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Upgrade to Moksha - the Mask that Breathes, a Wearable Air Purifier, at Just Rs 15 a Day! Note: Our products are partially funded by the CAWACH (Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis) initiative of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India

FAQs

Why are there 2 fans?

One fan is for inhalation and the other for exhalation. All of us exhale the same
amount of air that we breathe in. Users of masks without proper inhalation and
exhalation can suffer from respiratory ailments like hypoxia (reduced oxygen levels) and
hypercapnia (increased CO2 levels in the blood stream).
exhaled moisture laden CO2 air stays inside and causes difficulty in breathing.

The exhaust fan in the Moksha mask may result in spreading infection if the user is COVID affected?

The Moksha mask has 2 N95 filters. A fan on the inhalation side provides pure air to
the user. The second N95 filter on the exhaust side (inserted in the inside cover or
external cap) restricts any infection from the user to spread.

How long does the battery last?

The mask is powered with 2 Lithium ion batteries with a combined capacity of 3,600mA. This is enough to run the 2 fans for 8 hours at low speed. Note: The time decreases if the fan is run on medium and high speeds.

Can we wear this while exercising?

This is probably the only mask that one can comfortably human being needs about 8 litres of air during normal breathing. During cycling, jogging or any other strenuous exercise the requirement increases. Moksha mask is the only mask with 3 speed settings to keep you comfortable at all times.

Does this guarantee against COVID?

We do not guarantee against PM2.5 have been seen to be effective against COVID also. Since we use the same N95 filters one would expect to be protected. masks feel uncomfortable and inadvertently keep shifting the mask below the nose or chin, exposing themselves to the virus. Fortunately, with the Moksha mask there is no dearth of air and people can keep it on as long as

The mask is too cumbersome to wear?

One can’t argue with this. Yes, it is definitely heavier masks and has to be worn in a proper manner. The ear straps shift the weight to the back of the head and head strap in through the gaps around the nose bridge uncomfortable and unwieldy but a small price to pay for the enhanced safety.

Why is there a wire dangling from the mask to the battery? Why can’t you put the battery in the mask?

We could avoid the wires by putting the batteries in the mask itself. These would lead to a couple of issues. ) The mask would become heavier. 2) Many people do not feel comfortable having a battery on the face.3) We would be forced to go for a small battery in which case we wouldn’t be able to get these 2 powerful fans running for 8 hours on a single charge.

What if I run out of battery?

That would be unfortunate. One should put it on charge every night. Running out of power is not a very comfortable situation. With a N95 filter on both the inhalation and exhalation you are still safe in your mask. But it would be difficult to breathe. However, you can run the masks from any available USB power available nearby e.g. laptops, power banks.

What kind of warranty is offered on the product?

We offer a 90 days guarantee on the product for any manufacturing defects. The defective product has to be shipped to the company’s address for free repairs / replacement during the warranty period.

How do I know when the filter is to be changed?

In a normal mask the filter is inside layers of fabric so it is not easy to know when the filter gets dirty. In the Moksha mask, one can easily see the dust and filth sitting on the filter, which one did not inhale during the day. The filter starts blackening with usage which is a pretty good indication to change the filter. In any case it would be a good idea to change the filter every couple of days if you are using it for a few hours every day.

What do I do when I run out of N95 filters?

The N95 refill filters are available on our website and Amazon.

The mask is too expensive?

One should be looking at costs over a 1 year time frame. This is probably the cheapest mask in the N95 category. Most masks that cost about Rs 200-250 are supposed to be changed every week at least, costing about Rs 800 a month or about Rs 10,000 for the year. In the Moksha mask you would need about 180 filters for inhalation (if you change every alternate day) and 90 filters for exhalation (change once in 4 days) – total 270 filters costing Rs 2,700. Add the cost of the mask - Rs 3,000. Your cost over the year is just Rs 5,700 almost half of the regular mask. And this does not take into account the comfort and breathability which just does not exist for the normal mask!

What about environmental degradation?

Here too the Moksha mask in unsurpassable. The only throwaway part is the filter weighing just 0.1 g. The mask is washable and the battery is rechargeable. No other mask is as environmentally friendly.