In the test: cordless vacuum cleaner Regulus PowerVac 2in1

In the test: cordless vacuum cleaner Regulus PowerVac 2in1: test

Technical specifications
Charging station entrance100-240V 0.5A
Charging station output21.4V 0.6A
battery pack20V 2 Ah Li-Ion
power125 watts
charging timeabout 3.5 hours
running timeup to 40 min (Eco mode)
dust container0.45 liters
massabout 2.8 kg (without accessories)

Cordless tools are a clever alternative!

Especially if the device used is to be used flexibly and good freedom of movement makes work easier. Who has not already ridden over the mower cable or has cursed off the ladder because the cable of the drill is 10 cm too short.

Thanks to modern battery technology, such problems are a thing of the past. The cordless rotary hammer drills holes in concrete wirelessly and intelligent robotic lawnmowers travel completely independently on the lawn.

However, the euphoria is still somewhat muted when it comes to power-hungry devices such as vacuum cleaners. While handheld vacuum cleaners are often used as a battery variant, the selection of vacuum cleaners is not that great. With the Regulus PowerVac we have today a model in the test, which would like to serve both requirements.

Packaging and delivery

The Leifheit Regulus Powervac is delivered in a very handy box, which hardly gives the impression that it hides a complete stick vacuum cleaner. Externally, however, it is clear to see what Leifheit promises with the Regulus. A powerful cordless vacuum cleaner, which also includes a hand vacuum cleaner. An interesting idea.

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Many items and also a lot of packaging material.

After opening, however, it looks like a bit of chaos. On display are some parts that are individually wrapped in foil and are protected from each other by cardboard inserts. My first thoughts revolve around all the waste and the effort to build the battery sucker yet. The waste thought can be explained by theLogo for recycling relativize a bit, but less is sometimes more and at least some slides could have been saved. The earth will thank us.

In fact, one can forget the concern that much has to be built. In addition to the base of the nipple here are the charging station, a power supply, the battery and additional nozzles to find. Since the Regulus PowerVac is a bagless vacuum cleaner, additional dust bags are not needed.At first glance, I do not miss anything that could put a vacuum cleaner before an unsolvable task. So let's start with the construction, as long as you can actually speak of a construction. Despite the small cardboard size, which usually promises many individual parts, this does not require much.

The battery is inserted in the hand vacuum cleaner and this finds its place in the base unit. Now plug in the floor nozzle and open the handle - done.Yes, the basic unit not only includes a small hand vacuum cleaner, it can also be folded up and thus stowed away to save space. That pleases of course.

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The hand-held vacuum cleaner can be removed with just one hand.

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The folding handle snaps in well and saves space.

After the first impression, the quality of the optics is in no way inferior. Each infected part snaps easily and still sits absolutely safe. Poorly processed plastic parts are just as hard to find as sharp edges or heels due to an unclean assembly. Short:The Leifheit Regulus PowerVac 2in1 looks good and promises good quality.

After the first impression, the quality of the optics is in no way inferior. Each infected part snaps easily and still sits absolutely safe. Poorly processed plastic parts are just as hard to find as sharp edges or heels due to an unclean assembly. Short:The Leifheit Regulus PowerVac 2in1 looks good and promises good quality.

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The battery is easy to insert.

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Connect the floor nozzle and the vacuum cleaner is ready for use.

What does not quite like it, is its a bit shaky state, if he is not in the charging station. Although the floor nozzle has a slight locking function at right angles, this does not hold the foot in this position. If the battery sucker is raised, the floor nozzle folds down, which means that you always put it on the front edge. This would be avoided with a stronger catch and the PowerVac could stand more safely.

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The PowerVac looks good and makes it really flat.

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The floor nozzle folds over and stops when you turn off.

What stands out in the eye and has already been advertised on the packaging is theIllumination of the floor nozzle, Is that really necessary? I rarely suck in the dark and even if sucked under the couch or cupboards, you can reach with the floor nozzle barely corners that are so dark that additional light would be needed. But let's be surprised by the practical test.

A practical charging station with space for the accessories

It is unavoidable - rechargeable batteries must be charged after use. It is interesting, therefore, how they are loaded, how long the loading process lasts and when they are ready for use again.

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In the charging station, the sucker can be quickly turned off, removed and also charged.

With a cordless sucker, however, I consider the loading time to be rather unimportant, since a sucker is needed in most cases only for a short period of time. Then he stands again for hours and over night in the corner. There is enough time to load it for 6 hours or more.

