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  • From Alan at 8/21/12 12:18 PM
    • How many gallons can it purify ? What's the lifespan ?

      Thanks, Alan
    • Thank you for the question. The UV Lamp is rated for 8,000 1L treatments...about 2,100 gallons. Assuming the product is well cared for, the lifespan would be the same as the lamp. If used only occasionally you can expect many years of use. Thanks!
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SteriPen - Sidewinder (Spring 2014)

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Hand-crank, battery-free water purification
Sidewinder (Spring 2014)
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Fill it, crank it, drink it! The SteriPEN Sidewinder, the first portable UV water purifier to require no batteries, purifies 1 liter of water in 90 seconds. It features SteriPEN's proven UV system that destroys waterborne bacteria, viruses and protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium. Perfect for campers or emergency use, this hand-powered system is eco-friendly and can save thousands of plastic bottles from entering landfills.
The long-lasting Sidewinder system includes a one-liter Tritan™ BPA-free bottle and SteriPEN Pre-Filter for use prior to treatment if the water contains particulates.
The SteriPEN Sidewinder is an eco-friendly drinking water solution for outdoor adventurers and campers who don’t want to be tied to batteries. This long-life, storable water purifier is ready for emergency situations whenever the fresh water supply is disrupted. With the Sidewinder, you can crank up safe drinking water anywhere, anytime.
Specifications
Manufacturer SteriPen
Weight 16.6 oz.
Color Blue
Treatment Type UV Light Purifier
Protects Against Protozoa, Bacteria and Viruses
Other Features Purifies 1 liter of water in 90 seconds
Destroys viruses, bacteria and protozoa—including Giardia and Cryptosporidium—in seconds.
No Chemicals needed
No Pumping needed
Hand powered, no batteries required
Lamp Life: 8,000 treatments
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