Shown with optional Pogo Pole.

Downloadable PDF version of the TurboJet Supermax User Manual

Additional information included in PDF version:

• Parts and Accessories List
• Optional Parts and Accessories List
• Specifications
• Glossary


Remove the outer box and inspect it for damage. Report all damage immediately to your carrier. If special set-up instructions are required, they will be taped to the outside of the Equipment or in the “Operating” section of this manual.

Inspect all of the packing material for small parts before discarding packaging material. Report all damage to Air-Care immediately. Any attempt at repairing damages may void warranty.

PARTS CHECKLIST (See Parts and Accessories for expanded parts list)

TurboJet Max Main Assembly, with Wheels, Motor and Blower. Release the 4 side latches and lift the front of the upper section so it hinges up to check for filters. The HEPA filter will remain in the bottom section, the First Stage, 2” pleated filter will remain in the top section and the Flexible electrostatic 2nd stage filter will be mounted in the top of HEPA frame.

   First stage, 18” x 24” x 2” Disposable Pleated Filter
   Second stage, 18” x 24” x FLEX Electrostatic Air Filter
   Third stage, 18” x 24” x 6” Certified HEPA Filter
   25’ Power Cords (2)
   The handle is wrapped separately and shipped loose in the box
   The 12” Dia. Hose adapter Plate is over the Inlet


Always use safe and common sense precautions when working with Air-Care equipment. Do not block walkways with equipment, and remove delicate and breakable articles from the immediate work area. The following are precautions that should be reviewed by all persons who will be involved in the cleaning activity:

Other than the 3 filters, there are no user serviceable components in Air-Care TurboJets. Only trained technicians should attempt to make internal repairs on this equipment.

ALWAYS turn off the main power switches on the TurboJet front Panel, or disconnect the power before opening or removing the doors or filters.

Inspect AC power plug to be sure the ground pin is in place. DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD.

ALWAYS plug power cords directly into 2 independent power outlets that have no other devices plugged into them.

NEVER allow anyone but a properly trained technician to use the equipment or cleaning products.

NEVER connect power to Air-Care equipment unless all covers and safety shields are in place. Mechanical and electrical parts could activate and cause injury.

All Air-Care equipment is designed for US standard 115 volt, 60 Hz AC. Most Air-Care equipment can be special ordered to meet other worldwide standards for a reasonable price and delivery schedule. Always check the specifications on the equipment before connecting electrical power to Air-Care equipment.


Handle is bubble wrapped and packed near the bottom, front of TurboJet. It must be installed with the 4 bolts provided and your ½” socket wrench or nut driver.


Air-Care TurboJet Negative air machines are designed to “Pull” loose debris out of the air system to which they are connected and filter out harmful debris such as pollen, dust, mold spores and other debris with their 3 stage HEPA filter system. An agitating device to “Push” debris is required to properly clean an air system. The Cobra Power Brush System or the Air Whisk and Sidewinder air tools are designed to loosen and agitate debris so the TurboJet can pull it out. See the “Duct Cleaning” section for a summary of proper duct cleaning procedures.

To test the TurboJet, be sure all filters are in place and the Top is closed and latched in place.

1. Set the “RUN” switch to the “STOP” Position.

2. TURN OFF the Circuit Breakers.

3. Connect ONE or TWO, 12 gauge x 25- foot power cords, with GROUND Pins, to 2 separate and outlets that do NOT have other devices plugged into them. (220 Volt Version has one twist lock Cord and one dual Circuit breaker/Power Switch).

4. AFTER the Power Cord or Power Cords are connected TURN ON BOTH Circuit Breaker Switches and wait 5 seconds.

Status Lights

The Status LED between the 2 circuit breakers and just below the Pressure gauge will indicate 5 conditions:

120 Volt Model:

Red/Green Status LED. The TurboJet SuperMax will operate with one or two 120 volt AC power Cords connected to 2 separate circuits rated at 15 Amps or 20 Amps each, non GFI. With one Power Cord the SuperMax will run up to 1.5 Horsepower, while connecting a Second Power Cord to an outlet on a SEPARATE Circuit Breaker, will allow the SuperMax to run up to 3 Horsepower.


