|Item weight||3 Pounds|
|Warranty Description||2 year limited warranty|
|Included Components||Vacuum;User guide|
BLACK+DECKER BDH2000PL MAX Lithium Pivot Vacuum, 20-Volt - Cordless
|Price:||+ $37.33 Delivery|
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|Surface recommendation||Upholstery, Carpet|
|Special feature||Corded, Bagless, Cyclonic|
About this item
- Lithium Technology for strong suction and fade free power
- Exclusive pivoting nozzle means huge power in a compact size
- A high performance motor provides superior suction capability
- The cyclonic action spins dust and debris away from the filter keeping suction power strong
- 3-stage filtration system
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GEN 3 PIVIOT 20V MAX LITHIUM
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INITIAL MONTH OF USE:
I charged it as per the instructions, and was impressed by the power (yes it's a bit loud, but it's tolerable and the power felt worth it - while the power lasted. Read on....). The battery was dead before I could finish a quick dusting of my apt. I charged it again and set the timer before running it the next time, and it lasted only 8 minutes. This is useless - if you can't clean a studio apt of loose debris and require more than 8 minutes, this is not the vacuum for you. I had an older handheld prior - a Hoover that was 12 years old (therefore a lesser battery, you would think), but this Black & Decker battery had massive, very aggravating power/battery fade. You could hear an audible lowering of power around 4 minutes, and then it would continue to drop every 2 mins or so thereafter.
1 YEAR LATER:
It's all downhill from the get-go. It's no longer quite as powerful off the charger as it was at the beginning, and the battery fade now audibly occurs within a minute, sometimes sooner, and the suction power concurrently fades. This leaves me with less power and less time on the battery as well. For approx 11 months, the battery fade was very prevalent and you could listen to it fade it's way to a totally empty battery. Abruptly, after approx 11 months of use, the unit stops working (turns off) very prematurely and without the audible warning of the power dying down. I can turn the button to "off" and back to "on" and get anywhere from 2-12 more seconds of use at the same suction/power strength that it was at prior to cutting - but then it just turns off again. So in order to use this, I have to:
- Click on (power will notably fade within seconds or minutes at most)
- Vacuum as strategically as possible before it abruptly turns off (after a handful of minutes)
- Vacuum turns itself off while I'm in the middle of cleaning, and so I
- Repeat this cycle until I give up in frustration and put it back on the charger. Maddening.
Oh, and the pivot-ability of this unit has proven itself faulty as well - it only locks in a totally straight/horizontal position, or in a [quite unusable] 90-degree position - all the nice angles in-between are no longer functional, as the hinge will not 'click' into place.
IMPORTANT POST 1-YR UPDATE: Just MONTHS after writing the 1-year update, the unit now ONLY WORKS FOR 5-10 SECONDS (yes! seconds - and on a full charge!) before cutting out. You have to keep flicking the button on and off to get it to function, although it only works for 1-2 seconds at a time, and then it just doesn't respond at all to being turned on and off. It's utterly useless and inconceivably frustrating. Clearly this is not built to last.
If the battery lasted 20 mins (as others have claimed, and as my previous handheld lasted), I'd be in love with this machine - it's easy to hold and use, the power (at least initially) was quite good, and the pivot-ability was great (while it lasted). But the useless battery just DESTROYS this as an option. The pros do not even come close to outweighing the cons. I wouldn't believe any of the hype on this - it doesn't appear trustworthy. Something is way off with this unit.
This experience has left me needing to buy another right away - so consider that this may be a temporary purchase for you - you may be buying something only to re-buy very soon (start that research!). Because of the number and nature of the problems, I've also lost faith in this brand going forward which is really, really disappointing.
Reviewed in the United States on 27 December 2019
A couple of things I don't like:
1. There is no warning whatsoever before the battery gets depleted, which is a problem if you usually keep it off its base (i.e. store it in a place without a power plug and charge intermittently)
2. The plastic end-piece should have some sort of rubber insert on it to prevent banging and scratching hard surfaces when vacuuming with it (e.g. as usually done on central vacuum brushes).