Building the Unit
CAUTION: EACH AND EVERY POINT OF THE CIRCUIT PRESENTED HERE IS AT AC MAINS POTENTIAL, THEREFORE EXTEMELY DANGEROUS TO TOUCH IN SWITCHED ON POSITION. UTMOST CARE AND CAUTION IS ADVISED, USE OF A WOODEN PLANCK UNDER YOUR FEET IS RECOMMENDED. NEWBIES PLEASE KEEP AWAY.
There’s nothing complicated about the design and requires just fixing the procured components over the general PCB according to the circuit diagram. Remember, a single wrong connection will stop the circuit from operating, so, do it slowly but surely.
After you finish the assembly, clean by hard brushing the board from the track side i.e. the soldered side with thinner. Repeat, until every bit of dirt or flux is removed, and the assembly looks crystal clear. Cleaning is important to avoid leakages which would seriously hamper the over all efficiency of the circuit.
Now connect the circuit to AC Mains (Read Caution Message), the neon light should come ON, indicating that the presence of the mains supply voltage.
If everything’s done as explained, you should start hearing a mild hissing sound at the tip of the needle output. Take your finger near the tip (it’s safe), and literally you will feel a gush of cool fresh air. A typical smell (marshy) can also be experienced near it, due to the emission of ozone.
Your air purifier is complete and ready to be used. Enclose the whole circuit inside a strong and sturdy PLASTIC box, allowing the mains cord to come of it through one end. Make sure the needle point is perfectly exposed to the air outside the box and is rigidly fixed over the box.
Fix it somewhere which will produce most beneficial results - plug it in and switch ON.
Your air ionizer,purifier unit will instantly start sanitinizing your room from the word "go" and at least now you won't complain regarding the growing urban air pollution.
Keep a watch on the objects close to it; although they may require a much frequent cleaning than the regular routine, but as they say “no gain without a bit of pain.”