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Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt
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- Sturdy all-steel construction. Please note: This item is a blower, NOT a vaccuum.
- Includes air pin-pointer, air concentrator nozzle, air -flare nozzle, micro-cleaning tool kit
- More effective than canned air and safer than canned air
- 500 watt motor, .75 HP, 4.5 amps, 70 CFM air flow
- 120 volt (not for use in 220 or 230-volt current).
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This item: Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120 volt
DATA-VAC Computer Vacuum/Blower Unit B00006HO7G
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|Dimensions||4.5 inches x 11 inches x 6 inches||8 inches x 16.4 inches x 7.3 inches||7.5 inches x 6.75 inches x 4 inches||7.4 inches x 16.4 inches x 7.8 inches|
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This nifty electric duster is basically one of Metro's powerful vacuum motors enclosed in a small can. It comes with many attachments and outputs a very powerful and consistent stream of air. Unlike expensive air cans which become cold and loose their power after a few minutes of use, the Electric Duster blows hard as long as you need it to.
Some of the cons to using this instead of a vacuum is the fact you will need to take the PC outside to blow it out otherwise dust will go everywhere (you will not believe how much dust comes out of some of them, easily 10 times more than a normal compressed air can would blow out). It runs on standard 120v AC so you will need to have a plug available within range of the (ample) 15ft or so foot cord. If you use it continuously for more than 5 minutes or so the air and can becomes very hot but not so hot that it will burn you or cause problems for the PC. It is also VERY loud, louder than most Vacuums.
The positives vs vacuuming the PC, or using a standard compressed air can, outweigh the negatives. The risk of accidentally damaging a component or creating a static discharge when using a vacuum is higher (although I have never had this happen). A vacuum will do a good job at cleaning the PC, but the force of the air stream from the Electric Duster is very powerful and reaches cracks and crevasses to blow out dust in places I didn't even knew existed!Read more ›
So, for those who -- unlike me -- are responsibly reading product reviews, this is not a vacuum. It's a blower, and it's pretty amazing the magnitude of air coming out of this little can. The attachments fit nicely (the picture doesn't show it, but there's a little ball "push button" that pops into the fitting hole on the attachments), and the concentrated airflow from the 500-watt motor may startle you. The canister is a very sturdy all-steel construction, weighing just under 3 pounds, and made in the USA. The only drawback, besides Amazon calling it a vacuum, is that it does get quite warm after a short duration of operation (< 1 minute). This is to be expected, according to the manufacturer, but the heat usually makes me limit my cleaning time to about 3 minutes, as I worry that continuous operation might damage something (it probably won't, but that's just how I roll).
I wrote to customer service through their website to ask them what type of motor it had and if they had any suggestions on how to tone it down. I never received a response.
Before I tossed the duster onto a shelf of seldom used power tools, I discovered I had another seldom used tool - a Variac. This allowed me to vary the AC voltage from 0-110 volts. Combined with this duster, I discovered that around 10-30vac, I had something perfect for photography use. The motor runs cool and quiet and produces a steady stream of clean, filtered air delicate enough for photography equipment and dusting off slides and film.
The only issue is that the motor gets warm fast (no warmer than a vacuum motor)... But you only run it for a few minutes at a time and it has a 5 year motor warranty. So I'm not concerned.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing device! Not only I can blow the dust from computers and other electronics, but also dry my hear, hands, wet floors.... You can use it for many things.Published 7 hours ago by Andriy Chayka
If you in need of a good blow job this is it. No more wasted money on Canned air. A bit of a smell to it but pretty strong stream of air coming out.Published 19 hours ago by Tommy G.
If you've ever tried to clean out your PC using compressed air canisters, you know how expensive they can be, and how annoying to use. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Eric B.
it is awesome, but the name is mislead to me. I thought it was a vacuum, but it is a BLOWER.Published 2 days ago by Khanh Nguyen
powerful blower - gets stuff out a vacuum doesn't just use it outside.Published 2 days ago by GA LabLover
This thing blew out 2+ years worth of dust off of my GPU with ease. My computer is as clean as it was when I first put it together.Published 4 days ago by A. Lancaster
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