These new FA-400-04 smoke absorber units replace the 493, and somebody (Hakko) put some thought into engineering these new ones!
Where the old 493 was a simple fan & activated charcoal filter on a swivel mount, the new FA-400-04 works in a set horizontal or vertical orientation. When sitting face-down, a unique slot is exposed to move 2.6 times more air through the soldering zone, pulling the smoke away from you. The older design needed to be practically over your work zone to function as well!
It’s designed to use existing 493 filters and accessories and filters up to 80% of the odors from the air. And it’s quieter than the 493 too!
Part No.: FA400-04
Power Consumption: 13W
Absorption Capacity (w/o filter) Approx. 1.07m³/min. (37.79 ft³/min.)
Outer Dimensions 169(W) x 213(H) x 112.5(D) mm; (5.5(W) x 3.0(H) x 7.3(D) in.)
Weight: 930g (2.1 lbs.)
Accessories Filter: (1 pcs.)
Activated Carbon Filter Properties
Size: 130 x 130 x 10 mm; (5.1 x 5.1 x 0.4 in.)
Amount of Activated-Carbon filter: 12 g (0.03 lb.)
Max. Absorbing weight of noxious components per filter: 4 g (0.01 lb.)