Manufacturer: AESCULAP of GERMANY
Type: Professional cordless clipper
Voltage rating: 100-240v – 50/60A/c 22W
Charging output voltage: Max: 8.4v
Charging output current: Max 1.2 amp
Battery type: Li-ion-1-2
Clip time per battery: 60 minutes
Recharge time per battery: 50 minutes
Weight: With battery and blade fitted 0.45kgs
Length: With battery and blade fitted 7.25-inches/18.5cm
Cutting speeds: ONE at 2300 spm
Noise Level: Peasridge score 2
Casing colour: Red
Blade type: All detachable A5 type
Blade tensioning required: No
Guarantee period: TWO years
Electrical ratings: EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29. CE, UL rated
The following items are what you get with your purchase:
Quality carry case/ clipper with battery/charger unit/adapter with 3-pin plug and lead/additional second battery/Aesculap #10 narrow blade/90ml oil/instruction manual/guarantee card
Peasridge Star rating: FIVE
Peasridge Score rating: 96%
Comment: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
PROS: Impressive professional clipper! Combining German manufacturing quality with outstanding design it is Intended to give years of reliability service. The cordless machine like the mains and Hybrid models has proved its ability in many grooming field throughout the world and has shown itself to be outstanding with nervous animals!
CONS: From a practical aspect we do not approve of rear end on/off switch in an emergency situation,
The cordless Aesculap FAV5 will appear to many as an expensive purchase. However when closely compared to other cordless lower priced machines one should perhaps ask “why?” The answer is not apparent until you open the body casing and appreciate the quality of both the design and engineering. Then suddenly one appreciates “why!” The Aesculap FAV5 range like the Fav II models is engineered to a much high standing. One example is the “PCB” electronics are of a far higher spec (and cost) than those found in other machines. As a result of all this, you get a higher quality product with professional motor power and operating noise levels which are un-comparable to other machines.
Owners of any size animal with a nervous temperament will understand the importance of selecting a machine that is both low in running noise and without blade vibration. This is especially applicable to horses who find either the noise of the clipper, the blade vibration or sight of a trailing cable either individually or all frightening Aesculap clippers have always been noted for their unique sounding motors that have smoother and lower tones than many other similar machines. By using more expensive component’s motor power is on a par with mains power resulting in the cutting strokes being reduced, which in turn results in lower noise levels. As a result of this often Aesculap clipping products are the first choice where animals of a nervous temperament are involved.
The cutting strokes of the GT306 are rated at 2300/min which results in no noticeable loss of power compared to the mains model thank to the higher spec electronics. Many of the internal components used in the GT306 are also used in the two other FAV5 models. Unlike the mains FAV5 model – the GT105 both the cordless GT306 and the “Hybrid” GT308 have the same slim shaped handpiece body casing and the shorter length, whilst retaining the same generous sized blade release button and the clever rather typically German design that holds the blade release clip open whilst you refit the blade!
Owners of nervous animals whether clipping for routine husbandry purposes, often find that their animal has a totally different reaction to being clipper when an Aesculap machine is used. As the GT306 uses other makes of detachable A5 type blades both narrow and wide you have a huge choice to select from whatever the task confronting you maybe.
AESCULAP A5 BLADE RANGE
GT305 #50 – 0.2mm
GT310 #40 – 0.25mm
GT317 #30 – 0.5mm
GT326 #15 – 1.2 mm
GT330 #10 – 1.6 mm
GT333 #9 – 2mm
GT341 #8.5 – 2.8mm
GT343 #7 – 3.2mm
GT345 #7F – 3.2mm
GT357 #5 – 6.3mm
GT360 #5F – 6.3mm
GT364 #4F – 9.5mm
GT368 #3.5 – 9.5mm
GT320 #5/8th – 0.8mm
GT323 #7/8th – 0.8mm
WIDE A5 BLADES
GT339 #10 wide – 2.4mm medium.
USE OF OTHER A5 TYPE BLADES
This clipper also takes blades from the ANDIS/ LAUBE/MOSER/OSTER /THRIVE/WAHL detachable A5 blade ranges.
Whilst we make every effort to update details when received from manufacturer’s the actual goods delivered may deviate from the information given or images as supplied on this web page as a result of special versions, utilization or additional ordering options, or as a result of latest technical upgrades.
UPDATED: April 2015