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6 Reviews for 3M Powerflow Respirator Kit

  1. R. A. Cook

    I should have gotten this years ago. Works very well. I just removed about 12 cubic yards of old attic insulation using this mask and have these observations for you.Pros:I can wear it over my glasses even though, technically, you’re not supposed to. Works fine.It has no nose cup which is good because I can use this over my glasses and the nose cup, if present, would have pushed my glasses around.Full protection of the eyes as well.Comes with an air flow checking device which is very helpful.When a filter gets clogged, you can simply vacuum it out from the intake side. This works best if you’re also simultaneously running the mask’s fan. You can then check the flow to make sure you’re good to go.I didn’t use the mask for an eight hour shift, but the battery held fine for at least four hours at a time.The mask is comfortable.You can use the mask with a hat or a headlamp. The mask does get in the way some, but it’s possible. I used a headlamp in the attic and a wide brimmed hat outdoors.The straps for tightening and taking off the mask work very well and are easily handled even when your hands are in oversized rubber gloves.Appears to be all quality, professional grade construction.There are disposable face shields to protect the mask which seem to work well.Having powered air is excellent. The air is cool and it’s easy to breathe. I can be asthmatic at times and conventional masks are uncomfortable and make breathing more difficult. Psychologically, for me, having any constriction on breathing is really uncomfortable. With a powered air supply, it’s just not an issue. You breath normally.Not too loud. I can deal with the drone of the motor and still hear people and talk to people.Cons:It’s expensive.It comes with a standard battery charger so you have to remember to disconnect the charger after about 12 to 16 hours without really knowing when you should.A smart charger exists, but the price is ridiculously high at over $200.The replacement filters are not easy to get promptly. They’re not the sort of thing you can just pick up at a box store and they aren’t available on Amazon Prime for next day delivery.The mask is somewhat heavy, even with the battery on the belt.The battery is large and heavy.The cord from the battery to the mask can sometimes get in the way.The intake hole for the filter is small and dust seems to accumulate there quickly and constrict further flow. I found that I needed to stop at least every hour to vacuum out the filter.As the filter clogs slowly, you may not be aware there’s a problem. You should press the mask in tight against the face and breathe in hard and fast. If you feel any suction going on at all, the amount of air coming into the mask is insufficient. It’s better to regularly check the filter with the flow meter.

  2. Eugene W.

    Works well as a dust mask.

  3. Elisabeth R.

    This order did not come with a charger. This is a major problem.

  4. J. Griffiths

    I’ll start out with my review of this respirator. It seals very well on my face, it’s well made, air flow is VERY good, I don’t like the battery, Its a NI CAD and heavy. I had to wear a coat and put the battery in the coat pocket. Can’t say how long the battery last because I’m still waiting for the charger to be delivered. So the following is why I was willing to pay $650 (after adding the $105 for the battery charger)If you have a narrow nose bridge like I do, non of the disposable filter masks work and working in a dusty environment you need a respirator that seals well. I’ve have found even the rubber masks when I take them off have been leaking. My face under the mask will be all dirty from the dust. I’ve considered the full face mask many times but I always gag at the price. Well after I finally got rid of a long lasting sinus infection and I had a yard full long grass and tall weeds to cleanup I decided to bite the bullet and buy this 3m powered respirator. If I had more use for it then just occasional jobs around the house it wouldn’t bother me so much how much it costs. After it arrived I discovered the battery charger is sold separately. It’s not even mentioned on the product page the you usually see below saying “OFTEN BOUGHT TOGETHER”. I did my own search for the charger and I couldn’t find it. I had to call Amazon. It took them a while to find the charger. Here’s the charger for this respirator: 3M Battery Charger 521-01-43R01

  5. Gary M.

    I’m a woodworker and discovered that I’m highly allergic to ziricote. If you’re not familiar, it’s a type of rosewood. I had been using a 3m half face respirator with organic vapor cartridges, but I soon discovered that simply getting the dust on my face was causing the bulk of my problems.I looked at a lot of positive pressure systems, and this one seemed to be the best quality for the lowest price. If you go higher than this, you’re into belt mounted systems at three times the cost.Long story short, it worked. I take extra precautions by wearing gloves, lab coat and a cloth painters head covering. When combined with this unit I don’t exhibit any symptoms at all. These measures may sound extreme, but when you consider that all of the skin peeled off of my face when this started, wearing the extra gear is a minor inconvenience.As others have noted, there is extra weight on your neck from the blower. You also need to re-learn your “clearances”… I banged into a number of cabinet doors, etc., when I first started using it.It works well with glasses and because it is positive pressure, it keeps foreign particles from entering at any gaps. Would I trust this theory when around airborne diseases?? Of course not, I only need to keep fine sawdust from getting on my face and into my lungs.As for the poor reviews about the unit not shipping with a battery charger… this kit INCLUDES the battery charger. If you don’t receive a charger, return it, don’t leave a bad review!

