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could someone describe this picture, trying to build a universal adapter for the centec ct10
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Post# 368467   3/15/2017 at 13:38 (462 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

So, I was thinking about giving the Centec CT10 a try on my hard floors, since it's designed to polish them, and I'm trying to see if I can possibly create an adapter that will allow this nozzle to work with my central vacuum, backpack, and canister electric hoses, all have the standard two prong female connector. This nozzle is not available with a pig tail cord attached, only direct connect. What I may try is to purchase the lower wand for this nozzle, it actually takes a different connection than some of the other centec nozzles such as the ct18 and ct20, the ct10 uses the same connection as the nozzles that have dirt sensers, not sure what's different about the connections though. Anyway, I was planning to get the lower wand which I think has a cord built in to it, and then just attaching a regular nonelectric telescopic wand to it. The cord would probably dangle a bit, that's fine, as long as it works. I'm a blind person so I can't see pictures, so was wondering if someone could describe the picture of this wand, does it have a cord attached and does it look like you can put another standard wand in to it?
Could someone tell me what this looks like and if there is a cord attached to it?

Post# 368498 , Reply# 1   3/15/2017 at 20:04 (461 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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It looks like it could work for you, but maybe make sure it is returnable if not.

It looks like about a foot long with the power nozzle end fitting a Kenmore/Centec direct connect nozzle. The other side has a pig-tail cord that is curled like an old telephone cord in the middle portion so it can stretch to plug into the female plug on the hose. It's hard to tell if it will offer a snug fit onto a regular wand as the other end looks like molded plastic. It looks like it is the correct diameter though, but who knows how secure it will be.

Post# 368500 , Reply# 2   3/15/2017 at 20:53 (461 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
thanks for the description

Interesting, for any kenmore panasonic centec experts, apparently the nozzles with a dirt senser along with the new ct23qd for soft carpets, and the ct10 use one connector, where as the ct14, ct18, and ct20 without a dirt senser have a different connector and therefore require different wands. Does anyone know how the connector on the nozzle is different? Is it a different shape?

Post# 368559 , Reply# 3   3/17/2017 at 14:24 (460 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
another description request and the future of these nozzles

So, I talked to someone at Centec, and they seem to think a different wand would work better for what I want to do, here is the link, can someone tell me what this one looks like and how it's different from the first one?
I also asked if they knew what the future of these nozzles were since Panasonic is no longer making them, apparently the nozzles such as the ct18 and ct20 will be made by the new company, although they will be somewhat different, she wasn't sure how though. They are not sure if the other nozzles will continue to be made.

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