Top positive review
Absolutely the best of the lot. Perfect for both cars and light house-cleaning. All in one. Highly recommended.
3 August 2018
I needed a small power cleaner for both inside my house as well as for the cars.
Naturally its not possible for one type of vacuum to do both jobs since the same motor cannot run from both 12v DC (i.e. the car battery) as well as 220v AC (i.e. household current). So I settled for one using 220 VAC for the obvious advantages.
1. A 220 VAC motor can have a much much higher power rating than a 12 VDC motor, and suction or blowing capacity thereby. A 12 VDC motor will be a little more than a toy compared to 220 VAC motor no matter what the manufacturer is saying. This one is rated 800 watts. That would need nearly 70 Amps in a 12 volt model - nearly impossible.
2. A 12 VDC vacuum cleaner will drain the car battery significantly and could leave you with little or no power to even start your car at the end of a half hour cleaning process. Or leave your car security system without power for its protection.
3. If you have more than one car, you will have to move the cleaner plug from car to car to get the power and keep draining the battery of each vehicle you clean. All your vehicles will need to have the cigarette lighter plug installed for it to work.
4. You cannot clean inside the house like the computer or work area with a 12 VDC cleaner since you won't find the power for it inside the house, not unless you choose to walk around the house with a fully charged car battery in addition to the cleaner and all its attachments.
The only disadvantage would be that you would need an extension power cable running from the house to the car. This was not a problem for me since I have several very long cables to do my tinkering in the driveway and operate power-tools.
So after searching all over for something fitting my requirement, I settled for this and I was not disappointed. B&D has been a favorite of mine for more than 20 years and most of my power-tools are made by them. So I decided to go with my trusted brand once more.
This model both blows air and sucks air with more force than I was expecting. Very high power. 800 watts is what the rating says. That's far more than a 12 VDC model can ever have. Despite the power, its not annoyingly loud. Its a high pitched hum that sounds more like a jet.
This is a wonderful very high power vacuum cleaner ideal for small cleaning around the house as well as cleaning the interior of cars and anywhere you can extend a power cable.
There are several attachment that make it more practical. I am attaching a photo of all the accessories that came with this.
The cable is much longer than I was expecting. This model came with 15 feet of power cable which is more than enough to reach all ends of a car from one position of the socket.
I highly recommend this. Its perfect portable vacuum cleaner for all the small jobs around the house like cleaning curtains and upholstery as well as major cleaning of car interiors.