Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 Quick Review

The baby version to AeraMax DX5, Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 is a slim tower air purifier that shares the same exact design, build quality and airflow performance. With added Child lock and the sorely miss Night mode feature,  is the slightly bumped up price worth considering over DX5?  Let us dive deep and take a look at Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 specification, features, noise level, filters and overall performance.
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Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 Specification

ProductFellowes AeraMax Baby DB5
RSPRetail suggested cost +- 159.99
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Dimension
7.3 x 27.3 x 8.5 in
(18.5 x 69.3 x 21.6 cm)
Weight9.9 lb (4.5 kg)
Coverage (up to)100 sq. ft. (9 m2)
Dust free (CADR)65 cfm (110 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)75 cfm (127 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)68 cfm (116 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed3
Filtration4-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 60
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
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HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True HEPA Filter 9287001
1 year
+- 39.99
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Carbon Filter 9324001 (4 pack)
3 months
+- 29.99
Ionizer/ TechnologiesPlasmaTRUE technology
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level37 - 51 W
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler
SensorsAeraSmart Sensor
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty3 years
Email/ Phone support

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Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 key features

  • 4-stage hospital type filtration
  • True HEPA filter - 99.97% efficiency down to 0.3 microns
  • Carbon filter
  • AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment on HEPA filter
  • PlasmaTrue Technology
  • AeraSmart Sensor
  • 3 speed + Auto mode and Aera+ mode
  • Night mode and Child lock
  • 3 years manufacturer warranty
Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 dimension
Dimension
7.3 x 27.3 x 8.5 in
(18.5 x 69.3 x 21.6 cm)
Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 weight
Weight
9.9 lb (4.5 kg)
Fellowes AeraMax DB5 is a slim tower air purifier with bottom stand that boost its stability. Slight different color scheme than DX5 with more greater white panel, build quality is good but not exceptional. Controls is in standard position and so its the compulsory back handle. Upfront you will find the same blue indicator upfront that shows fanspeed and room air quality level. The only differences between Fellowes AeraMax DB5 and DX5 is DB5 comes with Child Lock and Night mode. As the titles imply, Child lock prevents children from fiddling with the controls while Night mode switch the fanspeed to low thus reduce the noise level and most importantly dim down the front indicator light. Other than that, Fellowes AeraMax DB5 comes with all the standard equipment including AeraSmart Sensor, AAFA, AHAM, CARB, certified, UL listed and 3 years warranty.

Airflow capability and purifying coverage

Fellowes AeraMax DB5 does not have the greatest air flow delivery rate given its tower-form body. Ideal for house with tight space area, the small purifying coverage is at an below average level. In most circumstances, Fellowes AeraMax DB5 is best use in bedroom at bedside or next to sofa.

Proceeding with the purifying performance, Fellowes AeraMax DB5 low CADR output will do away near proximity air-borne contaminants via its 4-stage filtration. The 99.97% efficiency True HEPA filter with antimicrobial treatment will work alongside carbon filter and PlasmaTrue technology to contain and hinder airborne microorganisms from dissipating.

Noise level and power consumption

Fellowes AeraMax DB5 does not have the greatest airflow delivery rate so naturally noise level would not have impact on owner’s day to day life. Noise level is subtle at low/ medium fan speed and slightly high at fan speed. When put next to very identical segment household appliances, the noise level is fairly low that you would not feel Fellowes AeraMax DB5 existence. As for power consumption, Fellowes AeraMax DB5 use little electricity at all speed despite not having a ENERGY STAR tag. Highly comparable to most compact air purifiers in its segment.
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Final thoughts on Fellowes AeraMax DB5

In short, Fellowes AeraMax DB5 is the exact same as AeraMax DX5 will added Child lock and Night mode features. Is it worth the extra cost? definitely as we been crying for the dimmable indicator light for ages. Adding its reputation as a reliable, trustworthy air purifier, you will get more good things out of Fellowes AeraMax DB5 than the few setbacks.

Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 is covered against

Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 VS Pollen

Pollen

OK

Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

OK

Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 VS Dust mites

Dust mites

OK

Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

OK

Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 VS Pet dander

Pet dander

OK

Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

OK

On the whole Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 effective plus 100 sq. ft. purifying coverage and airflow delivery rate is brilliant in catching large-scale airborne particles example dust, hair. take on irritants, allergens, microorganisms, Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 incorporated True HEPA Filter 9287001, 3 fanspeed and 4-stage filtration is at modest level in banishing pet dander, dust mites, pollen, mold and mildew. 

In conclusion......

  • Slim tower air purifier yet packed with a 4-stage filtration.
  • Slightly more expensive than DX5 but comes with the sorely miss night mode and child lock.
  • Comes standard with AeraSmart sensors and Auto mode.
  • Use True HEPA filter instead of HEPA-type filter.
  • HEPA filter comes with AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment.
  • Optional PlasmaTrue technology that release ions to pull airborne particles down.
  • Poor CADR and purifying coverage (for small room size).
  • No dedicated pre-filter to reduce the workload on True HEPA and carbon filter.
  • Lacks an adjustable louver and is not ENERGY STAR certified.
Build quality
6
Features
6
Coverage
4
Airflow delivery
4
Particle Filtration
6
Smoke Filtration
0
Price
7
Upkeeping
8

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