Braun 5040s Series 5 Men's Electric Shaver

a Braun Men's Electric Shaver from the Braun Series 5 range

The Braun 5040s Series 5 electric shaver boasts various features including FlexMotion & MicroMotion, which work hand-in-hand to capture the shortest and finest of hairs and adapt to your facial contours for a clean, close and comfortable shave.

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“The 5040s is a great performing and great looking shaver, offering a reliable, high standard of shaving performance. Its flexible head for a quicker shaver and improved cutting system set it apart from the lower Series 3 models.”

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Shaver Type Foil
Number of Foil Heads 2
Integral Trimmer Yes
Pivoting Shaving Head Single Axis
Floating Cutting Elements Yes
Long Hair Trimmer Slide-up
Wet & Dry Yes
Power Characteristics
Power Source Rechargeable Only
Plug Type UK 2-Pin
Input Voltage 100 V - 240 V
Battery Internal
Battery Technology Lithium Ion
Charging Time 1 Hour
Quick Charge 5 Minutes
Running Time 50 Minutes
Travel Lock Yes
Motor Technology Rotary
Motor Speed 9500 RPM
Motor Personalisation No
Display Technology LED
Low Charge Indicator Yes
Charge Level Indicator No
Cleaning Indicator No
Maintenance Indicator No
Tap Washable Yes
Self Cleaning No

Key features

  • Wet & Dry - can be used for a comfortable dry shave or a refreshing wet shave in the shower with foam or gel
  • Flex Motion Technology - For efficient shaving with less skin pressure, minimizing skin irritation
  • Ultra Active Lift - effectively captures problem hairs especially in the neck and chin area
  • Power Drive - high speed cutting even on dense hair. 20% more motor power than before supplies sufficient torque on every terrain
  • Cross Hair Blade - for outstanding closeness that lasts. Captures stubborn hairs growing in different directions and even the shortest stubble
  • Fully Washable
  • Multi Head Lock - with 5 adjustable angles for a precise shave
  • Precision Trimmer - perfect for moustache and sideburn shaping
  • 2 level battery display
  • Travel lock
  • Rechargeable Only
  • Lithium Ion battery
  • 1 hour charge for 45 minute cordless shaving time
  • 5 minute quick charge
  • Includes travel case and cleaning brush


The Braun 5040s Series 5 electric shaver succeeds where others fail, with an array of high-performing features to provide you with a clean, close and comfortable shave every time.

FlexMotion Technology

The FlexMotion Technology helps beat stubborn hair that is usually difficult to cut. Independently flexible cutting elements work on a fully movable head that maintains maximum skin contact, even in problem areas such as your jaw line and neck, for less pressure and less skin irritation.

MicroMotion & MacroMotion

MicroMotion has individual suspension of all cutting elements which respond to even the smallest contours for a superior close shave. MacroMotion is where the pivoting shaver head effortlessly navigates larger contours for maximum skin contact.

Closer Shave

The UltraActiveLift effectively captures problematic hairs such as short, fine and curled hairs, particularly around the chin, jaw line and neck area, ensuring you achieve close results every time you shave.

Powerful Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery

The Braun Series 5 integrates a PowerDrive feature for high speed cutting even on dense hair. With 20 per cent more motor power than previous generations, the motor supplies sufficient torque on every terrain. The powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery is fully charged in 1 hour, for up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving. A 5 minute quick charge gives you sufficient charge for one cordless shave. The SmartPlug has an automatic worldwide voltage adjustment (100-240 V), for optimum convenience, at home or away. As a wet and dry shaver, the Series 5 5040s is for cordless use only. An LED display indicates battery status.


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Braun 5040s Series 5 Men's Electric Shaver Reviews


Submitted by Geoff H on 5 October 2016
5 out of 5

Very good as a dry razor and really good when used with shaving foam. It replaced a Series 3. Very pleased.

Good Shaver

Submitted by Terry on 29 April 2016
4.5 out of 5

So far an excellent shaver easy to use and close shave speedy delivery

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