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. Will you be able to take it along with you when you are on tour? Can you use the toothbrush in different localities and countries? Will the device be compact and light enough to store and take along without discomfort?
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.
A plastic travel case accompanies the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 electric toothbrush and makes it a simple device to carry along on travels. The component parts of the toothbrush can be dismantled before storage. Within the travel case are mounting points to which the handle and replacement brush heads can be affixed.
The travel case is designed with the traveller’s convenience in mind. It allows easy storing and protects the toothbrush against accidental damage during transit. The toothbrush’s components are themselves light and slender, making it convenient to pack in luggage.
The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 travel case serves one more important purpose. It safeguards against accidentally turning on the device. This ensures longer life after each recharge of the battery.
Battery power for the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 is good, just as with all other models of Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes. The lithium-ion rechargeable battery can hold charge for almost an hour of continuous use.
If you brush your teeth regularly for the dentist-recommended 3 minute duration twice in a day, the battery will last two weeks on a full recharge. This is adequate for most travellers, offering enough convenience to be able to use the device to brush teeth even if there isn’t reliable access to recharging stations.
When the battery runs low, you’ll receive an indication by way of an LED located on the handle of the toothbrush. It glows bright and green when fully charged, and flashes when it is only partially charged. When the indicator LED turns amber it is time to recharge the battery.
If you start brushing without charging the device, you’ll hear 3 audible beeps to remind you that there’s only limited power available. The cleaning may also be less forceful as the battery runs 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.