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Papago S10D Air Purifier

Papago S10D Air Purifier

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I bought this from Massdrop in Sept. 2018. It comes with two plugs, one that fits into a standard wall outlet and a second cigarette lighter one for your car. The attachment did fit my car's drink cup holder well enough. There is no way to turn off the blue lights as far as I can tell. One wave turns it on low fan power, a second wave activates a high fan level and a third wave turns it off. There is no button to push which means it's quite easy to accidentally turn it off while you're driving if the cup holder is too close to your arm or elbow. The fan isn't too loud and the number displays on the top of the device show useful information. The temperature is always in celcius though and I haven't figured out how to change it to fahrenheit yet. It powers on immediately when I start my car which is nice. Time will tell if it actually does anything! EDIT: It didn't do anything for me. Ended up tossing it in the trash a few weeks ago.
Personal experience- I have had an Ionic filter in my bedroom for a few years. I’m asthmatic with bad seasonal allergies. Ionic filters do produce ozone, which is effectively a funny metallic smell, but only when there is nothing else to be pulled out of the air. Basically - if you smell it, you can turn it off. The smell itself dissapares without issue and it hasnt given me any breathing (additional) problems. (The smell itself doesnt trigger me the way other smells or smoke can.) Having it on has made it much easier to sleep with a window ac unit Installed. I’m interested in getting this small unit for my Jeep just to have the same type of air scrubber on bad pollen days because of how much i like my Ionic Breeze. — all that said, I would love a HEPA filter like this. I dont not like HEPA, but I dont need to replace my Breeze yet to I’ll use it while it works.
From what I've read: Ionizing the particulates in the air is akin to statically charging them. You're not "purifying" anything, just sticking the particles to the nearest surface, like a child pulling off booger from their nose. This also probably explains why more dust started sticking onto the car dashboard ever since I started using an air ionizer. Now imagine if you get toxic particles and allergens coating your walls. That's just a ticking time bomb. You'll do much better with an actual HEPA filter, which stores all the particles that's filtered, in an actual filter.
Tibblewinkles
To add to this: A better combo than ionizing purifiers is indeed a HEPA filter *AND* a humidifier. If you keep your humidity at ~50%, you'll find that HEPA filters will do a considerably better job at catching dust particles. You'll also breath easier and get less nose bleeds in winter, I've found.
Sorry but this looks like a scam, everything I read about ionic air purification says it's dangerous produces ozone, and fails to remove dust or bacteria(as this product is claiming it does) so unless theyeabt to show some solid scientific basis for their claims id say don't trust this product or company.
Alee.G
It is possible to generate ions without ozone, it's just not as easy (read: cheap to manufacture).
I was on the fence with this one, particularly because I've a family RV trip coming up, and an asthmatic step-son.
I wasn't sure of the efficacy of car air purifiers in general, let alone this particular brand, so off to The Google I went. Apparently this thing is all over the Internet, from deal sites to kickstarter-like campaigns to Wal-Mart to Ebay. Everywhere it was a higher price than it is here, and nowhere was there a review. Not a single one!
Since I couldn't do much to verify this implementation, I turned to looking at the underlying technology. I didn't find much on car air purifiers, however I did find this very helpful report from the National Institute of Health: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165134/ If you skip down to and read "Conclusions" you'll see that ionic air purifiers are not very good, and may even be detrimental. "Ionic appliances produce ozone, a respiratory irritant, and in one study caused an increase in submicrometer particulates." To be fair, the study did not test this particular purifier and it was published in 2011, so maybe there's some updated technology that makes this purifier better than the ones tested.
All things considered, this is a hard pass for me.
Hello!
Here's a video that describes our air purifier a little more in depth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sphtXeKcq5I


papago
Given that people here are already expressing concerns about ozone generation would it be possible to get some links to the experimental data cited in the video?
What about the filter? Is it cleanable?
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Length of life cannot be guaranteed. What does "better device handling mean"? What's the failure rate? What's the longest a device has lasted?
Your answer is a non-answer.
paulrules
If they give a definitive answer then they will be held to that legally. I sharpen knives and people always ask me "how long will these stay sharp?" the answer is the same, depends on the steel, how you use them, how much you use them, how/if they're abused, etc etc... If I say "6 months" then they go home and saw on chicken bones with them, they get upset that they're dull again before 6 months. In other words, treat it properly, don't abuse it, and it should last a lifetime. Anything beside that and your mileage may vary.