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What does the power of a vacuum mean?

2000 watts, 1600 watts, 550 watts: the power of a vacuum can vary a lot. But what does it mean? How many watts does a vacuum need and what does this number actually mean? In this article, I'll tell you what the power of a vacuum is and what it's not.

What is power?

The power of a vacuum is expressed in watts. Manufacturers use it to indicate how much energy is needed to make the engine in the vacuum work. In other words: the higher the power of the vacuum, the more energy it consumes.

What does the power mean for the suction result?

Power and suction

The general idea is that a higher power ensures more suction power. This is not the case. For example, the correct attachment and a closed air flow have more influence on the suction result than the capacity of the vacuum cleaner. Since September 2017, vacuum cleaners can no longer be produced with an output of more than 900 watts. The suction result is certainly not less of these vacuum cleaners. If you want more advice on what determines the suction power of a vacuum cleaner, read the advice article.

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