About AIR⁺ Active Mask
What is the AIR⁺ Active Mask System?
The AIR⁺ Active Mask System is the world’s first respirator system that combines an ergonomic protective mask with an attachable micro ventilator, transforming it into an advanced mask with superior fit and active cooling.
The AIR⁺ Active Mask is ergonomically designed with Smart Valve, nose cushion, and adjustable head straps to achieve a close facial fit for well-sealed protection and maximised breathing comfort. Engineered for rapid exhalation relief, the Smart Valve also enables seamless attachment with the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator to reduce the build-up of heat, moisture and carbon dioxide trapped inside protective masks after prolonged use allowing for active circulation of fresh cool air with every breath.
Is the AIR⁺ Active Mask System certified?
The AIR⁺ Active Mask and AIR⁺ Active Ventilator are tested in accordance with the NIOSH (American) and CE2849 EN 149:2001+A1:2009 (European) and AS/NZS 1716:2012 (Australia/New Zealand) standards.
About AIR⁺ Active Ventilator
What is AIR⁺ Active Ventilator?
The AIR⁺ Active Ventilator is an innovative add-on ventilator that is compatible with the AIR⁺ Active Mask. When used, it improves air circulation within the mask through the extraction of heat, moisture and accumulated carbon dioxide, as you exhale.
It is light-weight and fits onto any size of the AIR⁺ Active Mask.
Is the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator battery operated? What is its battery life?
Yes. The AIR⁺ Active Ventilator is powered by a built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.
- Charging is done via USB to a computer system or power adaptor
- Usage time: Around 4 hours continuous use
Does the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator fit all the sizes of the AIR⁺ Active Masks?
Yes, the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator is designed to fit onto any size of the AIR⁺ Active Mask.
Can the lithium polymer battery in the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator be replaced?
No it is not replaceable. You should replace it with a new ventilator and discard the old ventilator according to the local laws and regulations of your region.
Can I wear the AIR⁺ Active Mask for more than the recommended 8 hours, if I use it with the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator?
We recommend that you replace the Active Mask after 8 hours of use. The ventilator is designed to enhance the comfort of AIR⁺ Active Mask wearers; it does not extend the usable life time of the AIR⁺ Active Mask.
Stop using the mask if you experience breathing difficulties or allergic reactions.
Does the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator make the AIR⁺ Active Mask more effective?
Yes, the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator enhances the effectiveness of the AIR⁺ Active Mask. When it is fitted to the Active Mask, the wearer will experience improved breathing comfort and cooler airflow over extended period of time. The ventilator has also been fit-tested with the Active Mask during the certification process.
However, on its own, the Active Mask offers wearers adequate protection against airborne contaminants.
What is the shelf life of the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator?
The AIR⁺ Active Ventilator can be recharged at least 300 times whilst retaining more than 3 hours of usage time.
I have existing valved masks from other brands that have not been used. Can I use this with the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator?
No. The AIR⁺ Active Ventilator is compatible only with the Active Mask.
Can I purchase the AIR⁺ Active Mask separately from the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator?
Yes, the AIR⁺ Active Mask and AIR⁺ Active Ventilator are packaged and sold separately.
About AIR⁺ Protect Mask
What is the AIR⁺ Protect Mask?
The AIR⁺ Protect Mask is a certified respirator that is proven to deliver well-sealed protection and comfort with its ergonomic mask shape, plush nose cushion and adjustable head straps.
Is the AIR⁺ Protect Mask certified?
The AIR⁺ Protect Mask is tested in accordance with the NIOSH (American) and CE2849 EN 149:2001+A1:2009 (European) standards.
About Mask Usage
How do I know which size of the AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask to buy?
To determine the right mask size to purchase, measure from chin to eye level for the closest suitable size. If you measure less than 118mm (4.64 inches), M size fits you best. If you measure 119mm (4.68 inches) and above, L size fits you best.
Who is the AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask designed for?
The AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask is designed for professional users who are frequently or regularly exposed to dust and harmful airborne particulates in their field of work, as well as men and women who may be required to wear protective masks for an extended period of time while working, for protection against haze, bacteria, virus outbreaks or volcanic ashes.
Individuals with chronic respiratory, heart or lung conditions or anyone who is in doubt, please consult with your healthcare provider before using the Active/Protect Mask.
Does the AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask protect against haze, volcanic ash and PM2.5?
Yes, it does. Haze particles are mostly made up of particles that are 2.5 microns or smaller. The AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask has been tested and found adequate to provide protection against haze/volcanic ash as it is at least 95% efficient in filtering small particles down to 0.1- 0.3 microns.
For comparison: human hair is on average 70 to 80 microns and human red blood cell is 5 microns in diameter, dust mite and allergens are 0.1-0.3 microns.
How long can the AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask be worn?
The AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask can be used for up to 8 continuous hours. Actual duration is dependent on the severity of pollution in the environment. The AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask should be replaced immediately once you experience difficulty in breathing.
Stop using the mask if you experience continued breathing difficulties or allergic reactions.
Can I reuse the AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask?
Yes, the AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask can be reused intermittently, up to a total of 8 hours.
Replace the Active/Protect Mask when it is physically damaged or dirty or when you experience discomfort in breathing.
How should I dispose of the AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask?
To safely dispose your AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask, place it in a plastic bag and put it in the trash. Wash your hands after handling the used Active/Protect Mask.
Can I share the AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask with others?
No. For hygiene and safety reasons, the AIR⁺ Active/Protect Mask is for individual use only, and should not be shared among two or more users.
What is the difference between the AIR⁺ Active Mask and the Protect Mask?
The AIR⁺ Active Mask comes with the Smart Valve that is engineered for rapid exhalation relief and enables seamless attachment with the AIR⁺ Active Ventilator for enhanced comfort. The Protect Mask does not have a valve and is more suitable for use in a healthcare setting.