No Power is being supplied by either cord.


Turn OFF the Breaker Switches, Move the cords to new outlets and turn on both breaker switches.


Power Connected Main Switches turned on.


The Green LED will be on for 5 seconds while Power On Diagnostics Run.


This indicates the Diagnostics have completed successfully and it is ready to run.


The Motor will not run before the 5 second Diagnostic check has completed. If the Motor fails to run with a solid Green Light, there was a power surge in the building. In this Case, Turn OFF BOTH Breaker Switches, wait 3 Minutes for the Circuit to reset, then Power ON BOTH breaker switches, and then try the RUN switch again.


The Power On test found that there is NO Ground connection in either power cord.


For Safety, there MUST be a ground connection. Replace any power cord that does not have the round, grounding prong on the plug.


The Diagnostics have found a fault that will prevent the motor from running.


Turn off BOTH breaker switches on the panel, then Turn them BOTH back on together. If the Red Light comes on again, after 5 seconds,
Contact Air- Care Tech Support 800-322-9919

If the Motor fails to start, or the Status Light is out, Turn off the Breakers and disconnect the Power Cords for 3-4 Minutes, then reconnect, and turn on both breaker switches at the same time, and wait 5 – 10 seconds before starting the Motor. If this does not clear the error condition, call Air-Care, Tech Support 800-322-9919

220 Volt Model

The SuperMax 220 volt model, with a single power cord, does not require the electronic pre-test required for 120 volt dual power cord version. The single LED should light up when the breaker switch is activated. If the light fails to light, there is a problem with power or the power cord.


Effective duct cleaning can be accomplished with the TurboJet connected to one of the following positions in the duct system. The “best” location is determined by the specific configuration of the particular air system.

A. With a basement or crawlspace air conditioner/furnace

Cutting an access hole in the side of the supply side main trunk line is very effective. Be sure that no airflows through the furnace. To stop air from coming through the furnace, block the return openings with cardboard and duct tape. An alternate way to block the airflow would be to slip the customers existing furnace filter in a plastic trash bag and reinstall. If there are returns in each room, you will also need to connect to the return trunk line at the furnace and block it off while cleaning the return ducts.

B. Garage, interior closet or roof mounted up-flow air conditioner/furnace

Just remove the diffuser grill from a large ceiling or wall mounted supply duct and use the Pogo Pole hose adapter to connect the TurboJet inlet hose to the system. Connecting to a large supply duct is very effective. Gravity will help “pull” dust and debris into the Turbojet.
In some cases, it may be best to attach the TurboJet to each Supply or return duct and insert the agitation device into that same duct opening to disturb debris as far up stream and down stream as possible.

In some cases, it may be best to attach the TurboJet to each Supply or return duct and insert the agitation device into that same duct opening to disturb debris as far up stream and down stream as possible.

To obtain maximum “pull”, always keep the attaching hose as short and as straight as possible.

1. Bring the TurboJet into close proximity to the planned connection ducts.

2. Connect the two 12 gauge, grounded, electrical power cords to Two Independent electrical outlets (110V, 15AMP or more). It is recommended to NOT use longer or smaller gauge extension cords. The SuperMax will NOT run without a good ground connection in the power cord, this is a SAFETY Feature.

3. Connect a 12” hose to the 12” TurboJet inlet. To obtain maximum “pull”, always keep the attaching hose as short and as straight as possible.

4. Connect the other end to the most effective supply duct location using the optional Pogo Pole hose adapter or 12” adapter plate.

5. Close off the return side of air handler by putting a filter in a plastic bag and reinstalling it into its holder.

6. Turn on BOTH Circuit Breaker switches (within 5 seconds of each other) at the bottom of the panel then Select “Power Level “1” if using one Power Cord, or Power Level “3” if using 2 power cords. Power Levels “2” and “4” can be used if the Circuits are rated for 20 Amps.

