Highlights

FlexMotionTec. Flexible head beats stubborn hair.

Independently flexible cutting elements work on a fully moveable head that maintains maximum skin contact even in problem areas, for less pressure, less irritation, less hair left behind.

MicroMotion

MicroMotion

Individual suspension of all cutting elements even responds to the smallest contours.

MacroMotion

MacroMotion

The pivoting shaver head effortlessly navigates along larger contours for maximum skin contact.

UltraActiveLift

UltraActiveLift

effectively captures problem hairs especially in the neck and chin area.

CrossHair blades

CrossHair blades

Deliver outstanding closeness that lasts longer.

New PowerDrive

For outstanding closeness that lasts. Captures stubborn hairs growing in different directions and even the shortest stubble.

100% waterproof

100% waterproof

The Braun Series 5 can be submerged in up to 5 meter deep water. Which means you can comfortably rinse it under running water for easy cleaning.

Features

Battery display with travel lock indicator

Series 5 5040s features a battery display for a convenient indication of battery status with low charge warning, as well as travel lock.

Precision trimmer

Precision trimmer

Skin friendly precision trimmer for accurate moustache and sideburn shaping.

MultiHeadLock

MultiHeadLock

Braun MultiHeadLock offers 5 adjustable angles to achieve a more precise shave than ever.

Full recharge in 1 hour - up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving

A full charge takes only 1hour - for up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving. A quick 5 minutes charge is sufficient for 1 cordless shave.

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Series 5 is rechargeable, working both cordless and corded. All Series 5 shavers use a powerful 3.6V Li-Ion battery with no memory effect.

Wet&Dry usage

Wet&Dry usage

The Braun Series 5 5040s Wet&Dry is specifically designed to be safe to use under the shower and with foam or gel. This gives you a refreshing and moisturizing shaving experience without the slightest compromise in shaving performance.

Thoroughness in every detail. Made in Germany

A shaver built to race car perfection. See and feel the precision, the materials, the surfaces, the ergonomics. Touch the rubberized dot pattern for perfect hold even in wet conditions.

Battery indicator

2 level battery display with travel lock and hygiene indicator.

Cordless shaving

Automatic voltage adaptation

Automatic voltage adaptation

Soft bag & protective cap

Colour

Black/blue

Maintenance

High performance foils & cutter blocks

Get back 100% shaving performance.

Find the right foil & cutter block Find the right foil & cutter block

FAQs

Braun Series 5 FAQs

What's the difference between foil and rotary shavers?
Rotary shavers are designed to work with cyclical movements while 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's the difference between the different Series 5 models?
The 5090cc model comes with high quality metal surfaces and has the most advanced display among Braun Series 5 shavers: a very precise 5 level battery status indicator with low charge warning as well as a travel lock and hygiene indicator. On top, the 5090cc features the advanced Intelligent Clean&Charge Station from Braun: it cleans, charges, lubricates and selects cleaning program at the touch of a button - so your shaver feels like new every day. For more information about the rest of the Series 5 range, please consult the Series 5 Model overview.

Why would I need a Clean&Charge Station when I can clean my Series 5 shaver under tap water?
Our tests show that cleaning your shaver with a Clean&Charge Station is significantly more hygienic than cleaning it under the tap. It's also more convenient: at the touch of a button your shaver is cleaned, charged and lubricated automatically.

I already have a Cleaning Center from my previous Braun shaver (Syncro, Activator, 360, etc.). Can I use it with the new Series 5 shaver?
No, the Series 5 marks the introduction of a new generation of shavers with fully revamped technology and can’t be used with previous Cleaning Centers.

Can I buy a solo shaver and upgrade with a Clean&Charge Station later?
No, shaver and Clean&Charge Station are designed to interlink during the cleaning procedure. Shavers being sold without the Clean&Charge Station, don’t have the technology to connect accordingly.

How often do I need to exchange the Clean&Charge refill cartridge?
If you clean your shaver with the Clean&Charge Station twice a week, you will only need to replace the refill cartridge every 2 to 3 months to experience a shaver like new, every day. The Save & Subscribe option from Amazon allows you to subscribe for a regular home delivery and at the same time save 10% on the price of the Clean&Charge refill. You don't have to think about it and always have a Clean&Charge refill available when you need it.

Do you have any recommendation on how to shave with an electric foil shaver?
We recommend that you shave before you take a shower. After a few days without shaving, for example over a weekend, you should trim your stubble before you shave. Stretch the skin and shave against the direction of beard growth. At all times, hold the shaver at right angles (90°) to your skin. In difficult to shave areas like under the nose you can also use the MultiHeadLock switch to lock the shaver head and manually set one of five available shaver head angles as it suits best to your needs. Keep the pressure even to achieve the most thorough and comfortable shave from Braun. To trim sideburns, moustache or beard, Series 5 features an integrated precision trimmer with superior cutting performance. In order to use this comfortable and precise tool, simply slide the trimmer upwards.

