Based on this information, you can see that the Ultimate Zapper does not meet the manufacturer's claims. Seeing this, how could anyone trust his other claims such as Electroporation ( which is not possible at such low voltages according to most authorities ) and blood electrification which requires a much higher voltage according to its author, Bob Beck.
ParaZapper Customer comments about the Ultimate Zapper
The following was found posted on one internet forum.
The following was submitted by an experienced Clark zapper and Rife machine user: I own several models of zappers including the Ultimate Zapper
and feel that this unit, ParaZapper CC1, is the best quality and has more features than any other zapper that I have tried. I recommend it for experienced users and beginners alike.
C.B. CureZone forum user
I'm just enquiring when my parazapper UZI was dispatched. I have one already and an Ultimate zapper. ... I was definitely having more success with (ParaZapper) than the Ultimate zapper ... It's ( the ultimate zapper ) not as good and I'm really keen to get back to zapping with your ( ParaZapper UZI ),
Analog Kid, a frequent poster on the CureZone, sent this message to Ken Presner, who completely ignored it. It shows just how much Ken P. will twist, distort, and manipulate the words of others for his own benefit.
Open letter to Ken Presner
On your website FAQ page, FAQ 16, Reason #4, you use one my Curezone posts, complete with my handle, to justify one of your product claims. I am not surprized that you did this without contacting me first; such behavior is consistant with the personality displayed in many of your postings.
Remove my writing from your site immediately. You are not and never will be qualified to determine when and how to use my writing. You do NOT have my permission to quote me about anything, ever. I don't respect you personally or professionally, your marketing efforts, or your products. FAQ 16 has several examples of why I hold you in such low regard.
1. In Reason #1 you refer to the chip used in the Ultimate Zapper as a "computer chip." However, the internal schematic of the chip on your home page clearly is that of an old, bipolar 555. Not only is this not a computer chip of any kind, it isn't even a digital part. Despite what appears to be a totem-pole output stage, its main function is that of two analog comparators. The original part came out of the analog design group at Signetics, and the chips are made using linear fab techniques.
2. The AC adapter pictured on the home page is not the same one you've been selling since 1996 as stated in Reason #3. It is based on a Power Integrations control chip that had not yet been invented in 1996. This is confusing because it is shown next to the Zapper and handholds, yet the text states that it is not the one that comes standard; it is an expensive extra-cost item. Your original AC power adapter was typical for its time, a small, unregulated linear power supply. Your current device is a switching power supply. While your new part has a universal input and a better regulated output, its internal design and construction are completely different from your original one, and nothing about the reliability of either design carries over to the other.
3. You go on at length about criticisms of your AC adapters, but you never address the key point of those criticisms: While your AC adapters are UL or CSA rated, **they are not UL or CSA rated for use with patient-contact electronic equipment.** This is a critical omission, and after 16 years I think it is intentional. It also is typical of the technical writing on your site, exploiting a less technically-aware, susceptible, and possibly vulnerable audience.
I have been using the ULTIMATE ZAPPER
daily for over a year and have concluded it DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
I have chronic lyme disease but have also used the Ultimate Zapper when sick with cold/flu with ZERO RESULTS.
When I asked for a refund Ken refused so my hope is that other sick people find this blog and are not taken advantage of like I was.
Ken Presner, Ultimate Zapper
overpricing, shoddy components, lies
30th of Jul, 2012 by hunghung
I bought Ken Presner's Ultimate Zapper (UZ) in Sept., 2011. His website claims it is the best zapper in the world.
1. After only a few months of usage, 4 crocodile clips of the 2 wires connecting handholds and footpads lost their gripping ability and the clips are so loose that they disconnect with handholds/footpads easily. Unfortunately, I forgot to read the fine prints at the time of purchase that wires and clips aren't covered by warranty (my fault).
2. Same problem (but less so) for the crocodile clips that are attached to the wires coming out of the main unit. I asked Ken Presner what I should do about this and he responded by saying, "You can secure them with rubber bands." I let you judge his product and attitude.
I am sure Ken Presner knew about the problem with crocodile clips fo years. Yet he has made no remedy for this basic design flaw and has not warned purchasers of this problem, which is bound to occur within a few months with usage.
3. Ken Presner claims his AC adapter is of high quality. I can't disprove this. However, the adapter is made in China!!! How does he know it is of high quality if he has no say in what is being produced in the Chinese factory (he is just a negligible client of the factory unless he buys tens of thousands of AC adapters a year)? Worse still, he had the audacity to charge $39.95 for my international AC adapter, which he procures for only a few dollars at most!!! So much overpriced!!!
My conclusion: See http://paradevices.com/ultimate_zapper_cheaply_made.html to get an idea of how much is being put into the product. Read the crocodile clip problem that I and others have and issue of overpriced AC adapter. Parazapper, a competitor of UZ, is right that UZ is well overpriced. The basic unit (without footpads) should be priced well under $99. The current price of $199.95 is robbery!!! In any case, the claim of being the best zapper is a plain lie (how can a zapper be best if a component fails to function after only a few months and this part isn't covered by warranty?) and don't buy UZ unless the design has changed so that no crocodile clips are used.
We have had several phone calls from former customers of the manufacturer who complain about their "poor customer service" and "arrogant attitude". The following site has even more recent complaints about problems with zap.intergate.ca .
. These complaints are consistent with many complaints that have been posted on various internet sites. Many get removed after Ken P. posts defamatory and harassing comments towards these individuals.
I would note that Ken Presner has found literally hundreds of hours of time to complain about David Etheredge, as well as other competitors, and making extensive personal attacks. This is little more than the "bit dog howls first syndrome" which take place when valid complaints are issued that either can not be fixed or that the person is unwilling to fix.
If Ken P. would spend the same amount of time improving his product that he spends attacking every competitor in the industry, then there would not be any need to post complaints about his product.
Some additional links, Some of these have been resolved,
but the very fact that they existed to begin with may be a good indication as to what can be expected.
Ultimate Zapper Seller Unethical claim
Ultimate Zapper overpricing shoddy components
Posted complaint about Ken Presner and the Ultimate Zapper
CureZone zapper forum
CureZone zapper forum