Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier review

  • Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier
    Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier review
  • Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier
    Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier review
  • Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier
    Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier review

Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier :

This portable air purifier from Sharp is primarily filter-based and dirt sensor, and 4 speeds. It’s designed for floor or tabletop use in a large room. and weighs 17.7 pounds.

  • Capture pollen, dust, pet dander, and smoke – True HEPA captures 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns
  • Reduce germs, bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungus – Patented Plasmacluster® Ion technology attacks impurities throughout the room
  • Recommended for area up to 454 square feet
  • 4 Fan speeds
  • ENERGY STAR® rated

The Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier with True HEPA Filter effectively reduces pollen, dust, pet dander, smoke, germs, bacteria, viruses, odors, mold, and fungus in your living space. There is a three-stage filter system including a permanent micro-mesh pre-filter, activated carbon filter, and long-life True HEPA filter, which captures 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air that passes through it.

Patented Plasmacluster Ion Technology disperses positively and negatively charged ions throughout the room to safely break down microorganisms and odors (even those trapped in fabric, carpeting, and drapery!). It is an ideal solution for allergy sufferers, asthmatics, pet owners, and smokers, and best used in a bedroom, living room, study, or exercise room.

There are 3 manual fan speeds. The unit has LibraryQuiet™ operation (as quiet as 29 decibels, or the sound of rustling leaves) and is ENERGY STAR® rated, so you can run the unit continuously while saving money and energy.

 

Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier review


PROS:
  • Especially effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen at its highest speed, important for quickly cleaning the air in the room.
  • Runs very quietly on its lowest speed.
  • Relatively low operating costs.
  • Includes an ionizer but produces no significant ozone.
  • Energy Star qualified, meaning it’s relatively energy-efficient compared with non-qualified models.
  • Has a carrying handle.

CONS:
  • Not very effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen at its lowest speed, which could affect your comfort if you’ll run the unit in your bedroom at night.
  • Relatively high filter costs.


Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier review

Not very effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen at its lowest speed, which could affect your comfort if you’ll run the unit in your bedroom at night. Especially effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen at its highest speed, important quickly cleaning the air in the room. Runs very quietly on its lowest speed. Noisy, but average for air purifiers run on their highest speed. Somewhat easy to operate its controls. Energy Star qualified, meaning it’s relatively energy-efficient compared with non-qualified models. Has a carrying handle. Relatively high filter costs. Relatively low operating costs. Includes an ionizer but produces no significant ozone.

Overall score for the Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier is mainly how well the model removed dust and smoke from a test chamber, plus quietness for room purifiers and airflow resistance for whole-house units.
Dust/pollen/smoke removal: How well models cleared air of fine clay dust and cigarette smoke; performance of portables is at their highest and lowest speeds. Ones that scored well for dust removal should perform comparably for pollen.
Noise: Based on instrument measurements with a portable model running at its highest and lowest speeds.

Sharp FPA80UW Plasmacluster air purifier review scores :

7 Total Score
Very good

HEPA Air Purifier with Plasmacluster Ion Technology FP-A80UW

8.3Editor's score
Dust/pollen/smoke removal (high)
9
Dust/pollen/smoke removal (low)
7.5
Noise (high speed)
7.5
Noise (low speed)
9
6.5User's score
Design
6.6
Perfomance
7.5
Display
6
Battery
6.2
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