Drager X-plore 8700 (EX) Blower Unit
Drager X-plore 8700 (EX) Blower Unit

Product Code - R59550

exc VAT £656.64 inc VAT £787.97

To ensure you have a complete kit, along with your blower unit, you must choose an:
- EX battery and charger
- Carrying system 
- Filter Hose 
- Head Piece 
- Any additional accessories you require

Description / Features / Spec


Drager X-plore 8700 (Ex) Blower Unit from X-plore 8000 Powered Air-Purifying Respirator Range

The Drager X-plore 8700 is a modular blower unit that can be configured with other elements to make a powered air respirator to suit your application.  The X-plore 8700 (Ex) is suitable for either a standard (EX) battery or high-capacity (EX) battery.  The X-plore 8700 is suitable for use in area where explosion protection is required.  The ex-approval covers it for ex-zones 1, 2, 21 and 22.

The X-plore 8700 is an intuitive electronic monitor that will automatically recognise the filters used and also automatically set the flow rate for you.  This will help prevent any leakages.  It’s ingress protected to IP 65, so can be easily decontaminated and will withstand dust and water jets from any direction.  It has rubber protectors too which will help when used in any heavy-duty applications.

To ensure you have a complete kit, along with your blower unit, you must choose an:

  • EX battery and charger
  • Carrying system
  • Filter
  • Hose
  • Head Piece
  • Any additional accessories you require

Key Features

  • Range of accessories available to enhance the use of this
  • Carrying system helps distribute the weight of the product
  • Triple alarm system (optical, acoustical and vibrating alarm)
  • For more information on the hoods, helmets and face see the product page
  • Plug-and-go exchange filter system (for more information on filters visit our filter product page)
  • Operates on a self-check and self-adjustment system
  • Other carrying systems and belts are available – see the product page for more info



  • Automatic setting of operating type: loose- or
    tight-fitting headpiece
  • Adjustable in three levels:
    • Half/Full-face mask: 115, 130 or 145 l/min
    • Hoods, Helmets & Visors: 170, 190 or 210 l/min


  • Lithium-ions: 12.6 V/3.4 Ah (standard battery)
  • 12.6 V/6.8 Ah (high-capacity battery)

Operating Time**

  • Standard battery life: 4 hours (at 210 l/min and P3 filter)
  • High-capacity battery: 8 hours (at 210 l/min and P3 filter)

Charging Time

Approx. 4 hours (in two hours 80% can be reached)


Drager X-plore® 8700 incl. standard battery (EX) and splash guard lid - approx. 1,500 g

Alarm System

Acoustical alarm (≥ 80 dB(A) at 1 m)


  • EN 12941 with Dräger X-plore® 8000 Hoods, Helmets and Visors
  • EN 12942 with Dräger X-plore® 4740/6000 half and full-face masks incl. Dräger FPS® 7000 full-face mask
  • ATEX*
    • II 2G Ex ib IIB T4 Gb
    • II 2D Ex ib IIIB T135°C Db
    • TAMB: -10 °C < Ta < +50 °C
    • IECEx*
      • Ex ib IIB T4 Gb
      • Ex ib IIIB T135°C Db
      • TAMB: -10 °C < Ta < +50 °C

* Standard long hoods, disposable hose cover and welding visor must not be used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

** Depending on the adjusted flow and the concentration of contaminants


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Please note: we're currently facing high demand for all Facemasks and Filters, due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  Our stock levels are changing constantly and we're working hard to fulfill demand where we can. This means that express delivery may not always be available and standard lead times may vary, however our Sales Team will be in touch to advise latest delivery timescales. 

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