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March 19, 2006
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Air Purifier Model FP-R65CX
Plasmacluster Ion Technology
In February 2006 the selling price was $549.99
Current March 2006 the Canadian Price is: $499.99
Some times on sale for $399.99
current Canadian price is $ 399.99
Some times on sale for $299.99
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Why Why Why !
|Why having an air purifier in my computer work
area made a difference? The office was regularly cleaned and
the staff and I were content. However, I think it starts with
having multi monitor of which stayed on roughly 14 hours and
sometimes more everyday. Through my own research for this review
I found out that computer monitors give off ions. Just like a
television, hence why there is a remote control to control the
tv sit. The computer monitor has no remote and you sit close
to it. Over time these ions build up in the area. I found by
not being able to open a window to the out side made our problem
worse. Actually I found out later after purchasing an air purifier
that when the heater turned on the dust cirulated from other
rooms in the building structure through our office space much
morel. Between both conditions staff found the air quality to
be desired. More allergies, dust,
|A breath of fresh air starts with the new SHARP
FP-R65CX Air Purifier. Weighting in at 9.6 Kg (21.16 lbs) it
is easy to move around a home or office. Looks great where ever
you decide to use it. A gray body complemented with controls
and other parts in silver. I liked how the controls were easy
to get to and easy to understand. Everything about the SHARP
FP-R65CX Air Purifier is made easy with the aid of a well written
twenty three page manual. What appeals to me is the visual color
monitor which let you know what the air quality is of the room
First Disclaimer and Important
This review is based on personal experience. I bought the
SHARP FP-R65CX as a customer while the unit was on sale for one
hundred dollars less then the original price marked on that day.
I have as of today also picked up the SHARP FP-R45CX and may
make comment at a later date.
Although I have made every effort to describe the SHARP FP-R65CX
as best as I can some errors may occur. I suggest that you visit
the SHARP web site for other
models, how the Plasmacluster ion technology work in a demonstration,
and other important information that I might have missed.
Your monitor throws off ions
all day long.
||I was impressed by the amount of
care that went into the packaging of the FP-R65Cx. Ever part
was either in plastic wrap or secured by cardboard insulation.
With a few instruction the Air Purifier was up and running, doing
what it does best - clean the air that we breath.
|A well thought out, of practical
electronics. The unit takes the air in from the front inlet and
side inlet. The SHARP FP-R65CX Air Purifier controls are found
on top of the unit. There is an on and off push button to the
far one side, next to it a Mode button which controls all fan
speeds (you will see later). Some of the changes from last years
model is the "Energy Star Rating" and a "Mist
When in Silent fan mode the unit consumes about 3.7 watts. Sound
level in this mode is almost nonexistent. This makes it easy
to leave on in a bed room during bed time.
One of my own observation of the FP-R65CX is that if you lose
the remote, you can not turn off the ion settings. The main unit
has less functions than the actual remote. The remote gives access
to turn off: Clean mode and Ion Plasmacluster technology. Another
function only the remote can do is set the one or four hour timer
In the design, when the unit is plug in to an electrical outlet,
it runs an air quality test. On the front of the main unit a
colored series of lights blink to tell you the unit is at work.
The Ion Plasmacluster is also on as default. With out the remote
there is no other way to turn this feature off. (More on colored
Fan control from main unit.
See specification in this photo
The remote control unit is easy to hold in the left or right
hand. Easy on the eyes and visually friendly. The power button
is orange and set away from any other control at the top of the
unit. Has a signal range of 7 meters (23 feet) and uses two included
The next row of gray rubber texture buttons: (from left to
right) Fan Auto: A mode function
that works with sensors to determine a fan speed. Normally when
the air quality is good, indicated by a green light under the
"Clean" typed on the controls in the main unit; the
fan runs silent. Manual fan lets
you change fan speeds from Auto to: Pollen, Silent, Med-medium,
and Max speeds. At Maximum the SHARP FP-R65CX uses 70 watts and
while more noticeable compared to silent Purifies the air faster.
Most manufacture of a Air Purifier suggest running the unit on
silent for a longer period rather than Maximum for a shorter
period. Total air volume in the room has a better chance to go
through the unit rather than blowing it away. But I must say
it works great as an air conditioner on Maximum. SHARP does have
an air conditioner with their Ion Plasmacluster technology.
What separates the SHARP FP-R65CX from thee others
|There are two parts which make up the SHARP
FP-R65CX Air Purifier. Active filters and Electronics - SHARP's
Plasmacluster Ion Technology.
