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Description: This vacuum pump really sucks! This pump operates at 12V and has enough suction for most small projects. We even used one to make our very own universal gripper using coffee grounds, balloon and some other parts.
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The pump works well, but for our lab use, it needs to generate more vacuum. The spec states 16"Hg, thought it would work with the vacuum cup grippers used in the robotics lab, but running through the lines and valve, creates just enough vacuum to pick objects up, but drops easily with just movement.
It works, but we have to really plan accordingly to make it function.
I have not been able to wire it up yet, but I hope to use it to suck out the power steering fluid from the reservoir on our car and re-fill with new oil..
I purchased this pump when I could not find a rebuild kit for the vacuum pump on my desoldering station. I am very impressed. It has been working very well.
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VERY GOOD MINI PUMP
Strong and useful for vacuum and little pressure
I received the vacuum pump within a few days and it was in an appropriate package. It started right up; works fine with chemical filtering setup of mine. Design could be improved by having small feet with holes so pump could be easily attached to a platform.
Because of the apparent quality of the pump. I’ll be ordering other things from Sparkfun.
Pump works very well. Best and cheapest pump I ever seen.
I use it in a couple of project. It is very reliable and easy to use. Also it is pretty quite and does not vibrate much.
I bought this pump to turn a radio shack desoldering iron into a vacuum powered one one and it has the perfect amount amount of suction!!! Now only if I could get a desoldering tip for my Sparkfun branded iron…
The power supply I bought from sparkfun 12 vdc barrel just does not cut it. I runs and stops. have to drain it completely the it will run again. on my bench top power supply it does not.
Hi, This pump needs 1A of power at 12V. If your wall wart is not rated for at least 1A it will not have enough current to run the pump correctly. Thanks
Worked great right off. Whether sucking air or pushing it. I used it for a chip vacuum pickup where it can pick up even some larger chips. The tiny fish tank vacuum pumps couldn’t do that.
Using the pump for a personal project and it definitely serves its function. Not a lot of quality 12V pumps out there like this one.