7. Use the RUN switch to start the Turbo SuperMax motor.

8. Follow recommended procedure to clean each supply, beginning at the most distant one, using the Cobra Power Brush System, Sidewinder or Air Whisk (sold separately).

9. After all ducts are cleaned, the ducts can be fogged with an EPA registered Deodorizer and Soot Set Sealer.

10. Before fogging the supplies, turn off the power switch.
11. Remove hose from the top of the TurboJet.
12. Place a piece of pellon, 20” X 22” over the 12” inlet.
13. Re-install the hose, and turn on the power switch.
14. Fog the supplies, beginning with the most distant supply.
15. When the fogging is complete, turn off the power; remove the hose from the TurboJet and the supply duct.
16. Remove and discard pellon.
17. Inspect first stage filter, if loaded with debris, Dump it out or replace as required.
18. Inspect electrostatic flex filter and wash if soiled.
19. Unplug power cords, put TurboJet back into the vehicle, and complete the job.


SYMPTOM: Motor does not start when RUN switch turned on.
CHECK: Is Panel Status Light On and GREEN?
IF YES: Check connections to motor, Inverter and control panel. Call Air Care.
IF NO:Check and reset circuit breakers and verify electrical outlets have power. Turn OFF for 3 min, then turn Turn ON both Breaker.


SYMPTOM: No vacuum with motor running.
CHECK: Is blower turning?
IF YES: Motor May be running in Reverse, contact Air-Care
IF NO: Tighten shaft adapter bolts and align wheel & inlet cone (Call Air-Care).


SYMPTOM: Pressure gage over 5.0” W.G. vacuum, with motor running on High, but not connected to ducts.
CHECK: Are the 1st stage pleated filter and 2nd stage Electrostatic filters clean?
IF YES: Replace HEPA filters as required.
IF NO: Clean 1st and 2nd stage air filters.


SYMPTOM: Insufficient “pull” at duct.
CHECK: Is the W.G. gauge meter reading 3.0” or more in LOW?
IF YES: Clean or replace filters as required.
IF NO: Check for disconnected, collapsed or broken system ducts.
IF NO: Inspect 12” hose for cracks or holes.


SYMPTOM: Circuit breaker trips when TurboJet is turned on.
CHECK: Is the TurboJet connected to 2 SEPARATE dedicated 115-volt, 15 or 20-amp, non GFI lines.
IF YES: Be sure TurboJet is connected directly to the power outlet. DO NOT use an additional extension cord.
IF YES: Be sure that only the original 12 gauge (or heavier) 25 ft. power cord is used on the TurboJet SuperMax.
IF YES: Set Power Level to 1 and run on only one power cord at a time.
IF YES: Call Air-Care.
IF NO: Find 2 outlets on circuits that does not have other devices connected to it.


The TurboJet requires a minimum amount of maintenance, normally limited to cleaning or replacing filters as they become filled with dirt and debris. Cleaning the 2nd stage filter daily will extend the life of the 3rd stage HEPA filter.

1st Stage Filter Replacement

The 1st stage disposable Pleated filter is mounted in the top section of the Turbo SuperMax and held in place with a metal bracket at one end and a Velcro strip in the center of the other end. It is disposable, but it may be possible to dump out large debris and use it 2 or 3 times if it is not torn or damaged.

The duct debris captured in the upper section and first stage filter can be collected in a trash bag placed over the 12” Hose inlet and secured with the Velcro strap. Unlatch the top section and tip it back on its hinge so the debris falls into the bag from the upper section of the TurboJet and its first stage filter.

Follow all local regulations on disposing of material removed from the ducts. In critical areas, such as hospitals, it is required to cover the inlet with 6-mil plastic when the job is completed to prevent the collected debris from escaping and contaminating the area while it is removed from the building to be emptied in a non-critical area where the trash bag can be disposed of safely. The first stage filter can be put into the same trash bag for disposal.

NOTE: Never wash the Pleated or HEPA filter with water.

