Our top quality ceramic paddles are rated for 5000 hours of life. Other companies cells go bad in six months even if they are sitting on the shelf. They even come with desiccant to help stop the corrosion due to inferior materials! Not only are our standard cell paddles better than anyone else’s. We also offer an upgrade to our long life paddle cells which feature nickle tungsten. Nickle Tungsten has a much higher sintering temperature that pure nickle and these plates are , rated for up to a whopping 10,000 hours making them among the longest-lasting best generator plates we could find in our testing!(Source:University of Helsinki http://sirius.mtm.kuleuven.be/meddelcoat/publications_files/17PLANSEE_Seminar_RM70.pdf http://www.alpineairtechnologies.com/faq/tech-56.shtml))
FIY:On these videos you can see 2011 Unit design. We now carry Updated 2015 models, but all same pronciples are applicaple to new machines!!!!