Lightweight and more balanced on the head than its competitors. The Powercap is the lightest head mounted PAPR in the World with over 8,000 sold in the USA. This PAPR is the go to product for professional woodturners and hobbyists, chimney sweeps, allergy sufferers, and others that need the best in particulate protection. Suitable for facial hair and glasses.
With more cost efficient filter and spare part replacements, the Powercap is a better investment than its competitors.
The PowerCap Active IP is a low-profile positive pressure respirator with built-in head impact-resistance intended to provide respiratory protection from particulate contaminants while alleviating the discomfort caused by traditional half masks.
Uniquely designed to be as lightweight and compact as a baseball cap, the Powercap Active IP excels in tight spaces and other working environments where freedom of movement is critical and trailing tubes and cables can present a hazard. Positive pressure means that fit testing is not required and that full protection factors are afforded to those with beards and other facial hair. The respirator features an impact-resistant face shield making it ideal for tasks where flying debris is a concern.
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Products that do not list an explicit NIOSH or ANSI approval on our website do not carry such an approval and should not be used in OSHA regulated environments without the expressed, written approval of a qualified safety manager or local representative of OSHA.
No respirator sold by Peke Safety is suitable for asbestos remediation.
Although the Powercap visor is impact-rated, ANSI-approved safety eyewear should be worn underneath the face shield at all times while the respirator is in use.
All respiratory and safety equipment, regardless of approval, should not be used without prior medical sign-off by a certified physician.
- P2 filter cartridges remove dust and other airborne contaminants with at least 94% efficiency down to .3 microns.
- Filtered air is moved across at a rate of 160 liters per minute.
- Exceeds the requirements of an N95 particulate face mask.
- Modular construction allows for all components to be replaced as required.
- 1 x Powercap Active IP
- 2 x P2 filters
- 1 x Rechargeable 8-hr battery pack
- 1 x Airflow indicator
Powercap Active IP Respirator Specifications
15.5" (L), 9.44" (W), 10.62" (H)
Operation / Charging Time
8 hours / 3 hours
Li-Ion - 3800mAh, 3.7V, 14.06Wh
EN12941:1988 TH1P (Respiratory), EN166 1B (Visor)
Powercap Active FAQs
What are the suitable applications for the powercap active?
Light Industrial Uses, agricultural, livestock, poultry farming, woodworking, gardening, food processing and sweeping. The powercap active respirator is best suited for environments where Assigned Protection Factors of up to 10 are required, or involve any asthamatic hazards.
Will the powercap active protect against vapors?
No, the Powercap Active is not suitable for these applications, as it is a particulate respirator only. If more protection is needed please see our other products or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for recommendations to best suit your application.
How often should i change my filters?
Unfortunately there is no one time fits all answer to this question as it depends on frequency of use, the level of exposure in the environment, and what you are exposing yourself to. Filters work like a strainer, trapping particles out of the air. When the filter fills up with these particles, the filter is no longer functioning. Once the filters have absorbed all they can, the particles start passing through and can lock up your motor.
Simple answer: when the filter looks dirty, the air flow indicator is showing lower air flows, or you are starting to smell or taste fumes; it's time to change your filters.
How should i clean my powercap?
To get the best use from your powercap, you should be cleaning the pre-filters by removing them from the filters, and either dusting them off or using a vacuum hose on them; however, you should never use a vacuum on the filters themselves.
Please refer to the user manual for cleaning instructions on the visor and unit in general. The powercap active is susceptible to damage if certain products are used on it.
How can i best maintain my powercap?
To keep your powercap in the best possible condition you should be replacing your filters as often as necessary (See: How often should I change my filters?) and using the peel-off visor protectors we have available for purchase under the powercap accessories. This will prevent your face shield from getting scratched.
Is the powercap active compatible with beards and people who wear glasses?
The Powercap Active is a powered air, positive pressure respirator. It does not require a tight face seal or fit test making it compatible with people who have beards or wear glasses.
How can i troubleshoot my powercap active?
