Question about Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

1 Answer

A broken switch on a small portable ozone machine--X-15 or XL

I have an old ozone machine--bought about 1995--that's a rectangular box that lies on the floor lengthwise with a handle for transporting. Air is pulled through lengthwise. I think it was called an X15 or lower number. It has an on/off switch on top with three attachment places which has quit working. I found a switch here in town that has three places to attach but has an off in the middle with two "ons." The machine has a red, a black and a white wire. Could I use this switch and, if so, in what order would I attach them? If this won't work, can you suggest the type of switch I need?

Posted by on

  • Jon Stignani
    Jon Stignani May 11, 2010

    Hi there,

    I think I know (and have) a unit like yours, but need some clarification - the only model made by Alpine (now EcoQuest) that I recall having a handle on-top was the HMA-150. Does yours also have a timer?

    If this is correct, what follows may be useful.

    The switch on mine is actually on the front. Their on/off switches of that vintage typically had three terminals, and were usually illuminated (red). One lead was power to the switch, one was power to the light inside, and the third would be the ground. Wire color sequence was black-purple-orange (from bottom of switch/"off" position tothe top/:on" position).

    The switch you describe sounds like something else.

    Is it possible to provide either a picture of the switches (new and old), or a more detailed description?



×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 368 Answers

Hi again, epyn,

As I think about this more, I'd say that the switch you have would probably _not_ work. What you have is somewhat like a conventional 3-way switch. With the Alpine/Ecoquest switch, I suspect one terminal is for power to the internal light/LED, one is the load to the switch, and the third would be the ground for both.

If I can be of further assistance, let me know - I'd like to resolve this for you. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it accordingly.

Thanks in-advance for using Fixya.com,

Jon

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My xl-15 air purifier works but it does not blow out air with the purified smell. I think I see people calling it ozone.bthere used to be what looked to be an illuminated orange light behind the fan. It...


Easy. You need new plates in the machine. They cost about $15 a piece. Google 'ozone plates for XL-15' & sources will come up on where to buy them. Remember to clean the plates every 30-45 days w/ 50-50 solution of ammonia & water & a tooth brush on these plates. Dry thoroughly w/ hair dryer before putting back in machine.

Feb 15, 2011 | Alpine Air Purifiers

1 Answer

Living Air XL (no smell)


TEST THE CONTINUITY OF THE BULB AND THE WIRING AND THE PARTS INSIDE.


DOES THE UNIT STILL WORKS NORMALLY ASIDE FROM THE BULB?

Sep 25, 2008 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

1 Answer

My living air xl-15 prove it light does not come on anymore and it seems that the unit does not prodoce ozone. I tested the light in the normal postion set at 12:00 with the plate out but to no avail....


If you are sure that the plate is clean, in perfect condition, and inserted correctly, it would appear that the transformer is defective. This means that power is not going through the metal contact fingers into the plates.

The light probably has burned out. It is not essential to the working of the machine, so it isn't anything you need to be concerned about.

Vollara (formerly Alpine/EcoQuest) is no longer producing or servicing the XL-15. However, a newer version, called the Classic, is available. You can call Customer Service 800-989-2299 and they will tell you your options. Use #16618 if you need a referral number.

Jan 08, 2011 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

1 Answer

I just purchased a used Alpine Air XL-15 from ebay.no ozone spell


You probably have a burned out high voltage transformer. That's what produces the ozone. Helpful hint...........the high voltage transformer is also the one used in bug zappers

May 10, 2010 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

1 Answer

I bought my Living Air XL15 in Ebay. It was


The ozone plate may need to be replaced.

Mar 01, 2010 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

1 Answer

My Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier youst to have a


The Classic XL-15 should have 2 individual indicator lights. The 'red' light is the ionizer indicator, and the 'green' light is the ozone level indicator. Both lights should be illuminated, if the unit is operating properly. The red light should be pulsing, and the green light should be dimly lit, and brightened as the output knob is turned up - indicating a higher ozone production. If the green light is not lit, you likely won't smell the ozone. The first thing you should try, is cleaning the filter and glass ozone plate. Unplug the unit and remove the rear air filter. Clean the filter with clean water and allow to COMPLETELY air dry. Removed the glass plate by depressing the lever behind the glass plate, and gently pulling it out. Clean the glass with a half water, half ammonia (or distilled white vinegar, if ammonia not available) and an old toothbrush to clean between the mesh. Dry plate with a hair dryer and re-place plate into unit. Replace dried air filter, making sure the little tab on the bottom is secured into the interlock. Power the unit on and you should see the indicator lights and smell the fresh ozone!

Nov 14, 2009 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

1 Answer

Ozone output stopped


I am not familiar with your particular model. I can give you a generic type answer.

In these units there is a high voltage generator module. This module can fail, and therefore no ozone will be produced. It is possible that the power source that drives the module has also failed.

If you get in touch with the manufacture, maybe they can sell you spare parts, or at least inform you about how you can get the unit serviced.

As for my own opinion, when considering the age of the unit I would consider replacing it with a new model. The cost of servicing your unit may approach that of a new one which will have a warranty and higher reliability.

Jerry G.

May 15, 2009 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

2 Answers

No Ozone


Mine has a switch lower right hand side that will stop the ozone.

Aug 31, 2008 | Ecoquest Living Air Classic Air Purifier

1 Answer

Living Air XL 15, no ozone


My XL-15 had the same problem a few years ago. I had a broken wire on the fan, and the Ozone problem turned out to be a problem with the power supply. I had to send it in to have it repaired.

Mar 18, 2008 | Ecoquest Living Air Classic Air Purifier

1 Answer

Not ionizing


Ozone plates need to be cleaned periodically. I use non-sudsing ammonia in a flat pladtic container big enough to let the plate lie flat in an 1: of ammonia. I let it soak for a few minutes (do this OUTSIDE due to the ammonia fumes) then scrub both sides of the plates with an old toothbrush. When done I rinse it under the sink, along with the bowl and brush (windows open). Let it fry thoroughly before reinserting in the machine (slide carefully in track and gently hold contacts aside with fingers so it slips in easily to avoid cracking the plate).

- Robert

Mar 15, 2008 | Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Alpine Air XL-15 Air Purifier Logo

Related Topics:

85 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Alpine Air Air Purifiers Experts

Jeff Osterhout
Jeff Osterhout

Level 2 Expert

69 Answers

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

24604 Answers

Are you an Alpine Air Air Purifier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...