Aluminum Alloy Anodes are a sacrificial metal with one purpose; to prevent and deter corrosion of underwater metals in the Ice Eater and other off-brand de-icers.
Inspect the Aluminum Anode periodically (at least every 2-3 months) for deterioration and/or corrosion.
You must replace the Aluminum Anodes when it has been reduced to half of the original size (original size – 1.5″ Diameter x 1.25″ Tall).
Failure to operate the Ice Eater with the anode could result in deterioration and contamination of the Ice Eater metals and may void your warranty.
Aluminum is Better than Zinc
- Aluminum Anodes are the best choice of sacrificial anodes for all water types.
- Proven to last longer than Zinc Anodes due to increased capacity.
- Zinc Anodes, when used in fresh or brackish water, are prone to developing a calcareous coating. This layer of calcium carbonate appears whitish and essentially puts a zinc anode to sleep. Many watermen mistakenly perceive these especially “long-lived” zinc anodes to be effective.
- Unlike Zinc Anodes, Aluminum Anodes have zero cadmium in the alloy, making Aluminum Anodes environmentally friendly and suitable for all uses.
One size fits all Ice Eaters and all off-brand de-icers with a 1/2″ shaft.
Allen wrench included with Aluminum Anode.