AeraMax Baby DB5 is how the American company named their product on European market, because this air purifier has the same specs, size, and everything as the AeraMax 100. So basically, our today AeraMax Baby DB5 Review is to confirm this theory.
Update: As the AeraMax Baby DB5 appears to be fully sold out, I recommend properly checking our deal before reading this review, as the review itself is pretty lengthy.
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- Great performance
- Well built for the price
- Accurate Smart Sensor
- Slightly quiet
- Quite noisy for a bedroom
- Quite high power consumption
The AeraMax Baby DB5 isn’t exactly the AeraMax 100 that AeraMax sent to European market. In U.S, we can get one version of this air purifier in stock. Together with the AeraMax Baby DB55, we have another color option of the main personal air purifiers series online. Now, let’s get back to our AeraMax Baby DB5 Review.
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AeraMax Baby DB5 Price
The AeraMax Baby DB5 represents the first credible option from AeraMax to take competing air purifiers from Levoit and Airthereal, head on. Between the high-end Smart Sensor and great PlasmaTrue technology, the AeraMax Baby DB5 should be high up in your list of air purifiers to consider.
It is in fact the first and foremost form of AeraMax 100, together with its brother – AeraMax Baby DB55 as the white version of AeraMax 200. Presented as a traditional AeraMax air purifier with more white color, the AeraMax Baby DB5 serves as a perfect air purifier for baby’s room.
The official price tag of this AeraMax Baby DB5 is just the same as the AeraMax 100, which is $119. The air purifier is always low on stock, so if you want one, you should grab our deal quickly.
It is one of the few air purifiers to serve the Smart Sensor for only low price. Yeah, now you get the Airthereal ADH80 and SilverOnyx for these top-tier additional features, but you shouldn’t forget the impressive air filtration system from one brand with a long history to tell.
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AeraMax Baby DB5 Design and Size
|AeraMax 100/90/DX5/Baby DB5||AeraMax 200/190/DX55/Baby DB55||AeraMax 300/290/DX95|
If you’ve already known the AeraMax 100, so the explanation is very easy. Otherwise, just remember that AeraMax Baby DB5 doesn’t stray all that far from the company’s established design language. It is thin and tall, with 27.25 inches in height and only 7.25 inches in width.
It has more white color than the AeraMax 100, but the plastic body with a small base and black control panel is reminiscent of the finish we’ve seen on the aforementioned air purifier.
Add to that is the similar back-to-front air flow system concept, and you can replace the air filter with the back panel. The process is still simple to do. just like other models of AeraMax.
Fellowes keeps the same placement for the front control panel of this AeraMax Baby DB5, so it is just the matter of favorite color to decide which one you will get. In the same series, we can select between the AeraMax 100 and AeraMax 90 for other white and black options.
You can easily move the air purifier from room to room, because it just weighs 9.24 lbs. As you can see, it has a convenient handle from the back.
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AeraMax Baby DB5 Filters
AeraMax Baby DB5 continues to be one core member in the whole AeraMax personal air purifier series. It has the signature 4-stage air cleaning system, with very high efficiency of trapping airborne pollutants.
- Activated Carbon Filter – First, AeraMax Baby DB5 uses an Activated Carbon filter to act as a pre-filter, and can capture both large particles and household odors, pet odors, cooking odor and cigarette smoke.
- True HEPA filter – Next, all airborne contaminants must rest in the True HEPA filter of this air purifier, with a high efficiency of trapping 99.97% of any particles as small as 0.3 microns like pollen, ragweed and other allergens, viruses, germs, dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander.
- AeraSafe Antimicrobial Treatment – The built-in protection right in the surface of its True HEPA filter, to prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mildew, and fungi.
- PlasmaTrue Technology – This is one kind of ionizer, which creates an ionized field to help safely remove airborne pollutants. Can be switched on/off.