  6. Tamara M.

    Mask outfit came complete and in good condition. This mask might be extra small for men, but was a perfect fit for me bc I’m a petite woman.Package was exactly as described, in excellent condition with full instructions, amd arrived in reasonable time as expected.

  7. J. Griffiths

    I’ll start out with my review of this respirator. It seals very well on my face, it’s well made, air flow is VERY good, I don’t like the battery, Its a NI CAD and heavy. I had to wear a coat and put the battery in the coat pocket. Can’t say how long the battery last because I’m still waiting for the charger to be delivered. So the following is why I was willing to pay $650 (after adding the $105 for the battery charger)If you have a narrow nose bridge like I do, non of the disposable filter masks work and working in a dusty environment you need a respirator that seals well. I’ve have found even the rubber masks when I take them off have been leaking. My face under the mask will be all dirty from the dust. I’ve considered the full face mask many times but I always gag at the price. Well after I finally got rid of a long lasting sinus infection and I had a yard full long grass and tall weeds to cleanup I decided to bite the bullet and buy this 3m powered respirator. If I had more use for it then just occasional jobs around the house it wouldn’t bother me so much how much it costs. After it arrived I discovered the battery charger is sold separately. It’s not even mentioned on the product page the you usually see below saying “OFTEN BOUGHT TOGETHER”. I did my own search for the charger and I couldn’t find it. I had to call Amazon. It took them a while to find the charger. Here’s the charger for this respirator: 3M Battery Charger 521-01-43R01

  8. Gary M.

    I’m a woodworker and discovered that I’m highly allergic to ziricote. If you’re not familiar, it’s a type of rosewood. I had been using a 3m half face respirator with organic vapor cartridges, but I soon discovered that simply getting the dust on my face was causing the bulk of my problems.I looked at a lot of positive pressure systems, and this one seemed to be the best quality for the lowest price. If you go higher than this, you’re into belt mounted systems at three times the cost.Long story short, it worked. I take extra precautions by wearing gloves, lab coat and a cloth painters head covering. When combined with this unit I don’t exhibit any symptoms at all. These measures may sound extreme, but when you consider that all of the skin peeled off of my face when this started, wearing the extra gear is a minor inconvenience.As others have noted, there is extra weight on your neck from the blower. You also need to re-learn your “clearances”… I banged into a number of cabinet doors, etc., when I first started using it.It works well with glasses and because it is positive pressure, it keeps foreign particles from entering at any gaps. Would I trust this theory when around airborne diseases?? Of course not, I only need to keep fine sawdust from getting on my face and into my lungs.As for the poor reviews about the unit not shipping with a battery charger… this kit INCLUDES the battery charger. If you don’t receive a charger, return it, don’t leave a bad review!

  9. Tamara M.

    Mask outfit came complete and in good condition. This mask might be extra small for men, but was a perfect fit for me bc I’m a petite woman.Package was exactly as described, in excellent condition with full instructions, amd arrived in reasonable time as expected.

  10. R. A. Cook

    I should have gotten this years ago. Works very well. I just removed about 12 cubic yards of old attic insulation using this mask and have these observations for you.Pros:I can wear it over my glasses even though, technically, you’re not supposed to. Works fine.It has no nose cup which is good because I can use this over my glasses and the nose cup, if present, would have pushed my glasses around.Full protection of the eyes as well.Comes with an air flow checking device which is very helpful.When a filter gets clogged, you can simply vacuum it out from the intake side. This works best if you’re also simultaneously running the mask’s fan. You can then check the flow to make sure you’re good to go.I didn’t use the mask for an eight hour shift, but the battery held fine for at least four hours at a time.The mask is comfortable.You can use the mask with a hat or a headlamp. The mask does get in the way some, but it’s possible. I used a headlamp in the attic and a wide brimmed hat outdoors.The straps for tightening and taking off the mask work very well and are easily handled even when your hands are in oversized rubber gloves.Appears to be all quality, professional grade construction.There are disposable face shields to protect the mask which seem to work well.Having powered air is excellent. The air is cool and it’s easy to breathe. I can be asthmatic at times and conventional masks are uncomfortable and make breathing more difficult. Psychologically, for me, having any constriction on breathing is really uncomfortable. With a powered air supply, it’s just not an issue. You breath normally.Not too loud. I can deal with the drone of the motor and still hear people and talk to people.Cons:It’s expensive.It comes with a standard battery charger so you have to remember to disconnect the charger after about 12 to 16 hours without really knowing when you should.A smart charger exists, but the price is ridiculously high at over $200.The replacement filters are not easy to get promptly. They’re not the sort of thing you can just pick up at a box store and they aren’t available on Amazon Prime for next day delivery.The mask is somewhat heavy, even with the battery on the belt.The battery is large and heavy.The cord from the battery to the mask can sometimes get in the way.The intake hole for the filter is small and dust seems to accumulate there quickly and constrict further flow. I found that I needed to stop at least every hour to vacuum out the filter.As the filter clogs slowly, you may not be aware there’s a problem. You should press the mask in tight against the face and breathe in hard and fast. If you feel any suction going on at all, the amount of air coming into the mask is insufficient. It’s better to regularly check the filter with the flow meter.

