The Enagic SD501 sells for $3,980. The Enagic Junior model is $2,400. There are MANY machines available on the internet for $1,500 to $2,000 that claim to be equivalent to the Enagic SD501.
Why the big price difference?
There are multiple internet websites claiming the price difference is solely due to Enagic’s compensation plan for referral sales.
Is this the truth?
The Enagic SD501 contains 4X the amount of titanium and platinum than any of the machines claiming to be equivalent. This makes the Enagic SD501 machine cost at least 4X more to make, but it only costs 2X as much. This means that the companies that are “pointing” at Enagic and saying that they are “overcharging” due to their compensation plan, they themselves have a markup at least 3X greater than Enagic’s!
Which do you think is the better “deal?”
The reason Enagic uses seven 4.75” X 7” solid titanium plates, is that is what is necessary to transfer enough electricity into the water to accomplish fractionation (splitting the water into its acid and alkaline components), micro-structuring (making the water hexagonal), and Ionization (giving the water a strong negative ORP, oxidation reduction potential) in such a way as to create STABLE hexagonal water that is medically effective.
A machine that uses a quarter of the titanium and platinum would MELT at the wattage (sustained 230 watts) used by the Enagic SD501. They are simply incapable of creating powerful, stable Kangen Water™ using the 80 watts or less that they are able to handle.
Claiming that an 80 watt machine can produce the same results as a 230 watt machine is like claiming that a 25 watt light bulb produces as much light as a 100 watt light bulb.
The reason Enagic’s SD501 costs $3,980 and the competition can make so much more money selling machines for $2,000 is that with Enagic’s platinum at $2,000/ounce and Enagic’s titanium at $500/lb, the majority of the cost of the Enagic machine is in the metal. The competition use 1/4 the amount of metal, making their manufacturing cost 1/4 (or less considering the quality of components) of Enagic’s.
A mesh or slotted design is simply a way of using less metal (translate: cheaper) to attempt to achieve the same “effective surface area”. These are just terms that slick marketers have coined to confuse consumers and obscure the truth.
The truth is:
They use a lot less metal because it is cheaper; Therefore they use a lot less power (or their machines would melt); Therefore their machines do not get the results that Enagic’s machines do.
Enagic Corporation uses 7 solid titanium plates heavily coated with platinum, 4.75″ X 7″ in the SD501. The process used to “coat” the titanium plates with platinum is a plating process. The titanium is 99.99% pure titanium, the highest grade available and the most expensive. The platinum used by other companies are inferior alloys that are much cheaper.
This is one of the reasons why the Japanese government has licensed Enagic as a “medical device”. It is the ONLY machine of its kind, sold in the United States that is certified as a medical device in Japan.
Enagic is the ONLY device of its kind that can be purchased using the Canadian “Medicard” program because of Enagic’s Japanese Medical Device License.
Another reason the Japanese government certifies Enagic as a medical device and no others is the ISO, International Standards Organization, certifies Enagic with ISO 9001 a comprehensive quality management system certification, ISO 14001, an environmental management system certification, and ISO 13485 , that represents the requirements for a comprehensive management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices. Enagic is the ONLY device of its kind sold in the United States that has all three of these ISO certifications.