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Highly Accurate Air Ion Counter inti-PRO NT-C101A

Good for R/D and product promotion. Easy to operate. Provides reliable ion data. Measures ions floating in a ROOM and those emitted by a NATURAL ORE, an ION GENERATOR or an ION HAIR DRYER e.t.c
Product Number: NT-C101A
List Price: US$1512.10
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Comes with 2 Years Warranty
4.6 out of 5 stars   17 Customer Reviews
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Product Summary


GOOD for R/D & PRODUCT PROMOTION Wide Measurement Range Suitable for Various Applications Easy to Operate No Complicated Setting Required


This highly accurate ion counter is good for personal use and general applications as well as for R/D purposes.
Usable worldwide!
You can use this ion counter in most countries as it works with AC100-240V and comes with the AC plug adaptors for the countries.

Pickup Customer Reviews

No.2128 Mr. K.W, Kyoto, Japan
4 / 5-stars
It is easy to operate, allows me to adjust the display speed and provides stable data.
No.2057 Mr. T.I, Mie, Japan
5 / 5-stars
The figure helps to make sure that my product generates negative ions and to convince potential customers.
No.2068 Mr. K, Aomori, Japan
5 / 5-stars
This product provides reliable data as it conforms to the JIS standard. It is also great as it works on batteries.
No.2130 Mr. T.K, Gunma, Japan
5 / 5-stars
This model provides reliable data as it measures the actual ions while many ion counters measure an amount of radiation and convert it to the negative ion count.
No.2428 Mr. Chin Tei, Osaka, Japan
5 / 5-stars
I am happy with this compact ion counter as the quality is high and the price is affordable.

> See All 17 Customer Reviews

[Please note] Customer Reviews on this page are just for your reference and they do not guarantee the efficacy/performance of the product. Please consult a doctor if you need medical treatment. Customer Reviews written in Japanese are translated into English by Ion Trading.


Good for R/D & Product Promotion


✔ Conforming to the JIS standard - Provides highly accurate and reliable ion data




The inti-PRO NT-C101A conforms to the JIS standard (JIS B 9929) (*1)(*2). It provides highly accurate and reliable ion data. It is good for R/D and product promotion.

Very few ion counters conform to the JIS standard. We recommend this model for long-term future use.

(*1) JIS B 9929 Standard for measuring methods of airborne ion density. What is JIS?
(*2) Product structure and Ion count conversion formula only - Measurement method not applicable


✔ Large LCD - Good for product promotion





The large LCD clearly shows the figures. It will help to convince your customer!


✔ Compact and lightweight for outdoor use - Works on batteries or 100-240VAC via the AC adapter



You can attach a tripod

This compact and lightweight (approx.1.3kg) device is great for outdoor use. It works on 3x AA alkaline batteries or 100-240VAC via the AC adapter. It comes with a specially designed shoulder strap.


Suitable for Various Applications



This highly accurate ion counter measures a wide range of ion counts of 10-2,999,000 (pcs/cc).

It is good for low concentration ion measurement of approx. 10-500 (pcs/cc) in a room as well as high concentration measurement of over 1,000,000 (pcs/cc) emitted by an ion generator or an ion hair dryer. It will meet all your ion measurement requirements.


Developed by ANDES ELECTRIC CO., LTD. - Leading Manufacturer of Ion Counters




The NT-C101A was developed by ANDES ELECTRIC CO., LTD. The long-established company has been recognized as the leading manufacturer of ion counters in Japan.

ANDES has been working as a member of the JIS drafting committee to establish the standard for air ion measurement methods since 2003. They possess advanced technologies and extensive information on air ion measurement.

They started production of ion counters in 2002. Over 11,000 units of the inti-PRO's have been sold. They are well known globally as they have earned #3 market share position in the world small/medium sized LCD color filter market.


Provides Highly Accurate/Reliable Measurement


✔ The double coaxial cylinder type ion detector




The double coaxial cylinder type ion detector is used to maintain an ideal laminar flow. (*3)(*4) This detector ensures the NT-C101A provides highly accurate/reliable air ion measurement.

