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After 3 months of using the Braun Series 5 shaver, which was a replacement for my 4 year old Series 3, I am now comfortable with my new shaver. It is bigger and heavier, but it sounds more powerful, and gives a good clean shave on face and neck, which is more effective than my old one. The shaver charge lasts noticeably longer, and the foil is more rigidly fixed than the Series 3 (which had a tendency to become detached if you shaved off 90 degrees) but I have found the Series 5 flexible head to be of no extra benefit, so I have locked it in a fixed position. This allows me to apply more pressure to get the closest shave possible. The only disappointment is with the mustache/ beard trimmer which does not appear to be as wide or as sharp as the Series 3 - but is that just my shaver? Whilst I bought my Series 5 shaver through Amazon at a heavily discounted price (just slightly more than the Series 3), if there had been no discount I would have been happy to buy a Series 3 rather than pay more than £100 extra for a Series 5 - however both are more effective than my previous Philips and Panasonic shavers of the past, so I cannot ever see me buying anything other than a Braun.
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Initial post: 28 Jul 2013 00:50:30 BDT
Were you able to use the power cord from your Series 3 with the Series 5 shaver? I own a Series 3 380 shaver (which uses a NiMH battery) and am thinking of upgrading to the Series 5 5030s (which uses a Li-ion battery). I like to have a spare power cord available for travelling if possible so it would be great if the one that came with my 380 will work with the 5030s. If it's any help, the specs written on the 380 plug are as follows 7W / 12V / 400mA.
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