Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:55

In-car bushfire smoke reduction: Sharp IG-BC2J-B air purifier review Featured

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Hot on the heals of yesterday’s four-year-late review of Sharp’s in-room air purifier comes our review of the similarly belated Sharp IG-BC2J-B in-car air purifier. Like the KC-A50, it’s still on sale after being around for a few years already but, also like its very big brother, we’ve been using it constantly in that time and it’s never been more needed.

With Ms.7 waking up with relapse of her first severe asthma attack and brown Sydney skies, a quick ride in the car demonstrated that even with semi-decent aircon, smoke can get in easily when a door is opened – and then it’s hard to get rid of.

This is where Sharp’s in-car air purifier shows its value. While it’s nowhere near as powerful as it’s sibling, for a cup-shaped, cigarette-lighter-powered filter, it’s not bad. We originally envisioned it as a smell-reducer that three kids and long journeys make necessary in a warm country – and it’s managed that with aplomb across two family wagons. But, now we’re expecting it to filter out the smoke and it does that too.

Like the KC-A50, it uses Sharp’s Ion shower to neutralise nasty niffs. While there’s no water tank or elaborate filter system this time, the reduced mechanics still work, but they take about as much time to clear a car as its sibling does an entire room. Even then, unless you have some super-sealed pressurised cruising cabin, smoke will still likely get in, so cleaning while driving represents more of an ongoing battle. As such, don’t expect it to completely rid your car of smoky air, but it does noticeably reduce it – and it’s especially noticeable after opening the door for a drop off/pick-up mid journey.

Sharp in car air purifier

Sharp says of it, “It’s designed to release high-density Plasmaclsuter ions that follow the car's interior airflow removing viruses and airborne allergens as well as cigarette and pet odours. With high and low operation mode, Plasmacluster ions are released at a 20 degree upwards angle and are carried along the ceiling of the car to every part of the interior by the Coanda effect (when a jet of air or water is discharged, it tends to travel along a nearby curved surface for a considerable distance, even to the point of bending around corners).“

At $169 it’s not cheap, but if you’re struggling badly with air quality inside your car then one (or even two) of these will make a noticeable difference.

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Nick Ross is a veteran technology journalist who has contributed to many of Australia's top technology titles and edited several of them. He was the launch editor of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation online Technology section.

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