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Post# 403312   12/30/2018 at 12:29 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I have a compact c9. I have noticed that there is pn1 pn2 pn3 pn4 pn5. I have seen 2 pin and 3 pin plugs. I have seen a pn4 with 2 pins. Could someone explain the difference. Thanks

Post# 403317 , Reply# 1   12/30/2018 at 14:10 by compactc9guy (Bathurst )        

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the pn1 and 2 3 4 are electrolux power nozzle
the number indicates the model number.
PN1(pn 2 pn3 pn4 ) whit a 2 pin is for residential vacuum dry pick up only
now a pn whita 3 pin plug is a extra ground wire for WET pick up like rainbow or electrolux cb 200 wet dry kit correct me if im wrong

Post# 403319 , Reply# 2   12/30/2018 at 14:51 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I just have the eureka blue power nozzle and compact. I just didn't understand what the different numbers were.
Mine are pn2. That makes sense though thanks.

Post# 403321 , Reply# 3   12/30/2018 at 14:57 by compactc9guy (Bathurst )        

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pn is electrolux comapct /eurka power head are 2 pin dry pick up only 3 pin wet/dry rainbow fair fax thermax rainbow rexair usea 3 pin .your welcome Compact eureka re brand power head pn 2 are also use by other machine Jc penny montgomery wards fairfax compact iec rainbow rexair (henche the 3 pin for wet pick up water fitlration) .

Post# 403323 , Reply# 4   12/30/2018 at 15:11 by electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        

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Just because a PN has a 3 prong plug, does not mean it is for wet pick up. A Power head should not be used for wet pick unless specifically made for wet pick up. For example Rinse N Vac carpet cleaning systems, or the old kenmore and bissell big green power teams.

But if you want to try and use a 3 prong power head for wet pickup please Record it and post it to YouTube.

The older D2 rainbow (eureka) heads were grounded due to the PN motor being all metal and The rainbow housing being all metal itself. When Rainbow went to the D3 model some of the very early power heads (rexair) were 3 prong and then they switched to the 2 prong.

Post# 403325 , Reply# 5   12/30/2018 at 15:26 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Can compact work with rainbow 2 prong powerhead for dry pick up.
I'm going to assume you can but would it not be effective as there meant for wet pick up.

Post# 403327 , Reply# 6   12/30/2018 at 15:45 by compactc9guy (Bathurst )        

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NO rainbow had a separate hose for wet pick ups the power head was only for dry pick up.

Compact power head plug wont work on rexair rainbow since rainbow use a 3 prong plug and compact a 2 pin plug .

Post# 403331 , Reply# 7   12/30/2018 at 16:19 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I got my power nozzle education. Thanks for all the answers. The 2 power nozzles I have work great. I got vg2 with riccar bearing bar and spindle work for compact. I have just seen all the pn and I had no idea. Thanks again

Post# 403332 , Reply# 8   12/30/2018 at 16:21 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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If you’re talking about Aerus Electrolux power nozzles, the two pronged power nozzles were for the residential canisters, and the three pronged nozzles were for the CB line.

Post# 403343 , Reply# 9   12/30/2018 at 18:18 by compactc9guy (Bathurst )        

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Thats true yes

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