Musings of a Fondue

Teardown Vacuum Cleaner

Original Date: July 10, 2014

What’s inside a typical vacuum cleaner?

The Vacuum Cleaner

Answer, a big fan driven by a big motor.

The motor and its housing

The motor

The motor

The motor

The motor

The motor

Video of the fan/motor assembly,
Motor

For more epic teardowns, where they actually explain what you are looking at and how it works, checkout awesome YouTube channels like EEVBlog and Mike’s Electric Stuff. They take apart and sometimes repair epic things like flight recorders, defibrillators, X-Ray machines, POS pin pads, photocopiers, and phonebooths.

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