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Ionizer vs. static noise

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  1. Habibie

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    Is it normal for a new ionizer to emit static noise, especially when a palm is about 2" away from the ionizer?
     
  2. 73's de Edd

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    Yup . . . . you are starting to encroach upon corona range . . .
     
  3. Habibie

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    That certainly does not sound good. A corona discharge will give some bad rep on an ionizer, won't it?
     
  4. 73's de Edd

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    Test . .of intensity:

    Place your thumb right up against for about 15 seconds and then rapidly retract to see it you smell ozone odor from it.
    If not . . . . . its not a severely intense field.
     
  5. Habibie

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    I did what you said and did smell something (don't know what ozone odor smells like what).
     
  6. 73's de Edd

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    That is what you smell after a close lightning strike, or if working with electricity and arcing or sparking or electrical contacts arcing occcurs . . . once you smell it . . . . it's sort of locked in your olfactory memory and you don't forget it.
     
  7. Habibie

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    IC. But, I can tell the odor smells like someone who had been in an A/C car for a while and comes out passing through me.
     
  8. Habibie

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    So, does that mean my ionizer is OK or bad?
     
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