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Post# 336831   11/3/2015 at 16:05 (717 days old) by HenryDreyfuss (Ohio)        

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Looks pretty nifty! Boasting a longer run time than other cordless vacuums. If this machine cleans like the excellent corded models, it will likely be the best-cleaning cordless vacuum ever produced. Can't wait to try one!

Post# 336833 , Reply# 1   11/3/2015 at 16:48 (717 days old) by Miskini (Northville, Michigan )        
Looks sweet

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Can't wait to get mine.

Post# 336837 , Reply# 2   11/3/2015 at 17:30 (717 days old) by vacmaster (Southern California)        
I've Tried One

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At VDTA this year. At the time, there were only four prototypes in the world, and they were all there. They are like a regular Supralite on low speed. Can't wait to know the price.

Post# 336866 , Reply# 3   11/3/2015 at 22:52 (717 days old) by Vacuumdude (Spokane WA)        
All of you guys can Afford the the coolest newest stuff

I can't :(

Post# 336869 , Reply# 4   11/4/2015 at 02:26 (716 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Interesting vacuum-compact,direct air!Would like to try one!!

Post# 336883 , Reply# 5   11/4/2015 at 12:40 (716 days old) by dedede (Nebraska)        

That's exciting. This might be a battery vacuum I could get behind.

Post# 336900 , Reply# 6   11/4/2015 at 16:53 (716 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Been using a prototype in the Museum for more than six months now. Awesome machine. We use the high pile rug soleplate, it has more airflow than the standard soleplate, and I love the front edge cleaning ability even better.

Post# 336915 , Reply# 7   11/4/2015 at 20:27 (716 days old) by warcake (Georgia)        
This is a first!

I've never seen a cordless machine with much power to it at all, but this one looks very interesting. Makes me wish I didn't have enough outlets to properly clean, so I would have an excuse to buy one. LOL :P

Post# 336927 , Reply# 8   11/4/2015 at 21:28 (716 days old) by kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
Two questions

1.  Why I never embraced cordless before, batteries.  Are they going to be easily replaceable at reasonable cost?  So many cordless machines the batteries cost more than the sum of the whole.


2.  The age ole question, is it built here or in P.R.C?



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Post# 336936 , Reply# 9   11/5/2015 at 00:40 (716 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Is this machine available under the Simplicity brand?I would like to try it.Is the battery pack easily replaceable-can you get an extra pack so you can keep vacuuming while the depleted pack charges?This would be a good thing.A fixed pack would be a strong disadvantage-you can't use the vacuum as the battery recharges.Would like to see a detachable pack like on cordless power tools.

Post# 336965 , Reply# 10   11/5/2015 at 15:49 (715 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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That lithium ion battery pack costs the company AT WHOLESALE, more than $100.

Post# 336984 , Reply# 11   11/6/2015 at 00:58 (715 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Right there-will stay with corded vacuums!!

Post# 337114 , Reply# 12   11/8/2015 at 20:19 (712 days old) by HenryDreyfuss (Ohio)        
I love cordless freedom!

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The ability to zip around the house without a cord is wonderful. I wouldn't want a corded Dyson Digital Slim, for instance. The Supralite/Freedom already came with a very long cord, but this seems like a variation of the series that could do very well.

Bissell has a model called the Anna, that is a cordless machine, but with an optional cord if you need more cleaning time/the battery dies, etc. The machine looks like a disaster, honestly. However, the idea of a "hybrid" vacuum cleaner, maybe could put minds to rest, worried about the cleaner's life after the battery wears down, several years into ownership.

I'm loving the cordless revolution finally coming to the vacuum industry. I certainly wouldn't want a permanently corded laptop or cell phone. Bring it on!

Post# 337160 , Reply# 13   11/9/2015 at 18:54 (711 days old) by warcake (Georgia)        
Don't know anything about these, but...

I remember LG coming out with some cordless options, but the only reason I remember them is the commercial that received some negative attention. I thought it was neat, though.



Post# 337165 , Reply# 14   11/9/2015 at 20:32 (711 days old) by dartman (Portland OR)        

Bought a small cordless shop vac vacuum because supposedly it had great suction and could run 10 to 15 minutes. Turned out it was 18 volt and only had full power for maybe 5 minutes then ramped down quickly. Battery started loosing charge quicker and quicker and quicker and now it has several dead cells in the pack, they don't sell a replacement, and the filter is about impossible to find.
It was more like a super deluxe dust buster but wanted something to clean up after my parrot and minor crumbs before normal vacuuming day.
I'm sure this is way better quality and more heavy duty but I bet it's stupid expensive for folks like me that need something with enough power and run time to get minor messes but don't want to break the bank.
Also have a cheap stick vac but same problem, low power, limited suction, and now have to find a outlet.
Have a older Royal 4650 canister as the main unit, works great but a hassle to drag out for quick spot cleaning.
Maybe now this tech will trickle down to cheaper machines but watching this thread to see how these things really work and how much.