On the other hand, I see much more important how the nipple is loaded. The typical use of a cordless teat is one to two (or more with children) uses a day, where he is often "fast times" used. Good, if he does not have to be disconnected from the charging cable every time and then reconnected afterwards. The Leifheit Regulus PowerVac with its charging station has a clear advantage here.A handle and it can be removed. After use, it is simply turned off again and charging contacts ensure that it automatically recharges.

Furthermore, the charging station offers mounts for additional nozzles and thus ensures more order.

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With holders for additional nozzles, the vacuum cleaner and accessories stand neatly in the corner.

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Thanks to an integrated guide, he always finds his position and a secure charging contact.

The Leifheit Regulus Powervac in practical use

Is he already on? Yes, after first switching on, the Leifheit vacuum cleaner is already in operation and is extremely quiet. Well, it starts in Eco mode and offers only a low suction power but also the second stagedoes not reach the usual volume of many other suckers, I like that and our dog does not seem to be disturbed by the sucking noise.

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The pleasant volume does not bother even pets.

When vacuuming, it shows that the PowerVac is a hand vacuum and can not be compared with other vacuum cleaner. In terms of suction he has to back up anddoes not replace the cable device, That does not mean that he does not thoroughly cleanse. Much of the work is done by the rotating brush of the floor nozzle. It loosens dirt and conveys the dust into the suction area. As a result, the suction power is sufficient and the PowerVac cleans the floor thoroughly. Evenhe has no problems with the dog hair of our boxer.

However, in the case of deep-pile carpets, it clearly reaches its limits and can not lift deep-seated dirt with its suction power.

On laminate or other smooth surfaces, the PowerVac performs very well, even if the steering by turning the nipple has only conditional effect. He is too light and slips rather straight than to follow the wheels. This is where physics sets limits, and on a smooth surface, all lightweight vacuum cleaners have their problems with cornering.

But back to the illumination of the Regulus Powervac, which actually makes a positive impression among our sideboards.The area to be sucked is well illuminated and maybe you will find such a long missing piece again.

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Light and shadow make small parts easily visible.

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Even under cabinets, the LEDs provide good illumination.

Even with well-lit rooms, the LEDs make themselves felt. Here I find them even more useful. Anyone who has ever sought the notorious contact lens or the closure of the earring knows that they are quickly overlooked from above. Laying on the ground and looking flat over the ground is much more effective. A similar effect is achieved by the lighting of the teat. The light shines on the floor, illuminating small parts and these additionally throw a visible shadow. The picture for comparison with and without illumination shows that quite clearly.

I did not think so, but I have to admit that the illuminated floor nozzle makes sense and I like it very much.

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Two suction powers, both working very quietly.

In the battery performance and the associated runtime should not be expected too much despite the specified 40 minutes in Eco mode. Especially with a vacuum cleaner you want to exploit the highest possible suction power and few will use the smaller suction level. But you must also take into account that the space of the battery is limited in or on a handheld vacuum cleaner. The running time of the PowerVac can therefore not be compared with other cordless vacuum cleaners.

In the endurance test of the second performance level in conjunction with the floor brush, the Leifheit switched off after almost exactly 20 minuteswhich is considered sufficient. After all, the PowerVac should not replace a vacuum cleaner, but is usually used specifically. Longer runtimes are not needed for this purpose.

As something disturbing in the test of the battery sucker was thefrequent and unintentional switching on of the teat felt. The touch surfaces for operation close flush with the surface of the housing and already respond to a gentle pressure. Therefore, it often happens that the PowerVac is already switched on when removing it from the charging station.

The Leifheit Regulus PowerVac as a hand vacuum cleaner

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The upholstery nozzle can be used with or without brush attachment.

The fact that the Leifheit strengthens its cleaning power by the floor brush, in the use of the hand vacuum cleaner, which is incidentally very easy to remove, felt. Here, the nozzle must already be targeted specifically to be able to lift larger debris. However, if you compare the suction power with the volume, which is always proportionally connected, the battery sucker from Leifheit cuts quite well.He is quieter than many other suckers but not so much weaker.

To assess the suction performance, it should be made clear that the Regulus PowerVac is not a large vacuum cleaner with an integrated handset, but a hand vacuum cleaner that can also be used as a floor vacuum cleaner. Then it also becomes clear that the suction power has to be compared with other vacuum cleaners and not with bigger vacuum cups. Seen in this way, the Leifheit cordless vacuum cleaner cuts quite well with its suction power and can be used extensively with its additional nozzles.

