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About this product


  • Improves the quality of dry air
  • 5 Litre capacity
  • Variable mist control

Product overview

• Improves the quality of dry air• 5 Litre capacity• Variable mist control• Directional mist output
• Dimensions: 260 mm x 200 mm x 320 mm

What is a humidifier?
A humidifier is a device used to increase humidity (moisture) within a room or home. Typical consumer humidifiers such as the Maplin 5L Ultrasonic Humidifier are ideal for single rooms.

How does an ultrasonic humidifier work?
Ultrasonic humidifiers work by immersing a small piezo-electric transducer in water, this vibrates at ultrasonic frequency, typically 20-40,000 Hz. These vibrations create water droplets to be emitted as a cool, fine mist. Standard tap water can be used.

What are the benefits of using a humidifier?
Overly dry air within the home can cause and exacerbate a number of health problems including dry eyes, sinus problems, sore throats and dry mouth. Adding moisture back into the home environment can help alleviate these problems.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought this product today and very pleased with it. PROS: The capacity of water it can hold is excellent. The ability to adjust output which in turn will adjust the length of time it can operate for is good. The ability to switch the night light off is good, although there is still a little backlight. CONS: The device is a little on the noisy side for me, at being <35dB it isn't what I would call quiet, if it operated at <20dB then I might consider it to have that accolade. So all the other reviews of it being quiet I find a little odd, maybe I am over sensitive. If it was quieter I would have given it 5 stars.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have brought numerous humidifiers over the years but this one is the BEST! It is quiet, looks good (blue light is a nice feature and quite soothing to look at), the water tank is huge and the amount of cool mist, which is generated (dependent on the selected setting) is very impressive. I find this product beneficial (especially in this hot weather) because I am unable to open my bedroom window due to my neighbours being chain smokers. Therefore, the smoke tends to waft through my bedroom window (when it is open). Thankfully, the humidifier keeps my room cool and also cleans the air. Overall, this product is AWESOME and I would highly recommend it to others. WELL DONE, MAPLIN.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought it a few weeks ago and love it! Easy to use, steam comes out immediately as you turn it on, it goes upwards and you can change direction of the steam, it gives a cool mist which is quite nice in the summer like fresh air. It is quiet and doesnt disturb me from listening to music or watching tv. The blue light makes it look nice and the fact that it holds 5 litres of water means I dont need to refill as often. You do need to remember to turn it off before water runs out as it doesn't have a timer/auto switch off. Good value overall!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this product because I had sinusitis and was told that they can help , so after looking around I found this one which was the cheapest I could find and also having a huge water tank was a plus too . I can't fault it in anyway put it on full and inhale to moisten and loosen mucus build up leave on low at night to aid sleep and as central heating dries the air out when it's on I use it too it's just a great product
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the 3rd humidifier I've used and is by far the best. The steam spout points upwards which distributes steam in the air. Previous ones pointed forward and made everything nearby damp. The spout can also be turned round to reposition where you want steam to go. Massive water tank. 2 carry handles making filling and putting on unit a breeze. Like the blue glow it gives off. Lovely neat unit.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had sinusitis problem and can't sleep for long time especially these summer nights, I found this one which was the cheapest so I bought it and try it ,leave it on before I go to bed and the whole night it's help to inhale much easier and I had a sound sleep and also having a huge water tank and night glow light was a plus too . it's just a great product, I will buy another one for my mum. Was this review useful? Yes No
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I found this Humidifier a great product especially at the discounted price for this reason have purchased two, one for bedroom one for living room . I already have a alternative brand of unit but much prefer Maplin's one ! It also has a nice Night Light Glow !
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my third humidifier that I have ever own, the cheapest I have bought but the best so far. After unboxing, I filled up the tank full and put it on low setting. It worked perfectly and the 5 litre tank on low setting gave me nearly 48 hours on non-stop mist. I position it on the floor next to the carpet. The carpet was fine and no leaking. After second refill, I put on its highest setting. After a few hours I came back to check and found the carpet next to it was wet. Upon checking it was not leaking, so it must be from the mist falling on it. I position it on top of table lamp and that solved the problem. As for the night light, it can be switched on or off. But there is still some backlight from the dial but it didn't bother me much. The dial worked perfectly, means I can control the volume rate between low to high. As for maintenance, it looks simple enough. I made a mistake of not maintaining my previous humidifier, and living in a hard water area means after a while deposit may cause the unit to stop working. A spalsh of white vinegar once a month should do the trick for these kind of cold mist humidifier. I also have a warm mist humidifier at the moment too. It needs constant descaling every week. During the hot summer night this humidifier made the nights so much cooler and easier to sleep. My son has allergic and thus using the humidifier was the only option to make sure he has a good night sleep. Both warm and cold humidifier did this job well, but I guess the cool mist humidifier does not use as much electricity as the warm mist humidifier plus less hazard if the children decides to play with it. I have use this humidifier with the heating on during the cold nights and it worked well, the air was not dried but it didn't feel that cold either. Summary: PROS: - Big tank, 5 litre means doesn't have to be refilled every night. - Night light can be turned off - Volume rate can be adjusted - Silent - Cooling effect for the hot summer months - Low power consumption (as opposed to warm mist humidifier) - My son who has allergics gets good night rest with this humidifier. - Cheap - Good build CONS: - Can wet the carpet on high volume rate, but can easily be avoided by placing on elevated surface like table lamp I highly recommend this humidifier. If I had another bedroom I would buy another one.
Date published: 2014-11-11
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Water Tank Capacity 5 L
Voltage 100-240 V 50/60 Hz
Power 30 W
Max Outmist >300 ml/H
Noise Level =35 dB(A)

How high is the mist supposed to go? Mine it just falls down and even though it's on a chair the mist goes on the carpet.is it faulty?

Asked by: Corina Banut
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-09-19

can the night light be turned off. lights distract my sleep i need total darkness. I've tried to combat this problem before with an eye mask but they just irritate me.

Asked by: george
Put duct tape around the area of light
Answered by: Breather
Date published: 2017-06-18

does it take tap water or must it be de ionised water

Asked by: mick
Tap water will be fine.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-27

Can this device be turned on and off from the mains or does it have a standby switch? i want to connect to a humidistat which turns it on and off once it reaches a required humidity level.

Asked by: seyy
Yes, I am pleased to advise the product will support this.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-05

What is the maximum output in ml/hour? How long can it run for?

Asked by: Callum
Unfortunately, max output per hour is not provided. The system has no limit on the run time provided it still has water in it.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-03-28

How noisy is it

Asked by: Beachboy
This is a very quiet unit.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-28

Is this OK for a new born babys as in could there be to much humidity

Asked by: Jie5
If you are unsure about this I would advise that you contact a midwife or doctor, as I am not able to advise on what an acceptable humidity level for an infant is.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-11-04

It says 5 liter , what is mean in this mashine ? , if you take the cover out,the capacity of the tank is almost 250 gram and can fill it with a glass of water . I tried to read the booklet few times also search in youtube but did not find my answer .

Asked by: ASHRAF
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-10-22
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