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Old 03-29-2014, 10:11 AM   #40
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Originally Posted by jungpeter View Post
To Larry M: To my knowledge, UV sterilizers work literally at the speed of light-no warm up required...
Nice set up but I'd check with the manufacturer. Florescent bulbs do need warm up time before they reach full light output so I would think the UV lamps would also. This came from an installation/operation and maintenance manual put out by Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp.


8. Time Delay Mechanism: Provides a 2-minute warm up period during which the ultraviolet lamp achieves its full

germicidal output before the water is allowed to flow through the water purifier. The time delay mechanism is used in conjunction with, and is electrically connected to the Solenoid Valve.
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