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Lidl rechargable vacum cleaner

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Ray Wood 210/01/2021 10:53:08
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Hi All,

These handy vacuum cleaners are great are great around the workshop in these dust aware days, and I may buy 3 more to strip down for the motor, battery & charger great for an economical way of powering that next boat or 3 £14.99 from 17th January.

Regards Ray (cheap dept)

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Ray Wood 210/01/2021 10:56:16
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ashley needham10/01/2021 13:18:58
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Hmm...might be able to use motor, impeller (and batt) for something water-jet powered???


Chris E10/01/2021 14:11:25
198 forum posts

I am not sure why this is such a good deal.

The charger will have a dedicated socket for the vacuum & is probably sealed. Most of us own a charger anyway.

The motor is unknown spec . Who knows what rpm it achieves nor what size it is but if the spec is right it runs around 5A - 6.5A in the vacuum .

So for me £14.99 buys a 2200mah 7.2v battery and a difficult to use charger.

Am I missing something?




Edited By Chris E on 10/01/2021 14:12:42

Ray Wood 210/01/2021 15:05:40
2232 forum posts
777 photos

Hi Ashley,

Yes I can see your planning Thunderbird 4 with the wet vac option

Chris, I cant remember ever buying a battery for a boat in the last 10 years for as little as £14.99 and it has a motor which will run for 22 minutes, what's not to like ??

Regards Ray

Chris E10/01/2021 16:35:18
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It so much depends on what you want to use them for.

I am guessing that they are a couple of this series of batteries at £4.09 each so 7.4v 2500mah for £8.18. rated for 8C (20A)

18650 cells

I have one of these & the batteries are fine for low current use & they are a great torch! 2 x 18650. I suspect that the 6400mah is fictional and I have no idea on the discharge rating but it sure does work. I give this as an example rather than a specific recommendation. There are lots of similar worklights around. They are also very good for lighting the bits that are always in shadow although for modelling you will only want half power or strong sunglasses.

Amazon Work Light

Ray Wood 210/01/2021 17:37:19
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777 photos

Well I will let you know what they are like on Sunday 17th

The proof of the pudding's in the box I guess. I'm not sure where the 6400mah or the torch came from ?

Regards Ray

Chris E21/01/2021 11:47:48
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Any good?


Ray Wood 221/01/2021 13:04:37
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Hi Chris,

Yes I bought a couple for a rainy day and one for my old mum 88 she loves it they are a nice product and very handy around the workshop, If I get desperate for a motor & battery I will strip one down.

Regards Ray

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