Generally, there are 2 kinds of detectors. This high-end ion counter uses a double coaxial cylinder type ion detector. A lower-priced model usually uses a parallel flat plate ion detector.

Double coaxial cylinder type ion detector (used in the NT-C101)
It provides highly accurate measurement as the air flow is relatively stable in the detector. It is good for low concentration ion measurement of e.g. 10-500 (pcs/cc) as well as high concentration measurement. Ion counters conforming to the JIS standard all use this type of detector.

Parallel flat plate ion detector
It does not provide highly accurate measurement as the air flow is not stable in the detector. It is not good, particularly for low concentration ion measurement.


(*3) The parallel flat plate type detector is used in many lower-priced ion counters found in the market. This detector can provide unstable measurement as it disrupts the flow of the intake air in the detector.

(*4) Laminar flow: Nonturbulent motion of a fluid in which parallel layers have different velocities relative to each other. (Collins English Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged )


Only 10 seconds to Start Measurement - Basic Operation Procedures

No complicated setting is required before you conduct measurement. It is easy to operate and you can measure ion counts quickly.

 1. Open the dust-proof cover

Open the dust-proof cover to completely open the air suction opening.



 2. Turn on

Turn on the counter.



 3. Warm up

The counter automatically starts the 10 seconds warm up.



 4. Start measurement

You can start to measure ions immediately after the warm up. The image below shows 650 (pcs/cc) negative ions are detected.



The image below shows 1,050 (pcs/cc) negative ions are detected.



The digit grouping symbol automatically appears depending on the ion count. For more details, please see the instruction manual.

*About zero adjustment
Zero adjustment, which takes approx. 30 seconds, is not included in the above procedures. You do not need to perform the adjustment before measurement if humidity has not changed greatly since the last measurement.

 5. Positive <-> Negative

You can switch to the positive <-> negative ion measurement mode at any time.


Demonstration Video & Photos of Actual Measurements


✔ Demonstration Video of Actual Measurements

Measurement of radium ceramic balls
Play time: 0:56

If the video does not start, please click here.


Measurement of a mobile negative ion generator
Play time: 1:30

If the video does not start, please click here.

>> Transcription of the demonstration video available here.


✔ Photos of Actual Measurements

* The readings shown on the LCD display are not exact measurement results.

Tourmaline silicon rubber bracelet
Tourmaline necklace
Tourmaline stones
Apatite stones
Mobile negative ion generator
Ion supporter
Tourmaline sheet
High density negative ion generator


Package Contents




  1. Air ion counter
  2. Radium sheet for test operation
  3. Specially designed 100-240VAC compatible AC adaptor
  4. Shoulder strap
  5. 3x AA Alkaline battery for test operation
  6. Instruction manual
  7. Aluminum carrying case (*)
  8. Warranty card

(*) The aluminum carrying case may differ from the image


Part Names & View of the NT-C101A


 Front side panel



 Left side panel



 Right side panel



 Top side panel



 View of the NT-C101A


Q & A


Q & A: Ion counter

(1) How long do I have to wait before I turn on the counter?
You do not need to wait.
(2) Do I have to perform zero adjustment before every measurement?
We suggest you should do so if you need more accurate measurement or if ambient conditions such as humidity have changed significantly.
(3) Do I need to adjust or calibrate the detector?
No, you do not need to.
(4) Does the detector detect foreign bodies?
No, it does not. If it is working improperly it is possible that it has sucked in something or it has become dirty. Please contact us if this happens.
(5) What is the ideal distance between the detector and the sample?
There is not an ideal distance. However, the ion count detected by the counter can be lower than it actually is when the sample is too far away from the counter. 10mm +/- will be fine. Please be sure that the sample never makes contact with the detector.
(6) Where should I place a sample?
Basically, you should place a sample in front of the detector. When you measure ions produced by e.g. a hair dryer, you should make sure that the air from the dryer and the air from the fan of the counter cross each other perpendicularly. Otherwise, the air from the dryer can affect the air flow in the detector.
(7) Can I measure positive ions?
Yes, you can. You can switch to the positive <-> negative ion measurement mode. Please note that you cannot measure both ions simultaneously.
(8) When should I switch "FAST" <--> "LOW" of the INT switch?
You can change the measurement interval. e.g. You can select "LOW" to make the interval longer when the ion count fluctuates too fast, so that you will be able to read the figure more easily.

