Fellowes Powershred 99Ci Level P-4 Cross-Cut Paper Shredder (3229901)
- 100% Jam Proof System eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs.
- SafeSense Technology stops shredder when hands touch the paper opening.
- SilentShred offers ultra-quiet shredder performance for shared workspaces.
- Energy Savings System provides optimal energy efficiency 100% of the time-in use and out of use.
- Shreds 18 sheets per pass into 5/32” x 1-1/2” cross-cut particles (Security Level P-4).
- Maximum run time: 30 on / 40 off.
- 9 gallon pull-out bin.
- For 1-3 users.
- Model Number: 99CI
- Item Number: 3229901
- Sheet Capacity: 18
- Cut Type: Cross-Cut
- Cut Size (inches): 5/32" x 1-1/2"
- DIN Level - Paper: P-4
- Speed (Feet Per Minute): 10
- Maximum Run Time (minutes): 30 min on / 40 min off
- Usage: Heavy Use
- Recommended Number Of Users: 1-3
- Paper Entry Width (inches): 9
- Jam Prevention Features: 100% Jam Proof System
- Safety Features: SafeSense®
- Noise Features: SilentShred™
- Energy Efficient Features: Energy Savings System
- Can Shred: Staples, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, CDs/DVDs, Junkmail
- Basket Type: Pull-out Bin
- Bin Capacity (gallons): 9
- Warranty: 2 Yr Machine / Lifetime Cutter
- Item H x W x D (inches): 25.19 x 11.44 x 17.31
- Color: Black/Dark Silver
- Material Type: Plastic
- Feed Type: Traditional
Fellowes IntelliShred SB-99Ci Paper Shredder Review
Every office needs a paper shredder and Fellowes has some great professional-grade models to choose from. One of these is the IntelliShred SB-99Ci, a multi-user unit that offers great security, terrific design, and a good shredding capacity. Here are the machine’s strengths and weaknesses.
- The SB-99Ci can shred up to 17 sheets of paper per pass, so it’s ideal for offices that need to shred as much as possible in one go. It can shred up to 12 feet of material in one minute.
- In addition to unwanted paper, this machine will get rid of staples, paper clips, credit cards, and CD’s and DVD’s. However, it cannot shred other types of electronic media.
- This machine offers a very good amount of document security because it’s a cross-cut device with a Level 3 security rating. It has the ability to turn a sheet of paper into countless particles that measure 5/32″ x 1-1/2″.
- The SB-99Ci is perfect for shared workspaces in which 3 or 4 people need to have access to it. This device has a 9-gallon waste compartment that won’t need to be emptied incessantly so you and your employees can keep right on shredding. You will be able to tell when the bin’s getting full thanks to a convenient window and then, when it’s time to empty it, you can pull the bin out like a drawer.
- This device was designed to not take up a lot of space despite having such a roomy waste compartment. The SB-99Ci is just under 14 inches wide so it can fit right beside a desk, file cabinet, or in between other office machines, such as a photocopier or printer. It’s even equipped with casters so it will be easy to move to your desired location.
- The SB-99Ci is a SafeSense device that will shut down immediately when a user’s hands are too close to the feed opening. This feature greatly reduces the chances of any injuries occurring.
- Each unit offers jam-free operation thanks to a visual indicator that will let you know if you’re shredding the right amount of paper or are trying to stuff too many sheets into the device. If you do end up overfeeding the machine, the motor is able to handle it accordingly so you won’t have to resolve a jam.
- There is a paper holder on one side of the machine so you can store your documents before feeding them into the device.
- Although this device can shred many sheets at a time, it cannot run continuously. After 20 minutes of use, the machine will need to cool off for 40 minutes, which is obviously twice the length of the running time. This is definitely a weakness.
- The SB-99Ci lacks a slot for non-paper waste. Also, as mentioned above, it can’t handle all types of electronic media.
Finally, the Fellowes IntelliShred SB-99Ci has a great warranty package. The company offers a 2-year service and product warranty and they will cover the cutting mechanism for life. Although this machine has a very long cooling off time, this is really a great product for shared workspaces that require a shredder with first-rate safety features and a good security rating.
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|Sheet Capacity (20 lb. paper)||18||18||14||12||16|
|Cut Type / Security Level||Cross-Cut|P-4||Strip-Cut|P-2||Micro-Cut|P-5||Micro-Cut|P-5||Cross-Cut|P-4|
|Duty Cycle (min.)||30 on / 40 off||25 on / 40 off||20 on / 40 off||15 on / 25 off||20 on / 30 off|
|Jam Prevention Feature||100% Jam Proof System: Eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs and Auto Reverse: Stops and reverses paper if a jam occurs||Auto Reverse: Stops and reverses paper if a jam occurs||Auto Reverse: Stops and reverses paper if a jam occurs||100% Jam Proof System: Eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs|
|Safety Feature||SafeSense Technology: Automatically stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening||-||SafeSense Technology: Automatically stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening||SafeSense Technology: Automatically stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening||SafeSense Technology: Automatically stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening|
|Noise Quality Feature||SilentShred: Offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces||SilentShred: Offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces||SilentShred: Offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces||SilentShred: Offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces||SilentShred: Offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces|
|Decibel Level (at no load)||56||56||56||55||54|
|Energy Savings Feature||Energy Savings System: Provides optimal energy efficiency 100% of the time – in use and out of use||-||Sleep Mode: Shuts down the shredder after 2 minutes of inactivity||Sleep Mode: Shuts down the shredder after 2 minutes of inactivity||Energy Savings System: Provides optimal energy efficiency 100% of the time – in use and out of use|
|Additional Features||-||-||Micro Shred: Ultimate protection with shreds 6x - 10x smaller than standard cross-cut||Auto Oil: Automatically lubricates to enhance performance & extend shredder life||-|
|Also Shreds||CD/DVDs, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Staples, and Unopened Junk Mail||CD/DVDs, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Staples, and Unopened Junk Mail||Credit Cards and Staples||CD/DVDs, Credit Cards and Staples||CD/DVDs, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Staples, and Unopened Junk Mail|
|Bin Type||Pull-Out Bin||Pull-Out Bin||Pull-Out Bin||Pull-Out Bin||Pull-Out Bin|
|Bin Capacity in Gallons||9||9||9||8||6|
|Sheets per Bin||425||175||600||250||180|
|Bin Full Indicator||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Unit Dimensions (H x W x D)||25.2" x 11.14" x 17.3"||25.2" x 11.14" x 17.3"||25.2" x 11.14" x 17.3"||25.63" x 14.5" x 10.5"||21.4" x 15.4" x 10.4"|
|Unit Weight (lbs.)||36.4||32.6||41.5||25.2||28.2|
|Shredder Oil Item #||35250||-||35250||35250||35250|
|Waste Bag Item #||36053||36053||36053||36052||36052|