|Item Weight||3.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11 x 6 x 4.5 inches|
|Item model number||ED500|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Special Features||corded, bagless|
|Included Components||500 watt, .75 php power unit, 7/8" air|
|Warranty Description||Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.|
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Metro ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 120 volt 0.75-HP Electric Blower Duster
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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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|Dimensions||4.5 inches x 11 inches x 6 inches||7.5 inches x 6.75 inches x 4 inches||8 inches x 16.4 inches x 7.3 inches||7 inches x 17 inches x 7 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
Understandably loud and gets noticeably hot after a short amount of time in use. Surprisingly heavy for its size, but that isn't a bad thing. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Christina Occubit
No more canned airs and funny smells this item is well worth the price in how much you can save per year.Published 21 hours ago by JSTM
It got dust out of my PC, but not at all efficiently. I may have gotten a defective unit, I am unsure. I guess I was expecting more power.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
The most amazing duster I've used in my career of computer repair. This thing blows, REALLY! easy to use with all attachments that you need.Published 1 day ago by sf61
Love this thing... Use it for my PC and works great, as well as cheaper than canned air in the long run..Published 1 day ago by davoz28
Wanted as permanent solution to canned air. Between my husband and I, we use several cans monthly. 3 computers and several electronics. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Summer
Great for the pc and for dusting everything else. I just blast this on my bookshelf, tv, and other surfaces to give it a quick dusting!Published 2 days ago by AD