FYI:
Measurement interval
FAST: 0.25s
LOW: 1.0s

(9) Can I store the ion data in the counter?
No, you cannot.
(10) Can I connect this counter to my PC?
No, you cannot. This affordable model does not have an external interface. You can connect this "high-end model" to your PC to save data and view the wave form.
(11) Can I measure ion densities in water?
No, you can't. This ion counter is for air ions.
(12) What is the lowest ion density this counter can measure?
It is 10 (pcs/cc).
(13) What is the mobility of this counter?
It is 0.6 (cm2/Vs). We believe this model can detect small ions which exist in living space.
(14) Can I connect this counter to the ground?
Yes, you can. This model has a ground terminal. A ground wire is not included in the package.
(15) Do I have to connect this counter to the ground? If so, why?
We suggest you should do so particularly if you measure a large amount of ions which are electronically produced by such as an ion generator. This is because the ion counter may provide inaccurate measurement as it is electronically charged due to the electrostatic induction caused by the large amount of ions.

It is ideal to use a thick wire which has a low resistance and to make sure it is buried under the ground.
(16) A measurement tolerance is not provided in the specs. Why?
This is because there is no official standard regarding air ion measurement tolerances.
We actually measured the voltage applied to the detector and the flow rate of the fan to calculate the ion count, compared the calculated figure with the measured ion count to make sure that the tolerance was within our own standard.
(17) Can I use this ion counter in my country? I think the voltage and AC plug are different from Japan.
You can use the NT-C101A in most countries as it works with AC100-240V and comes with the AC plug adaptors for the countries.
(18) Can I mount this counter on the tripod? Is a tripod included in the package?
Yes, you can. This model has a threaded screw hole. However, a tripod is not included.
(19) Do you have a users manual written in other languages?
We only have English and Japanese versions.

Q & A: Maintenance work

(1) How much/long will it cost/take for calibration work?
It will cost 213USD+/- depending on the exchange rate and will take 2-4 weeks. We will contact you to give you a quote if the counter needs calibration work.
(2) Can I clean the detector myself? If so, how can I do that?
No, you cannot. Please contact us if it needs to be cleaned.

Q & A: Others

(1) Does this counter come with a warranty?
We offer a one year warranty.
(2) Can I return the counter?
We accept returns within 8 days of delivery.
(3) Do you offer a rental service?
No, we do not.


Specifications


P/N: NT-C101A
Product name Highly Accurate Air Ion Counter inti-PRO NT-C101A
Detectable ion Positive/Negative small air ions
Measurement method Double coaxial cylinder type ion detector ion count conversion formula conforming to the JIS standard
Mobility 0.6 (cm2/Vs)
Air flow rate 490 (cc3/s)
Dimensions W70xD180xH110 (mm) (projections not included)
Weight Approx. 1300g (battery not included)
Power 100-240VAC +/-10% 50/60Hz (when the specially designed AC adapter is used)
Power consumption approx. 1.5W (when the AC adapter is used)
AC adapter Input 100-240VAC +/-10% 50Hz/60Hz, Output 5VDC 2A
Battery 3x AA Alkaline or NiMH battery (NiMH battery not included in the package)
Approx. battery run time Alkaline: 2 hours, NiMH (2000mA/h): 5 hours
Display LCD, TNT (differential) reflection, 70x24mm, 4+1/2 digits, One column display, No backlight
Measurement range 10-2,999,000 (pcs/cc)
Minimum detectable ion density 10 (pcs/cc)
Measurement interval 0.25s or 1.0s (selectable)
Warming up 10s after turned on, 10s before measurement
Operating environment ·No wind, 0-50C (32-122F) 85% R.H. or below (no condensation) when driven by batteries
·No wind, 0-40C (32-104F) 85% R.H. or below (no condensation) when plugged into the AC adapter
Storage environment -10-50C (14-122F) Absolute humidity 18g/m3 or below (no condensation)
Manufactured by ANDES Electric Co., Ltd.
Made in Japan


Customer Reviews - Highly Accurate Air Ion Counter inti-PRO NT-C101A

[Please note] Customer Reviews on this page are just for your reference and they do not guarantee the efficacy/performance of the product. Please consult a doctor if you need medical treatment. Customer Reviews written in Japanese are translated into English by Ion Trading.

