Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Activelift captures flat-lying hair in problem areas.
Every man deserves a comfortable shave – even in the most problematic areas. The Braun Series 5 550cc shaver features the patented ActiveLift middle trimmer, Braun OptiFoil, and a Contour-Adaptive Shaving Head for an incredible comfort and control. After the shave, the Braun Clean & Renew System automatically cleans, charges, and lubricates your shaver at the touch of a button. Crafted to meet Braun design and ergonomic standards, the 550cc offers the convenience of an electric shave without compromise.
Braun. Designed to make a difference.
The world's only patented middle trimmer that actively lifts and cuts flat-lying hair
This shaving foil's unique design captures more hair and cuts deeper than ever before
Triple Action Cutting System
3 special cutting elements shave long hair as easily as short hair
Precision Long Hair Trimmer
Specially designed to trim your sideburns, moustache or beard
Contour Adaptive Shaving Head
Perfectly adapts to the curves of your problem areas like your jawline and under your chin
100% Waterproof and Fully Washable
The shaver's fully sealed body can be rinsed quickly under running water
2-Stage LED Display
Updates the charging and battery status
Powerful Li-Ion battery does not suffer from "memory effect" of repeated charges
Braun Clean & Renew System
Automatically clean, charge, lubricate and dry your shaver at the touch of a button. Replaceable cartridges slide into the base of the Clean & Renew system, cleaning the blades after every shave, and extending both the life and comfort of the shaver.
Clean & Renew features:
Foil & Cutter
Clean & Renew
System 4 Pack Refill
|Intelligent Pulsonic Technology||•|
|Contour Adaptive Shaving Head||•||•||•|
|Triple Action Cutting System||•||•||•|
|Triple Action FreeFloat System||•|
|100% Waterproof and Fully Washable||•||•||•|
|Battery Status and Cleaning Indicator||LED||LED||LED|
|Precision Long Hair Trimmer||•||•||•|
|3 Personalization Modes||•|
|Automatic Program Selection||•||•||•|
|Hygiene Status Indicator||•||•||•|
What's the difference between foil shavers and rotary shavers?
Rotary shavers are designed to work with cyclical movements; Braun foil shavers are designed to work with efficient sideways movements on the skin, giving perfect control and precision. The foils protect the skin from irritation and are specifically designed to deliver the most thorough and comfortable shave from Braun.
What are the differences among the Series 5 models?
Beyond the shaving technologies and the Clean & Renew system featured in the Braun 550cc, the Braun Series 5 590cc model adds the most advanced display among Braun Series 5 electric shavers for men. Its four-stage LED display offers detailed updates on the status of the charging battery and the hygiene of the shaver itself. In addition, unlike the 550cc's black casing, the 590cc is packaged in an elegant Noble Metal color.
Why would I need a Clean & Renew System when I can clean my Braun Series 5 shaver under tap water?
It is more hygienic to do so. And, at the touch of the button with your Clean & Renew system, your shaver is automatically cleaned, charged, and lubricated for added convenience.
I already have a Clean & Renew System from my previous Braun shaver (Pulsonic or Synchro). Can I use it with the new Series 5 shaver?
No, the Braun Series 5 Clean & Renew System is the latest model from the Braun Clean & Renew System line and cannot be used with previous models.
How often do I need to exchange the Clean & Renew System refill cartridge?
It is recommended that you change your Clean & Renew refill cartridge at least once every two months or when the Clean & Renew system notifies you that the cleaning solution is ready to be changed. This will vary depending on how often the system is in use.
Do you have any recommendations for how to shave with an electric foil shaver?
We recommend that you shave before taking a shower. After a few days without shaving (for example, the first shave after the weekend), you should trim your stubble before you shave. Stretch the skin and shave against the direction of beard growth. Hold the shaver at a right angle (90°) to your skin. Maintain even pressure to achieve the most thorough and comfortable shave from Braun.
How often do I need to change the shaver head?
We recommend replacing all cutter parts every 18 months. In order maintain optimal performance, we included a replacement part indicator in the display to ensure that you'll know when to exchange the cutter parts.
Does the battery have a memory effect, as can occur with cell phones or laptops?
No, the Braun Series 5 electric shavers for men use a Li-Ion battery that has no memory effect. You can recharge it whenever you want, and it has a low self-discharge rate (vs. NiMh batteries). Li-Ion batteries are the most powerful and longest-lasting batteries available for Braun electric shavers.
Style Name: Braun Series 5 550cc
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?