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 5 ratings:
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.
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 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.