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FOG HORN October 2019

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Survivor Filter Electric PRO X


The World’s First Portable Electric Water Filter

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Survivor Filter Electric PRO X - the World’s First Portable Electric Water Filter 2019

Survivor Filter Electric PRO X - the transmit this anaerobic bacterium


World’s First Portable Electric Water Filter contaminating the water supply. So it’s
essential, especially abroad and in under
By: Sal Palma developed areas, to have a system that will
filter out these pathogens and viruses.

There are a number of portable products


available to purify water but most use a straw
approach requiring the user to drink by
lowering their heads into the water. Although
they are effective, with regards to water purity,
there are several issues to consider. For
example, and this is certainly true in the South
Eastern United States, a large number of
alligators and other aggressive reptiles, like the
water moccasin, call these aqueous
environments home, and lowering your head to
the water may have disastrous consequence.
Crocodiles in South America or the Asia Pacific
regions are even more aggressive. Other filters
can be used more safely but require hand
pumping, and that can get old in short order.

The importance of clean potable water cannot


be overemphasized. Whether on the trail, or
under emergency or survival conditions, the
purity of the water you drink is paramount to
your survival and wellbeing. Yet water quality is
not broadly understood.

Ponds or lakes subjected to eutrophication


exhibit an abundance of plant matter and water A Canadian Company, Survivor Filter, recently
may look safe and clean, but in reality the introduced the world’s first portable electric
nutrients and chemicals that caused all of the water filter, the Electric Pro X. With its 100,000
damage may also support bacterial blooms. liter lifespan, the Electric Pro X will keep you
Escherichia coli, best known as E. coli is supplied with clean fresh water, no matter
transmitted via the oral/fecal route - the where in the world you find yourself. I’ll dissect
bacteria is ingested where it sets up in the this pump to discuss its components.
digestive track and subsequently excreted.
Cattle, or even human waste matter, can readily

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Survivor Filter Electric PRO X 2019
The World’s First Portable Electric Water Filter

Understanding what its parts are and what they There are three powering options for the pump:
do will go a long way to providing you with a
1. External solar power pack or any
reliable supply of safe potable water.
external power pack supporting a USB
connection.
2. Two AA batteries
3. Electrical outlet via the supplied a.c. /
USB adapter.

Although this is certainly adequate, maybe


version 2, will offer a lithium rechargeable
power source.

Like all pumps, there is a suction and discharge


side. Looking at the lower left hand corner
reveals the pump suction or intake if you prefer.

In the package you’ll get the pump, an AC/USB


power adaptor, USB power cord, 2 AA batteries,
a suction hose with intake filter, a discharge
hose with security clip and a backwashing
syringe. The intake hose is connected to the intake port
of the pump.

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Survivor Filter Electric PRO X 2019
The World’s First Portable Electric Water Filter

One end of the intake hose is connected to the backwash filters and prime the pump prior to
pump housing using its intake port; the other is use.
connected to a pre-filter. The pre-filter provides
the first filtration stage. To ensure that the pre-
filter does not settle to the bottom and become
clogged with bottom silt, Survivor Filter
designers added a float that sits behind the
filter; by repositioning the float, you control
how far below the water’s surface the pre-filter
is allowed to sink. I would suggest adjusting it so Survivor Filter, guarantees that its Electric Pro X
that the pre-filter is 6 to 12 inches below the is fully compliant with EPA potable water
water’s surface. The objective here is to isolate standards and that it will filter 99.999% of
the pre-filter from the usual surface scum and viruses, staph and bacteria.
debris.
The first filter stage, the pre-filter, is a 0.01
micron Ultra Filter. It removes algae, giardia,
E.coli, protozoa and cryptosporidium. The
second filter stage is a carbon filter that works
to reduce heavy metals, chemicals and
pollutants. The third and final stage of filtration
is a 0.01 micron Ultra Filter designed to filter
out 99.999% of tested viruses and staph.
A second hose, the supply side hose, is
Prior to using the
connected to the supply side port located on
Pro X, the pump
the pump’s cap and filter assemby; behind the
has to be primed.
supply side port there are secondary and
Priming a pump
tertiary filters.
ensures that its
impeller is fully
submerged in
clean water
eliminating any
air trapped on
the suction side of the pump.

Survivor Filter designed great flexibility into


how they power the pump. In this review I used
All filters are replaceable and backwashable as
all available means, but my favorite power
needed. The need to replace filters is usually
source is my solar powered Bushnell
indicated by a reduced water flow. Survivor
Powersync.
Filter supplies a syringe that is can be used to

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Survivor Filter Electric PRO X 2019
The World’s First Portable Electric Water Filter

world or under any condition where water


quality concerns are an issue.

It is easy to setup and use, weighs a mere 21


ounces and will impact your budget by no more
than $125. Add one to your kit and never worry
about safe drinking water again.

–SP

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After having spent time with Survivor Filter’s


Electric Pro X water purification system, I’m
more convinced than ever that it belongs at the
top of your list for emergency preparedness. At
a rate of 17 ounces per minute and 99.999%
purification efficiency, this pump will keep you
and your family hydrated anywhere in the

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