Electrical Help

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  1. CNS-southwest

    CNS-southwest Grand Master
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    If I want to power a 1500w mains Hoover, what size battery would I need for aprox 2 hours running time?

    I'm no good at maths, it will have an inverter on it.

    Thanks

    Dave
     
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  2. Gmeister

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    Um, I think your better off using a generator rather then a battery Dave..
     
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    Hmm was thinking that too but there so noisey lol
     
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    Is this for car cleaning?

    Couldn't ya get a really decant plug in car vacuum?

    Or use a extention cable and plug into customers house?

    This would be so much cheaper option
     
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    I do at the moment but I have a row of them to do so was thinking about a trolley, its time consuming running cables in there home, the only "portable" Hoover is the dyson which I thought about, but think they only last 15 minutes or so before a re charge
     
  6. Mart1001

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    If you're talking about those Dyson hand held things like this one
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    ...then I would forget it. We(me n the missus) bought one of those about 5 years ago and it's absolutely hopeless. We charged it up and the missus started using it on the stairs....she got about half way up before it was flat.
    We've bought Dyson's for years now which is what made us favour this handheld but, it's the worse 100 quid we've ever spent.

    It's possible that we just had one with a dodgey battery etc but, I wouldn't risk buying one again.

    Mart.
     
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    If you're that worried about the noise could get yourself a Honda silent generator. Not cheap but would be ideal for what you want it for. Just make sure whatever one you look at it is more than capable of running whatever wattage vac etc you want to run.
     
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    I heard this before :(
     
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    Think ill just get a normal
    One, can they be mounted in a van (they will need an exhaust i presume)
     
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    With todays technology....isn't there a decent "plug into the cigarette lighter" vacuum ? The advancement of 12v impact guns have really come on lately and the home mechanic can undo bolts in excess of 200psi with these things....just wondering if you can get high quality 12v vacuums these days.

    I know it isn't gonna look very professional though but....thought I'd mention it anyway.

    Mart.
     
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