The Orbit AU400 Guardian is definitely to be considered as one of the best central vacuums on the market today. The AU400 uses one of the most solid vacuum motors in the world and a simple circuit board that is reliable and proven to last decades.
You may be looking at central vacuums because your old power unit burnt out or perhaps your moving into a new home. One thing is for sure; if you are looking for the best central vacuum the Orbit AU400 is to be considered.
The Orbit AU400 uses a Lamb-Ametek 2-stage (two fans creating vacuum power) 6.6" bypass-motor this is what creates all that power. Bypass motors are to be considered "Premium" motors with a long life-span, maximum efficiency and raw power with no performance drops. Premium motors are much more intelligently designed compared to flow-through motors which are typically are sold at big box stores.
The AU400 will work with any central vacuum hose you may currently have or any hose and accessory kit you would like to purchase. Vacman.ca also sells hoses and accessory kits click HERE.
Physical Dimensions: 40" (Height) x 14" (Width)
Construction: All Steel
Weight: 35 LBS
Warranty: 10 Years
Air Watts: 660-700AW
Air Flow: 138 (Cubic foot per minute)
Intake Side: Both Sides (Easy installation)
Water Lift:131 inch H2O
Features: Bypass-Cooling Motor with a separate cooling fan
In the Box: Mounting Bracket, Silencer, Vacuum Bag, Warranty Card, User Manual and Low Voltage Connection Spades (2)
Filtration: The AU400 has a 14" permanent filter made of micro-fiber & polyester filter with 99.98% filtration efficiency.
Read the Orbit AU400 Review HERE