The convenience of cordless vacuums are attracting people to make the switch from corded.
I have recently created an article about how technological advancement provide great solution but also come with caveats.
The same is true for cordless vacuum cleaners and their run-times. Batteries can deplete quickly, especially with a high demanding machine such as a vacuum cleaner.
However, technology is advancing and cordless machines can last up to 60mins of run time, which might be sufficient for the average size home.
The Issue With Manufacturers’ Battery Run Time Data
The issue is, manufacturer run time figures may feel misleading to consumers as tests are design in a manner to make the vacuum last longer.
For example, the vacuum cleaner will likely be set on “eco mode” and run on a titled surface to allow air to flow easily in order to prolong run times.
Or with stick cleaners that are detachable to become portable hand-held vacuums. They can be run in hand-held mode where less suction power is need to suck debris (no long shaft for debris to travel up) which conserve energy consumption.
This is not to say manufactures are being deceptive as data on the best performance of the vacuum cleaner is being provided. However, that information doesn’t necessarily translate to consumers expectations of run-times.
The Solution To Greater Battery Life
A little research on the machine you want and its run time is imperative. I’ve composed a database on the most popular vacuum cleaners and their run times.
However, as explained, even then it’s hard to compare these figures directly due to the different ways manufacturers test their machines.
So what is the solution to ensure you get a machine that will hold enough power to cover your entire home (especially a big home)?
Answer: Purchase a unit that provides two batteries as stand!
Manufactures recognize consumers expect long lasting running machines and even though battery technology advances rapidly, it may still be falling sort!
This is where a second power unit comes in handy and why I’ve spent a good deal of time creating this database of popular vacuum cleaners that provide a second battery as standard for longer lasting cleaning!
Popular Cordless Vacuum Cleaners With 2 Batteries As Standard
|Vacuum model||# of batteries||Run time (per battery)|
|BLACK + DECKER Extreme||2||78mins|
|Bosch Unlimited Series 6||2||30mins|
|DYSON Outsize Absolute||2||60mins|
|HomeVac S11 Infinity||2||40mins|
|Hoover H-FREE 500||2||40mins|
|HVB160 Henry cordless||2||60mins|
|INSE S6P Cordless||2||40mins|
|LG Cordzero A9||2||40mins|
|MIELE Triflex HX1 Pro||2||60mins|
|Numatic RSB150NX RucSac||2||80mins|
|Shark Anti Hair Wrap||2||40mins|
|Shark ION F80||2||40mins|
|SHARK WandVac WV362UKT||2||16mins|
|Vax ONEPWR Blade 3||2||40mins|
|Vax ONEPWR Blade 4||2||45mins|
Author’s Closing Thoughts
It’s clear that cordless is the future. More people are heading in that direction seeking portability and ridding of that pesky cord that’s not only a trip hazard, but always finds a way of resting right in front of your vacuum path.
If every in doubt about the potential run times of cordless vacuums, then the solution is to source one with twin batteries as standard and double the vacuum time.
Simply have one fully charged, ready for swapping over once the other dies. Rinse and repeat and you should never be caught out with a half finished room!