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But it also serves as an extension to remove cobwebs on the ceiling.

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The crevice nozzle reaches tight spots and the smallest corners in the automatic coffee machine.

The dust container and cleaning the PowerVac

The dust container with 450 ml is not exuberant big, with a hand vacuum cleaner the possibilities are also limited. Much more than 450 ml should hardly be possible without affecting the handling.For the combined task as hand and floor vacuum cleaner, the dust container is sufficiently dimensioned and a larger one would be rather annoying.

To empty the dust box, the handset must be removed from the base unit. As described above, this is sufficient for a simple keystroke. Subsequently, the dust container is removed from the motor unit, which may well be done in the living room. Up to this point, the dust container remains securely closed.

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After removing the vacuum cleaner, the dust container can be removed.

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With dog and 4 people, the dust container comes easily to the limit.

Every further step for emptying should be made above the trash can or optimally outdoors, becausea simple pouring is just not enough for many hairs, They quickly wrap themselves around the cyclone separator and the entire dust container must be disassembled for cleaning. With the many parts this takes its time and I doubt that after the first coiled hair, the cyclone effect is actually noticeable. This is especially evident in the many dog ​​hairs, dust and lint directly in front of the filter.

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With long hair, the cyclone separator is overwhelmed.

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Further steps should be taken over the trash can.

By dismantling the dust container, all parts can be easily cleaned. Clear advantage is who can do this outdoors and even with compressed air.The filter can also be washed or vacuumed with a larger vacuum cleaner.

The dust box with its "complicated" structure can not convince so completely. Despite cyclone technology, the filter sets, which (as with any sucker) reduces the suction power. With consistently very small particles of dirt, the separation of dirt in the dust container may still work, but with larger fluff or hair it is more of a hindrance, as they already settle at the entrance of the dust container and impede the flow of air.

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Many items that make the cleaning expensive.

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The filter can be washed but also vacuumed.

Conclusion: cordless vacuum cleaner Regulus PowerVac 2in1

To theRegulus PowerVac 2in1 To judge properly, the right device must be seen in it. Even if it looks at first glance like a cordless vacuum cleaner in bar form, it is not comparable with such devices. These do not have a removable hand vacuum and therefore have the option of using a larger battery for more power and endurance or larger dirt containers. In terms of performance, the PowerVac has to back up against such devices.

Strictly speaking, the P isowerVac a cordless hand vacuum cleanerThanks to a suitable construction can also be used as a vacuum cleaner. In a comparison of vacuum cleaners so he would have to compete against battery-operated vacuum cleaners and would even have good chances to win this.As a hand vacuum cleaner, its suction performance is good to very good and the accessories also make it possible to clean upholstered furniture and corners or remove cobwebs from the ceiling.

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He has a pleasant volume, lies well in the hand andconvinces with an excellent build quality, He has two power levels, which are rarely needed. Although the very quiet ECO mode doubles the possible operating time from around 20 minutes to 40 minutes, it offers significantly lower suction power.

TheRemoving the dust container is very easyHowever, cleaning can be a bit more involved. The integrated cyclone separator is certainly a good idea, but due to the size but also easily overwhelmed with long hair or larger dirt. Here again a distinction must be made between hand and vacuum cleaner. As a hand vacuum cleaner eliminating small accidents and removing the crumbs from the kitchen table, he masters his work super and the dust container is absolutely sufficient dimensions. The use as a vacuum cleaner should, however, be limited to minor accidents,he is not a substitute for daily cleaning, Even if the rotating floor brush supports the cleaning performance very well and the cleaning result is hard to fault.

Of course, the Regulus EcoVacs of course, just by the possibility of turning it into a vacuum cleaner.With the crumbs under the kitchen table or the lost animal hair, he gets along great. Above all, the fast use inspires. It can be removed from its practical charging station with just one hand and it is just as quickly parked there again. An extra handle for connecting the charging cable is not required.

Overall, Leifheit offers with the Regulus PowerVacs 2in1 a great hand vacuum, which can also be used well as a floor vacuum. Big sucker did not make the sucker in the test, but some small criticisms lead to a deduction of a star. For example, the suction power could be slightly increased, the dust box could be better designed, or the power switch could be lowered. Too often you turn on the PowerVac unintentionally when removing it from the charging station.As a second device, the Leifheit cordless vacuum cleaner is given our buy recommendation. For regular floor cleaning, however, a larger vacuum should be used.

Review: Riccardo Düring

Photo Credits:
  • all pictures: Riccardo Düring

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