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Updated: Jun 30, 2022

What is the difference between ‘pigtail’ and ‘direct connect’?

  • Direct Connection hoses and wall inlets require low voltage and 110 voltage wire installed during new construction. The direct Connect Electrical Central Vacuum Hose has two low pressure pins at the top of the hose.

  • Pigtail hose is the most common configuration used with standard wall valves, if you have electrified wall valves and need a direct connect configuration, please contact Seller with your requirements before placing your order.

Why do I need an electric hose?

You will need an electric hose if you want to operate an electric Power-head.

Q: What is the difference between electric and non-electric hose?

A non-electric hose operates with suction only. A low-voltage hose has an on-off switch and operates with suction only. An electric hose is fully electrified, either by an electrical cord ‘pigtail’ or ‘direct connect’ through electrified wall valves, and will operate an electric power-head.

Q: Why is the low voltage switched hose called non-electric?

A low voltage hose has an on/off switch on the handle that operates the suction. It will not operate an electric power head.


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