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3M Powerflow Respirator Kit

3M Powerflow PAPR provides reliable protection against hazardous particles.

Highlights
3M Powerflow Respirator Kit: Ultimate protection from hazardous particulates with constant air flow.
Pros

- Comfortable fit
- Effective filtration
- Lightweight

Cons

- Expensive
- Requires regular maintenance
- Limited battery life

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$548.99

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// DESCRIPTION

The 3M Powerflow Powered Air Purifying Respirator Kit 6900PF is a reliable tool designed to protect workers against hazardous particulates like dust, mist, and fumes. This complete system offers respiratory protection against a range of hazardous materials, including lead, asbestos, radionuclides, and radon daughters. The face-mounted PAPR is perfect for workers who need to be protected against airborne contaminants while still maintaining perfect visibility.

The 3M Powerflow Powered Air Purifying Respirator Kit 6900PF is the perfect solution for those looking for complete protection against a range of hazardous particulates. This system offers a US OSHA APF 1000 rating when used in accordance with 3M recommendations and user instructions.

// MEDIA GALLERY

// FEATURES

  • Protection against hazardous particulates
  • 3M PAPR 6800PF kit includes facepiece, motor blower, battery pack, charger, and flow indicator
  • US OSHA APF 1000 approved
  • Face mounted PAPR increases productivity
  • Constant air flow provides cooling for wearer
  • Battery-powered blower results in no additional breathing resistance, up to 8 hours of battery life
  • // Q & A

    Is the mask big enough too fit over glasses

    Neither of these things are recommended with a full face mask. The protection factor is literally zero with glasses on and any facial hair present along the sealing surface.

    Does this need to seal to the face like other respirators? I like the idea of the Trend Air/Pro unit (for particulates) since no seal needed but that is a bit bulky. More like a helmet. I'm wondering about the comfort with this 3M type?

    Thank you for your question. Yes, this is mask creates a tight seal around the face. There should be no facial hair as it may cause the seal to be compromised. It is a very comfortable fit.

    I'm looking for a powered unit that will remove volatile organics. Will this unit do that with the right cartridges? If so, what should I order?

    This powered air purifying respirator helps provide respiratory protection against dust, mist, fumes, radionuclides and radon daughters. Lightweight and face-mounted, it uses a high efficiency particulate filter. Ideal for lead and asbestos.also attached is a technical data sheet: https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/SecureMediaWebServer?mwsId=SSSSSufSevTsZxtUm8tUNx_ZevUqevTSevTSevTSeSSSSSS--&fn=TDB_170.pdf

    Can you buy a second battery pack? if so what is the cost?

    You can buy just a battery pack, however the cost is high (about $200). I buy a second mask and swap parts.

    Isn't this package supposed to come with a cable for charging the battery?! Recently purchased and package arrived without charger.... hmmm..

    It does not come with a charger. even 3M shows it without a charger probably because it costs $105.00 as of 6/11/19. Greeeeedy!!!


    // SPECS

    Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
    Product Dimensions3.3 x 2.05 x 5.79 inches, 1 Pounds
    Item model number6800PF
    DepartmentUnisex
    National Stock Number4240-01-479-1675
    Batteries1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
    Date First Available2011, May 31
    Manufacturer3M
    Country of OriginUSA
    Department: Unisex-adult
    Origin Country: USA
    Model #: 6900PF
    Discontinued: No
    3M Powerflow Respirator Kit
    released on August 27, 2010

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    The 3M Powerflow Respirator Kit offers optimal respiratory protection with a motorized air-purifying respirator. It provides a continuous flow of filtered air while reducing breathing resistance for comfort. The kit includes a facepiece, motor blower, rechargeable battery, and HEPA filter for reliable protection. It is ideal for hazardous environments and is NIOSH approved for organic vapors, acid gases, and particulates. Easy to use and maintain, it is a great choice for those who require respiratory protection.

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