few bacterium can cause a infections like dysentery, shigellosis or hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Viruses – Remember when we said bacteria are tiny? Viruses are 100 times smaller than a single bacteria cell and they’re so cut throat that they’ll hijack the cells of other organisms to help them do things they can’t do on their own, like eat, grow and multiply … moochers!