Modding Steripen Adventurer (optical) for surface disinfection
April 1, 2020 10:59 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to turn my Steripen Adventurer UV water disinfecter into something I can use on surfaces for, well you can probably guess why. Problem is that this model uses an optical sensor to sense water and prevent it from turning on elsewhere. This means, unlike older models, I can't just short the probes. Any engineering types know of a way that I might be able to bypass the optical sensor to force the UV light to turn on? Could it be as simple as covering the sensor with something I might have around? No need to warn me about voiding my warranty, messing around with UV, or unproven efficacy, please. I'm a biomedical engineer, so I'm well aware of the risks! Thanks!