2nd Stage Filter Replacement

The 2nd stage “Flexible” permanent electrostatic filter is mounted in the top of the HEPA filter frame. When necessary, wash the 2nd stage filters with a garden hose and nozzle at full force. First rinse in the opposite direction of the airflow, then rinse both sides. Occasionally, a degreaser such as Air-Care Zap electrostatic filter cleaner may be required to restore this filter to its’ peak performance. Let the filter air dry before reinstalling into the unit.

Note: When there is not sufficient time to allow filters to dry before using the TurboJet, simply dry vacuum the loose debris off of the filters’ surfaces or use compressed air in an appropriate outdoor area.

When the control panel pressure gauge reads 5” WC or more and the 1st and 2nd stage filters are clean, the 3rd stage HEPA filter should be replaced (approximately once or twice per year, if other filters are cleaned regularly). There is no safe way to clean the HEPA filter without a risk of damaging it.

HEPA Replacement

1. Open the upper section of the TurboJet to gain access to the filters. The first stage filter will be held in the upper section of the SuperMax.

2. The second stage filter must be removed from the HEPA frame.

3. Use care when removing the 3rd stage HEPA filter mounted in the bottom half of the cabinet. When the airflow through the inlet is noticeably reduced and the 1st & 2nd stage filters are clean, it is time to replace the 3rd stage HEPA filter.
NOTE: Applying compressed air pressure or using a vacuum brush on filter surface will damage the filter. If you have any questions regarding the HEPA filter maintenance, please call Air-Care at 800-322-9919.


A) Molded Handle
B) 12” Dia. Hose Inlet
C) Locking Latches
D) 1st Stage 18” x 24” x 2” Disposable Pleated Filter
E) 2nd Stage 18” x 24”Flex 94% Electrostatic Air Filter
F) 3rd Stage 18” x 24” x 6” HEPA Filter
G) 12” Non-Marking Wheels
H) Front Swivel Casters
I ) 25’ 12 ga Power Cord (2)
J ) Exhaust Grills

K ) SuperMax Control Panel Assembly
L ) Gauge, W.C. 0 to 10”
M ) Switch, SPST “RUN”
N ) Circuit Breakers/Power Switches, Dual 20 amp. (2) (Optional 220 Version has only 1 Power Switch, 1 & 2 for 1 Power Cord 3 & 4 for 2 Power Cords)
O ) Status LED. GREEN, 5-sec Set up then READY ( Flashing RED, No Ground Solid RED, Power Loss P ) (Reset Breakers) or Internal ERROR (Call Air-Care)
Q ) Power Receptacles (2) (220 Ver. cord is hard wired)



Turbojet Max – TurboJet Max II – TurboJet SuperMax

Air-Care warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship to the original purchaser for a period of Three (3) years from the date of purchase. Components listed below are excluded from this Three year period and are covered for periods described below:

Vacuum Motors : 1 Year
Power Inverter: 1 Year
Wheels & Filters: No Warranty

Warranty covers both parts and labor (labor is to be performed at Air-Care’s facility located at 3868 E. Post Road; Las Vegas, Nevada).

Warranty is extended to the original purchaser and is not transferrable.

This warranty does not extend to any damage to a product caused by or attributable to freight damage, abuse, misuse, improper or abnormal usage. Warranty is also void if the product has been modified or altered in any way.

The purchaser is responsible for the cost of shipping the equipment to Air-Care’s facility for evaluation. If found to be defective and covered by the terms of this warranty, Air-Care will pay FedEx ground shipping charges on the repaired or replaced item back to the purchaser’s location. Any additional expedited service charges for quicker shipping shall be born by the purchaser. If the product or component is not found to be a warranty issue, the purchaser will be responsible for return shipping charges.

Air-Care is not responsible or liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use of performance of the product; damages with respect to any economic loss, loss of property, loss of revenues or profits, loss of use, or other incidental or consequential damages of whatsoever nature.

The warranty extended hereunder is in lieu of any and all other warranties, and any implied warranties of any type.

This warranty gives you specific rights. These rights and others vary from state to state.

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