An electric toothbrush is an interesting device. When you first start using one, it feels strange and uncomfortable. But once you've grown used to it, there's no way you'll go back to using a manual toothbrush. This can become a problem if you travel frequently.
Of the many factors to consider while selecting your optimal electric toothbrush model, an important one is how travel friendly the device will be.
When you pick the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 as your electric toothbrush of choice, the answer is always positive. This is a great toothbrush to carry on trips.
The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 electric toothbrush comes with a hardshell plastic travel case. Inside it are mounting points to which you can affix the brush handle and replacement brush heads. The travel case is specially designed to make it easy to carry along your toothbrush.
Brush heads can be removed fromt he handle and stowed away inside the case during trips. The protective covering ensures against damage in transit. The components are themselves slender and light to make the assembly small and convenient to fit into luggage.
The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 electric toothbrush case, in addition to protecting the components, serves another important purpose. It keeps the device from turning on accidentally. This helps conserve battery charge for longer.
The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 offers excellent battery power and longevity. Like any other Sonicare toothbrush model, the lithium ion cell can be recharged and retains charge for around an hour of operation.
This means if you are typical and comply with a dentist's recommendation of brushing teeth for 3 minutes, twice every day, then on a full recharge you will be able to use the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 electric toothbrush for around two weeks. Even without access to reliable recharging facilities, this should suffice for all but very long travel schedules.
If your battery runs low, an LED indicator will issue a warning. When the battery is fully charged, this LED glows steady and green. When partly discharged, the indicator light flashes. If charge drops very low and the device is due for a recharge, the color of this light changes to amber and it continues flashing.
When you try to brush without recharging, an audible indication by three beeps warns you once again. The power generated on the brush head may also drop slightly when the battery is almost run down.
If you've read or watched any Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 review, you'll already know that it's simple to recharge the battery. All you have to do is plug the handle into a charging station. A double beep notifies you that the process is underway. Overnight, the battery will be restored to full charge. All the while, the orange LED will continue flashing.
While travelling in areas where the voltage and pin settings of electrical sockets are different, you should remember to take along an adaptor. This will allow you to plug in the electric toothbrush and suitably modify the incoming current to match your device's settings.
The combination with a Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 electric toothbrush of a rechargeable lithium ion cell that is long-lived, delivering 56 minutes of brushing activity on a single recharge, and a sturdy, durable travel case to protect the lightweight and slender toothbrush easily make this one of the best brushes to take along with you on travels.