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Charge the handheld vacuum cleaner, but how long?

The battery of a handheld vacuum cleaner usually has to be charged for several hours to be full and is quickly empty again due to the high power that is required during vacuuming. Depending on the model, both the charging time and the suction time can vary greatly. While some devices actually have to go back to the charging station after around 10 minutes, others are able to vacuum a carpet for up to 30 minutes.

How long a handheld vacuum cleaner can last and how long it has to be charged depends on the battery power and the use. While a smaller vacuum cleaner, which is only intended for quickly removing a few crumbs, can be used for a short time, there are all-round devices that can do a lot more and at the same time last longer. However, if the handheld vacuum cleaner is overused while vacuuming, the battery can also fail more quickly.

Compact, versatile and ready to go?

The decision in favor of the little household helper is often made thanks to the advantages that could be briefly defined as compact and always ready. While you have to rummage a cylinder vacuum cleaner out of the cleaning chamber or the cleaning cupboard, minor dirt can be removed much faster with the always ready handheld vacuum cleaner. However, you should consider how long a handheld vacuum cleaner has to be charged, because that can quickly take a whole day, at least until it is fully charged.

Hand vacuum cleaners are usually only suitable as a second device, especially for larger households. How long they have to be charged depends on the battery capacity and a rather short suction insert compared to mains-operated devices allows a relatively small scope for use. Nevertheless, thanks to their compact size, low weight and especially the completely free radius of action, thanks to the lack of a cable, they are very popular.

Devices with a charge indicator are highly recommended. Not only that you can see how long the handheld vacuum cleaner has to be charged is an advantage, also the overview of the charge status, because a battery has a limited life, which is also shortened if it is frequently charged.

To love the battery: How long does it make sense to charge?

Depending on the handheld vacuum cleaner, a full charge takes about 6-9 hours. This contrasts with an average of 15 minutes of operational readiness. The suction time can of course be longer or shorter depending on the model. However, rechargeable batteries are not viable in the long term. Depending on how it is handled, a battery can break down faster or survive much longer.

To keep a battery stable over the long term, how long you charge a handheld vacuum cleaner is crucial. After vacuuming, quickly put the device back on the charging station or plug it in so that it is available again later, this is the usual way of handling. However, experts recommend keeping the battery level between 20% and 80%. That means, on the one hand, the handheld vacuum cleaner should be recharged before the battery has been completely used up, but not left on the charging station all the time. This is practical, after all, the vacuum cleaner always has a tidy place and you always know where it is. However, a battery can only be fully charged in a limited number.

In order to prevent early failure, the handheld vacuum cleaner can be removed from the station or unplugged before it is fully charged. Assuming that the handheld vacuum cleaner would have to stay on the station for 8 hours to fully charge, it would make sense to remove the battery again after 6-7 hours. However, since the stations are often used as a parking space, you can simply pull out the cable for the sake of simplicity.

If you want to use the handheld vacuum cleaner for as long as possible, however, it is not only important to know how long it should be charged. It is also essential to end the suction process early. If there is no display on the device, you can refer to the manufacturer's information on the possible suction duration and interrupt the suction before he gives up.

Things to know about the battery

Basically, the following applies: When buying the handheld vacuum cleaner, the battery should be fully charged at least the first time. In the operating instructions you can find a note on how long this takes exactly for the respective device. However, since a handheld vacuum cleaner does not necessarily have to be fully charged every time, especially if you are careful not to let the battery become completely empty, everyone should be aware of some information:

• There are different types of batteries that are based on different technologies. Lithium-ion batteries, also known as Li-Io batteries, are popular with cordless vacuum cleaners. These are declared as particularly powerful. Batteries, depending on the type with a different intention, always discharge themselves to a certain extent, regardless of use. So even if a handheld vacuum cleaner is not used for several weeks, a completely full battery will not remain fully charged. The self-discharge of Li-Io batteries is around 1-2% per month.
• The situation is different with the nickel-metal hydride battery (Ni-Mh battery). Here the self-discharge is much higher, with approx. 15% to 20% per month. Reloading, regardless of the use of the handheld vacuum cleaner, is therefore necessary much earlier with this battery.
• In general, Li-Io batteries are considered to be more robust, as they should be protected against deep discharge or overcharging by electronic circuitry. Nevertheless, it is advisable to observe the manufacturer's instructions on how long the handheld vacuum cleaner should be charged. Ni-Mh batteries are not equipped with this circuit, which can lead to a faster defect in the battery.
• The suction power for handheld vacuum cleaners is specified in watts, whereby battery-powered vacuum cleaners often represent the battery power with a volt specification and also indicate the ability of the handheld vacuum cleaner. Actually, the volt indication only says how much power the handheld vacuum cleaner needs when charging. For more demanding areas of application, we recommend devices with at least 18 volts, as the battery power ultimately also influences the suction power.
• Not only deep discharge and overcharging are dangerous for a battery. Overheating in particular can damage a battery, regardless of the make. In addition to ending the suction process early and paying attention to how long the handheld vacuum cleaner should be charged, it is therefore also important to use the device appropriately. If the vacuum cleaner is overloaded, the battery may fail at an early stage.

Charging time of a handheld vacuum cleaner: the most glaring differences

In addition to relatively large differences in terms of the possible suction range of a cordless vacuum cleaner - from little and easily removed dirt to upholstery, animal hair or floor surfaces - there are also huge differences between batteries, their performance and their charging time. From 3 hours of charging to 16-18 hours to full charge, everything is possible. It does not mean that a handheld vacuum cleaner that has to be charged for a long time then has more power.

The biggest differences are due to the different battery types. While the Ni-Mh battery often has to be charged longer, there are models with a lithium-ion battery that are ready for use again after 3 to 4 hours. If you want to prevent overcharging and don't trust the electronic circuit, you should read carefully how long the handheld vacuum cleaner has to charge. The information can be found in the operating instructions.

Incidentally, it says nothing about the ability of a handheld vacuum cleaner if it is fully charged in a longer or shorter period of time. Some devices require a long charging time, but are only ready for use for a very short time, while more powerful handheld vacuum cleaners with a short charging time can sometimes vacuum twice as long.

Conclusion: how long do handheld vacuum cleaners charge?

Due to the many different manufacturer types and cordless vacuum cleaner models, each device differs from the other. Therefore, it is not possible to say in general how long a handheld vacuum cleaner has to be charged. The differences are very extensive and partly depend on the battery used.

High-quality hand vacuum cleaners usually have a lithium-ion battery installed, which on average has to be charged over a significantly shorter period of time than a Ni-Mh battery. The Li-Io battery is also often considered to be more powerful and is therefore much more popular. However, there are also enormous differences in the charging time within the same battery type, especially with the powerful Li-Io battery. Starting with 3 hours, up to 9 hours of charging time, everything is included.