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963E Benchtop Air Ionizer
Installation, Operation and Maintenance
The SCS 963E Benchtop Air Ionizer is a self-contained
ionizing air blower designed to remove static charges
from non-conductive objects. The proprietary circuitry
contained in the blower generates balanced levels of
positive and negative ions. The Ionizer is equipped
with a two speed fan which allows the user to select
the amount of ionized air to be delivered to the target
object. The Benchtop Air Ionizer meets the required
limits of ANSI/ESD S20.20 tested per ANSI/ESD
STM3.1 or ESD TR53.
The Benchtop Air Ionizer reduces a static charge
of ± 1000V to ± 100V in less than two seconds (the
discharge time) at a distance of one foot (30 cm) using
the high fan speed. Testing is performed in accordance
with the ionization standard ANSI/ESD STM3.1.
Power Requirements
The Benchtop Air Ionizer requires 24VDC power, which
is supplied through a Mini DIN connector on the back of
the unit. The Ionizer is packaged with a switching power
supply, capable of converting 100V–240VAC, 50/60 Hz
into 24VDC. The switching power supply uses a 6 ft.
(1.8 m) cord to connect to the ionizer, and has an IEC
320 input socket for incoming power. It comes with a
North American-style three-prong plug or Continental
Europe (EURO) plug. Two versions are available
depending on the power cord plug (European or North
American). The Ionizer should only be used with the
included power supply.
September 2015
Figure 1. SCS 963E Benchtop Air Ionizer
The SCS 963E Benchtop Air Ionizer is available in two
Item Description
963E Benchtop Air Ionizer, North America
963E-EURO Benchtop Air Ionizer, Europe
SCS offers the following accessory for the Benchtop Air
Item Description
963E-X Power Adapter, 110-240VAC Input,
24VDC Output, No Power Cord
The Benchtop Air Ionizer mounts easily in a variety of
positions using the provided tilting bracket/stand. Place
the unit on the work surface and point it at the area or
object to be neutralized. Alternatively, the mounting
bracket may be attached directly to or above the
workstation, or on another supporting structure. Note
that placement of the Ionizer is important in determining
its effectiveness. The distance from the target object,
and fan speed affect the ionizer’s performance. As
distance increases or fan speed is reduced, the
discharge time will increase.
Connect the switching power supply to the Ionizer using
the Mini DIN connector. Then, using the appropriate
electrical power cord, connect the switching power
supply to an electrical outlet.
The three position rocker switch on the front of the
unit is the POWER switch. The center switch position
(marked O) is the OFF position. The upper and lower
switch positions (marked II and I) turn the unit on to
HIGH and LOW fan speeds. Use this switch to turn the
unit on and to select the desired fan speed. A green
monitor light is also illuminated respectively on the front
of the unit, which indicates that the power switch is in
one of the ON positions, and that the ionizer is now in
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Occasional cleaning of the case and of the emitter
points are the only routine maintenance procedures
Cleaning the case
Wipe the case with a soft cloth moistened with water. If
a stronger cleaning solution is required, mild detergent
or alcohol may be used. Do not use solvents that will
attack the plastic case.
Cleaning the emitter points
FROM THE IONIZER. The emitter points are located
between the fan blades and the rear grill. A jet of clean,
compressed air can be used to remove dirt on emitter
points. If a more rigorous cleaning method is needed to
remove particulate, clean the points with a cotton swab.
Access to the points is available through the rear grill.
Be careful not to damage the points during cleaning.
Performance Verification
The SCS Benchtop Air Ionizer is factory adjusted to
provide optimum performance. Further adjustment in the
field is not possible. However, the following instructions
can be followed to determine whether the Ionizer is
performing to specifications. The testing follows the
procedure outlined in the standard for Ionization, ANSI/
ESD STM3.1. Please refer to this standard for more
complete information.
Equipment Needed
SCS 711 Charge Analyzer or equivalent charge plate
monitor (CPM). If an alternate CPM is used, please refer
to its Operating Manual for details on how to perform
the following instructions.
Static Discharge Time
The Ionizer will reduce the charge on the 6" x 6" square
isolated metal plate on the CPM from ± 1000V to ±
100V in less than 2 seconds (high fan speed). The
metal plate for the CPM must be located at a distance
of one foot (30 cm) from the ionizer and centered in the
air stream.
Attach the flat plate electrode to the Charge Analyzer.
Place the Charge Analyzer on its side allowing for
viewing of the display. Position the Charge Analyzer so
that the plate is parallel to the ionizer at a distance of
one foot. The plate of the Charge Analyzer should be
centered (up and down, left and right) in the air stream.
It may be necessary to raise the ionizer from the
surface to allow for centering on the Charge Analyzer
charge plate. If so, use a block of appropriate height
to elevate the Charge Analyzer. Please note that the
plate must be kept totally isolated from ground and that
the edge of the plate should be raised up a minimum
distance of 3 in. from the work surface. Reference ANSI/
Turn on the ionizer at high speed and allow it to run for
five minutes.
Charge the plate positive as described in the Charge
Analyzer operating instructions for “Static Decay Time”
mode. Observe the discharge time indicated on the
Charge Analyzer. Repeat this step for negative polarity.
Ion Balance
The ionized air blower will stay within an offset voltage
+15 volts
(max. deviation from zero) at a distance of
one foot, when measured using the following procedure.
Position the ionizer and CPM as stated above.
Turn on the ionizer at high speed and allow it to run for
five minutes.
Use a ground wire to ground the charge plate of the
Charge Analyzer. This will remove any/all residual
charge present on the charge plate. If the CPM does not
zero, adjust the zero control.
Remove the ground wire and observe the display on the
Charge Analyzer. The voltage (either ±) observed during
this time is the “offset voltage” and is a measure of
instantaneous ion imbalances produced by the ionizer.
Power Ratings 24VDC, 0.42A
through included universal
power transformer
Power Inlets
Mini DIN Socket
Power Transformer
Input: 100V–240VAC,
0.8A, 50/60 Hz into IEC320
Output: 24VDC, 1.0A
6' (1.8m) cord with Mini DIN
(with mounting base)
8.5" W x 9" H x 4.5" D
(21.6 cm W x 22.9 cm H x
11.4 cm D)
Air Velocity**
low speed - 100 fpm
(0.5 m/s)
high speed - 300 fpm
(1.5 m/s)
Static Discharge Time*
@1 ft. (30 cm)
< 2 seconds
Offset Voltage (Balance)
+ 15V
Certifications and
* When tested according to ANSI/ESD STM3.1 at high
fan speed
** Air Velocity tested at 1 ft. distance from center of fan
to Anemometer
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Regulatory Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide a reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in
a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful interference
in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at their own expense.
NOTE: Modifications to this device shall not be made
without the written consent of SCS. Unauthorized
modifications may void the authority granted under
Federal Communication Rules and Industry Canada
Rules permitting the operation of this device.
ICES Statement
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements
of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe A
respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
WEEE Statement
The following information is only for EU-member States:
The mark shown to the right is in compliance with Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/96/
EC (WEEE). The mark indicates the requirement NOT
to dispose the equipment as unsorted municipal waste,
but use the return and collection systems according to
local law.
CE Statement
Meets EU safety, health and environmental protection
UL Statement
Meets UL requirements.
Limited Warranty, Warranty Exclusions, Limit of
Liability and RMA Request Instructions
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