Fellowes AeraMax DX5 Air Purifier Review

Little do most people know that Indoor air is at least 5-10 times more polluted than outdoor air. While getting good ventilation might be the quickest and cheapest solution around, it is not possible in most scenarios especially in our home. An air purifier would be the next in line solution and Fellowes AeraMax DX55 air purifier can be the link to reduce the pollutions found in our home yet still maintains the effectiveness and cost in balance.

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Fellowes AeraMax DX5 Specification

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Dimension
W x H x D
WeightRoom size/ Coverage (up to)Dust free (CADR)Pollen free (CADR)Smoke free (CADR)Airflow speedFanspeedFiltrationAnnual filter replacement cost
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan/ Replacement cost (+- )
HEPA filter
- Lifespan/ Replacement cost (+- )
Deodorization/ Carbon filter
- Lifespan/ Replacement cost (+- )
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO technologies
Other filters/ Treatment
All-in-one filters/ Cartridge
- Lifespan/ Replacement cost (+- )
Optional filters/ Addons
Noise levelPower consumptionTimer/ ScheduleSensorsMultiple color optionsAuto modeAir quality indicatorFilter replacement indicatorWi-Fi / Bluetooth enabledENERGY STAR certifiedRemote controlChild lockWarrantyEmail & Phone support
Available2 MediumFellowesFellowes AeraMax Baby DB5
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7.3 x 27.3 x 8.5 in
(18.5 x 69.3 x 21.6 cm)
9.9 lb (4.5 kg)300 sq. ft. (28 m2)65 cfm (110 m3/h)75 cfm (127 m3/h)68 cfm (116 m3/h)- cfm (0 - 0 m3/h)44-stage
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True HEPA Filter 9287001
1 year
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Carbon Filter 9324001 (4 pack)
3 months
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PlasmaTRUE technology
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AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment
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37 - 51 WAeraSmart Sensor
3 years
Available1 SmallFellowesFellowes AeraMax DX5
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7.3 x 27.3 x 8.5 in
(18.5 x 69.3 x 21.6 cm)
9.9 lb (4.5 kg)90 sq. ft. (8 m2)65 cfm (110 m3/h)75 cfm (127 m3/h)68 cfm (116 m3/h)- cfm (0 - 0 m3/h)44-stage
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True HEPA Filter 9287001
1 year
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Carbon Filter 9324001 (4 pack)
3 months
+- 29.99
PlasmaTRUE technology
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AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment
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37 - 51 WAeraSmart Sensor
3 years

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Fellowes AeraMax DX5 key features

  • PlasmaTrue™ Technology.
  • Carbon pre-filter - Removes Captures large airborne particles and odors.
  • True HEPA filter with AeraSafe™ antimicrobial treatment - Eliminates and prevent the growth of airborne particles including bacteria/ viruses as small as 0.3 microns.
  • AeraSmart™ Sensor - Monitors the surrounding air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed accordingly.
  • Aera+™ mode - Used in allergy and flu seasons.
  • 4 fan speed mode - Low, medium, high, or turbo.
  • Ultra quiet operation.
  • Filter replacement indicator.
  • AHAM certified.
  • AAFA certified asthma & allergy friendly.
  • UL listed.
  • Energy Star certified.
  • CARB certified.

The starters

Fellowes AeraMax DX5 dimension
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Fellowes AeraMax DX5 weight
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Design and build quality

Fellowes AeraMax DX55 is made with white plastic housing with black vent on the top front, dual grey side vents and a modern black control panel. With the dimension of 33 x 52 x 18.1 cm and a total weight of only 7 kg, moving around the air purifier is a breeze with the back handle and can fit harmonies in our home decor. With the multiple air vents located around the air purifiers, you can expect a superior filtration thanks to its 4-Stage purification system that consist of Inside of the air purifier is a carbon pre-filter that captures large particles and odors, a True-HEPA filter that captures smaller particles down to 0.3 microns, AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment that reduces the growth of mold and pollen and finally PlasmaTrue ionizer that releases ions so surrounding airborne particles can be capture with ease.

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Applicable area and airflow

Fellowes AeraMax DX55 can effectively purify air up to 18 m2 or 195 sq. ft. While it may not sounds like a great deal, its four-stage filtration can deal with all household particles or allergens that you would find in your home typically dust, dust mites, mold, spores, pet dander and gases such as chemicals, cigarette smoke. Fellowes AeraMax DX55 CADR for dust is at 129 cfm, pollen 124 cfm and smoke 126 cfm.

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Final thoughts on Fellowes AeraMax DX55

This is the segment I will be focusing on the downside of Fellowes AeraMax DX55. The PlasmaTrue Ionizer in the air purifier cannot be turned off and as most of you would know that ionizer is not for everyone as it could have potential damage to your lungs (not significant though so not to worry). Therefore respiratory sensitive people might have to think twice on this unit. The overall performance is also below average for its price tag and there are better options available. Despite all that, Fellowes AeraMax DX55 is not a bad air purifier. If just so happen to stumble upon one, use it and enjoy the benefits it reaps.

In conclusion......

  • Contemporary exterior.
  • Air quality sensor plus auto mode.
  • PlasmaTrue ionizer.
  • AAFA, AHAM, UL, CARB and Energy Star certified.
  • PlasmaTrue ionizer cannot be turned off.
  • Below average performance.

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