Your Powercap Active comes with an Airflow Indicator test. Turn your Powercap with the bumpcap lying on a flat surface. Insert the Airflow Indicator, and turn your Powercap on. Then observe the white meter from the side of the Airflow Indicator that the red-to-green scale is on. If when the unit is fully charged the meter reaches the green part of the scale, then your Powercap is working optimally. Please keep in mind that the meter will never reach the full scale of the green area, and it is normal for it to be relatively close to the red scale.
However, if the meter does not reach past the red scale, then it is an indication that either the filters aren’t working properly, the unit is not properly charged, or there is an issue with the unit’s motor. Please do the following:
- Check that your battery is charged- a low battery can result in low air pressure
- Make sure that your filters have been properly cleaned and maintained, replacing them as often as recommended.
- Clogged filters can affect the airflow of your Powercap active.
Once you have take these steps, if you are still experiencing issues then please reach out to email@example.com.
Is there a warranty for the powercap active?
There is a one year warranty on the JSP PowerCap Active. We will either send you a return label so that we can repair your powercap, or if we are able to diagnose the issue without physical inspection and you are comfortable repairing the powercap yourself we will send you the necessary parts. If your powercap is out of warranty, we will still work with you to make sure you have a functioning powercap, however you will be responsible for the costs of any replacement parts.
All items with a 1 year standard manufacturer's warranty that covers defects caused by faults in the manufacturing process only. Evidence that product from Peke Safety has been tampered with or that product failure has come as the result of misuse will void any warranty obligation. If upon receipt, we determine that the need for repair of the product is a result of improper maintenance or general neglect, we will require a product refurbishment and charge a refurbishment fee.
How is the battery life on the powercap active?
On receipt of the unit, run the battery flat and charge for 16 hours to reach maximum capacity. Following charging cycles should then take 8 hours. If the unit is run completely flat, or the unit has not been used for a long period it would be advisable to repeat the 8-16hr charge cycle.
What kind of filters does the powercap active use?
The powercap active respirator uses TH1P filters, they offer a similar protection as FFP2 filters. These filters are suitable for protection against the following: Wood dust, Cement dust, Plaster dust, Tile dust, Brick dust, Masonry dust, Glass and mineral fibres, Metal dusts.
Does the powercap active respirator have any certifications?
The Powercap Active has undergone many tests to ensure your safety. It has achieved the certification EN 12941: This standard specifies whether a powered filtering device incorporating a helmet or hood with gas, particle or combined filter meets the minimum requirements for respiratory protection. Note: The Powercap Active is NOT OSHA approved.
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I charged the battery overnight; put it on this morning and tried it on. I could easily live in this thing for hours.
Cap fits comfortable. Not too heavy and always have fresh air.
I had been stressing for a while about how much dust I was breathing in my shop, a lot of it while using a wood lathe. Along with being a woodworker, I am an endurance athlete so value my lungs greatly. Even though this item is pricey, I figured- how much are your lungs worth? Then, pulled the trigger. I have only used it a few times now but here are my thoughts- Pros- it's lightweight, relatively easy to put on and take off, moves a lot of air and the cartridges seem to be easy to clean and/or replace. Cons- minor stuff but it does not flip up easily like a conventional face shield which makes it difficult to adjust your glasses, scratch your nose or take care of my never ending drippy nose. I am in central Florida and it is cool here now but I am hoping that with the high volume of air it moves that it will (hopefully) be relatively cool even in the middle of summer. I neglected to pay the extra $150 or so for the package including extra filters, battery and face shield scratch protectors but so far the battery it came with seems to last a long time, hoping to get away without buying a second one.
I have had my Powercap since before the pandemic. I love it. It fits perfectly where the competition was too large and heavy. I am a woodturner with Asthma, so this is a must. I am incredibly happy with this product. I don't know anyone who doesn't love it. I don't think I could turn without it.
I bought my respirator at a local woodturning conference and was planning to use it for turning. But I needed to sand the sides of a metal container that was very rusty and that I needed to sand. So I used a wire wheel on a grinder. I had the respirator on for 8 hours/day and it was quite comfortable. The visor was easy to clean and the battery lasted all day with a quick charge at lunch.