Active Filters starts here
This is what is behind the active filter system. The fan with
out it you have nothing to draw contaminated air through the
filters. I did not use the Mist unit because I did not needed
it. The air in the room had moisture coming from a built into
the furnace humidifier. SHARP does give the option to use or
not use this feature. Recommend for those suffering from asthma
and other breathing problems."The Asthma Society of Canada
recognizes the ability of SHARP's Plasmacluster Ion Technology
to reduce airborne asthma and allergy triggers." The water
take must be emptied and refilled everyday to discourage mold
formation. The manual goes into more details. This is a new feature
for SHARP this year. This function is well worth using, and increases
the cleaning value of this model SHARP FP-R65CX.
Active and Inactive Systems
|An Active system is where air physically passes
through filters. An inactive system is where ions attach themselves
(chemistry) to an related other. SHARP can best describe their
process by visiting their web site.
|| The Pre-filter, Carbon
filter and the Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter work together to
capture air born particles and odours. This is the heart of an
air purifier. The cleaner the filters are the cleaner the air
is. Regular maintains as guided in the SHARP manual is an asset
to breathing better.
Filter System and Two Reminder Lights
|There are two reminder
The mist unit needs to be washed according to the manual every
two weeks-if used
The Active Carbon needs to be washed in light soapy water once
every 2 months of continue use,
|The Pre-filter, Carbon filter and the Antimicrobial
True HEPA Filter work together to capture air born particles
and odours. This is the heart of an air purifier. The cleaner
the filters are the cleaner the air is. Regular maintains as
guided in the SHARP manual is an asset to breathing better.
Filters are easy with the manual to assemble. It comes pre
assembled however for purity filters are in sealed bags.
The are four sensor which cover just about everything to keep
your environment clean and safe to breath.
Hinge and Air Flow
On the side
||The fan draws air from around the
unit. Through front and side air intake. The air purifier works
to remove impure particles and odours from a volume of air. The
chance of a perfectly clean room is un likely due to many circumstances.
When the furnace is on dirt particles from other part of the
home for example are added to the room with the air
purifier. When windows and doors are open
|Clean air vents from the rear
mostly and some from the front.
I found that on maximum fan for a few minutes,
would stir up enough dust to activate the
orange "Clean" indicator light.
Sharp® Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier Model #FPR65CX
* recommended room size of 330 square. feet.
* unit is 16 23/32" w. x 10 3/32" d. x 24 7/16"
* built- in ionizer generates positive and negative ions
* ion indicator light
* 3 fan speeds
* full - function remote
* Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter
See caution on the in side cover of
the Sharp Manual that comes with the air purifier. I liked it
so much that I was cleaning the filters every two weeks. Maybe
that is not such a good idea, but than how would I know that
cleaning more is not better. I like the Model FP-R65CX very much
but after eight months, I began to notice that the air quality
was not great anymore. The last cleaning two weeks ago, I had
only vaccumed the charcoal and hepa filter. This time I would
wash the carbon filter like it indicates in the manual. After
washing the charcoal filter in a light kitchen soap and warm
water as suggested, I noticed a sour odour from the charcoal.
I washed the filter three times more letting it dry in between.
Each wash the smell got worse and so I stopped. Had a look through
the manual which only mentions a caution about the charcoal filter
on the inside cover page of the manual. Articles on the internet (HowStuffWorks) suggests
that charcoal has a non reusable surface.
Charcoal is very porous polutants adhere
to its surface on average of 300-2,000 square meters coverage
per gram. Some chemicals, and other pollutions bond to the charcoal,
where they reside for good. Once all sites are occupied the charcoal
will not absorb anymore. When charcoal is exhausted a unpleasant
odour is given off. Washing charcoal will not renew or recharge
it to its original. Once saturated charcoal will give off a foul
acid smell. Active carbon may at this time contain toxic impurities
that can be irritating to the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes.
Reference The FPR65CX
purifier unit actual sensed the foul odour from the active charcoal
and cause the green clean air light to show orange until removed.
After runing the Sharp FP-R65CX air
purifier, with the charcoal filter removed I could still detect
the unpleasant odour at a reduced rate. The True Hepa Filter
which is still clean enough to see a light source from the other
side. The filter had satuated itself some how and after eight
months I am wondering if it was worth buying in the first place.
The replace filter comes with a True Hepa Filter and an Active
charcoal for $190.80 Canadian Dollar. That is almost half the
price of the Sharp FP-R65CX after only eight months
The following are some odours
or chemicals that charcoal do not filter very well or use up
the charcoal filter quicker: Alcoholic produces, heavey metals,
Also not very effective against microbial contamination
Or chemicals which use up the charcoal much quicker than the
suggested change period.
An Activated Charcoal filter help remove bad
taste, odors, chlorine, organic chemicals, chemical fumes, gases,
cigarette smoke, and pesticides, Activated Charcoal filters
are not very effective against removing dust, microbial contamination
like mold- the ion generator does this.
Activated Charcoal filter -
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