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BANGKOK 27 June 2019 13:31
robblok

Xiomi Air purifier 2s

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I ordered a unit a few weeks ago on lazada the seller should have delivered more then a week ago (said he had stock). Anyway nobody had stock and now finally it came today. I am amazed at it, it started with 100 (that is inside a house in Nothaburi) and now down to 39 and dropping. Planning to take it to the bedroom at night. Ever since I came to Thailand I had problems with my sinuses, hoping that this will help for that too.

 

But what I found amazing was how high the starting levels were in a closed house running an aircon. Of course I am not sure how accurate the readings are and if the machine inflates the start point ect. But it got good reviews and hopefully help a bit on the long run.

 

I wonder if there are others who use the same machine. 

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Was looking at the same thing very recently, be good to know how you get it on with it, and how well it helps you Rob.

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Rob, prices seem to be all over the place for that unit on lazada, from about 6000 Baht to 10,000 Baht. Any differences in model numbers. Can you share which vendor you bought from who delivered to you?

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Be a bit cautious of those readings - there's several reviews on line where people have questioned the readings.  One reviewer even sealed the filters with plastic and it still showed a miraculous improvement in air quality. 

 

A Chinese device that uses it's own sensor to tell you how wonderful it is working - perhaps needs some interpretation.

 

https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/xiaomi-particle-counter-inaccurate-not-control-purifier/

 

Edited by Kinnock

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Looking forward to hear how it works for you.  You and I have talked about our sinus issues before so anything that is helpful, I’m all ears.

 

I use an Austin Healthmate Jr.  back in Los Angeles and find it really helps.  Just got back to BKK last Sunday and I can hardly sleep at night due to the congestion.  I can’t find an Austin for sale on Lazada and if I want it shipped by Amazon it will cost an extra @$250 on top of the $400 price.

 

The next step for me is a trip to India to get An Alaxolito Nasal Stent. (Not yet approved by the Thai FDA)

 

http://www.alaxo.com/alaxolito_eng.html

 

 

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Prices on lazada went up as demand increased. Ignore all those -20% or whatever sale they suggest. They simply bump up the base price.

If you need one, refresh Lazada frequently, and jump. I saw a store get in stock and sell out 15 mins later.

The levels it shows matches my Sndway monitor.

One on full power can really clean up two rooms in 30 minutes.

I leave it on full power. Auto allows the level to go up to 30%.

You need the android app to set power level.

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They are quite a few offical Xiomi stores in BKK, any one know if they have stock of these, or are they sold out?

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I’ve had a few of these units going on three years (I never paid more than 5,000 baht for them - so there is a bit of price gouging )...

 

They work great and I really like the monitor and programmability... I have them thruout the house...

 

That being said there are a couple shortcomings that can be easily overcome...

 

The first is the Auto Mode is not really useful... Its algorithm is designed for a high pollution environment... It will basically shut itself down (low fan) when it senses the PM drop below 30 (which in Beijing may be acceptable) but not for us...

 

Second is the Manual Mode if set above ~50% fan speed will revert to Auto Mode after 3 hour - basically shutting itself off... My guess this is to reduce motor wear and filter usage... 

 

So these factors limit the out of the box unit to cleaning to 30PM...

 

But you can easily work around this problem by setting up a timer setting to reset the unit prevent the 3 hour mode change from Manual to Auto... Just add automation rules that turns the unit off & on every 2.5 hours and the purifier will stay in manual mode for the whole programmed time... 

 

My units all bring the PM level down to single digit and maintain that level throughout the timed program...

 

Here is my setting for the unit I have in the main lounge...

 

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I think it works good, and yes it uses its own sensor but after having used it for a while I am sure it works correct. I had someone smoke in the room see the PM go up and then down when it took care of it. So I think the readings are good. Also when I open the door up readings go up close the door readings go down again. 

 

So I do believe readings are indicative. I can't say if it helps for my sinusses I think that takes longer it took me 2-3 weeks in the south to see improvement. So I doubt it will happen fast here.

 

I paid about 6000 bt for it.

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On 1/31/2019 at 5:15 PM, Kinnock said:

Be a bit cautious of those readings - there's several reviews on line where people have questioned the readings.  One reviewer even sealed the filters with plastic and it still showed a miraculous improvement in air quality. 

 

A Chinese device that uses it's own sensor to tell you how wonderful it is working - perhaps needs some interpretation.

 

https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/xiaomi-particle-counter-inaccurate-not-control-purifier/

 

I think it works, I open the door readings go up, close the door readings go down. I had someone smoke in the house.. readings go up. I move it to an other room readings go up. So I would say yes it works. I see no reason why they would lie this is an easy machine just sucking air through a filter not like they need to be fraudulent like the European and American car manufacturers. 

