JSP Powercap Active IP

Part #: 30-400-2-I


The JSP PowerCap Active IP is a low-profile positive pressure respirator with built-in head impact-resistance that is intended to provide respiratory protection from particulate contaminants while alleviating the discomfort caused by traditional half masks. Suitable for a wide variety of light industrial, farming, contracting, and hobbyist applications, the JSP PowerCap Active IP is uniquely designed to be as lightweight and compact as a baseball cap and 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. Supplied P2 filter cartridges remove dust and other airborne contaminants with 98% efficiency down to .003 microns while air is moved across the face with a flow rate of 160 liters per minute. This exceeds the requirements of an N95 particulate face mask.

Unit ships with face visor, two P2 filter cartridges, one rechargeable 8-hr battery pack, and battery charging dock. Optional accessories including disposable peel-off visor protectors, replacement battery packs, replacement visors, and replacement face seals are available.


  • Positive airflow prevents visor from fogging up while in use
  • Excels in dusty environments, farming, and in light industrial applications including woodworking, animal handling, construction, general contracting, and chimney maintenance
  • Impact face shield provides added protection from flying particles
  • HE2 Filters and rechargeable battery packs are swappable for extended unit life expectancy
  • Modular design allows for complete disassembly and cleaning


PowerCap Active IP Specs & Approvals

Filter TypeHE Filter
EN Approval StandardEN12941:1998, EN812:2001, EN166.1.B.3.9
Plug TypeInternational Plug


  • Powercap Active IP Spec Sheet pdf
  • Powercap Active IP User Manual pdf
  • Powercap Active IP Declaration of Conformity pdf


The PowerCap Active IP is NOT NIOSH APPROVED but does meet European EN12941+A2+TH1P standards for protection for particulate contaminants at 94% efficiency down to .003 microns.

All respiratory equipment, regardless of approval should not be used without medical sign-off by a certified physician or without the approval of a qualified safety manager.

The PowerCap Active IP is not flame resistant and should not be used around heat, flame, sparks, or in potentially flammable or explosive environments.

Powercap Active IP FAQs

What is a positive pressure or positive airflow respirator?
The Powercap Active is a positive airflow respirator in that they push air across the face at the rate of between 140 and 160 liters per minute. Because of this, the unit is “one-size-fits-all” and does not require a tight face seal to protect the user from atmospheric contaminants, meaning that those with beards and mustaches can wear the unit without having to shave and that a “fit test” is not required.

What filtration standard is the Powercap Active rated to?
The Powercap Active is rated to EN12941+A2 TH1P or the equivalent of an EN-P2 standard, meaning that it will filter out contaminants at 94% efficiency down to .003 microns at an assigned protection factor of 10 and a nominal protection factor of 12. For a domestic reference, this standard is roughly equivalent to the widely known N95 standard for half masks. The Powercap is suited for the filtration of fine non-toxic fibers, fumes, dusts, and spores. The Powercap will not filter out organic gasses and vapors, as that type of air purification requires a heavier duty filter that would overload the motor that the Powercap uses.

Why is the Powercap Active not suitable for use in OSHA regulated environments?
OSHA regulations require that only NIOSH approved respirators be used in industrial environments. These respirators have been rated to ANSI / European testing standards that actually exceeds the requirements of NIOSH for particulate protection, apart from an 8-hour continuous silica dust loading test.

What eye impact standards is Powercap Active IP rated to?
The European standard EN166-1B requires that goggles and eyewear be resistant to particles delivering a medium energy impact. Practically, this makes the visor suitable for all types of sanding, grinding, and pointing work. The visor provides no UV or other associate protection and should not be used for activities such as welding. The visor also meets US ANSI impact testing standards.

What is the easiest way to prevent the face shield from scratching?
We offer a 10-pack of peel-off visor protectors through our website.

Is it necessary to wear eye protection behind the face shield while wearing the Powercap Active?
Yes. While the Powercap Active will protect against small bits of flying debris, OSHA in the US recommend that additional eye protection is worn under the visor. The Powercap Active can be worn with the range of safety eyewear.

Do you have a recommendation for hearing protection to use with the Powercap Active?
Yes. We recommend that in-ear foam ear plugs be used with a Powercap Active should ambient noise levels necessitate such protection. Using a traditional set of over-the-head ear defenders will transfer motor vibrations into the ear cups, which some users find distracting.

Will Powercap Active protect against organic or industrial chemicals?
No. It is a particulate protection device only. However, we do offer a range of Malina and Airboss belt mounted powered respirators that are NIOSH approved and will filter out organic and industrial gas. We also sell a Force8 rubberized half mask with cartridges suitable for these kinds of applications.

What is the life of the battery in the Powercap Active?
The battery on Powercap active will normally provide eight (8) hours of continuous usage on a full charge.

What is the average filter life for the Powercap Active?
Filter life depends on the level of contamination present in the work environment. Most customers have reported to us that they need to change their filters twice a year (every 6 months). Replacement filters are available through Peke Safety directly. Use the Airflow indicator provided with the product to test the Airflow prior to use. If it is not showing green, then check that the battery is fully charged or that the filter is not clogged. Remember a clogged filter puts stress on the motor and may shorten its life and the battery will not run for 8 hours as it will have to work harder

Can the lifetime of Powercap Active filters be extended?
The outside of the filter cartridges can be vacuumed off at the end of each period of use (in the opposite direction of intended airflow) to extend their usage period and maintain adequate flow rate.

Is it possible to wash the Powercap Active hat?
The unit can be disassembled, and the hat can be washed. Instructions are included in the Powercap Active manual. Replacement caps are also available.

Can I charge the Powercap Active in my truck or van?
Peke Safety offers a car charger as an accessory that is compatible with the battery cradle that ships with the unit.

What is the best way to store the Powercap Active when not in use?
It is recommended that the Powercap Active be stored in the provided carrying case when not in use. It provides a secure and clean environment for your Powercap Active and is the best solution for day-to-day storage.