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To determine which parts are included with each set please refer to the cleaning attachment section.
It is really important to understand and order the correct hose and attachment set for your requirements to enable you to realise the full potential of your power unit.
Any hose or hose & attachment set with no letters after the part number (E.G. HO-20, 7.5m standard crush-proof hose) contains a standard hose that activates the power unit when plugged into the inlet and switches it off when unplugged. It can be used with any power unit but will not allow you to have power adjustment or use any of the additional features that your system may have. Therefore, used with older systems (pre-2008) or when very rough treatment is likely, in commercial applications or for cleaning your car and/or garage, patio, etc.
A hose or hose and attachment set with RC after the part number (E.G. HO-06RC, 7.5m on/off hose) allows you to turn the power unit on and off at the handset. It can be used with any power unit but will not allow you to use power adjustment or any of the additional features that your system may have. Therefore, predominantly only used with systems older than 2008 or for those who use their system on full power all the time.
A hose or hose and attachment set with PA after the part number (E.G. HO-06PA, 7.5m on/off hose with power adjusting facility) will allow you to adjust the suction power at the handset and will work with the TS & TPA range. This should be your primary or only hose when you have an Aertecnica TS & TPA power unit.
A hose with VIP after the part number (E.G. HO-06VIP, 7.7m on/off hose with power adjusting and intelligent performance monitoring system) only works with, and must always be specified when purchasing a VARIOVAC P240VIP power unit to enable you to use all the available features. This hose will allow you to change the suction performance as well as telling the user when the filter, dirt bucket or motor needs attention.
Finally, if you are an existing central vacuum owner and are ordering a replacement hose without a new wand (part no. AO-71) then make sure you inform us whether you require a button lock or simple push-fit hand set.
If you are even more confused after reading the above, please speak with one of our installation consultants who will ensure you receive the correct hose for your requirements and can explain or demonstrate in simpler terms.