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

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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Your Location:
Baie-d'Urfe Quebec
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15 May, 2017

Pinches

Had a 8585 for years so figured about time to upgrade since there should be better advancements in the technology. Not so. The 8585 gave a perfect shave without pulling hairs. The 5040s makes me shiver every time I go to shave like Pavlov's dog except in a negative way. BTW I'm 73 and a loyal Braun user but now.....

No, I do not recommend this product.

Your Location:
Edinburgh, Scotland
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01 March, 2017

A very good electric shaver

Having used this Series 5 5040s electric shaver for a couple of months now I can definitely say that it is a very good product. This is the first electric shaver I have owned. I have used a safety razor for over 40 years and I thought that I would continue to do so, using the electric razor occasionally. However, this shaver is so good that I use it all the time. I have been completely converted. I have no hesitation in recommending this shaver.

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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13 February, 2017

Very good after sales support

I bought this shaver just over a year ago and it has developed an electronic problem four times. Howevet it is an excellent shaver, and despite having sent it back for service repair three times it is testament to excellent after sales support that I still feel positive about this product. The service centre support is very good, and has returbed the repaired shaver to me within 4 or 5 days. After the ladt malfunction they have decided to send me a replacement shaver. Full marks to Braun. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Suffolk
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29 December, 2016

This product has no spares

Tried to get a replacement foil for this razor - it's out of stock, making the product useless

No, I do not recommend this product.

Your Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 November, 2016

Design

Item has been bought as a Xmas gift but not in receipt of yet. The design tools ok albeit deceptive as the razor does seem to contain the external connectors to work with a clean and charge system. However the reality I am told is that it doesn't contain the right 'chip' set so you can't work / charge from a clean and charge system [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Brooklyn, NY
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23 September, 2016

A believer

I'm a black man that used the Panasonic Arc4 ES-LA63-s and was surprised with the excellent results but I wasn't fond of the large head. So I was fortunate to get a Braun Series 5 5040s free. I'm overwhelmed with this electric shaver. The electrical head is smaller and I don't get razor bumps. I have to shave twice over but I get a much closer shave than I would if I were to use the Panasonic. I'm a REAL BRAUN fan. I'm using my Braun exclusively. I put the Panasonic away.

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Norwich
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21 July, 2016

Excellent products as expected!

I have used Braun razors for 50 years now and have still got my 1972 £20 top of the range version. I recently bought a Series 3 3080s which was somehow lost and was then replaced with this Series 5 5040s as I had found that shaving in the shower was brilliantly effective and still lasted all day. I can highly recommend it!

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Montreal, Quebec
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02 May, 2016

Does not work corded

Unlike the indicators on the site this shaver does not work corded. On the rare occasion when the shaver is not charged you cannot just plug it in and shave.

No, I do not recommend this product.

Your Location:
Canada
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06 January, 2016

This shaver gives a fast and close shave.

This is a great shaver but the instruction manual is incomplete. It indicates that the head can be cleaned bu using only water but that does not work very well. A thorough cleaning requires soaking the head in warm soapy water before rinsing it foil side down under clean running water. After cleaning and drying the cutters should be lubricated with a couple drops of oil.

Yes, I recommend this product !

Braun

Braun Consumer Relations 13 January, 2016

Hi, Murray. I am sorry that cleaning the shaver with water doesn't seem to work very well for you. I am sure this is quite frustrating and I am glad you have taken the time to share your feedback. I recommend for you to give us a call at (800 272-8611, M-F, 9 am to 6 pm, EST. We would be happy to share any recommendations we may have,

Your Location:
Lake Hiawatha, NJ
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16 February, 2015

great razor

This is the best razor that I have ever used. It gives a clean shave every time. Ut us also very easy to clean. I would recommend this razor to anyone who asks about it.