WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A UV MONEY DETECTOR
Is it CE approved, which means that it is electrically safe and complies to the EMC requirements so it does not disturb computerized cash registers.
Is it tested by SSI or other laboratory for UV radiation? If you can see the blue light directly from the tube from your working position, not just from the reflection of the bills, it is definitely dangerous to use.
Is the UV power strong enough so it can be placed in light intensive environments close to the cash register and may easily be used without tiring your eyes?
Is it a small and flexible enough to be placed under a shelf, on a wall or on the desk or table with a stand?
Is it Fireproof to be placed on all types of surfaces?
How long is the life time before half of the UV effect is gone? (c:a 2000 hours for round 4W and 6W tubes, c:a 5000 hours for low energy tubes).
Is it easy to change the tube by yourself?
What is the total cost for 5 years usage? (Traditional UV money detector with 4W or 6W UV Woods Glass tubes c:a USD20.-/tube X 10 changes during 5 years = USD200.- , Low energy tubes c:a USD35.-/tube X 4 changes during 5 years = USD140.-, excl freight and labour).
Is it a swedish quality product that can take the hard knocks at the cash register for years to come or a cheap asian model you can throw away after the lamp has failed?
PS. Check your old UV money detectors. They could
be harmful if the painted filter of the tubes is cracked. Check
the label of the tube - it should at least use Woods Glass lamps
from General Electric or Norelco/Philips that protects you from
UV B and UV C.
The SD-90 is today the only UV money detector model that protects you also from the dangerous UV A radiation.
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