No.2128 Mr. K.W, Kyoto, Japan
4 / 5-stars
It is easy to operate, allows me to adjust the display speed and provides stable data.
Reason(s) why I purchased from you: I was using another ion counter I had got from you. You offered great service when I called you. This model is more affordable than competing products.   >> Read more
No.2969 I company, Tokyo, Japan
5 / 5-stars NEW
You offered prompt shipment.
I am so happy as you offered prompt shipment.
No.2057 Mr. T.I, Mie, Japan
5 / 5-stars
The figure helps to make sure that my product generates negative ions and to convince potential customers.
Reason(s) why I purchased from you: I was about to purchase an ion counter for natural ores from another supplier because I did not know the difference between ions produced by ores and other negative ion generator. Thank you for your great advice.   >> Read more
No.2954 N company, Kyoto, Japan
4 / 5-stars NEW
I am happy with this product as I can measure negative ions easily.
This is my 3rd or 4th negative ion counter. The aluminum carrying cases started to come with the 2nd counter. It is great when I carry it around. I am happy with this product as I can measure negative ions easily.   >> Read more
No.2068 Mr. K, Aomori, Japan
5 / 5-stars
This product provides reliable data as it conforms to the JIS standard. It is also great as it works on batteries.
I am happy because:

1. You offered quick service on the phone.
2. The product arrived earlier than I had expected.
3. Thank you for the gift card.
4. This product provides reliable data as it conforms to the JIS standard.
5. It is great as it works on batteries.   >> Read more
No.2902 Mr. K.S, Niigata, Japan
5 / 5-stars NEW
It is economical as it works on AA batteries.
I am happy because: It is economical as it works on AA batteries. It performs well. I do not think the FAST indicator is necessary. It would be great if the price were lower without it.

[From Ion Trading] Thank you for your feedback. I will forward your suggestion regarding the indicator to our R&D dept.
No.2130 Mr. T.K, Gunma, Japan
5 / 5-stars
This model provides reliable data as it measures the actual ions while many ion counters measure an amount of radiation and convert it to the negative ion count.
Reason(s) why I purchased from you: The specially designed aluminum box came with this product.

I am happy because: I was able to measure the ion counts of samples. This model provides reliable data as it measures the actual ions while many ion counters measure an amount of radiation and convert it to the negative ion count.
No.2428 Mr. Chin Tei, Osaka, Japan
5 / 5-stars
I am happy with this compact ion counter as the quality is high and the price is affordable.
Reason(s) why I purchased from you: The price is affordable and the quality is high.

I am happy because: It is compact. I can carry it around.
No.2427 Mr. Kudo, Kagoshima, Japan
5 / 5-stars
I use this counter to measure ions emitted by ion/radon generators. Thank you for this affordable product.
I had been a captain of a boat for big game fishing for many years. I stayed on the sea for 3-5 days to catch greater amberjack, longtooth grouper and giant trevally once I left the port. I caught these fish weighing 30-60kg every day. I sometimes caught bluefin tuna weighing over 200kg. It was quite hard work.   >> Read more
No.2865 Mr. Takanori Aoki, Shizuoka, Japan
4 / 5-stars
I can complete measurement quickly as I do not need to perform zero adjustment before every measurement.
Reason(s) why I purchased from you: You provided a great answer to my question before the purchase. I found users' reviews. You provided detailed info on the product, so I thought you would not only sell the product but also look after customers well. You offered great service when I purchased another product.   >> Read more

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