How often do I need to change the shaver head?
We recommend replacing all cutter parts every 18 months.

Does the battery have a memory effect as we know it from cell phones or laptops?
No, the Series 5 shavers use a Li-ion battery which 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 therefore the most powerful and long-lasting batteries available for Braun shavers.

What's in the box

  • Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Series 5 5040s

  • Soft travel bag for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Soft travel bag

  • Protection cap for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Protection cap

  • Charging cord for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Charging cord

  • Cleaning brush for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Cleaning brush

  • Appliance oil for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Appliance oil

Ratings and Reviews

This area allows consumers like you to express their own opinions and comments. Braun does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor endorses any opinions expressed by the reviewer.

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4.25/5 (122)
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    3.33/5
  • Quality
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    4/5
66% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Maryville, TN
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30 June, 2014

The best shave ever.

I am unfortunatly one of those guy's who needs to shave twice a day, and to be frank I don't want to. When I received this shaver, I was not expecting much, but I was very surprised at how close it shaved, and the comfort of using it. I have used it as a dry shaver, and love it. I don't expect it will be necessary to use it wet, the shave is so close I can get away with 1 shave a day, and for me that is a time huge time saver, and the wife really appreciates not having to clean my side of the vanity every day. My wife has been a BzzAgent for a year or so, and I have benefited from the great food products she gets, but I am a fan myself now, and look foward to getting more product to try in the future. Just want to say great product Braun, and thank you BzzAgent for letting be a part of this wonderful product.

Your Location:
Springfield, MA
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30 June, 2014

This Shaver if FANTASTIC

I received the Braun Shaver and charged it. The next morning I tried it and I am hooked. This is the best shaver I have ever used. Its the closest shave I have ever gotten with and electric shaver. I Love it. I suggest that you run right out and buy one, because you will never use a regular razor again. I have tried electric shavers before and was never really impressed with them. This one is on a whole new level. Its comfortable in my hand, its not loud, it shaves close. And your face and neck feel great when you are done using it. Run don't walk to get yourself one.

Your Location:
Monmouth Junction, NJ
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30 June, 2014

Really great razor!

This razor gives the close shave I want, while leaving my hair and goatee in place! Gives me the ability to trim it as close as I like. Feels great, not cheaply made. I would buy this in a heartbeat!

Your Location:
San Diego, CA
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30 June, 2014

Braun 5 5040 shaver WOW

Okay so I have not used a electric shaver in years. I never had good luck with them so I was a little sceptial when it arrived. Wow was I surprised. It gave me a great close shave. My girlfriend was even impressed with how well and what a close shave it gave.

Your Location:
Pendleton, IN
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30 June, 2014

Great razor!

Received this razor from Braun. I have used other electric razors over the years and this Braun series 5 5040 is one of the closest and comfortable shave of all I have tried. I think I found my new favorite. Cleans super easy, just run under hot water and your done. I would recommend this to anyone in the market for a new cordless razor.

Your Location:
Middletown, NJ
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30 June, 2014

Lightweight Close Shaving Machine

This was a great lightweight, easy to use, close shaving razor. The flex motion really does allow you to get a close shave in harder places. Thanks to Braun for sending me one, highly recommended for electric razor skeptics.

Your Location:
Middle River, MD
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30 June, 2014

Not too shabby for an electric razor

I think I'm a blade guy. I just am. I can honestly say that this is my favorite electric razor. The head is large, it gets pretty close to the skin, and really 'feels' like it's working. I like that it didn't take long at all to charge up, and is very easy to just throw in my gym bag to take along with me It just isn't quite as close as a blade. That's really my only complaint. I would highly recommend this razor to anyone, but it might not be for me.

Your Location:
Brooklyn, NY
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30 June, 2014

AWESOME SHAVE

It's been a while since I used an electric razor on my face because I have sensitive skin, but wow, the Braun 5 is awesome. I'm only two shaves in but I can already tell this is a stand out. Great shave, really close, and no bumps. Also, the shaver has a great feel too it: substantial but not too heavy. Easy to grip and doesn't slip from your hand at all. Would highly recommend this to any guy with a face!!

Your Location:
Olathe, KS
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30 June, 2014

Ok but not great

The razor doesn't reach my idea of a clean shave. I shaved in the shower and once I got out, I could still feel stubble. I like the idea of being able to shave in the shower or outside the shower. So in that aspect I'd give the razor a 5. But for close shave a 3. The razor is easy to use, 5 for that. Would I recommend it? Depends, maybe if a guy didn't have course hair it would be better.

Your Location:
Marysville, WA
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30 June, 2014

Great Shaver!!

This shaver is absolutely amazing! I always had problems with Braun shavers because of the lack of maneuverability of the head of the shaver. This shaver molds to your face and offers a nice clean shave while doing it. You still have to go over the same spot a few times but that's a must with electric shavers.