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.
Based on 4 ratings:
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…
VERY GOOD MINI PUMP
Strong and useful for vacuum and little pressure
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.