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Small, compact and handy: New generation of Bosch vacuum cleaners for DIYers

Manuel Roj

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The right tool for every application

  • Expanded product range: Three corded tools and one 12 volt vacuum cleaner
  • Convenience: Easy to transport, space-saving storage of accessories
  • Health protection: Universal adapter for dust-free work with power tools

Four for all use cases: By expanding its current range of vacuum cleaners, Bosch is offering DIYers the perfect tool for every application – from the highperformance wet/dry vacuum cleaner with 1200 watts through to the versatile 12 volt tool. What the corded AdvancedVac 20, UniversalVac 15, EasyVac 3 and the cordless EasyVac 12 have in common: They are small and compact and therefore very handy. All four models can be used without a dust bag. Moreover, the corded tools are provided with elastic bands, which can be used to secure the hose easily and conveniently, and an integrated accessory holder. They can be transported particularly easily and stored away without taking up much space − the required accessories are always to hand. In addition, their scope of delivery includes a universal adapter, which enables connection to every Bosch power tool in the current DIY range. This allows DIYers to extract dust as it is produced during sanding, sawing and routing.

AdvancedVac 20: Powerful wet/dry vacuum cleaner with large container

With 1200 watts, the AdvancedVac 20 is the most powerful of the four new vacuum cleaners. As a wet/dry vacuum cleaner, it is extremely versatile and can also take up large volumes of water – if the washing machine has leaked, for example. Its shock-resistant and non-corrosive container holds up to 13.5 liters of liquid and has a volume of 20 liters. It also has a valve for easily draining off liquid that has been taken up, rollers for convenient transport and stands out from the competition with an anti-static hose. The air flow can be switched from vacuuming to blowing in order to clean hard-to-reach areas. The AdvancedVac 20 also has an automated start/stop mechanism for use in combination with a power tool: The vacuum cleaner starts and stops automatically as soon as the power tool is switched on or off.

UniversalVac 15: Compact and versatile wet/dry vacuum cleaner

The UniversalVac 15 is designed for taking up 8.5 liters of liquid – and with a volume of 15 liters, it is more compact than the AdvancedVac 20. Thanks to rollers and its smaller dimensions, it is particularly easy to transport for use in the garage or on the patio, for example. The wet/dry vacuum cleaner also extracts coarse dirt, while having a shock-resistant and non-corrosive container, as well as a blowing function for cleaning hard-to-reach areas.

EasyVac 3: Dry vacuum cleaner for the workshop

As a dry vacuum cleaner with 700 watts, a container volume of 2.1 liters and an automated start/stop mechanism, the EasyVac 3 is particularly suitable for use in the workshop. It sits conveniently on your workbench. To make it especially handy when combined with a power tool, its dust box is as large as necessary and as compact as possible. DIYers can saw more than 13 meters with a handheld circular saw or depending on the type of sanding paper, they can work with a random orbit sander for up to 180 minutes before having to empty the dust box in a few easy movements. The dust box itself is transparent so that DIYers can always see how full it is.

EasyVac 12: The 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner that gets everywhere

The EasyVac 12 cordless hand-held vacuum cleaner is recommended for quick in-between cleaning and can also be used as a floor vacuum cleaner thanks to an extension tube. It is bagless, extremely compact and, weighing just one kilogram including the 12 volt battery, it is also very light. The EasyVac 12 is quiet and versatile: Its crevice nozzle enables users to clean the gaps between car seats or the keyboard of your PC. Together with the brush nozzle, it can be used to clean furniture carefully. It also has a floor nozzle for use on floors. The EasyVac 12 stands out with a long runtime of 22 minutes per battery charge. The basis for this superior performance is the optimum coordination of key components such as the motor and the gearbox, combined with an intelligent electronic system called the ”Syneon Chip“. This gives DIYers optimum power and maximum runtime for every project and full power until the battery is empty. Other benefits of the EasyVac 12 include a transparent dust box, which can be emptied and replaced in just a few movements, as well as three integrated LEDs, which indicate the battery charge at all times.

The EasyVac 12 is part of the “Power for All“ battery system for DIY and garden tools. Fourteen power tools can currently be operated using the same 12 volt lithium- ion battery. This eliminates redundant batteries and chargers and saves DIYers money, too. A “Power for All” logo on the packaging indicates which tools belong to the system. All 10.8 and 12 volt tools and batteries are compatible.

The cordless EasyVac 12 vacuum cleaner is available from now onwards, the corded AdvancedVac 20, UniversalVac 15 and EasyVac 3 vacuum cleaners are available from April 2017 onwards. All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT. Subject to change.

SpecificationsAdvancedVac 20UniversalVac 15EasyVac 3
Rated power input1200 W1000 W700 W
Tool typeWet/dry
vacuum cleaner
Wet/dry
vacuum cleaner
Dry vacuum cleaner
Container volume/
liquid capacity
20/13,5 l15/8,5 l2.1/ − l
Max. vacuum pressure260 mbar240 mbar240 mbar
Max. air flow70 l/s65 l/s35 l/s
FilterCartridge filterCartridge filterFlat-fold filter
Hose length2,2 m2,2 m2,2 m
Dimensions
(length x height x width)
360 x 499 x 365 mm360 x 431 x 365 mm432 x 254 x 229 mm
Weight7.6 kg6.9 kg4.3 kg
Scope of delivery/
recommended retail
price including VAT
Suction tubes, floor
nozzle with two interchangeable
inserts (wet
with two rubber lips, dry
with two brush strips),
crevice nozzle, universal
adapter, anti-static
hose, handle, dust bag,
pre-filter and filter:
€149.99
Suction tubes, floor
nozzle with wet/dry inserts(
one rubber lip,
one brush strip), crevice
nozzle, universal
adapter, hose, handle,
dust bag, pre-filter and
filter: €109.99
Floor nozzle, crevice
nozzle, universal
adapter, hose, dust
bag, flat-fold filter and
pre-filter: €99.99

SpecificationsEasyVac 12
Battery voltage/capacity12 V/2.5 Ah
Runtime with 2.5 Ah battery pack22 mins
Container volume380 ml
Max. vacuum pressure53 mbar
Max. air flow20 l/s
FilterFlat-fold filter
Dimensions (length x height x width)419 x 125 x 80 mm
Weight including battery1.0 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price
including VAT
  • A set with a 2.5 Ah battery and quick charger, two suction tubes, crevice nozzle, floor nozzle,
    brush nozzle and nozzle holder: €109.99
  • Tool with two suction tubes, crevice nozzle, floor nozzle, brush nozzle and nozzle holder, without battery and quick charger: €59.99

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2019, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.8 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2020, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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