Post# 337195 , Reply# 15   11/10/2015 at 02:42 (710 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Its interesting we have a plethora of cordless power tools available for anyone to buy----Yet why are cordless vacuum cleaners so rare????They share similar battery and motor technology.At this point will stay with my corded machines.A cordless vacuum would be nice if it was relativly low in cost and comes with two batteries and a separate charger.That way you can still vacuum after one battery runs down and you are charging it-same idea as the cordless tools.

Post# 337200 , Reply# 16   11/10/2015 at 06:20 (710 days old) by henrydreyfuss (Ohio)        
This puppy

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Looks to have the largest on-board battery of any cordless vacuum. In the video, the representative said it could vacuum for up to 80 minutes on commercial carpeting, and 60 minutes on standard carpeting. No need for two batteries when you can accomplish more than enough of your cleaning during a single charge.

Post# 337208 , Reply# 17   11/10/2015 at 08:18 (710 days old) by dedede (Nebraska)        

Cordless vacuums are rare due to the power requirements. A low power dirty air corded vacuum uses 500 watts. A 500 watt hour battery (one which could run at 500 watts for an hour) would weigh about 8lbs and cost at least $200 (so, at vacuum markups that's $500 or more for the consumer).

And no one would buy that because we're so hyped on low weight.

It looks like riccar has dropped the power to probably 120 watts. Which is probably good enough, especially for surface cleaning. So their battery probably only adds a couple of lbs.

I think it looks quite cool, but it's not a solution for those on a budget. Battery prices and energy density are consistantly improving though. So, some day you will trade your cord in.

Post# 337300 , Reply# 18   11/11/2015 at 02:24 (710 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Power requirements-I have cordless electric lawnmowers-and these will pull MORE power from a battery than a vacuum cleaner.I have ones that run from lead acid batteries and lithium batteris like used on power tools.60-80min may be marginal for that weekly "deep" cleaning.If my mowerss can run an hour or more on a charge-think we can do it with a vacuum.the motors in my mowers are very large-24,36,40V. There are 80V mowers now coming out-and chainsaws-we know these will pull the power!!!I have an 80V cordless leafblower and trimmer-want to get the 80V mower.Like the cordless,"gasless" tools for lawn work.

Post# 337302 , Reply# 19   11/11/2015 at 09:24 (709 days old) by dedede (Nebraska)        

Electric mowers can weigh 50lbs and no one will care. If a vacuum weighs more than 15 people think it's unusable.

You could build a great, high power, cordless that makes a kirby seem light.

Post# 337367 , Reply# 20   11/12/2015 at 03:00 (708 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The cordless mower I now have that uses a lithium battery weighs well under 50Lbs.Most of the mowers weight is just that the battery-the lead acid ones are the heavy ones.The lithium battery ones are lighter than gas mowers.The gas mower does have the longer run time and no worry if you stall the gas motor.But I don't like the noise,maintenance,and smell.The lithium battery is just like what is used on many power tools.(Greenworks)Kobalt(sold thru Lowes makes similar machines.

Post# 338562 , Reply# 21   12/4/2015 at 08:29 (686 days old) by hooverkid (PA,USA)        

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I have used this bad
and I have to say, it's just as light as a corded freedom/supralight, cleans sand from carpets about as well as a miele, and the battery runs for at least an hour on a one hour charge. For the power and fact it's made in the states, I don't think the $500 price tag is too outrageous.

Post# 338563 , Reply# 22   12/4/2015 at 08:30 (686 days old) by hooverkid (PA,USA)        

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I have used this and I have to say, it's just as light as a corded freedom/supralight, cleans sand from carpets about as well as a miele, and the battery runs for at least an hour on a one hour charge. For the power and fact it's made in the states, I don't think the $500 price tag is too outrageous.

Post# 377680 , Reply# 23   8/31/2017 at 23:31 by MsMagicBroom (Rochester NY)        
Riccar cordless

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I hate it... it does not clean as well as my Regina stick broom from the 80's.. cant get under stuff. Not worth $300. Im interested in the Hoover task cordless.

Post# 377689 , Reply# 24   9/1/2017 at 09:27 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Riccar and Simplicity have brought out a newer version with a more powerful motor. The model number of the newer models is R10CV.2 and S10CV.2 The ".2" signifies the newer motor. I think it cleans beautifully, and we have sold them to furniture stores, churches, restaurants, as well as home users. No one has complained, all compliment the machine when returning to buy disposable bags for it.

Post# 377891 , Reply# 25   9/5/2017 at 05:26 by MsMagicBroom (Rochester NY)        
Riccar roam, I have

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Maybe I didn't understand what vac you are discussing. I have the Riccar roam cordless, eufy homevac, and Hoover . All of them are disappointing to me. It makes me nutty they can't get the battery tech for the vacs. I have many many vacuums. My top fav is the Sebo Felix. Just got new clean obsessed canister that is very impressive. I wish it could become a slender upright! Anyone have a vorwerk? I'm intrigued by them. I'm researching latest battery tech for the very purpose of helping along the best vac ever!

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