PAPR Series

Swiss Air PAPR

Product #: 4700.010

Introducing the optrel Swiss Air, a revolutionary TH3 PAPR (powered air-purifying respirator) system. The Swiss Air PAPR system offers:

  • Flame-retardant ventilated half-mask
  • Powerful TH3 filter unit protecting you from 99.8% of all harmful particles, aerosols, vapors, smoke and even viruses
  • Positive pressure to support breathing and avoid fatigue
  • Central control panel for filter and battery status, airflow regulation, automatic altitude, and temperature compensation
  • Automatic airflow calibration
  • 14-hour high-performance battery, you can work uninterrupted
  • Adjustable head harness accommodating sizes from XS-XL

Choose to pair the Swiss Air with an optrel hood such as the Panoramaxx CLT or the Crystal 2.0, an industrial helmet, a weldCap® or no helmet at all. Take a deep breath, safety never felt so comfortable!

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HEPA 99.8%

High-efficiency particulate air filter removing 99.8% of any airborne particles.

Adjustable Air Flow (100-130)

Adjustable air flow levels, 100 – 130 l/min

14 Hour Battery Power

Suited for long work assignments with 14 hours of battery power

Altitude Compensation

Features automatic altitude compensation

Temperature Compensation

Features automatic temperature compensation


Breath-supportive overpressure ensures the wearer’s comfort even during longer periods of wear

No Mask Fit Test Required

High-tech fabric and freely adjustable headband eliminates the need for fit tests


swiss air PAPR system, battery powered
Protection Levels
TH3 (EN12941)

Blower Unit

Flow Rates
level 1: min. 100 l/min
level 2: min. 115 l/min
level 3: min. 130 l/min
All levels with automatic air flow control (levels are set directly on the fan and can be continuously adjusted via the control panel at the front).
PA66 GF30
High-quality ball beared motor
max. 70db (A)
optical (with swiss air Control Panel) and audible alarm for low / very low battery, clogged filter, no filter, and low flow
Low battery: alarm period: 3.0s (1.5s on, 1.5s off)
Filter: alarm period 0.5s (0.25s on, 0.25s off)
Dimensions (L x W x H)
250 x 170 x 50 mm
1200 g / 42,15 oz (incl. filter, belt and battery)


Ripstop textile (98% polyester and 2% polyurethanes
Inlay: Polyurethane foam
2 exhalation valves with silicone membrane

Headband / Neck Band

Neoprene / elastic

Filter Unit

TH3P R SL filter for TH3P System (EU) with pre-filter


POM and silicone
180 mm (elastic, up to 355 mm excl. Y-hose)
Internal diameter
21 mm

Battery Pack

Li-Ione, rechargeable, 3,6 V / 6,5 Ah / 23.4Wh
Operating time
level 1: 14h
level 2: 12h
level 3: 8h
(with new filter at room temperature)
Li-Ione, rechargeable, 3,6 V / 6,5 Ah / 23.4Wh
Charging time
appr. 6h
Sleep mode
after 3 hours, activation by pressing once, start at second press


EN 12941
Europe: TH3
Australia: P3
AS/NZS 1716
EAC TP TC 019/2011
Notified body
CE 1024
Scope of Delivery
Blower unit with hose, half-mask, TH3P R SL filter, spark protector, battery, harness, charger, carrying backpack, user instructions
2 years from date of sales for manufacturing and material defects, no warranty for battery
The optrel SWISS AIR respiratory system may NOT be used in environments where there is an immediate danger to health or life (IDLH), in atmospheres containing less than 17% (Europe) oxygen or where the concentration of toxins is so high that a protection class in excess of TH2 (EU) is required. It is NOT evaluated as an ignition source in flammable or explosive atmospheres.


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3 reviews for Swiss Air PAPR

  1. Chris Murphy DMD MDS

    Infection control & prevention has always been one of our office’s top priorities. With the advent of Covid-19 and other severe acute respiratory disorders in recent years, this has become even more important. The Optrel Swiss Air PAPR has provided our office an additional level of safety for myself, my team, and our patients during dental procedures.

    Prior to adopting the Optrel Swiss Air PAPR my office had been wearing N95 masks for all aerosol procedures. Not only were they uncomfortable after long periods of time but I found them difficult to wear with dental loupes. Not only was the Swiss Air lightweight and compact but we’ve found the comfort to be far superior. Unlike other PAPR’s I had worn, the Swiss Air is lightweight, compact, and does not interfere with hearing. The filter is small enough to be worn under my whitecoat/PPE and does not interfere with my loupes. The flow of air through the mask is quiet, and the cool air is actually really nice. Additionally, unlike the tightly fitting N95’s I had been wearing I no longer go home with headaches at the end of the day due to my mask.

    The PAPR itself is easy to use and clean. The controls located on the chest strap are intuitive and the mask is easy to fit. Patients at our practice have been very receptive and appreciate the extra steps we’ve taken to ensure their safety. I highly, highly recommend the Swiss Air PAPR!

  2. Josh Ladd

    I just can’t say how much I love this system. I’m not a welder. I bought the to finish up the pandemic and for the use of my allergies. I have worn the system into stores and to work. I work in a hotel and I’ve had so many guest compliment me on this and asked me about it. I wore the optrel swiss air for 12 hours straight on a shift and only taken it off to eat or dink. It’s comfortable to wear for long periods. Best part no more headaches or mask acne I just wish this was out before the pandemic.

  3. Isaias

    Love this papr , all
    I can say is if you can save some extra on the side or if you can afford the product is the best investment for your health in this pandemic. Light and comfortable.

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Got a question?

Rick Nickols
1 year 5 months ago

Does the 4700.010 package contain a battery, and battery charger. Does it come with extra filters?
Thank you

Grant Cooper
1 year 5 months ago

Hi Rick,

The Swiss Air 4700.010 contains the blower unit, chest mounted remote, one filter, one pre-filter, spark protector, air hose, battery, battery charger Optrel back pack and the owners manual. There are no extra filters included.

1 year 2 months ago

Are other filters available…for example to protect against organic vapors and Isocyanates?

optrel US
1 year 2 months ago

We currently only offer the HEPA filter for the Swiss Air.

1 year 2 months ago

Are there any plans on offering filters for vapors and gases in the future?

optrel US
1 year 2 months ago

A gas filter is currently in development but we do not anticipate it being available until 2022 due to the lengthy certification process.

1 year 2 months ago

Is the Swiss air water resistant such as against rain storm? If not, does it hold up in high humidity environments (e.g. higher than 65% RH)?

optrel US
1 year 2 months ago

You do not want to wear the Swiss Air in the rain due to the paper filters. They will lose their effectiveness in blocking contaminants. The Swiss Air has both temperature and humidity sensors in the control unit to help maintain steady air flow with temperature and humidity fluctuation. So humidity over 65% will not be a problem for the Swiss Air.

Brenner Kirkpatrick
1 year 2 months ago

Is the mask machine washable? Or do you have to wash by hand?

optrel US
1 year 2 months ago

You can machine wash the mask but we do recommend hang drying.

1 year 2 months ago

How long is the average life of the filter?

optrel US
1 year 1 month ago

We are asked this question a lot. The life of the filter depends on a couple of factors. The environment which it is being used has the largest impact on filter life. Fan speed also as a slight impact. Unfortunately without a lot more detail we cannot make an accurate claim to what kind of filter life you can expect.

1 year 1 month ago

Will this work with a beard? In other words, is the positive pressure sufficient (or do you have a recommended setting) to ensure no air is drawn around the sides of the mask.