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On 1/31/2019 at 6:40 PM, JayBird said:

Prices on lazada went up as demand increased. Ignore all those -20% or whatever sale they suggest. They simply bump up the base price.

If you need one, refresh Lazada frequently, and jump. I saw a store get in stock and sell out 15 mins later.

The levels it shows matches my Sndway monitor.

One on full power can really clean up two rooms in 30 minutes.

I leave it on full power. Auto allows the level to go up to 30%.

You need the android app to set power level.

I did not know you could look at lazada if a shop had stock or not. I thought you had to manually browse.

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On 1/31/2019 at 5:29 PM, Airalee said:

Looking forward to hear how it works for you.  You and I have talked about our sinus issues before so anything that is helpful, I’m all ears.

 

What I've used for my sinus problems here, to great success, is the following product:

 

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It's basically just a large syringe with removable rubbery tip that fits/fills your nostril space to create a seal, and thus allow you to use the syringe to flush a saline solution in one side of your nostril and then out the other side. You want to use sterilized (boiled and cooled water) or some other similar source. (We use pre-filtered water that's then boiled in an electric water boiler, poured out, cooled and then stored in a litre bottle.)  And you want to use non-iodine salt. I use about 1-1/2 cups of water and 1 tsp or so of salt.

 

But the good part is, while the syringe in the commercial product will wear out after a few months, the syringe itself is basically identical to the same generic medical syringe you can buy in any well stocked pharmacy here, and they're cheap, just 25 baht or so apiece. So when the original syringe wears out, just remove the rubber tip, place it onto the new syringe, and you're ready to go.

 

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I've found a twice daily regimen of this has really made a big difference and improvement in my sinus issues.

 

In the past, I've tried other similar approaches, but none of them worked as well. There are plastic squeeze bottles out there that work similarly, but I always had a hard time getting a good, steady even pressure from them. Likewise, I have an electric Water Pik unit with a special sinus tip, but that tended to push too much pressure into my sinuses and get the water into my ears (eustacian tubes).  With the syringe, because you're controlling the "push" with you hand and fingers, it's very responsive and easy to maintain a good and steady flow of the sinus solution -- not too hard, not too soft.

 

Give it a try!

 

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On 1/31/2019 at 5:15 PM, Kinnock said:

Be a bit cautious of those readings - there's several reviews on line where people have questioned the readings.  One reviewer even sealed the filters with plastic and it still showed a miraculous improvement in air quality. 

 

A Chinese device that uses it's own sensor to tell you how wonderful it is working - perhaps needs some interpretation.

 

https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/xiaomi-particle-counter-inaccurate-not-control-purifier/

 

 

I think the 2S is generally a good unit, especially when used as SFOKevin advises above to avoid some of the operational shortcomings of the unit.

 

But for the uninitiated, there are a couple of other things to be careful of, when shopping and buying:

 

--In the Xiaomi product line, there was an original "2" model, and then a later 2S model. They're not the same, and the later 2S model supposedly has different technology and built-in sensor that works better than its predecessor. So if buying, make sure you're getting the 2S model, not a regular 2.

 

--Because this unit is made in and intended for the Chinese market, you have to be careful about any AQI readings it may produce or operate based on, because the Chinese have their own AQI scale that's different from both the widely accepted U.S. EPA AQI scale and the Thailand-only AQI scale.  However, any readings it produces of PM2.5 in MICROGRAMS (ug) should be accurate and fine.

 

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On 1/31/2019 at 5:15 PM, Kinnock said:

Be a bit cautious of those readings - there's several reviews on line where people have questioned the readings.  One reviewer even sealed the filters with plastic and it still showed a miraculous improvement in air quality. 

 

A Chinese device that uses it's own sensor to tell you how wonderful it is working - perhaps needs some interpretation.

 

https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/xiaomi-particle-counter-inaccurate-not-control-purifier/

 

 

As per my post above, I believe that review and testing is of the original 2 unit, not the subsequent 2S.

 

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They are quite a few offical Xiomi stores in BKK, any one know if they have stock of these, or are they sold out?


I went to 5 stores in bkk a few times, pantip and mbk have a demo unit not for sale, the small store in mbk has a reservation list for 100 units arriving on 14th for 3000 baht deposit, Bangkae store has 150+ on its list and they think mine should arrive on 20th, Seacon says arriving 5th March, they didn’t say they have a queue or not. I didn’t try the other 2 stores.


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