One of the features that customer like so much about the KYK Generation II water ionizer is the ability to micro-adjust the alkaline presets on the unit. This is helpful as source water varies from region to region and can even vary throughout the year.
Performance of your KYK Generation II water ionizer can be enhanced by adjustments made in the advanced settings mode of the unit. Through the advanced settings you can increase or decrease the amount of power being delivered to the plates at each preset, micro-adjusting the unit for optimal performance based on your source water.
In this article we’ll take you through the procedure for customizing the presets of your KYK Generation II water ionizer for the best performance.
Accessing Advanced Settings
The advanced setting area can be accessed by pressing and holding the “Mode” button for several seconds. You will know that you have entered the advanced settings area when you see “OFF” flashing on the screen. It can take five to ten seconds for the unit to enter the advanced settings mode – just keep holding the “mode” button until you see “OFF” flashing on the screen.
Adjusting the Presets
Once you have reached the advanced settings area, press the “mode” button repeatedly until you see “alkali” flashing at the top of the screen. The color of the screen will also change colors based on the alkaline pH level that is opened by default for adjustment.
Most users will keep the 4th alkaline level at the highest setting to produce the strongest possible water for cooking and cleaning purposes. Once you see “alkali” flashing at the top of the screen, press the “alkali” button on the control panel until the screen color turns purple – the same color you see when using the 4th alkaline setting on the unit.
The numbers on the screen indicate the power range available at the preset. At this point, the power can be adjusted up by pressing the “+/Purified” button on the control panel. You will see the number go up each time you press the “+” button until the preset level has reached the maximum setting.
Pressing the “alkali” button on the control panel will take you to the next alkaline preset. The color of the screen will change to match the color of the screen with that alkaline level is used. Again, to increase the amount of power/ionization potential at that preset, press the “+/purified” button on the control panel.
In some cases, the water may be too strong at a preset. In this case you will want to decrease the amount of power being used by the unit at that preset. Decreasing the power within a preset is done by pressing the “-/clean” button on the control panel. Just like increasing the power, each time you press the “-/clean” button on the control panel you will see the number on the screen go down until it is as low as it can go at that preset.
Once you have adjusted each preset, exit the advanced settings area by pressing the “set” button on the control panel. This will save your settings and restore the unit to normal function.
After adjusting settings, it’s a good idea to test the pH of the water at each preset to make sure it is where you really want it. When testing, remember to allow the unit to run for several seconds at each preset before collecting a sample for testing. When testing water at multiple levels, be sure to thoroughly rinse the container you are using to collect the sample with water coming out at the level you are about to test. This will ensure accurate readings that are not skewed by traces of water left in the container from your last sample testing.