PAPR Series

Swiss Air PAPR

Introducing Swiss Air, the revolutionary TH3 PAPR system from optrel. The optrel Swiss Air respiratory protection system is independent of the helmet or other equipment used and is therefore the most versatile optrel respiratory protection system available. It can also be used with a construction/industrial helmet, weldCap® or without a helmet at all. Take a deep breath, safety never felt so comfortable.


Product #: 4700.010

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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 positive pressure principle

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, battery, harness, charger, charging cable 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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2 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.

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Got a question?

Rick Nickols
6 months 2 days ago

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

Grant Cooper
5 months 20 days 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.

3 months 8 days ago

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

optrel US
3 months 7 days ago

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

3 months 6 days ago

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

optrel US
3 months 4 days ago

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

3 months 5 days 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
3 months 4 days 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
3 months 5 days ago

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

optrel US
3 months 4 days ago

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

2 months 15 days ago

How long is the average life of the filter?

optrel US
2 months 13 days 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.

2 months 4 days 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.

optrel US
2 months 5 hours ago

The Swiss Air will work with a beard because of the positive pressure. The face mask has a foam insert that can be cut to fit by the user and an adjustable draw string under the chin to really dial in the fit. With a long or thick beard we would suggest running the blower at a bit stronger fan speed than without any facial hair.

1 month 25 days ago

Which backpack or duffle bag will this fit in along with a helmet?

optrel US
1 month 23 days ago

The Swiss Air comes with a backpack that will hold the Swiss Air. If you want something to hold both your hood and a Swiss Air you would need a duffel bag. Part number 6000.002.

Pierre-Louis Boissonneau
24 days 23 hours ago

How does this not need a fit-test?

optrel US
23 days 9 hours ago

The Swiss Air works on positive pressure. The pressure inside the mask is greater than the air pressure outside the masks preventing contaminants from entering.

Pierre-Louis Boissonneau
24 days 23 hours ago

Is this NIOSH approved?

optrel US
23 days 8 hours ago

NIOSH does not currently have testing protocol for this type of product preventing NIOSH approval. The Swiss Air has obtained all major certifications from around the world but until NIOSH creates a category for this type of innovation they will not even test it.

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