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Stretch Hose Basic Hose Low Voltage Hose Electric Hose
Main Benefit Quick & easy clean-ups. Save money, clean well. Convenient on/off switch & handle. Necessary for electric carpet brushes.
Price Range $57.00 $71.00 - $110.00 $89.00 - $149.00 $189.00 - $199.00
Customer's Ratings 4.5 star rating from 108 reviews.
108 Reviews
4.5 star rating from 769 reviews.
769 Reviews
4.7 star rating from 1053 reviews.
1053 Reviews
4.6 star rating from 632 reviews.
632 Reviews
Intended Functionality Hose is "always on" when plugged in. Hose is "always on" when plugged in. Switch turns suction on and off, but not an electrical power head. Switch turns on both suction and electrical head.
Wall End Compatibility All 1-1/2" dia. inlets - or use adapter. All 1-1/2" dia. inlets - or use adapter. All 1-1/2" dia. inlets. All 1-1/2" dia. inlets - or use adapter.
Handle End Compatibility Fits into 1-1/4" dia. accessories & wands. Fits into 1-1/4" dia. accessories & wands. Fits into 1-1/4" dia. accessories & wands. Fits into 1-1/4" dia. accessories & wands. See details for electrical connection.
Crushproof x yes yes yes
Lightweight yes yes yes yes
360 Swivel yes x yes yes
Lengths (in feet) 7-24 Stretched 25, 30, 35, 50 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 30, 35
On/Off Switch x x 2-way rocker for suction control. 3-way rocker for suction and electric head control.
Handle is Button Lock or Friction Friction Friction Both Available Button Lock
Metal Hose End plastic yes yes yes
3-year Warranty
Purchase Options BUY BUY BUY BUY

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Your central vacuum system can have a variety of central vacuum hoses because 99% of all inlets are standard 1-1/2" diameter in size. For detailed information, visit your brand's hose page.