OK, I've been wanting to get a powered respirator for some time, even with the cyclone going, I still get dust, especially when sanding.
This is from the Triton website, this pic is an old one, as it still has the rigid hose.
A little more info on the unit.
Now some bad pics of me and the unit
(sorry, no other models were available in the Dungeon at 2 AM ).
I am a spaceman!
The battery is out of the way around back, I did have it more to the side, but my shop is narrow in spots, (or I'm wide, or a combo of the two) and I hit the battery on the corner of the bench etc, so I moved it around the back of me.
The switch is on the bottom of the battery unit, and I can get at it with one finger easy.
Now to take the unit off, I first.........
Pop off the hearing protectors, they pop out, so they are out of the way as you take the helmet off.
Undo the drawstring at you neck.........
... and disconnect the hose, then you just take the unit off........
....... or maybe I should put it back on....?
I found it easy to wear, and comfortable, the fan really does move a lot of air. In my shop it is cool now, so steaming up the visor, I thought, might be a problem, but even if I coughed, the visor would steam up for a second and soon clear. The fan is a bit noisy, but not overly so, and once the lathe is running, or the cyclone starts up, I cannot hear the fan at all.
The face shield flips up, half flipped and all the way back, it seems to lock in place really well, and I only slammed my knuckles into the closed shield once, when I was trying to scratch my nose