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WORKS GREAT! Those w/problems didn't charge it CORRECTLY the first time - *Very Important*
on September 9, 2013
Love it. Works exactly as expected. Lasts longer than my old 4.6 volt Dustbuster. Conveniently stands on it's end, so you can store it upright. The suction is fantastic. Since the exhaust is in the rear, there is very little blowing forward, which can sometimes blow your dust around before you can suck it up.
I use mine as a "dustpan", to thoroughly eliminate dust & crud. Also use in bathrooms for quick hair pick up during the week, as well as the pet food areas & litter box. Works great in my car to clean up grass & gravel that the kids drag in.
Some folks mentioned that the vacuum didn't last long, or have much suction. I suspect the reason is that they took it out of the box, half charged & used it. Then, after it runs out of juice, plugging it in for a charge. Using it for a FEW MINUTES ONLY and then plugging back in to charge - herein lies the problem.
These are nickel-cadmium batteries. Unlike other batteries, they have a built-in "memory". The way these batteries "learn" how much charge to hold is by: fully charging for 24 hours. Then completely DISCHARGE the battery: ie: turn it on & leave it on until it completely dies. Then simply recharge for 24 hours and the battery now knows how much charge to accept.
If you don't do this, your battery will remember that it only take 1/2 a charge, or something less than a full charge. Some folks, who just want it to work straight out of the box and not following the charging instructions will be disappointed - to their own demise.
Highly recommend this to my friends & family.