Power Unit

The motor assembly that provides suction for the system; usually includes a dirt cannister that is emptied periodically. The power unit is usually mounted on a wall outside the living area; typically in the garage or utility room.

Power Team

The vacuum head, wand, hose, and accessories. The hose handle usually has switches to control the power unit and/or electric beater brush.

Beater Brush

The rotating bristles in the vacuum head that assist with cleaning.

• Turbine Brush – The brush is air driven by the vacuum. It has less power and is suited to smooth floors.
• Electric Brush – The brush is electrically powered and can handle carpets and other rougher surfaces.

Wall Inlet

The wall mounted connection to the vacuum system. The hinged cover opens and the vacuum hose is inserted. The wall inlets usually also have a low voltage wiring connection that turns the power unit off and on. Typically three or more wall inlets will serve an entire home.