A portable vacuum cleaner is an accessory that simplifies life. It makes it possible to have a house without crumbs, without dust while avoiding vacuuming everywhere every time. This is not at all comparable to a robot vacuum cleaner that can only pass on the ground. Here, all nooks and crannies can be aspirated with ease.
The various models of portable car vacuum cleaner
There are several varieties of portable car vacuum cleaner behind a single name.
→ Cordless car vacuum: These models do not work on battery, but are connected to the cigarette lighter. This increases their battery life (as long as there is battery in your car), but decreases their suction power.
→ Water and dust vacuums: Some vacuum cleaners can also clean after a spilled glass. They are usually a bit more expensive than conventional hand-held vacuums and require a little more effort for maintenance (but it’s still very simple).
→ Conventional hand-held vacuum cleaners: that is to say all other models, wireless and aspiring as dust.
What I like
– The practicality: no electric wire, always at hand, versatile.
– The saving of time in the face of small disorders: no need to take the big vacuum cleaner out of its closet.
What I do not like
– The charging time of the least expensive models and their low autonomy
Let us begin at once with power. Unfortunately, it is not always indicated. In this case, the voltage can guide you, the more powerful it is.
The voltage goes from 3.5 to 22.2 V. The power can go from 8 to 30 W. I do not know why some models announce 100 W, or what it represents in real…
Also check for the most powerful models if a controller is present. One does not aspire in the same way the crumbs on a tablecloth that the hair of a cat on an armchair.
Autonomy and charging time
Do not be surprised; portable vacuum cleaners rarely have a battery life of more than 20 min. But in terms of their use, it is in principle amply sufficient.
On the other hand the charge time varies greatly depending on the models (and the prices). The models with more than $100 are equipped with a lithium-ion battery. That is to say they are charged in 3 or 4 hours maximum. The first price vacuum cleaners need a charging time of about 16 hours.
All you have to do is decide how many times a day you will be vacuuming.
The capacity of the tank
The tanks have a capacity ranging from 0.3 l to 1 l. There is no point in choosing a tank that is too big, because you are going to weigh down your vacuum cleaner.
Fastening system and design
And since this vacuum cleaner could be visible to everyone (depending on where you install it), consider choosing a design that suits you.
A hand vacuum can weigh up to 2 kg, that’s a lot! I saw the board take a device of less than 1.5 kg, but I find it still heavy. Finally, for just the crumbs it is possible, but for a longer use (on all the sofas for example), it can be difficult to manipulate.
It is essential to look at the tank: is it transparent (to know when to empty it)? How does it open?
What’s in the Vacuum Box? A cigarette lighter cord? Additional brushes or nozzles? Make the point between your needs and what you will truly have with your purchase.
The sound level
Unfortunately portable vacuum cleaners are as noisy as bagless vacuums. That is, they all emit more than 75 dB. But check all the same, because not all models are as loud.
I know I insisted on the advantage of a hand vacuum cleaner for parents. But the uses are multiple and there are many reasons to use one in everyday life. Your personal reasons have to be taken into account to choose your vacuum cleaner and have the model that suits you best without unnecessary expense.