The AeraMax Baby DB5 makes use of a True HEPA filter, supporting by the exclusive PlasmaTrue technology, to trap even the ultra-fine pollutants as small as 0.3 microns. You should remember that this air purifier is certified by both the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) for being safety and friendly with even newborns.
The AeraMax Baby DB5 is basically an AeraMax 100, so you can check the below test of performance. In the room of 100 square feet, I run the AeraMax Baby DB5 against the PureZone, Levoit Vista 200 and VEVA 8000 Elite Pro. It has high efficiency, up to 99.8% for trapping any particles down to 0.3 microns.
You should change the filter every 12 months, to keep the AeraMax Baby DB5 running at peak performance. The air filter costs only $37, and you will easily find a good deal on Breathe Quality.
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AeraMax Baby DB5 Room Coverage
Quick comparison for room coverage of AeraMax Baby DB5 with AeraMax Baby DB55 and AeraMax 300.
|AeraMax 100/90/DX5/Baby DB5||AeraMax 200/190/DX55/Baby DB55||AeraMax 300/290/DX95|
|Room coverage (sq ft)||100||400||600|
|CADR – Dust (cfm)||65||129||196|
|CADR – Pollen(cfm)||68||126||191|
|CADR – Smoke (cfm)||75||124||188|
The AeraMax Baby DB5 is suitable for small bedroom or nursery, and it is recommended to run in a space between 100 and 200 square feet.
The ACH of AeraMax Baby DB5 is 3X. This air purifier can exchange the air every 20 minutes.
The CADR of AeraMax Baby DB5 is 65 Dust/ 68 Smoke/ 75 Pollen (cfm). It is still lower than both the GermGuardian AC4825 and Blue Pure 411 in the same price, taking longer time to complete the air cleaning.
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AeraMax Baby DB5 Sound
Though quiet operation isn’t a good trait of any AeraMax units, the AeraMax Baby DB5 is quite good. The lowest noise level is measured to be only 35 decibels (db), which is lower than the noise level of the library. If you hear the crackling noise, you should turn off the ionizer function. Even the AeraMax Baby DB5 is safe, turning off the PlasmaTrue function can also reduce the amount of ozone, which can irritate the lung of your babies.
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AeraMax Baby DB5 Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient. And power consumption is one important criteria to review if this air purifier is good or not.
The AeraMax Baby DB5 has a power consumption from 37 to 51 watts. Sadly, this isn’t an Energy Star air purifier, so you should turn the Smart Sensor on to keep the air purifier on lowest speed, reducing the energy consumption efficiently.
If you invest in AeraMax Baby DB5, you need to pay for about $13 to $18 annually, with about 8 hours of use per day.
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AeraMax Baby DB5 Additional Features
The AeraMax Baby DB5 is one of the few devices packing up the Smart Sensor, named AeraSmart, inside. Built with the highly accurate technology of Fellowes, the AeraMax Baby DB5 can sense even the slightest change of air quality index, and respond by changing fan speed automatically to match the environment’s need.
The air purifier also has an unique Aera+ Mode, to maximize the fan speed and make it clean the room faster.
Finally, we still have LED indicator for filter replacement, to remind you when to change the air filter.
AeraMax Baby DB5 Customer Service
Fellowes is a long-history brand in the U.S, and one of the most reasons for their popularity is the great customer service. You can expect the full support from Monday to Friday, via phone at 800-955-0959 or via live chat in their FAQ page.
They don’t provide Free Shipping, but the ship will only be within one to two business days of being placed. You can return or exchange your air purifier within 14 days of receipt. Orders may be subject to a 20% restocking fee and all shipping and handling charges are the responsibility of the customer. If you discover what you believe is a product defect, you need to contact the support within 48 hours of delivery. Fellowes will investigate the claim and notify the freight company of the damage, then they will process the the replacement if possible.
About the warranty, all AeraMax air purifiers are covered by a 3-year warranty. It is enough for you to trust in the name of AeraMax.
It is basically another color option of the AeraMax 100, with all its strength and weakness.
Another great AeraMax 100 version to buy.