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# 138068 18-Dec-2013 19:30
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Hi we have a giant Weirtheim that has an vibrating head that sucks more than the top Dyson can ... however it has been living on the edge and we don't want to abuse it too much.

We bought a couple of electrolux battery powered broom shaped things off trademe that cleaned up after the kids surprisingly well! Well one worked great the other didn't have much power (??battery dying??)

What is the best battery powered vacuum cleaner so i can look out for one during the sales?

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  # 954536 18-Dec-2013 21:56
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Im not sure exactly - a trip to godfreys might be required - they do it like briscoes have a sale every day (Its the 21st day of january sale)

Anyhow I did discover last night that the Milwaukee M28 volt range has a wet n' dry vaccuum cleaner. If its performance lives up to anything like the M28 drill i was playing with it will surely have good some sucking power.




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  # 954539 18-Dec-2013 22:00
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i guess voltage is the most important isn't it. my 36V hedge trimmer is a beast.

the electroluxes are 12V pretty impressed - on the other hand i used to have a 12V handheld sucker - can't remember what brand - kambrook? breville? a briscoes product - A complete waste of time!

... i guess i'll try my luck and see if there are any higher V ones




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  # 954560 18-Dec-2013 23:23
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Hi

I bought this from the Warehouse for $100 (online) when it was on specials

Very pleased with the purchase and now I rarely bring out the normal corded one
Lasts a good half hour on full charge and has a motorised brush at  the end 
The detachable handheld is perfect for cleaning the car and also the unreachable areas of the power head.

read the reviews before buying though.

 

Hoover Heritage Cordless Stick Vacuum 5210 14.4V
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  # 954606 19-Dec-2013 07:42
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we have a electrolux too and it was great for the first few years and now its pretty much died

i took it apart and found it runs on 12 or 16 AA rechargeable batteries and its cheaper just to buy a new machine than replacing all those batteries.

So we are on the hunt on a new vacuum too

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  # 954616 19-Dec-2013 08:14
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We had one of those Electrolux ErgoRapido ones that goes from a stick to a handheld.

Great idea - poor execution.

The rotating brush head clogs easily and stops rotating - the battery lasted a little over 12 months and was already starting to reduce in power by the time we'd had it 3 months.

I'd avoid it like the plague.




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  # 954631 19-Dec-2013 09:10
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thanks. yes I believe these things are made to last one year ... terrible! maybe i'd ask for free 6 year warranty but then they probably don't cover batteries ...

food for thought!




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  # 954661 19-Dec-2013 09:57
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mrphil: we have a electrolux too and it was great for the first few years and now its pretty much died

i took it apart and found it runs on 12 or 16 AA rechargeable batteries and its cheaper just to buy a new machine than replacing all those batteries.

So we are on the hunt on a new vacuum too


16 Eneloops aren't that expensive. Well maybe in NZ they are, but import from B&H or Amazon and they're not too bad.



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  # 954665 19-Dec-2013 10:02
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do you just swap the original batteries with the eneloops and away you go? no risk of explosion and insurance problems?




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  # 954667 19-Dec-2013 10:03
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joker97: do you just swap the original batteries with the eneloops and away you go? no risk of explosion and insurance problems?


If they're standard NiMH cells, sure, but I have no idea about explosions and insurance. If they're NiCad you have to match battery chemistry. Thomas Distributing in the USA is a good supplier too.

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  # 954669 19-Dec-2013 10:11
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Handsomedan: We had one of those Electrolux ErgoRapido ones that goes from a stick to a handheld.

Great idea - poor execution.

The rotating brush head clogs easily and stops rotating - the battery lasted a little over 12 months and was already starting to reduce in power by the time we'd had it 3 months.

I'd avoid it like the plague.


That's not our experience - we've had our Ergo Rapido for around five years now and mechanically it's still going fine, and that's on the original battery (physically, I managed to break the handle so it's held together with gaffer tape!). Ours is an older model; the newer ones (which three in my family have bought) are more powerful and appear to work way better than ours on hard floors. We've definitely got plans to purchase a new one of the same when the time comes.

Consumer tested stick vacuum cleaners last year; apart from the two Ergo Rapidos that came 2nd and 3rd (the standard model 2nd; the more expensive model - li-ion battery? - 3rd), the only other recommended one (1st, but only 1 percentage point between each of these three) was the Dyson DC35, at $499.



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  # 954671 19-Dec-2013 10:13
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did they test the warehouse hoover mentioned above ?




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  # 954680 19-Dec-2013 10:19
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Yep - came 4th out of five (the last being a $50 Vax model). Scored 62% (versus 75/74/73 for the top three). They rated it particularly poorly for cleaning carpet (compared to the higher models), though they are all relatively low - 1.8/10 versus 5.3/5/4.6. It did well in the other categories (highest for hard floors; first equal for cars; 2nd in ease of use).



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  # 954697 19-Dec-2013 10:42
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Thanks ... Might look out for the higher end electrolux




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  # 954712 19-Dec-2013 11:22
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Handsomedan: We had one of those Electrolux ErgoRapido ones that goes from a stick to a handheld.

Great idea - poor execution.

The rotating brush head clogs easily and stops rotating - the battery lasted a little over 12 months and was already starting to reduce in power by the time we'd had it 3 months.

I'd avoid it like the plague.


That's not our experience - we've had our Ergo Rapido for around five years now and mechanically it's still going fine, and that's on the original battery (physically, I managed to break the handle so it's held together with gaffer tape!). Ours is an older model; the newer ones (which three in my family have bought) are more powerful and appear to work way better than ours on hard floors. We've definitely got plans to purchase a new one of the same when the time comes.



Interesting...perhaps we got a dud. It happens. Hence it's always good to get more than one opinion.




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  # 954766 19-Dec-2013 12:31
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Some lines have more duds and you can consider the other poster getting an extraordinary product agsint the grain




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