low wattage hoovers

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    jgee Read Only Funster

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    is there any hoovers available that workof low wattage
     
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    Try Halfords. As well as the somewhat underpowered usual 12V types they do some higher powered rechargeable and 12V models. We brought one for about £80 which is good for keeping the carpets reasonably clear of dried mud, sand and grass during a trip. Never going to be as good as the Dyson though :Laughing:
     
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    No can't beat a good old dustpan and brush.



    Dave :thumb:
     
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    Tear up the carpet and have the laminate floor.....sweep up, sweep out, job done! Your on holiday!!:BigGrin:
     
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    low wattage = low power= (in a vacuum) low suction.

    take two or three times longer to do half a job.

    for the actual use it will get buy a regular hoover.

    ours is 1700w and even that struggles with dog hairs etc.
     
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    bought one (12v) 2 weeks ago very poor suckion, use my house hold hoover in the end did the job 10 times faster Don't waste your money.
     
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    I have a battery operated vacuum cleaner - it's a Ryobi one which uses the same battery as their 18V drills and other tools. You can pick them up reasonably cheaply, the battery lasts a while ands it more powerful than I've ever needed.

    You may also want to look at alternative rechargeable ones over low wattage mains / 12V options.
     
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    henry hoovers have a half power mode
     
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    We never wild camp, use a small Dyson excellent results and never any problems with ehu.
     
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    We have tried a number of 'low wattage' mains cleaners and also the best in 12volt - all lack one thing - suction - we bought a Dyson Animal at a show a few years back - perfect - charges up quickly on EHU and has good suction the version we have has a powered beater bar and cleans up anything - expensive I grant but works out cheaper than the long line of useless ones we have tried.:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Airwatts ?

    Never heard of this unit before until I saw it on a vacuum cleaner spec.. so had to look it up to see what it meant ..

    as they say.. we never stop learning..
     
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    We have a great black & decker 12v vac that has a powered brush head and has loads of suction.
     
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    I have a very good vacuum cleaner, low voltage, low wattage. only fuel she needs is a cup of tea every now & then. That is if she can find time to makle one for me!!!!.
     

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