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Battery operated car vacuum

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Merrill, May 9, 2013.

  1. Merrill

    Merrill Active Member

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    Wonder if anyone has a recommendation on a battery operated car vacuum that has a beater bar or something that can pick up dog hair on the floor mats etc.
     
  2. buzzbuzz

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    Not sure how much you are willing to spend, but I've been using my Dyson handheld (Dyson Vacuum Cleaners Range – Free Shipping | Dyson.com
    ) for some time now with great results (plus they are on sale right now from Dyson...didn't check Amazon). We use this on our hardwood floors, too, but I just use the short head attachment to clean the car (the one with the extendable brush). I'm pretty sure they have an attachment for animal fur, too...
     
  3. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I also have that Dyson handheld. Got it refurbished. Pricey but a good vacuum. Battery life isn't great about 15 minutes, but more than enough for even a room or two. And it fills up with stuff super fast. So make sure you have a trashcan nearby.

    I would recommend it, only if you are ok with paying $200+ for a vacuum that only works for 15 minutes at a time.

    It is about ideal for vehicle cleanout. I do a quick once over, take out the floor mats and get them pretty good. Then wash the car, windows, whatever non-vacuum stuff I want to do while I get a charge. Then go back and get all the crevices and anywhere I missed. If you don't let your car get extra gross, or have stubborn dog hair, 2 charges seems to be fine.
     
  4. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    yep.. Dyson
     
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    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    Yup Dyson another disruptive technology. Dyson is similar to Elon in that regard. Imagine what would have happened if the other manufacturers had agreed to license his system.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dyson
    "Partly supported by his wife's salary as an art teacher, and after five years and many prototypes, Dyson launched the "G-Force" cleaner in 1983. However, no manufacturer or distributor would handle his product in the UK, as it would disturb the valuable market for replacement dust bags,"
     
  6. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I bought a Dyson a few years ago. It lasted about three months before breaking. Another item for the trash.
     
  7. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    I have the Dyson as well. Can't find anything else any good. I bought a second one a few weeks ago to keep at the office and you can find them factory refurbished for about $50-70 under list. They are still expensive.
     
  8. 4sevens.com

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    After extensive research I ordered the Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000L 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum
    Amazon.com: Black Kitchen

    Will report how well it does.
     
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    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Andrew Model S #6151

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    Not surprised to see so many Dyson recommendations here. I consider Dyson to be the Tesla of vacuums (or Tesla the Dyson of cars) because both of them cost more than you would consider realistic for other products in their class, but are also so much better and more fun to use due to superior technology and innovation that they are more than worth it.
     
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    I bought an 18 V Black and Decker and it us terrible. Cant even suck sand out of the carpet. I'm getting a Dyson!
     
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    Panacea TSLA Shareholder/Believer

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    #15 Panacea, Jul 24, 2013
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    4sevens.com:are you happy with your little vacuum?
     
  16. Merrill

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    You might want to look at the Hoover Linx 50030 cordless, I have had this for 2 months and it works great, I wanted the rotating brush attachment and it also comes with other attachments. It sucks up dog hair on the carpet and is small enough to get around in tight spaces. I can used it at least 5 times for the whole car before recharging which takes 2 hours.
     
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    I have the same vacuum. Works ok for picking up crumbs, dust, etc, but I wouldn't say it can suck up big stuff
     
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    I agree this - same observation. theres no way you can pack enough sucking power in that small of a device. Nothing replaced an industrial wet/dry vac
     

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