Ion Beam static reducer - Page 11

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pulakbhatnagar
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#101: Post by pulakbhatnagar »

This arrived yesterday and had NO noticeable effect on static when grinding on either the Niche Zero or the DF64.
@luvmy40
I'm no expert, but it may be possible your grinder is generating different static charge than mine? It works very well for me.

It works for FBM as well, check

espressoren (original poster)
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#102: Post by espressoren (original poster) »

They ordered a different device, though similar. Maybe it just doesn't work as well as the other.

Sproyo
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#103: Post by Sproyo »

luvmy40 wrote:This arrived yesterday and had NO noticeable effect on static when grinding on either the Niche Zero or the DF64.
It could be a dud. You can try filling a cup with smoke and see if the ionizer clears it up.

This https://a.co/d/0Yketjn was the cheapest I could find. It works for my df64v as well as the before/after pics I've seen of other ionizers.

Maak
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#104: Post by Maak »

Jeff wrote: Around $5 on AliExpress,

I brought a similar one on aliexpress with two dual emitters. however there is a red AND white white attached to each pair where you have two whites. Aprrantly mine does posative and negative ions but no destaticing results with grounds yet.

I suspect maybe im shooting both posative AND negqative ions at the grounds.

I'll try and separate the red cabled beams from the white cabled beams and see if that works.


Does anyone know how to test the beam to see if its producing posative of negative ions?

Maak
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#105: Post by Maak »

Well I tried splitting up the red cabled emitters from the white cabled ones asuming + and - ions.
Using either the + or the - pair makes no differnce to the grind

roopaksuri
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#106: Post by roopaksuri »

I am using Acaia Ion Beam with EG-1.
I used 3M sticker to stick the ion beam mount on side of EG-1, in the same way as is mounted on Orbit.
I'm pleased with results without any RDT. Ion beam is at least as good as RDT.

Some feedback from Acaia support regarding placement of ion beam:

You want a large gap between the grinder and dosing cup to allow the Ion Beam to shoot through. If possible on the EG-1, lower the dosing cup support arm.
Position the Ion Beam on a steep angle so that the beam is directed through the stream of grounds and into the dosing cup.
Be sure the "mouth" of the Ion Beam is not touching the grinder or the dosing cup. This can cause excessive neutralizing static.
Test with a wide-mouth ceramic cup.


Capuchin Monk
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#107: Post by Capuchin Monk »


self_shadow
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#108: Post by self_shadow »

roopaksuri wrote: I used 3M sticker to stick the ion beam mount on side of EG-1, in the same way as is mounted on Orbit.
Would you mind elaborating on what kind of 3M sticker you're using? I'm interested in the same setup once the Ion Beam comes back in stock.